Every Wednesday AllHoosiers.com’s Ben Faunce has a weekly feature looking back at how IU’s football commits in the class of 2015 fared the week before.
Indiana had each of its commitments in action last weekend.
Nick Westbrook, the most recent IU commit, had a big day in his season opener. The wide receiver from Lake Mary, Fla. caught two long touchdowns, one for 74 yards and the other for 69 yards, in Lake Mary High Schools 38-14 win over Winter Springs High School.
Tommy Stevens led Decatur Central to its first victory of the season, beating Perry Meridian 41-21. The quarterback completed 11 of his 21 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns, while adding 76 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. After his impressive performance Friday night, Stevens was in attendance for the Indiana season opener on Saturday.
Austin Dorris has been recruited to play tight end once he steps foot on the Indiana campus, but the commit from Shadyside, Ohio played quarterback for Shadyside High School Friday night. Dorris had a big opener, accounting for a total of 351 total yards, to go along with a touchdown through the air well. Dorris ran the ball 33 times from behind the center, accounting for 225 of his yardage.
Leon Thornton put up a solid outing, gaining 83 receiving yards on four catches, including a 53-yard touchdown on a short slant route that he broke for the score. It wasn’t enough though, as Maine South defeated Thornton and the Montini Broncos 36-35.
Omari Stringer made a game-clinching interception in the fourth quarter when he jumped up and snagged a pass while rushing off the edge. Crete-Monee would then complete a 14-yard touchdown pass to put the game away, giving the Warriors a 27-6 victory over T.F. South.
Hunter Littlejohn helped lead Olentangy Liberty to a 38-0 victory over Olentangy Orange. The Powell, Ohio native is the leader of an offensive line that helped account for 270 yards of total offense, 147 of those on the ground. The line also didn’t allow a sack all game.
Titus Booker struggled to get anything going in the backfield, gaining only 18 yards on the ground on 12 carries. At cornerback, Booker was involved in a secondary that was torn apart by Lakes’ quarterback Jordan Mercure, who passed for 187 yards and three touchdowns on 16-of-20 passing in its defeat over Grayslake North 37-14.
Brandon Knight and the rest of the Noblesville offensive line helped clinch a 34-0 rout of Hamilton Heights. Noblesville starting running back Hayden Stinnett rushed for 117 yards and three touchdowns behind the offensive front.
Simon Stepaniak led an offensive line that helped rack up 317 rushing yards in Ross High School’s 38-0 victory over Goshen High School.
Joe Belden was a part of a poor pass rush attack that allowed 310 yards through the air, as Avon fell to Ben Davis 57-27.
Jacob Robinson and the Westfield defense allowed 505 total yards, as the Class 5A No. 1 team fell in upset fashion to Southport 37-26.
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