Friday Night Sites

Only a handful of IU's incoming recruits remain alive in the state playoffs following Friday night's action. Find out how Dusty Kiel, Duwyce Wilson, Edward Wright-Baker, Jerimy Gainer, and everyone else did in playoff action in this week's edition of "Friday Night Sites"…

Lawrence Barnett, CB, Ft. Wayne Bishop Luers – There will be no return to the field this season for Barnett, as Bishop Luers (8-4) had its season come to an end Friday night with a 21-14 overtime loss to Jimtown (10-2) in the sectional final. Barnett continues to rehab from surgery to his left ankle, which he broke in Luers' season opener. IU Coach Bill Lynch has told Barnett his scholarship remains safe.

Ted Bolser, TE, Cincinnati, Ohio (Indian Hill) - Despite an 8-2 record and a fourth straight conference championship, Indian Hill narrowly missed a spot in the state playoffs. Bolser finished the season with 55 receptions for 755 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Dimitrius Carr, LB, Chicago (Ill.) Mt. Carmel H.S. – - For the second straight week, No. 9 Mt. Carmel knocked off a ranked team to advance in the state playoffs. This week, Mt. Carmel needed a big second half to slip past No. 7 Lincoln Way East 34-31 in the second round of the playoffs. Carr has 68 tackles, nine sacks and one interception on the season. Mt. Carmel will Marist in the third round of the playoffs next weekend.

Charles Chapman, OT, Carleton (Mich.) Airport H.S. –Airport (6-3) had its season come to a close with a 23-13 loss to Trenton in the first round of the state playoffs Oct. 31.

Jamonne Chester, WR, Redford (Mich.) Covenant H.S. - Chester's season concluded Oct. 24, as Covenant (4-4) topped Ecorse 42-0 in the regular season finale. Covenant failed to qualify for the state playoffs. Chester went out in fine fashion, though, scoring four touchdowns in his final high school game. Chester, who played all over the field and on both sides of the ball, had 11 catches for 389 yards and five touchdowns this season. On defense he had four interceptions and the one return for a TD.

Javon Cornley, DE, Columbus, Ohio (Northland) - Northland (4-6) lost is season finale, falling to Beechcroft 29-0 Oct. 24. Northland failed to qualify for the state playoffs. Cornley finished the season with 35 tackles and seven sacks.

Mitch Ewald, K, Aurora, Ill. (Waubonsie Valley) - Waubonsie Valley's season came to a close with 35-17 loss to Lincoln Way East (9-1) in the first round of the Class 8A playoffs. Waubonsie Valley ended the season at 6-4.

Jeremy Gainer, LB, Livonia (Mich.) Clarenceville H.S. – Almont (9-2) ended Clarenceville's season in the second round of the playoffs with a 28-21 win. Clarenceville ended the season at 9-2 after winning just one game in 2007. On the season, Gainer had 91 tackles and four sacks.

Dusty Kiel, QB, Columbus East - Kiel ran for one touchdown and threw for two more to lead No. 1 Columbus East (12-0) to a 28-12 win over No. 11 East Central (10-2). Kiel scored on a one-yard run on the opening drive of the game, and added a pair of second-quarter touchdown throws to Duwyce Wilson. He finished 15-of-21 passes for 235 yards and two scored and also had 17 rushes for 43 yards. On the season, Kiel has completed 136-of-203 passes for 2,816 yards, 32 touchdowns and two interceptions, and he's rushed for 941 yards and 14 scores on 121 carries. Columbus East will travel to Jasper (11-1) next Saturday for the regional.

Pat McShane, OT, Cuyahoga Falls (Ohio) Walsh Jesuit H.S. – Jesuit (8-3) faces Chagrin Falls (8-3) in the regional semifinals of the Division III playoffs Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.

Adam Replogle, DT, Centerville (Ohio) H.S. - Centerville's season came to a close Nov. 1 in the first round of the playoffs when No. 3 Elder topped the Elks 52-27. Replogle, who missed three games with a broken foot, had 12 rushing touchdowns this season on offense, and on defense he totaled 13 tackles for loss and six sacks.

Colin Rodkey, OL, Monroeville (Penn.) Gateway H.S. - No. 1 Gateway (11-0) turned the ball over at Shaler H.S.'s one-yard line twice in the first half, but it wasn't enough to keep the state's top ranked team from winning 24-0 in the Class AAAA quarterfinals. Gateway is the No. 3 team in the country according to USA Today and is also the top-ranked team in WPIAL Class AAAA according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

Kenny Watkins, CB, Birmingham (Mich.) Brother Rice H.S. - Brother Rice (7-4) bowed out of the state playoffs with a 17-14 loss to White Lake Lakes (9-2) in the second round. White Lake Lakes QB Blake Heiman threw a 29-yard touchdown pass on a 4th-and-1 with 30 seconds remaining for the game-winning score.

Duwyce Wilson, WR, Columbus East – Wilson hurt his foot and spent a good portion of Friday night's sectional final limping around the field, but it didn't keep him from having a big game in No. 1 Columbus East's 28-12 win over No. 11 East Central. Wilson caught six passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns, including a 68-yard reception in the second quarter. Columbus East improved to 12-0 and will travel to No. 10 Jasper (11-1) on Saturday, Nov. 15, for the regional. Wilson has 47 receptions for 1,107 yards and 14 touchdowns on the season.

Edward Wright-Baker, QB, Jeffersonville – Wright-Baker accounted for nearly 300 yards of offense and five touchdowns, but it wasn't enough as Jeffersonville (6-6) fell to Castle 49-39 in the sectional final. Wright-Baker completed 7-of-10 throws for 146 yard and ran for 140 yards on 14 carries and scored on runs of 22, 1, 42, 2 and 21 yards. On the season, Wright-Baker has completed 120-of-211 passes for 1,757 yards and 12 touchdowns, and he rushed 140 times for 850 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Nick Zachery, QB/ATH, Sheridan – Zachery scored four touchdowns to carry No. 3 Sheridan (11-1) to a 34-0 win over Clinton Central in the sectional final. Zachery carried 13 times for 121 yards and scored on runs of 49 and 25 yards. He also had a 73-yard punt return for a touchdown to close out the first half, and capped the game's scoring with a 67-yard interception return in the third quarter. On the season, Zachery has 174 carries for 1,567 yards and 28 touchdowns, and he's 16-of-42 passing for 350 yards and three touchdowns. He has also scored on a fumble return, four interception returns and one punt return.

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