State Title Hopes Intact for Five IU Recruits

The state title hopes of five members of IU's 2009 recruiting class remain intact after big wins this weekend. Find out how Dusty Kiel, Duwyce Wilson, Nick Zachery and other fared in state playoff games 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 Nov. 7 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. – - Mt. Carmel had three runners go over 100 yards in its 42-7 win over Marist, earning the Caravan (10-2) their fifth consecutive berth in the Class 8A state semifinals. Carr has 78 tackles, 11 sacks and one interception on the season. Mt. Carmel will face Hinsdale Central in the state semifinals.

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 Nov. 7. 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 Nov. 7. 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 threw for only 98 yards but rushed for 173 to lead No. 1 Columbus East (13-0) to a 24-7 win over Jasper (11-2) in the regional. Kiel was just 8-of-15 passing for 98 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, but he rushed 19 times for 173 yards and another score. On the season, Kiel has completed 144-of-218 passes for 2,914 yards, 34 touchdowns and three interceptions, and he's rushed for 1,114 yards and 15 scores on 140 carries. Columbus East advanced to the semistate, where it will host Indianapolis Cathedral (10-2).

Pat McShane, OT, Cuyahoga Falls (Ohio) Walsh Jesuit H.S. – Jesuit's season came to an end Nov. 15 when it lost to Aurora 28-7.

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 (12-0) advanced to the Class AAAA final with a 38-23 win over Penn Hills Friday night. Gateway piled up 357 yards of total offense on its way to the final, where it will face Bethel Park at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. 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 Nov. 7. 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 caught a team-high four passes for 30 yards, but it was No. 1 Columbus East's defense that paved the way for its 24-7 win over Jasper (11-2) in the regional. Columbus East limited Jasper to four first downs and 82 total yards as it improved to 13-0. Wilson has 51 receptions for 1,137 yards and 14 touchdowns on the season. Columbus East will host Indianapolis Cathedral (10-2) in the semistate next weekend. The winner will face winner of the Lowell (13-0) vs. Ft. Wayne Dwenger (13-0) contest for the state title.

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 Nov. 7. 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 was limited to 32 yards of total offense, but that didn't keep him from being the player of the game in Sheridan's 21-19 win over Pioneer. Zachery had a 72-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter added a 35-yard interception return for a TD in the second quarter that proved to be the decisive score. Zachery finished with 16 carries for 24 yards for No. 3 Sheridan (12-1), which will host Southern Wells (13-0) on Friday Nov. 21 at 7:30 in the semistate. On the season, Zachery has 190 carries for 1,591 yards and 28 touchdowns, and he's 17-of-46 passing for 358 yards and three touchdowns. He has also scored on a fumble return, five interception returns and two punt returns. Top Stories