Cole Kmet @ suffered through a one-win junior season.
Now that must seem like a distant memory. Kmet, a four-star tight end from Arlington Heights, Ill., is a key player for a St. Viator team that’s now 3-2 after a 17-10 win Friday against Mundelein (Ill.) Carmel.
“We’ve worked so hard,” Kmet said. “My group of seniors, we’ve been great leaders this offseason and working hard in the weight room. Obviously, it’s paying off.”
Kmet made five catches for 26 yards in the win while also contributing a few tackles from defensive end. St.Viator scored with 1:06 remaining to take a 17-10 lead and hold off Carmel as it tried to drive back down the field.
Darreontae Jackson made a short catch then burst into the open field, scampering into the end zone from 60 yards out.
“We were just trying to pound the ball,” Kmet said, “get some progressive plays down the field. Obviously, we broke one there at the end. Whenever you’ve got a kid like that that’s that fast you can get the ball to, we’ve got a ton of weapons. We were able to move it down field then broke one for a touchdown.”
On the season, Kmet has 10 catches for about 118 yards while still seeking his first touchdown in two games. He missed the first three while recuperating from mono.
“I feel good,” Kmet said. “Hopefully in a couple weeks I’ll be able to go both ways full time. But my wind is getting there and I’m feeling good.”
Adams had three tackles in a 42-14 win over Seneca Valley. Central Catholic is now 4-1 on the year.
Coming off its bye week, Mansfield moved to 2-2 with a 62-3 win over Paschal after losing consecutive games.
Ademilola recorded two sacks and seven tackles in a 42-14 win over Seton Hall Prep. The Marauders improved to 3-0.
Ademilola recorded 2.5 sacks and seven tackles in a 42-14 win over Seton Hall Prep. The Marauders improved to 3-0.
Bauer scored a rushing touchdown and also recorded two sacks and four tackles in a 62-0 rout of General McLane. The Ramblers are now 5-0 on the year.
Davis returned after missing two games with an ankle injury but couldn’t guide Cedar Hill to victory in a matchup against DeSoto, another nationally ranked program. Cedar Hill fell to 2-2 with a 33-18 loss. Davis went 22-of-36 passing for 272 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran the ball eight times for another 42 yards.
Norview outgained Lake Taylor, 388-280, but the Titans made three stops inside their own 10 to preserve a 27-20 win. Lake Taylor improved to 4-1 on the year.
Gibbons suffered a rare defeat as Clearwater Central Catholic couldn’t push across the goal line late, falling 25-21 to rival Tampa Catholic. Clearwater Central Catholic (4-1) had won its previous 15 games dating back to 2014.
Hainsey helped IMG Academy (5-0) roll up 348 total yards in a 38-0 win over Boyd Anderson. IMG allowed just 106 yards in its first shutout of the season.
Hinish had two sacks and three tackles for loss in a 42-14 win over Seneca Valley. Central Catholic is now 4-1 on the year.
Holmes scored two rushing touchdowns in a 34-22 loss. The Cats dropped to 0-2.
Beaver Falls moved to 3-1 with a 45-14 win over Southmoreland. Not much was required of Jeter as Beaver Falls scored six times in the first quarter en route to its third straight win.
Jurkovec completed just 6-of-15 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown in a 31-24 win over Bethel Park. He ran the ball 10 times for 87 yards and a score. The Rams are now 4-1.
Kmet had five catches for 26 yards as St. Viator (3-2) rallied for a 17-10 win over Carmel Catholic. He had just one target in the second half but pitched in a couple tackles at defensive end in helping Viator, which scored a touchdown with 1:06 left in the game to win.
Lugg helped lead the North Allegheny ball carriers to 332 yards on 34 carries, a 9.8 yards per carry average, and seven touchdowns in a 49-7 win over Butler. The Tigers improved to 3-2.
MacCollister enjoyed a bye. Bishop Moore (3-1) returns to action this week against Groveland (Fla.) South Lake.
Oghoufo posted six tackles, two tackles-for-loss and one sack for Harrison (3-2) in a 21-9 loss to Rochester (Mich.) Adams. He added two receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown on offense.
Pouncey, still entrenched at running back, had nine carries for 74 yards but Winter Park dropped to 3-2 with a 35-7 loss to Apopka (Fla.) Wekiva. Pouncey snapped off a 58-yard run to set up Winter Park’s only touchdown.
Robertson made the most of his opportunities with five catches for 79 yards and two touchdowns for Neuqua Valley (5-0) in a 35-14 win at Indianapolis Chatard. He added 10 tackles at safety.
Stepp (hamstring) remained sidelined for Cathedral in a 40-16 win in Tennessee against Rhea County. Cathedral is now 5-1 this season. Stepp is expected to return this week.
Cathedral moved to 5-1 with a 40-16 win against Rhea County.
White only played the first half for St. Thomas Aquinas (3-1) as it rolled to a 42-0 win over Hallandale. Aquinas travels to Las Vegas this week for a nationally ranked matchup with Bishop Gorman.
Wright made three catches for 111 yards and a touchdown as Cy-Fair (2-2) fell 24-17 to Cypress Ranch.
Destrehan (4-0) remained undefeated with 31-28 win over Hahnville.null