Weekend High School Football Roundup

The high school football season continued this weekend with many interesting matchups for Illini fans. Read this High School Football round up to see how Illinois Commitments and Recruits fared in this weekend of their high school season. Players with updates include Illinois commits Isiah Williams, Chris James, Garrett Edwards, Michael Hoomanawanui, and basketball recruit Sherron Collins.

Pertinent Recruits: Illinois commit Garrett Edwards

From the Chicago Tribune ...
This is a tale of two quarterbacks, the one from Downers Grove North carrying a symbol of a storied football rivalry while the one from Hinsdale Central was near tears because he couldn't carry his team.

Garrett Edwards, the one with the Old Oaken Bucket, had passed for 146 yards and one touchdown, rushed for 117 yards and three TDs and returned a kickoff 100 yards for his fourth score in Downers North's 32-14 victory over Hinsdale Central on Saturday.
From the Daily Herald ...
Taking the ensuing kick at his 1-yard line, Edwards veered toward the right sideline, deked a would-be tackler at midfield and outran another for a 99-yard kickoff return and an 18-14 Trojans lead.

"That's my job," said Edwards, who carried 27 times for 114 yards and completed 8 of 11 passes for 147 yards. "I see a seam, that's my job to return that."

Edwards saved a touchdown on a long catch and run by Andrew Hubbarth on the next possession by Hinsdale Central (3-2, 1-2), which ended in a missed 31-yard field goal try.
Pertinent Recruits: Shawn Bernaky

From the Chicago Tribune ...
Despite their collective poker faces, players on both sides knew they were in a high-stakes game Friday night in Downers Grove.

And to a man, they were all in.

That goes especially for Hinsdale South running back Matt Mayberry and his 4.39-second time in the 40-yard dash. No. 9 Downers Grove South had tied this West Suburban Gold showdown midway through the fourth quarter when the amazing Mayberry broke loose on touchdown runs of 61 and 55 yards in Hinsdale South's 42-28 upset.
Pertinent Recruits: Craig Wilson

From the Chicago Tribune ...
QB Shane Plewa had TD runs of 2 and 11 yards and 20-yard TD pass to Pat Poskus to lead Stagg (5-0). Plewa added 15 carries for 89 yards.
From the Chicago Sun Times ...
Stagg's special teams were extra special. In fact, the whole team looked special.

The No. 16 Chargers converted two fumbles on kicks into touchdowns en route to a 36-9 victory over Thornton on Saturday in Harvey. It was Stagg's first victory in three tries against the Wildcats.
From the Daily Southtown ...
Maybe Stagg coach Tim McAlpin summed it up best after his No. 5 Chargers thoroughly defeated Thornton 36-9 in a nonconference affair Saturday in Harvey.

"It was our day," said McAlpin, whose squad improved to 5-0. "We had a good plan, and the kids executed. The kids showed a lot of heart and a lot of pride."
From the NWI Times ...
The Chargers dominated the Wildcats from start to finish to the tune of 36-9 Saturday afternoon in nonconference play.

Four costly turnovers and nine penalties has put the Wildcats (3-2) season in rewind, bringing back memories of the opening day loss to Hillcrest after rattling off three wins in a row.
Pertinent Recruits:
Illinois commit Isiah Williams
From the Chicago Tribune ...
DeMario Johnson's 55-yard TD with 2:31 left in game lifted Curie (4-1, 2-0). Johnson finished with 18 carries for 182 yards and 3 TDs, while Condors amassed for 293 rushing yards.
From the Chicago Sun Times ...
Vocational (3-2, 1-1) quarterback Isiah Williams (7-13 passing, 134 yards, one touchdown, one interception) rallied his team from a 20-8 third-quarter deficit with a 41-yard touchdown pass to Bryant Pascascio. Pascascio added a two-yard touchdown run for a 20-20 tie with eight minutes remaining.
IlliniBoard.com Fan Forum Post from Juice Himself ...
Sorry to jump in ya'll conversation but I thought I heard my name. I watched some of the game today before we played and my stomach started hurting after I saw the final score tonight. We lost today too in a heartbreaker, 34-26. I had a couple TD's but it wasn't enough to seal the victory. I had a very costly fumble near the end of the game. We were down 34-26 with just under 3min. to play. I scrambled for about 20+ yds and somebody from the back popped it out inside there 20. "DAMN". It still hurts a lot.
Pertinent Recruits:
Carl Johnson
Mike Morrissey

From the Chicago Sun Times ...
Carl Johnson led the No. 4 Patriots (5-0, 3-0 North Suburban Prairie) with 169 yards on 17 carries and scored on touchdown runs of four, 20 and 19 yards. Michael Breckheimer (17 carries, 70 yards) and quarterback Preston Earl (11-for-20, 139 yards) helped fuel the attack.
From the Daily Herald ...
Even though their offense struggled early, one constant for the Patriots was running back Carl Johnson.

