Third IU Recruit Suffers Season-Ending Injury

Another week, another IU commit lost for the season. With Xavier Whitaker and Shaquille Jefferson already out for the year, Pete Bachman added his name to the list with a broken left leg. Read more about Bachman, plus all the news on some big performances by Antonio Banks (pictured), Matt Perez, Tim O'Conner, Jibreel Black, Logan Young and Ryan Phillis in this week's Friday Night Sites…

Pete Bachman, Cincinnati (Ohio) Elder – Bachman's high school career came to an abrupt end Friday night on the first play from scrimmage when he suffered a compound fracture of his left leg in Elder's 38-14 win over Lakewood St. Ed's. Bachman is the third IU recruit to have his season ended by injury, joining Xavier Whitaker (knee) and Shaquille Jefferson. Cincinnati Elder (5-0) remains ranked third nationally according to USA Today.

Antonio Banks, Middletown (Ohio) – Banks ran for 127 of his game-high 195 yards in the first half as undefeated Middletown (5-0) pounded Mason H.S. 61-24. Banks finished with 15 carries for 195 yards and three touchdowns for Middletown, which is ranked No. 12 in the state's Division I poll. On the season, Banks now has 65 carries for 499 yards and six touchdowns. He's eclipsed the 100-yard mark in each of his last three games.

Jibreel Black, Cincinnati (Ohio) Wyoming – The biggest name in IU's 2010 recruiting class to date, Black had 10 tackles and a sack to lead Wyoming (5-0) to a 31-3 win over Mariemont. Black has 32 tackles, seven tackles for loss and four sacks on the season.

Cameron Cole, Cincinnati (Ohio) LaSalle – Cole recorded two tackles in limited duty in a 48-7 win for LaSalle over Lima Senior. Cole played the first quarter and just three plays in the second quarter before departing the blowout win. LaSalle (4-1) opened a 41-0 lead at halftime. Cole has 20 tackles and four passes broken up this season. He missed one game with a foot injury.

Jack Denton, Zionsville (Ind.) – Zionsville (4-2) was upset by Lafayette Harrison 28-24 on Friday. Zionsville took a 24-21 lead on a 44-yard field goal with eight minutes remaining, but Harrison (2-4) put together a five-play, 76-yard touchdown drive to win it in the minute. Denton's stats were unavailable for the game. Entering the contest, Denton had 18 carries for 111 yards and two TDs, and he'd also caught nine passes for 139 yards and two more scores.

Cody Evers, Little Chute (Wis.) – Little Chute ran for 280 yards and held Freedom H.S. to 67 rushing yards in a 28-0 win Friday night. Little Chute ended its two-game losing streak and improved to 3-2.

Drew Hardin, Louisville (Ky.) Ballard – Hardin was a key on both sides of the ball, totaling six tackles on defense while adding a rushing score on offense to lead Louisville Ballard (4-2) to a 7-3 win over Louisville Male. Hardin now has 29 tackles in his last three outings.

Marlandez Harris, Springfield (Ill.) Sacred Heart Griffin – Sacred Heart Griffin overcame five fumbles and 13 penalties to shutout Southeast H.S. 34-0 to improve to 5-0. The victory was SHG's 53rd straight conference victory and its 40th victory in 41 games against Southeast H.S. Harris helped pave the way for an SHG offense that piled up 424 yards of total offense, including 251 on the ground.

LeNeil Himes, Plymouth (Ind.) – Himes scored on a 52-yard touchdown reception to help lead Class 4A No. 7 Plymouth (6-0) to a 48-7 win over Wawasee.

Kofi Hughes,Indianapolis Cathedral In a match-up of Class 4A top-10 teams, Hughes' No. 1 Indianapolis Cathedral dismantled No. 8 Roncalli in the second half and rolled to a 55-10 victory. Hughes led the way for his 5-1 team, rushing 21 times for 157 yards and two touchdowns while also completed 5-of-12 throws for 168 yards and another score. On the season, Hughes has rushed 83 times for 678 yards and nine touchdowns, and he's 37-of-72 passing for 695 yards with five touchdowns and three interceptions.

Bill Ivan, Charlevoix (Mich.) – Ivan's Charlevoix team ended its two-game losing skid with a 41-0 shutout of East Jordan (0-5). Charlevoix improved to 3-2 with the win.

Shaquille Jefferson, Lexington (Ohio) – Jefferson suffered a season-ending knee injury in Lexington's 41-20 loss to Orrville two weeks ago. 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.

Andre Kates, ASA Institute of Business (N.Y.) – Kates totaled seven tackles, one pass broken up and an interception to key ASA to a 21-13 win over Louisburg College.

Tim O'Conner, Cincinnati (Ohio) Elder – While teammate and fellow IU recruit Pete Bachman had a game to forget thanks to a season-ending broken leg, O'Conner turned in a huge effort in Elder's 38-14 win over St. Ed's. The Elder wideout caught eight passes for 173 yards and a touchdown, helping the nation's third-ranked high school team improve to 5-0. On the season, O'Conner has 29 catches for 399 yards and five touchdowns.

Matt Perez, Park Ridge (Ill.) Maine South – Once again, Perez didn't need a whole lot of carries to do a lot of damage in No. 1 Maine South's 56-21 win over Niles West on Friday. Perez carried five times for 144 yards and scored on runs of 59, 17 and 61 yards as Maine South improved to 5-0. Perez has now carried 53 times for 614 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Ryan Phillis, Youngstown (Ohio) Boardman – The IU-bound linebacker continues to put up huge numbers, totaling 17 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in Boardman's 34-16 win over Massillon (Ohio) Perry. Boardman improved to 3-2 with the win. On the season, Phillis has 72 tackles, nine tackles for loss and two sacks.

Harrison Scott, New Albany (Ohio) – New Albany improved to 3-2 with a convincing 37-10 win over Watkins Memorial Friday night. Scott's statistics were unavailable.

Ishmael Thomas, Detroit (Mich.) Renaissance – With Thomas still sidelined due to a turf toe injury, Renaissance dropped to 1-4 with a 21-0 loss to Detroit Cody. Thomas is expected to miss one more game before he's able to return.

Xavier Whitaker, Brookfield (Wis.) Central – With Whitaker sidelined with a season-ending knee injury, Brookfield Central piled up 367 rushing yards in its 44-14 win over Wauwatosa East to improve to 4-1. Whitaker has missed the last three weeks after suffered a dislocated knee Sept. 4 against Shorewood-Messmer. 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 – Peachtree Ridge (4-1) rolled to a 42-7 win over Duluth Friday night. Williams' stats were unavailable. Peachtree Ridge is ranked No. 9 in the Class AAAAA rankings (largest classification in Georgia).

Logan Young, Muncie (Ind.) Delta – Young hauled in seven passes for 208 yards and a touchdown to help Delta (6-0) to a 44-20 win over Pendleton Heights. Delta had to overcome four turnovers – including three fumbles – to remain unbeaten on the season. Young also played a big role on defense, recording four tackles and two interceptions – one of which he returned for a touchdown. Delta is currently ranked sixth in the Class 4A poll. Young has 27 catches for 736 yards and eight touchdowns this season.

Matt Zakrzewski, Traverse City (Mich.) St. Francis – Zakrewski had three tackles to help lead Division 7 No. 1 Traverse City St. Francis (5-0) to a 28-0 win over Boyne City. Boyne City (3-2) was unable to get anything going offensively, as St. Francis limited its foes to 46 yards of total offense and two first downs. On the season, Zakrzewski has 23 tackles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries. Top Stories