Friday Night Sites

Who were the standout performers Friday night in the Hoosiers' 2008 football recruiting class? Read about a big games for Shane Covington (pictured), Chad Sherer, Marquelo Suel and more in this week's edition of Friday Night Sites...

Larry Black, DT, Wyoming (Ohio) H.S. – Wyoming (2-1) dropped its first game of the year, falling to Hamilton (Ohio) Baden H.S. 17-13. Wyoming fell behind 17-0 after three quarters, but rallied for 13 points and appeared to have a chance to complete the comeback. But facing a 4th-and-5 from the Baden 20 late in the fourth quarter, Wyoming fumbled, Badin recovered, and Wyoming's chances were dashed.

Shane Covington, RB/WR, Milwaukee (Wis.) Riverside H.S. – After getting outscored 90-6 on its way to an 0-2 start, Riverside bounced back in a big way, pounding Bay View H.S. 45-0. Covington threw a 59-yard touchdown pass and added touchdown runs of 24 and 27 yards to help Riverside secure its first victory of the season.

Marc Damisch, OL, Buffalo Grove (Ill.) H.S. – Buffalo Grove (1-2) turned the ball over on four of its five third-quarter possessions and fell to Schaumburg H.S. 32-17.

Tandon Doss, WR, Indianapolis (Ind.) Ben Davis H.S. – Doss had 108 yards from scrimmage Friday night but it wasn't enough as Ben Davis lost to Warren Central, 28-14. Doss had 11 carries for 56 yards and a touchdown and added four receptions for another 52 yards in the setback, which dropped Ben Davis to 2-2. Doss has 46 carries for 398 yards this year and also has 13 receptions for 249 yards and has totaled seven touchdowns.

Adam Follett, QB, Alma (Mich.) Senior H.S. – Alma relied on its running attack while securing a 14-6 win over Shepherd H.S. Alma had a pair of running back eclipse the 100-yard mark in the win, while Follett completed just 4-of-12 passes for 20 yards and no touchdowns. In three games games, Follett is 26-52 for 430 yards with five touchdowns and four interceptions. Alma is 3-0.

Alex Hunt, RB, Buford (Ga.) H.S. – The top-ranked team in Class AA, Buford pounded the seventh-ranked team in AAA, Cartersville, 40-0 to improve to 2-0. In its opener Buford whipped Grove City (Ohio) H.S. 34-7. No statistics were available.

Will Matte, OL, Wheaton (Ill.) Warrenville South H.S. – The defending Illinois Class 8A state champions picked up their third straight win, whipping West Chicago 37-0. South quarterback Mike Piatkowski completed 11-of-15 passes for 189 yards and four touchdowns to lead the way for Warrenville South, which is ranked No. 6 in the state.

Mick Mentzer, DT, Ft. Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Dwenger H.S. – Dwenger improved to 4-0 with a 22-14 win over Norwell. The second-ranked team in Class 4A, Dwenger needed a big game from tailback Jermarkis Willis to escape with the win. Willis rushed for 270 yards and intercepted a pass late to help Dwenger secure the victory.

Justin Pagan, OL, Chicago (Ill.) St. Patrick H.S. – St. Patrick H.S. (1-2) was blitzed by Joliet Catholic, 56-14. Joliet Catholic scored on two of its first four plays from scrimmage and owned a 43-7 lead at halftime.

Peter St. Fort, DB, Naples (Fla.) – Golden Gate H.S. – Golden Gate picked up its first win of the year, beating Cypress Lake 28-6. St. Fort's teammate and IU recruiting target J.D. Woods led the way for Golden Gate (1-1), catching six passes for 97 yards, including three touchdowns. No statistics for St. Fort were available.

Chad Sherer, LB/S, Arcadia (Ind.) Hamilton Heights H.S. – Sherer had his second straight 100-yard rushing effort, going for 137 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries to help Hamilton Height (2-2) to a 37-14 win over Cass. Sherer added four receptions for another 80 yards, including one for a 66-yard touchdown. On the year, Sherer has 74 carries for 440 yards and eight touchdowns.

Nick Sliger, DT, Fishers (Ind.) Hamilton SE H.S. – Hamilton SE avoided its second straight overtime loss, escaping with a 14-13 win at Zionsville to improve to 3-1. Zionsville answered Hamilton SE's overtime touchdown but opted to go for two and the win, but their pass attempt failed. Sliger helped lead a defensive effort that limited Zionsville to 215 yards of total offense and forced three turnovers.

Cortez Smith, RB, Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech H.S. – It was a rough night for Smith and Cass Tech (1-2), as they were shutout by Crockett 28-0. Cass Tech was limited to 99 yards rushing and 164 total yards in the loss, While Crockett scored on a pair of 40-plus yard pass plays, an interception return and a fumble return. That fumble return came at the start of the second half when Smith fumbled the kickoff and Crockett picked it up and ran it back for the score.

Marquelo Suel, WR, Ft. Wayne (Ind.) Harding H.S. - In a match-up of a pair of top-five teams in Class 2A, Harding jumped to a 22-6 halftime lead and held on for a 22-18 win over Ft. Wayne Bishop Luers. Suel played a big part in the win, hauling in a 95-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Smith in the first half. Suel spent time at wide receiver and quarterback in the game as Harding improved to 3-1.

A.J. Thompson, DT, Marion (Ky.) Crittenden County H.S. – Things didn't get any better for Thompson's Crittenden H.S. team Friday, as it lost to Calloway County 49-7. Crittenden (0-3) has been outscored 161-13 in its first three games. Things won't get any easier next week when it takes on 12th-ranked Fulton City H.S.

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