Out of his game-high 175 yards, 96 came after halftime. He also scored 2 of his 3 touchdowns after intermission. Johnson's second touchdown followed a Lake Forest turnover on the Scouts' first possession of the second half to put the Patriots up 22-0.

"You just can't give a team like that a chance from your 20-yard line like that," Spagnoli said.

Johnson's last score came from 19 yards out to cap the Patriots' longest drive of the day. His scamper around right end ended a 10-play, 69-yard drive that gave Stevenson the final margin.

"We don't think about the plays that just happened, good or bad," Johnson said. "When we struggle like we did, we put it behind us and get ready for the next play."
Pertinent Recruits:
Carl Fisher
Maurice Hill
Dominique Collins
Sean Hughes

From the Chicago Tribune ...
A matchup of the headline-grabbing, second-ranked team with the imposing defense against the No. 18 underdog with the quick-strike offense entertained and educated the large crowd at Lincoln-Way East on Friday night.

East's 38-15 victory over Bolingbrook affirmed its status among the best and showed that its success doesn't always have to be based on defense.
Pertinent Recruits:
Osahon Tongo

From the Chicago Tribune ...
QB Aaron Fanthorpe scored on 53-yard run for Huskies (4-1, 3-0). He was 17 of 26 for 305 yards and 3 TDs as Naperville North rolled to 38-6 halftime lead. Tim Polocek, in relief of injured Eric Wyman, was 10 of 23 for 110 yards for Wildcats (2-3, 1-2).
Pertinent Recruits:
Bailey Johnson
Kris Cooke

From the Chicago Tribune ...
Mark Franklin carried 23 times for 145 yards and had 9-yard TD run in 2nd quarter for Homewood-Flossmoor (4-1). Trent Sanders was 12 of 20 for 127 yards with TD and had 11 carries for 48 yards, including 2-yard TD sneak. "We came out with a lot of fire," Sanders said. WR Terry Barney added 6 catches for 53 yards and TD for Vikings. Mike Anthony had 14 carries for 93 yards and scored lone TD for Sandburg (2-3).
From the Chicago Sun Times ...
Homewood-Flossmoor senior quarterback Trenton Sanders (12-for-20, 133 yards) led the host Vikings. His 35-yard shovel pass to sophomore running back Mark Franklin (23 carries, 142 yards) set up H-F's second score, a nine-yard run by Franklin for a 14-0 lead.

After the Vikings (4-1) forced a fumble at their 10-yard line, Sanders engineered a 12-play, 90-yard drive that culminated with his nine-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Terry Barney for a commanding 20-0 lead.

Sandburg (2-3) scored on a 50-yard touchdown run by Mark Anthony (16 carries, 97 yards).
Pertinent Recruits:
Bernard Cooper

From the Chicago Tribune ...
St. Rita came within 1.1 seconds and less than a yard of becoming the first team in 109 games to shut out Providence.

The Mustangs, however, will be glad to take the consolation prize--a 20-3 Chicago Catholic Blue victory over the Celtics, the first St. Rita win over Providence in 12 years.
Pertinent Recruits:
Illinois commit Chris James
Ramone Johnson
Notre Dame commit Demetrius Jones

From the Chicago Tribune ...
He may not be among Morgan Park's handful of Division I recruits, but running back Daijuan Soloman more than made his presence felt in the Mustangs' 37-22 victory over Dunbar on Friday night at Gately Stadium.

The senior rushed 20 times for 250 yards and three touchdowns in the Public League Prairie State division matchup, keeping the chains moving and more than complementing Morgan Park's explosive passing game.
Pertinent Recruits:
Illinois commit Michael Hoomanawanui

From the Bloomington Pantagraph ...
Mahomet-Seymour High School football coach Tom Shallenberger's birthday bash was provided by Jonathan McComb.

And the resulting present was delivered 6 yards for a touchdown by Jared Bosch.

A crushing McComb hit forced a Central Catholic fumble and Bosch turned it into a key third-quarter score as Mahomet-Seymour claimed a 34-20 Corn Belt Conference victory Friday at Bill Hundman Memorial Field.
Pertinent Recruits:
Illinois commit Marques Wilkins

From the Decatur Herald & Review ...
Holding Central (3-2, 3-2 Big 12) to three and out, the Generals took over on their 20. They marched downfield behind Illinois recruit Marques Wilkins' 51 yards rushing, but the drive stalled at the 11. Faced with fourth and one, and the score tied at 14, the Generals opted to go for it instead of kicking a field goal.
CRANE 34 - HOPE 30
Pertinent Recruits:
Basketball recruit Sherron Collins

From the Chicago Sun Times ...
Montell Williams' 40-yard touchdown on a hook-and-lateral with 3:24 to play helped the Cougars rally from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit at Stagg Stadium.

Sherron Collins (five catches, 103 yards) set Williams touchdown up when he caught a Claude Bowman pass and pitched it to Williams on the left sideline. Collins also had a 15-yard touchdown earlier in the quarter.

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