Friday Night Sites

It was a busy night for the Hoosiers' 2008 recruiting class, as 14 of IU's 15 verbal commits played games last night. Read about 100-yard-plus nights for Marquelo Suel (pictured), Chad Sherer, Tandon Doss and Cortez Smith along with all the other highlights in this week's "Friday Night Sites"...

Larry Black, DT, Wyoming (Ohio) H.S. – Wyoming had its second straight dominant defensive performance, shutting out Milford 23-0 to improved to 2-0. Wyoming is ranked No. 5 in the Cincinnati Enquirer's Ohio Division II-IV state rankings. Their biggest game of the year will come in the regular season finale when they face third ranked Indian Hill Oct. 26. Indian Hill (1-1) had its 26-game regular season winning streak snapped Friday night by Valley View 24-21.

Shane Covington, RB/WR, Milwaukee (Wis.) Riverside H.S. – Riverside suffered its second straight humbling loss, falling to Catholic Memorial 49-0. After totaling just 125 yards of total offense in its season opener, Riverside managed just 93 yards of offense this time out. Covington has switched positions and is now playing quarterback, but that did little to help their cause. Covington threw for just 17 yards in the loss while rushing 11 times for another 18 yards. Riverside has been outscored 90-6 in its first two games and is now 0-2, equaling its loss total from a year ago when it went 11-2 and advanced to the state semifinals.

Marc Damisch, OL, Buffalo Grove (Ill.) H.S. – Buffalo Grove improved to 1-1 with a 32-20 win over Conant. No statistics were available.

Tandon Doss, WR, Indianapolis (Ind.) Ben Davis H.S. – The IU-bound standout nearly had a double triple in Ben Davis' 31-10 win over North Central. Doss rushed for 135 yards on 15 carries and had three receptions for 98 yards in the win. Doss had a pair of big touchdowns, scoring on an 81-yard run as well as a 34-yard pass. Doss has 35 carries for 342 yards this year and also has nine receptions for 197 yards and has totaled six touchdowns.

Adam Follett, QB, Alma (Mich.) Senior H.S. – Follett completed 11-of-18 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns to lead Alma (2-0) to a 41-20 over Midland Bullock Creek Thursday night. Both of Follett's touchdown throws were of the big-play variety, going for 68 and 77 yards. In two games, Follett is 22-40 for 410 yards and five touchdowns. He's also thrown four interceptions, three of which came in the season opener.

Alex Hunt, RB, Buford (Ga.) H.S. – Hunt transferred to Buford H.S. in the off-season, and will get his season underway today at 12:30 p.m. 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. – In a matchup of a pair of ranked teams, No. 6 Wheaton Warrenville South topped Waubonsie Valley 31-21 to improve to 2-0. Warrenville South is the defending Illinois Class 8A state champion.

Mick Mentzer, DT, Ft. Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Dwenger H.S. – Mentzer was back playing offensive tackle Friday night and helped top-ranked Dwenger rush for 303 yards in a surprisingly easy 43-3 win over Ft. Wayne Northrop. Dwenger improved to 3-0.

Justin Pagan, OL, Chicago (Ill.) St. Patrick H.S. – St. Patrick H.S. jumped to a 21-0 halftime lead and posted a 42-21 win over New Trier, improving to 1-1 on the season. St. Patrick scored on three of its first four offensive possessions.

Peter St. Fort, DB, Naples (Fla.) – Golden Gate H.S. – Golden Gate went into halftime tied 10-10 with Palmetto Ridge but were blitzed in the second half, dropping their season opener 38-10. Golden Gate quarterback Mike Spano threw four interceptions in the loss. No stats for St. Fort were available.

Chad Sherer, LB/S, Arcadia (Ind.) Hamilton Heights H.S. – Sherer rushed for 143 yards and a trio of touchdowns to lead Hamilton Heights (1-2) to its first win of the year, knocking off Maconaquah 48-6. Sherer scored on runs of 8, 9 and 31 yards to lead Hamilton Heights. On the year, Sherer has 50 carries for 303 yards and four touchdowns.

Nick Sliger, DT, Fishers (Ind.) Hamilton SE H.S. – In a turnover-riddled game, Hamilton Southeastern H.S. (2-1) had its 13-game regular season winning streak come to an end in a 20-17 overtime loss to Brownsburg. Hamilton SE quarterback Brandon Kiel had as many interceptions (four) as completions (4-of-15), while Brownsburg had four fumbles and one interception.

Cortez Smith, RB, Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech H.S. – Smith rushed for 114 yards on 24 carries and added one reception for a 31-yard touchdown, helping Cass Tech to a 6-0 win over Cody H.S. The win lifted Cass Tech to 1-1 on the season. Cass Tech is the eighth-ranked team in Detroit according to the Detroit News.

Marquelo Suel, WR, Ft. Wayne (Ind.) Harding H.S. – After playing a couple of games at quarterback, Suel returned to receiver Friday and responded with a six-catch, 140-yard, two-touchdown performance in Harding's 50-14 win over Ft. Wayne Elmhurst, helping Harding improve to 2-1.

A.J. Thompson, DT, Marion (Ky.) Crittenden County H.S. – It's been a rough start to the season for Thompson's Crittenden County H.S. team, which fell to 0-2 after a 49-6 loss to Glasgow Friday night. Crittendon County has been outscored 112-6 in its first two games.

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