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While a handful of games in Indiana and Illinois were postponed due to weather, others were in action. See how quarterback Adam Follett did in his opener with his new high school, how Tandon Doss and Ben Davis fared in a top-five clash with Penn, and how dominant Larry Black and the Wyoming H.S. defense were in their win...

Larry Black, DT, Wyoming (Ohio) H.S. – Wyoming got its 2007 season underway with a 17-9 win over Mt. Healthy H.S. The Wyoming defense surrendered only 146 yards of total offense and zero points – Mt. Healthy's points came on a 75-yard interception return for a TD and a safety.

Shane Covington, RB/WR, Milwaukee (Wis.) Riverside H.S. – Riverside advanced to the state semifinals a year ago, but they were whipped 41-6 Thursday night by Wauwatosa East Thursday night. Riverside totaled just 125 yards of offense in its opener. Covington's stats were unavailable.

Marc Damisch, OL, Buffalo Grove (Ill.) H.S. – Buffalo Grove dropped its opener to Mundelein 16-13.

Tandon Doss, WR, Indianapolis (Ind.) Ben Davis H.S. – In a clash of a pair of top-10 teams, No. 5 Penn topped No. 3 Ben Davis 15-7 in overtime. Doss rushed for 79 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries and added three receptions for 31 yards. Quarterback Marqueis Gray had his second straight sub-par game, completing just 6-of-11 passes for 45 yards while rushing 59 yards on 21 carries. Gray was stopped on a 4th-and-1 from the Penn 9-yard line with 3:41 left with the game tied, and the team's eventually went to overtime. Doss has 20 carries for 207 yards this year and also has six receptions for 99 yards and has totaled four touchdowns.

Adam Follett, QB, Alma (Mich.) Senior H.S. – Follett's first game at Alma (Mich.) H.S. was a big one as he led his new team to a 41-12 win over Big Rapids H.S. in the season opener. Follett completed 11-of-22 passes for 205 yards and three touchdowns, but did add three interceptions as well. Follett also rushed for 11 yards and a touchdown.

Alex Hunt, RB, Buford (Ga.) H.S. – Hunt transferred to Buford H.S. in the off-season, and will get his season underway Sept. 1 against Grove City (Ohio). Hunt is one of a trio of big-time prospects in Duluth's backfield. He'll join South Florida commit Demetrius Murray and D-I prospect Tyler King in the backfield this season. Buford heads into the season as the top-ranked Class AA team in the state according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Will Matte, OL, Wheaton (Ill.) Warrenville South H.S. – Warrenville South opened its season with a 20-6 win over Hinsdale Central H.S.

Mick Mentzer, DT, Ft. Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Dwenger H.S. – In match-up of No. 1s, Mick Mentzer's Bishop Dwenger squad pounded Ft. Wayne Harding 38-13. Mentzer made his return to the field after missing the season opener and a month of practice with a hamstring injury and helped lead a Dwenger defense that forced six turnovers and blocked two punts. Dwenger entered the contest ranked No. 1 in Class 4A, while Harding was ranked No. 1 in Class 2A.

Justin Pagan, OL, Chicago (Ill.) St. Patrick H.S. – St. Patrick H.S. was whipped by Notre Dame 34-14 in the two teams' openers.

Peter St. Fort, DB, Naples (Fla.) – Golden Gate H.S. – The newest IU recruit will get his senior season underway Aug. 31 against Palmetto Ridge H.S.

Chad Sherer, LB/S, Arcadia (Ind.) Hamilton Heights H.S. – Sherer was limited to 61 yards on 26 carries as Hamilton Heights dropped a 20-10 decision to Class A No. 1 Sheridan. Sherer accounted for all of Hamilton Heights' points with a one-yard touchdown run and a 23-yard field goal, but it wasn't nearly enough to offset Sheridan quarterback Nick Zachery. Zachery rushed for 247 yards on 23 carries, including touchdown runs of 58, 51 and 82 yards.

Nick Sliger, DT, Fishers (Ind.) Hamilton SE H.S. – Hamilton Southeastern picked up where it left off Friday night, pounding Fishers 32-14. The game was suspended Friday night with Hamilton SE leading 6-0, and Sliger's squad cruised to its 13th straight regular season win.

Cortez Smith, RB, Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech H.S. – The third-ranked team in the Detroit area according to the Detroit News, Cass Tech dropped its opener 28-6 to St. Mary Prep. No statistics were available.

Marquelo Suel, WR, Ft. Wayne (Ind.) Harding H.S. – It was a rough day for Suel's top-ranked Harding squad, which lost 38-13 to Class 4A No. 1 Bishop Dwenger. Suel – who has started the first two games of the season at quarterback – moved to wide receiver in the second half once the game was out of reach and caught one pass for seven yards. His replacement at quarterback – sophomore Darious Griffin – was 6-of-14 passing for 71 yards with three interceptions. As the season goes along, Harding could be looking to make the move permanent with Suel returning to wide receiver.

A.J. Thompson, DT, Marion (Ky.) Crittenden County H.S. – It was a rough opening night for Crittenden County, which lost to Masaac County 63-0 in its season opener.

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