In a battle of undefeateds, The Lassiter Trojans made the short drive over to Roswell to play the Hornets, one of the top teams in the state. The Roswell defense has been dominant all season, and led the way in a 45-14 win.
Roswell QB Malik Willis, a Virginia Tech commit, showed great mobility behind the line and showed a strong arm when throwing downfield. The Virginia Tech commit runs the offense well, and has multiple weapons at his disposal. Wide receiver had a great game himself, catching two touchdowns in the contest. WEst Virgina, Maryland, Illinois, among others have offered the 6-foot-2 207-pound senior. Senior running back Sheldon Evans had another big night on homecoming, and showed good one-cut ability and strength to break tackles once he gets through the line. Thr Hornets has a couple of fumbles which was uncharacteristic, but when they get in a rhythm on offense they are tough to stop. Senior athlete Kentrell Barber also scored on a nice acth and run in the second quarter. He is a great option in the slot to go with reliable staters JAyden Comme, Corey Reed, and Christian Ford.
The Hornets defense continues to play lights out, led by defensive backs Xavier McKinney and LeAnthony Williams, two of the most highly ranked defensive backs in the state. Williams is currently committed to Clemson, but McKinney is open to schools such as Georgia, Clemson, Florida, among others. He is a major target for Georgia in this class, and one of the top defensive backs in the state. He is instinctive, has great ball skilld, and is a great hitter. McKinney is athletic enough to play wide receiver at the next level if needed, but defensive back is still his likely position in college. Linebacker Koby Cumberlander is an experienced leader who did a great job in stopping the run tonight. Senior defensive end Justin Ellis was also all over the field making plays for the defense.
The Trojans had a tough night, but they did make a couple of big plays in the passing game. Defensive backs Derrik Allen and Tyriq Hardimon definitely looked the part out there on defense.
Roswell kicker Turner Barckhoff has been impressive every time I've seen him. That kid can boot it.
Other high school news:
2018 Bainbridge back Dameon Pierce rushed for 330 yards last Friday in a tough 36-34 loss to Rickards (FL). Pierce is a current Alabama commit, but the Bulldogs will keep pursuing until the end. The 5-foot-11 203 pound back is a special talent with great burst and ability to run through arm tackles.