Memphis commits leading area

Now that the high school football season is drawing to a close, several future Memphis football players are sitting atop the statistical leaderboards.

Now that the high school football season is drawing to a close, several future Memphis football players are sitting atop the statistical leaderboards.

Melrose quarterback and Memphis commit Will Gross, who tore his ACL midseason, finished with 1200 yards passing and 14 touchdowns in five games. His 240 yards per game led the Shelby-Metro area.

Wooddale receiver and Memphis commit Daniel Hurd led the area with 905 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. Hurd and his Cardinal teammate, Carl Mitchell, committed to the Tigers together in late July.

Ridgeway athlete Sheldon Dawson, who was also among the swath of Memphis talent that jumped on board for the Tigers in the summer, ranked in the top 20 in the area in scoring. He accounted for 98 points for the Roadrunners' offense, which ranked second in the area with 392.6 yards per game.

FINAL STANDINGS IN MEMPHIS-AREA

Without Gross, Melrose's playoff hopes were all but dashed. After the star quarterback went down with an ACL injury in week five, the Golden Wildcats went 0-5 and finished the season 2-8.

Wooddale finished the season 5-5 and just missed the playoffs.

Ridgeway went undefeated in District 15AAA and, after two losses in the first three weeks of the season, finished 7-3. The Roadrunners play the Craigmont Chiefs in the first-round tonight.


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