Second IU Recruit Out for Season With Injury

There were plenty of big performances for members of Indiana's 2010 football recruiting class over the weekend, but the biggest news was some bad news. Lexington, Ohio's Shaquille Jefferson tore three ligaments in his right knee and has been lost for season. Read more about Jefferson's injury and how the rest of IU's 2010 class did in this week's edition of Friday Night Sites…

Pete Bachman, Cincinnati (Ohio) Elder – In a match-up of a pair of top-10 Division I teams, Cincinnati Elder (4-0) topped Cincinnati LaSalle 23-13 over the weekend. Bachman is expected to play defensive line at IU, but he's starting at left tackle this season for Elder. Elder will face two more difficult tests during the next two weeks as it takes on Lakewood St. Edward's this weekend, followed by a match-up with undefeated St. Xavier on Oct. 2.

Antonio Banks, Middletown (Ohio) – Banks made it back-to-back 100-yard efforts with a 14-carry, 106-yard, one-touchdown performance in a 40-0 win over Sycamore H.S. Middletown improved to 4-0 with the win, marking the first time they've started the season with four straight victories since 1992. On the season, Banks now has 50 carries for 304 yards and three touchdowns.

Jibreel Black, Cincinnati (Ohio) Wyoming – Wyoming (4-0) needed a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns to fend off Reading H.S. 28-21 and avoid the upset. Black had six tackles, one sack and one forced fumble for Wyoming, which is ranked No. 2 in the Division II-VI class in Ohio. Black has 22 tackles, five tackles for loss and three sacks on the season.

Cameron Cole, Cincinnati (Ohio) LaSalle – Cole returned from a one-game absence due to a foot injury to total 9 tackles (7 solo) and one pass broken up, but it wasn't enough as LaSalle fell to top-ranked Cincinnati Elder 23-13. The LaSalle defense held the Elder offense in check, but three LaSalle interceptions cost them a chance at the upset as they fell to 3-1. Cole has 18 tackles and four passes broken up this season.

Jack Denton, Zionsville (Ind.) – Zionsville (4-1) bounced back from its first loss of the season to knock off Westfield 30-14. It was another quiet night for Denton offensively, as he totaled three carries for 13 yards to go along with one reception for 12 more yards. On the season, Denton has 18 carries for 111 yards and two TDs, and he's added another nine receptions for 139 yards and two more scores.

Cody Evers, Little Chute (Wis.) – Little Chute led 14-3 with eight minutes left, but Xavier H.S. rallied with back-to-back touchdowns to knock off Evers' team 15-14 Friday night. It was Little Chute's second straight setback as they fell to 2-2.

Drew Hardin, Louisville (Ky.) Ballard – Hardin totaled nine tackles, including seven solo stops, as Ballard improved to 3-2 with a 44-7 win over Meade County H.S. Hardin now has 23 tackles in his last two outings.

Marlandez Harris, Springfield (Ill.) Sacred Heart Griffin – Sacred Heart Griffin rolled to a 42-14 win over Chatham-Glenwood Friday night thanks to a dominant running back. Harris helped pave the way for SHG running back Greg Wilson, who carried 43 times for 284 yards and three scores. SHG improved to 4-0 with the win.

LeNeil Himes, Plymouth (Ind.) – Himes caught three passes for 21 yards – including a 10-yard touchdown – to help lead Class 4A No. 9 Plymouth (5-0) to a 28-10 win over Memorial. Himes' defensive stats were unavailable.

Kofi Hughes,Indianapolis (Ind.) Cathedral Hughes had his biggest day throwing the ball of the season, completing 7-of-14 throws for 144 yards and three touchdowns in Class 4A No. 1 Cathedral's 49-6 win over Arlington. Hughes, who had only one touchdown pass on the season entering the game, connected on scoring strikes of 21, 12 and 40 yards. He also added 95 yards rushing on six carries to help Cathedral improve to 4-1. On the season, Hughes has rushed 62 times for 521 yards and seven touchdowns, and he's 32-of-60 passing for 527 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions.

Bill Ivan, Charlevoix (Mich.) – Ivan's Charlevoix team was no match for Traverse City St. Francis, falling 64-0 to drop to 2-2 on the season.

