Fourth IU Recruit Likely Done for Season

Another week, another IU verbal commit has likely been lost for the season due to injury. One week after Cincinnati Elder's Pete Bachman suffered a broken leg on his team's opening offensive play, his teammate, Tim O'Conner, has probably had his season come to an end after breaking his arm in two places this past Friday night…

Pete Bachman, Cincinnati (Ohio) Elder – Bachman's high school career came to an abrupt end two weeks ago when he suffered a compound fracture of his left leg in Elder's 38-14 win over Lakewood St. Ed's. Cincinnati Elder (5-1) lost for the first time this season this past Friday, falling to St. Xavier 17-7.

Antonio Banks, Middletown (Ohio) – Banks had a big weekend – not only did he rush for 98 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries in a 41-0 win for Middletown (6-0), but he was also crowned as Middletown's Homecoming king as well. A couple of IU's coaches were in also in attendance to see Banks, who now has 78 carries for 597 yards and seven touchdowns this season. He's gone over 100 yards in three of his last four games.

Jibreel Black, Cincinnati (Ohio) Wyoming – Black had seven tackles and a sack, helping Wyoming (6-0) remain unbeaten with a 42-6 win over Madeira H.S. Black has 39 tackles, eight tackles for loss and five sacks this season.

Cameron Cole, Cincinnati (Ohio) LaSalle – LaSalle couldn't escape from a 17-0 second quarter hole and fell to Bishop Watterson 27-21. Cole's statistics were unavailable.

Jack Denton, Zionsville (Ind.) – With teammate Blake Lueders out with a concussion, Denton filled in at fullback and contributed five carries for 49 yards and two touchdowns to help Zionsville (5-2) to a 39-35 upset win over sixth-ranked Fishers (6-1). Denton's defensive stats were unavailable. While Denton's biggest contributions this season have been on defense, he's also chipped in offensively. He has 23 carries for 160 yards and four TDs, and he's also caught 10 passes for 148 yards and two more scores.

Cody Evers, Little Chute (Wis.) – Little Chute (3-3) was limited to 120 yards of total offense in a 25-3 loss to Winneconne Friday night.

Drew Hardin, Louisville (Ky.) Ballard – Louisville Ballard (4-2) was of this week. Hardin has 29 tackles in his last three outings.

Marlandez Harris, Springfield (Ill.) Sacred Heart Griffin – Sacred Heart Griffin opened a 35-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 47-6 win over Taylorville Friday night. The win kept Harris' team unbeaten at 6-0 this season, and it was their 54th consecutive conference victory.

LeNeil Himes, Plymouth (Ind.) – Himes played a big role in Class 4A No. 7 Plymouth's 41-27 rivalry win over No. 8 Concord. On defense, Himes picked up a botched lateral and returned it to Concord's six-yard line to set up one score. On offense, he caught a 48-yard pass and then a game-clinching 19-yard touchdown pass for Plymouth's final score late in the fourth quarter. Plymouth improved to 7-0 with the win, while Concord lost for the first time and is 6-1.

Kofi Hughes,Indianapolis Cathedral Hughes accounted for five touchdowns and 348 yards of total offense as No. 1 Cathedral (5-1) rolled to a 63-34 win over Neuqua Valley. Hughes was 7-of-10 passes for 178 yards and two scores, and on the ground he added 20 carries for 170 yards and touchdown runs of 1, 9 and 21 yards. On the season, Hughes has rushed 103 times for 848 yards and 12 touchdowns, and he's 44-of-82 passing for 873 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions.

Bill Ivan, Charlevoix (Mich.) – Charlevoix (3-3) dropped a 28-20 decision to Boyne City.

Shaquille Jefferson, Lexington (Ohio) – Jefferson suffered a season-ending knee injury in Lexington's 41-20 loss to Orrville three 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' ASA squad goes on the road to take on Delaware Valley JV today at 3 p.m.

Tim O'Conner, Cincinnati (Ohio) Elder – Cincinnati Elder (5-1) lost to St. Xavier 17-7 for its first setback of the season, but O'Conner wasn't there to see much of it. After hauling in a 36-yard pass on Elder's first offensive play, O'Conner broke his arm in two places while being taken to the ground and is now likely lost for the season. O'Conner underwent surgery Saturday, and will join teammate and fellow IU commit Pete Bachman (broken leg) on the sidelines for the remainder of the year. O'Conner has 30 catches for 435 yards and five touchdowns this season.

Matt Perez, Park Ridge (Ill.) Maine South – Perez starred on both sides of the ball in No. 1 Maine South's 30-2 win over Evanston. On offense Perez rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns and on defense he had a pair of sacks from his defensive end position, helping Maine South improve to 6-0. Maine South is currently ranked No. 13 in USA Today's national high school poll. Perez has now carried 68 times for 733 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Ryan Phillis, Youngstown (Ohio) Boardman – The IU-bound linebacker had another double-digit tackle effort, totaling 11 stops to help Boardman (4-2) to a 16-7 win over North Canton Hoover. On the season, Phillis has 83 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and two sacks.

Harrison Scott, New Albany (Ohio) – Olantangy Orange H.S. knocked off New Albany 37-22 Friday night, dropping Scott's team to 3-3 on the season. Scott's statistics were unavailable.

Ishmael Thomas, Detroit (Mich.) Renaissance – Thomas returned to action following a turf toe injury and totaled 12 tackles and four tackles for loss, but it wasn't enough as Renaissance (1-5) fell to Detroit Henry Ford 7-0.

Xavier Whitaker, Brookfield (Wis.) Central – After averaging 39.0 points in its first five games this season, Brookfield Central (4-2) was limited to just seven in a 9-7 loss to West Allis Hale Friday night. With Whitaker sidelined for the season due to a knee injury, Brookfield Central was limited to just 16 rushing yards by a West Allis Hale team that won for just the second time in six games this season. 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) is off this week and returns to action on Friday against Mill Creek. Peachtree Ridge is ranked No. 9 in the Class AAAAA rankings (largest classification in Georgia).

Logan Young, Muncie (Ind.) Delta – After finding itself tied 14-14 at half with Rushville, Class 4A No. 6 Delta (7-0) scored five second-half touchdowns on its way to a 48-21 victory. Young was limited to 29 receiving yards in the first half but caught four passes for 79 yards and a touchdown in the second half. Young has 33 catches for 844 yards and nine touchdowns this season.

Matt Zakrzewski, Traverse City (Mich.) St. Francis – Zakrewski had eight tackles, two passes broken up and a 32-yard touchdown run in No. 1 St. Francis' 56-0 win over Kalkaska. With the win, St. Francis improved to 6-0 and locked up its 20th consecutive state playoff berth. It was also St. Francis' 52nd straight conference victory dating back to 2001. On the season, Zakrzewski has 31 tackles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries. Top Stories