Dane Conwell, LB, Pittsburgh (Penn.) Upper St. Clair H.S. – Upper St. Clair opened its postseason run with a 35-6 win over Plum H.S. Friday in the first round of the WPIAL Quad-A playoffs. Conwell ran for a team-high 57 yards in the win.
Max Dedmond, TE, Evansville (Ind.) Central H.S. – Evansville Central's season ended last week with an 8-7 loss to Jasper in the sectional semifinals. Central finished 10-1 this season.
Matt Ernest, WR, Crown Point (Ind.) H.S. - Crown Point captured its first sectional championship since 1991 with a 28-7 win over Merrillville Friday night. Crown Point (12-0) will play LaPorte next weekend in the regional. The top-ranked Bulldogs leaned on tailback Jon Sertich (31 carries, 119 yards) in the win, while Ernest's statistics were unavailable.
Sidney Glover, S, Warren G. Harding (Ohio) H.S. – Harding (8-3) earned a spot in the Region I playoffs as a seventh-seed and opened play with a 35-21 win over Broadview Heights, setting up a second-round meeting with IU recruiting target Diauntae Morrow's third-seeded Lakewood St. Edward's H.S. squad. Ohio State-bound Dan Herron led Harding to the win over Broadview Heights, rushing for 228 yards and five touchdowns.
Darius Johnson, LB, Highland Park (Mich.) Community H.S. – Highland Park pulled out a 14-12 overtime win over Crocket Tech Friday night to improve to 10-1 and win its district. The Polar Bears now advance to next weekend's regional against 11-0 Marine City. Johnson played a big part in the win, running for 164 yards on a season-high 33 carries, including a two-yard, go-ahead touchdown in overtime. Johnson has rushed 140 times for 1,368 yards (9.8/carry) this season.
Tyler Replogle, LB, Centerville (Ohio) H.S. - Centerville won the GWOC Conference championship and finished 8-2 this season, but didn't earn a spot in the state playoffs. Repogle had a huge game in his final high school contest, recording 15 tackles and two interceptions in Centerville's 63-6 win over Fairmont.
Teddy Schell, QB, Barrington (Ill.) H.S. – Schell completed just 6-of-13 passes, but he put them to good use in leading Barrington (9-2) to a 42-34 second-round playoff win over Maine South Saturday. Schell threw for 165 yards and four touchdowns, including a 36-yard score on Barrington's first offensive play of the game and an 80-yard strike later in the game.
Zach Walker, RB, Plantation (Fla.) H.S. - Walker's Plantation improved to 4-5 with a dramatic 20-19 win over playoff-bound Hollywood Hills H.S. Hollywood Hills was leading 19-14 with less than five minutes remaining and had the ball at the Plantation one-yard line, but their quarterback fumbled and Plantation recovered and returned it 99 yards for the go-ahead score. Walker finished with 12 carries for 72 yards, including a 69-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
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