Shaquille Jefferson, Lexington (Ohio) – Jefferson suffered a serious knee injury in Lexington's 41-20 loss to Orrville. Jefferson reportedly tore three of the four ligaments in his right knee while also dislocating the joint in the second half. He was taken to the Ohio State Medical Center to undergo surgery shortly after the injury. Before getting hurt, Jefferson had rushed for 69 yards on six carries. He was injured on a three-yard pass reception when he was stood up by one defender and then hit by another.

Andre Kates, ASA Institute of Business (N.Y.) – ASA dropped a tough 26-23 contest to Dean College, but Kates had a big performance during the setback. Kates had seven tackles, a pass broken up and an interception return for a touchdown. Kates suffered a minor ankle injury in the second half, but did return later in the game.

Tim O'Conner, Cincinnati (Ohio) Elder – No. 1 Cincinnati Elder continued its winning ways with a hard-fought 23-13 win over LaSalle H.S. in a match-up that featured three IU recruits. Elder was leading 17-13 in the third quarter when quarterback Mark Miller hooked up with O'Conner on a 15-yard touchdown pass for what turned out to be the game's final score. O'Conner finished the night with seven catches for 55 yards and the touchdown as Elder improved to 4-0. O'Conner has 21 catches for 226 yards and four touchdowns this season for Elder, which is ranked No. 3 nationally by USA Today.

Matt Perez, Park Ridge (Ill.) Maine South – Perez carried only four times for 54 yards but still played a huge part in Maine South's 63-0 win over Maine East. Perez also caught three passes for 100 yards, returned a punt 61 yards for a score, and accounted for four touchdowns in all. Maine South improved to 4-0 with the win. Perez has now carried 48 times this season for 470 yards and seven touchdowns.

Ryan Phillis, Youngstown (Ohio) Boardman – Phillis had a huge game statistically with 21 tackles, but it wasn't enough as Boardman dropped to 2-2 following a 34-27 loss to Lake H.S. Lake opened a 34-13 lead with 10 minutes remaining before Boardman rallied. But after pulling within seven with 1:01 left, Boardman's onside kick attempt failed and Lake secured the victory. On the season, Phillis has 55 tackles and three tackles for loss in just four games.

Harrison Scott, New Albany (Ohio) – Scott recorded five tackles and the New Albany defense limited Hilliard Bradley to 243 yards of total offense in a 47-14 win.

Ishmael Thomas, Detroit (Mich.) Renaissance – Renaissance rolled to a 34-0 win over Detroit Finney, but had to do it without Thomas. Thomas missed the game with turf toe, and he's expected to miss two more games before returning to action.

Xavier Whitaker, Brookfield (Wis.) Central – Whitaker was once again watching from the sidelines with a dislocated knee as Brookfield Central pounded Brookfield East 44-16. Whitaker was injured during the second week of the season and will miss the remainder of his senior campaign. One of two Division I running backs in Brookfield Central's backfield (along with UW commit Jeff Lewis), Whitaker had just nine carries for 55 yards and a touchdown before his season was ended by the injury.

Brian Williams , Suwannee (Ga.) Peachtree Ridge – Ninth-ranked Peachtree Ridge limited North Forsyth to 176 yards of total offense in a 33-0 win. Peachtree Ridge handed North Forsyth its first loss of the season while improving to 3-1. Williams' stats were unavailable.

Logan Young, Muncie (Ind.) Delta – Young had only one catch in a 56-13 win over Yorktown, but he made it count. On the opening play of the second half Young hauled in a 76-yard touchdown strike for his only touch of the evening. Delta instead relied on a powerful running game that piled up 318 yards in the first half alone while improving to 5-0. Young now has 20 catches for 528 yards and seven touchdowns this season for Delta, which is ranked No. 7 in Class 4A.

Matt Zakrzewski, Traverse City (Mich.) St. Francis – Zakrzewski had five tackles and an interception to help lead Division 7 No. 1 St. Francis (4-0) to a 64-0 win over Charlevioux H.S. It was the most lopsided win for St. Francis since 2005. St. Francis piled up 495 yards of total offense while limiting Charlevioux to just 147, including one rushing yard. On the season, Zakrzewski has 20 tackles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries.

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