U of L's in-state commits each helped their teams win first-round games in the state playoffs on Friday night, while quartetback Matt Simms of Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, New Jersey will lead his nationally-ranked team against a long-time rival on Saturday afternoon
On Saturday afternoon, University of Louisville
quarterback commit Matt Simms
will lead his Don Bosco Prep squad against long-time rival Bergen Catholic. The Ramsey, New Jersey school, which is perfect through seven games and ranked 19th in the latest USA Today Super 25, will close out it's regular season on November 23. Simms, a Scout.com three-star prospect, has thrown for 1,142 yards and 9 touchdowns, and is completing 61% of his pass attempts, on the season. Last month the 6'3, 200-pound quarterback was named to the U.S. Army
The Cardinal programs three in-state commitments each helped their schools to first-round wins in the state high school playoffs on Friday night.
Scout.com three-star offensive lineman Brad Durham helped man the Rockcastle County line in it's 39-12 win over Clay County. Rockcastle, which improved to 10-1 on the season, will face 9-2 Bell County in the second round of the AAA playoffs. Durham is ranked among the nation's top 50 offensive guard prospects by Scout.com.
Lineman Zach Kiernan
of Newport Central Catholic helped his team avenge a regular season loss to Covington Holy Cross with a 41-7 win. After starting their season with a 2-5 record, the defending Class A state champions have now won four straight and will face 9-2 Beechwood in the second round next weekend.
Two weeks after helping the top-ranked Male Bulldogs to a thrilling overtime win over rival St.Xavier, Doug Beaumont will face the Tigers again next weekend. Beaumont totaled over 170 yards and two touchdowns in Male's 48-21 win against visiting Pleasure Ridge Park on Friday night. Considered by many as the leading candidate for the state's Mr. Football honor, Beaumont is a Scout.com top 50 receiver and four-star prospect.