EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — The showcase matchup of the three-game Gateway Scholars Classic at East St. Louis High School on Saturday certainly lived up to any advanced billing with CBC and host East St. Louis battling until the very last play.
East St. Louis emerged with a come-from-behind 32-28 victory after scoring a touchdown in the final seconds. The host Flyers were led by junior running back Jarrell Anderson (235 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 40 carries), senior quarterback Reyondous Estes (7-19 passing for 60 yards, with one touchdown and three interceptions) and senior wide receiver Jeff Thomas (four receptions for 40 yards and a touchdown). Estes has committed to Missouri and Thomas, the No. 49 prospect in the Class of 2017, is considering Missouri and Alabama.
CBC (2-1) got strong performances from junior wide receiver-defensive backs Kamryn Babb (seven catches for 124 yards and two touchdown receptions, along with two interceptions) and Cameron Brown (two catches for 63 yards a touchdown and one interception) and sophomore quarterback Brett Gabbert (15-22 passing for 177 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception), the younger brother of San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert. Safety Gavon Burks had 10 tackles.
The game also featured Missouri head coach Barry Odom and assistant Cornell Ford making an appearance after flying to the game in a helicopter after the Tigers played at West Virginia earlier in the day.
Here's a photo gallery from Saturday night's game and a look at some of the Division I prospects...
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