Friday Night Sites

Find out about how IU's 15 incoming football recruits fared in Friday night playoff action. Also see some impressive season rushing totals for Tandon Doss, Chad Sherer and Cortez Smith (pictured)...

Larry Black, DT, Wyoming (Ohio) H.S. – In a clash of two top-five teams, Indian Hill (8-2) came away with an impressive 39-13 win over Wyoming (8-2) Friday night to win the Cincinnati Hills League championship. Wyoming led 7-0 after the first quarter, but Indian Hill scored three touchdowns in the second quarter and the rout was on.

Shane Covington, RB/WR, Milwaukee (Wis.) Riverside H.S. – Riverside's stay in the Division I playoffs was a brief one as they fell to Green Bay Preble 28-0 Tuesday night, ending their season at 6-4. Riverside managed just 81 yards of total offense and three first downs in the loss.

Marc Damisch, OL, Buffalo Grove (Ill.) H.S. – Buffalo Grove's playoff chances were dashed in the regular season finale when it fell to Prospect H.S. 14-0 to end its season at 4-5.

Tandon Doss, WR, Indianapolis (Ind.) Ben Davis H.S. - Doss' senior season came to a close as Ben Davis (7-4) lost to No. 1 Pike (11-0) 20-12, marking the first time in 33 years Pike has topped Ben Davis. Doss did his part, rushing for 100 yards on 22 carries and adding another 30 yards on three receptions. He also scored Ben Davis' only offensive touchdown on a nine-yard pass from MarQueis Gray. On the season, Doss had 177 carries for 1,171 yards and also had 36 receptions for 535 yards and totaled 17 touchdowns.

Adam Follett, QB, Alma (Mich.) Senior H.S. – Follett left the game in the second quarter with a minor knee injury, but returned in the second half to lead Alma to a 40-13 win over Lansing Catholic H.S. Follett completed just 4-of-12 passes for 102 yards, but had touchdown strikes of 63 yards and 24 yards in the fourth quarter. He also had a one-yard touchdown run. On the year, Follett is 97-of-201 for 1,635 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Alex Hunt, RB, Buford (Ga.) H.S. - In the mismatch of mismatches, top-ranked Buford jumped to a 30-0 first quarter lead and whipped Cross Keys H.S. 58-0 to improve to 9-0. Cross Keys dropped to 0-8. Buford faced a Cross Keys team that dressed only 21 players for the game, while Buford had 19 seniors alone that played in the contest. Buford improved to 9-0, and has now won each of its nine games by at least 27 points, and has outscored its foes 444-46. Hunt's stats were unavailable. Will Matte, OL, Wheaton (Ill.) Warrenville South H.S. - A pre-game speech from Chicago Bear linebacker Brian Urlacher was all the motivation WWS needed as it pounded St. Laurence 41-0 in the first-round of the Class 7A playoffs. With the win, WWS (10-0) advances to the second-round where it will face defending Class 7A state champion St. Rita (6-3).

Mick Mentzer, DT, Ft. Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Dwenger H.S. – Class 4A No. 1 Bishop Dwenger improved to 11-0 with a 42-7 win over Columbia City to advance to the sectional final. Dwenger was led by tailback Jemarkis Willis, who rushed 12 times for 118 yards and four touchdowns.

Justin Pagan, OL, Chicago (Ill.) St. Patrick H.S. – St. Patrick ended its four-game losing streak – as well as its season – with a 7-0 win over Marian Catholic last week. St. Patrick closed the year 3-6.

Peter St. Fort, DB, Naples (Fla.) – Golden Gate H.S. – Golden Gate H.S. (4-5) was no match for second-ranked Naples H.S., which pounded St. Fort's squad 43-7. Naples rushed for 437 yards against the Golden Gate defense. Despite the loss, Golden Gate still has an outside shot at a district playoff spot if it can beat Estero H.S. next weekend. St. Fort's stats were unavailable.

Chad Sherer, LB/S, Arcadia (Ind.) Hamilton Heights H.S. - Hamilton Heights (8-2) trailed Rushville 19-10 heading into the fourth quarter, but a field goal cut the margin to seven, and Sherer then scored from one-yard out with 2:47 remaining to lift Hamilton Heights to a 20-19 win. Hamilton Heights advances to the sectional title game, where it will take on third-ranked Bishop Chatard (8-3). Sherer finished with 81 yards on 30 carries and scored ona pair of one-yard runs. On the year, Sherer has 167 carries for 1,018 yards and 19 touchdowns to go along with the one touchdown reception and one kickoff return for a score.

Nick Sliger, DT, Fishers (Ind.) Hamilton SE H.S. – Hamilton SE (9-2) forced Lawrence Central into four turnovers and kept them off the scoreboard in a 22-0 Hamilton Southeastern win. With the victory, Sliger's squad advanced to the sectional final where it will go up fifth-ranked and four-time defending state champion Warren Central (8-3). Sliger's stats were unavailable.

Cortez Smith, RB, Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech H.S. – Cass Tech closed its season last week with a 21-14 win over Renaissance H.S. to finish the year 5-4. Cass Tech didn't earn a spot in the postseason playoffs. On the season, Smith carried 150 times for 943 yards and five touchdowns while also catching six passes for 109 yards and another score. He rushed for at least 100 yards in seven of Cass Tech's nine games. Defensively, Smith had 31 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery.

Marquelo Suel, WR, Ft. Wayne (Ind.) Harding H.S. - Suel's high school career came to an end in the first round of sectionals as Harding fell to third-ranked Fairfled 16-8.

A.J. Thompson, DT, Lakeland (Fla.) Kathleen H.S. – Lakeland (7-1) was off this week and returns to action Nov. 2 when it hosts Tampa Jesuit at 7:30 p.m. Kathleen is the state's seventh-ranked team in Class 3A. Top Stories