Lawrence Barnett, CB, Ft. Wayne Bishop Luers – Barnett had successful surgery on his left ankle Wednesday (Aug. 27), as doctors inserted plates and screws to the ankle that Barnett broke in Luers' season-opening win. Doctors have told Barnett he needs to be off the ankle for six weeks, and he'll then have at least six more weeks of rehab before he could potentially return. IU Coach Bill Lynch has told Barnett his scholarship remains safe.
Ted Bolser, TE, Cincinnati, Ohio (Indian Hill) – In a match-up of two of the top Division III teams in the state, Indian Hill (1-1) lost a heartbreaking 42-41 game to Valley View Friday night. Indian Hill scored on a five-yard run with 47 seconds remaining to go ahead 41-35, but Valley View scored on a 21-yard touchdown pass on the game's final play and then added the extra point to come away with the win. Bolser had seven catches for 107 yards and a touchdown in the game, and now has 13 catches for 201 yards and one touchdown on the season.
Dimitrius Carr, LB, Chicago (Ill.) Mt. Carmel H.S. – Mt. Carmel gets to open its season in a special way today when it faces Curie H.S. at Chicago's Soldier Field at 10 a.m.. Mt. Carmel is coming off a 12-1 season a year ago that ended with a 28-21 loss to Glenbard North H.S. in the semifinals of the IHSA state playoffs.
Charles Chapman, OT, Carleton (Mich.) Airport H.S. –Airport (1-0) whipped Temperance Bedford 48-28 in its season opener Friday night.
Jamonne Chester, WR, Redford (Mich.) Covenant H.S. – Covenant got its season underway in impressive fashion, topping Detroit Allen Academy 38-12 Friday night. Chester's stats were unavailable.
Mitch Ewald, K, Aurora, Ill. (Waubonsie Valley) – Waubonsie Valley (0-1) fell to Naperville Central 24-14 in its season opener.
Jeremy Gainer, LB, Livonia (Mich.) Clarenceville H.S. – Detroit University Prep was no match for Gainer and Clarenceville, which opened the season with a 53-0 win.
Dusty Kiel, QB, Columbus East – Columbus East celebrated its rise to No. 1 in the Class 4A rankings with a 35-3 win over arch-rival Columbus North, the eighth-ranked team in Class 5A. Kiel did a little bit of everything, completing 10-of-14 passes for 227 yards and a touchdown while adding another 98 yards rushing and three scores on 15 carries. On the season, Kiel has completed 24-of-38 passes for 431 yards and four touchdowns, and he's rushed for 124 yards and three scores on 21 carries.
Pat McShane, OT, Cuyahoga Falls (Ohio) Walsh Jesuit H.S. – Walsh Jesuit slipped to 1-1 on the season following a 38-21 loss to Archbishop Hoban Friday night.
Adam Replogle, DT, Centerville (Ohio) H.S. - Centerville rushed for 493 yards on 61 carries and improved to 2-0 with a 49-30 win over Cincinnati Princeton H.S. in front of 5,800 fans at Centerville Stadium.
Colin Rodkey, OL, Monroeville (Penn.) Gateway H.S. – Rodkey watched from the sidelines as Gateway (1-0) came away with an impressive 45-17 win over a highly-regarded Penn Hills team Friday night. A two-way starter, Rodkey suffered a shoulder injury during fall camp and hasn't been cleared by the medical staff to return to the field yet. The injury isn't considered serious, and he will likely return for next week's game against Norwin H.S.
Kenny Watkins, CB, Bloomfield (Mich.) Brother Rice H.S. – The nation's 101st ranked corner will get his season underway today (Aug. 30) when Brother Rice squares off against Oak Park H.S.
Duwyce Wilson, WR, Columbus East – Wilson three passes for 107 yards and a touchdowns to help Class 4A No. 1 Columbus East to a surprisingly easy 35-3 win over Class 5A No. 8 Columbus North. Wilson's touchdown came on a 76-yard stroke from Dusty Kiel early on, putting East up 14-0. Columbus East is 2-0 and Wilson has eight receptions for 172 yards and two touchdowns on the season.
Edward Wright-Baker, QB, Jeffersonville – Jeffersonville slipped to 0-2 with a 28-20 loss to Seymour in both teams' Hoosier Hills Conference opener. Baker completed 14-of-31 throws for 145 yards and also rushed for 75 yards and two scores on 18 carries for Jeffersonville, which was plagued by 139 yards of penalties in the contest. On the season, Baker has completed 30-of-63 passes for 373 yards and zero touchdowns, and he's rushed for four touchdowns.
Nick Zachery, QB/ATH, Sheridan – Sheridan extended its winning streak to 38 games with a 29-13 win over Hamilton Heights. Zachery led the way for the top-ranked team in Class A, rushing 13 times for 154 yards and three scores. Zachery also had an interception, a 47-yard punt return, and averaged 47 yards on two punts. In two games, the Sheridan H.S. quarterback has 23 carries for 279 yards and six touchdowns on the ground, and he's 2-of-6 passing for 51 yards. On defense he has two interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown.
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