Friday Night Lights

Throughout the high school football season, BuckeyeSports.com will be following the progress of Ohio State's football commitments. Here is how the OSU verbal commitments and their teams fared Sept. 20-21. All are seniors unless noted.

Kyle Berger, OLB, Cleveland St. Ignatius – The Wildcats improved to 3-1 with a 49-10 win against visiting Erie (Pa.) McDowell (2-2). Berger is out for the season because of a knee injury suffered Aug. 24 in a scrimmage at Canton McKinley.

Dante Booker, OLB, and Parris Campbell, RB, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary – Campbell rushed for two touchdowns as the Irish earned a 25-0 win vs. Youngstown Cardinal Mooney.

SVSM (4-0) outgained Mooney (2-2) by a 459-86 margin and held the Cardinals to zero rushing yards. Campbell finished with 178 yards on 15 carries and added two punt returns for 19 yards. Booker led the defense with nine tackles, including a sack and a fumble recovery.

The victory was the first for the Irish over Mooney since 1988.

Noah Brown, WR, Sparta (N.J.) Pope John XXIII – Brown caught a pair of touchdown passes as Pope John XXIII earned a 68-14 victory over visiting Sussex High Point in both teams' Northwest Jersey Conference American Division opener.

Brown's touchdown receptions were 16 and 5 yards. Brown also caught a two-point pass and finished with three catches for 33 yards in the lopsided win, one that moved the Lions to 2-0 (1-0). High Point fell to 0-2 (0-1).

Stephen Collier, QB, Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County – The Trojans improved to 4-0 with another lopsided win, 43-14 vs. Morrow.

Collier upped his season touchdown total to 18 with one passing score and three on the ground in the win. He rushed for 128 yards on 11 carries and completed 5 of 14 passes for 84 more.

"He is a pretty physical runner," Lee County coach Dean Fabrizio told The Albany (Ga.) Herald. "He is a big kid who can really lower his shoulders and run the ball hard."

Five turnovers were the lone blight for Lee County. Morrow fell to 1-3.

Eric Glover-Williams (junior), RB, Canton McKinley – Glover-Williams helped the Bulldogs rally for a 35-28 win at North Canton Hoover in both teams' Federal League opener.

Hoover (0-4) led 28-14 in the second quarter before Glover-Williams helped McKinley (4-0) respond. He scored three straight touchdowns to give his team the win.

"Adversity is something we can't get down on ourselves about," Glover-Williams told The (Canton) Repository. "That kind of makes us stronger. It makes us tougher. The whole football game is 48 minutes. We just had to play 48 minutes."

Glover-Williams scored on runs of 24, 64 and 29 yards as the Bulldogs rallied. Before that, however, he threw a pair of TD passes – a 30-yard strike to Chance Young and a 4-yard connection with Kortez Nelson. Glover-Williams finished with 189 yards on 19 carries to go with 103 passing yards on 8-of-14 passing with two TDs and an interception.

Jalyn Holmes, DE, Norfolk (Va.) Lake Taylor – The Titans (2-1) crushed host Norfolk Norview (3-1), 41-0. Holmes missed the game serving the second of a two-game suspension levied because he was ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct in the season opener.

Malik Hooker, WR, New Castle, Pa. – Hooker caught five passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns as the Red Hurricanes earned a 32-13 win at McKees Rocks Montour.

Hooker caught TD passes of 46 and 22 yards, helping New Castle improve to 3-1 (2-1 Parkway Conference). Montour fell to 2-2 (1-2).

Sam Hubbard, OLB, Cincinnati Moeller – In a battle of Catholic football powerhouses, Moeller doubled up visiting Louisville (Ky.) St. Xavier, 24-12.

Hubbard made nine tackles with a pair of pass breakups in the victory. Moeller (4-0) was led by senior running back Jack Gruber and senior quarterback Gus Ragland, who combined for 204 rushing yards with a touchdown apiece.

St. Xavier (3-2) finished with 299 yards of total offense, 260 by senior running back Charles Walker.

Lonnie Johnson, WR, Gary (Ind.) West Side – The Cougars improved to 2-3 with a 58-18 rout of visiting Hammond.

Johnson finished with two touchdowns, one on an 18-yard run and another on a 20-yard pass from Ramone Atkins. He split time between wide receiver and running back, according to The Times of Northwest Indiana. Of his 110 yards of offense, 42 came as a rusher.

West Side was in command for much of the game, building a 36-12 lead by halftime. Hammond fell to 1-4.

Jamarco Jones, OT, Chicago De La Salle – The Meteors (3-1) opened Chicago Catholic League White Division play with a 55-28 win vs. Chicago St. Ignatius.

Shelby Spence connected with Tom Duddleston for two touchdown passes to lead the attack. Mikale Wilbon added two rushing scores.

De La Salle improved to 3-1 (1-0), while St. Ignatius fell to 1-3 (0-1).

Marcelys Jones, OG, Cleveland Glenville – The Tarblooders (3-1, 1-0) opened Senate League play with a 34-0 win at Cleveland Rhodes (0-4, 0-2). No box score was available.

Demetrius Knox, OG, Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints' Episcopal – The Saints remained unbeaten with a 58-21 rout of host Dallas St. Mark's.

Knox helped the offense pile on the points, and Kansas State commit Kendall Adams played a starring role on both sides of the football. He caught four touchdown passes and intercepted three St. Mark's passes on defense. St. Mark's (2-1, 1-1 Southwest Prep Conference North Division) led 14-7 early in the second quarter before the Saints (4-0, 2-0) pulled away.

Terry McLaurin, WR, Indianapolis Cathedral – McLaurin caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Collin Barthel, but that was all Cathedral could muster in a 15-6 loss at Cincinnati St. Xavier.

McLaurin's TD cut his team's deficit to 9-6 after a failed extra-point kick. St. Xavier (3-1) pulled away thanks to a 13-yard touchdown run by Brandon Cook. Cathedral (2-3) was outgained, 369-164. McLaurin rushed eight times for 35 yards and caught two passes for 21 yards.

Sean Nuernberger, K, Buckner (Ky.) Oldham County – The Colonels ended a three-game losing streak by ruining homecoming at Shepherdsville North Bullitt thanks to a 33-0 victory.

Nuernberger made 3 of 4 extra points on a soggy field in the win, the first for Oldham County (2-3) since the first week of the season. North Bullitt fell to 1-3.

Curtis Samuel, WR, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Erasmus Hall – The Dutchmen remained unbeaten and Samuel rushed for more than 100 yards in a 42-0 blanking of visiting Cambria Heights Campus Magnet.

Samuel added a 50-yard touchdown run in the win, one that moved Erasmus Hall to 3-0 (3-0 Public School Athletic League City Conference). Quarterback Elijah Davis added 130 yards rushing, two rushing scores and another through the air.

Campus Magnet fell to 0-3 (0-3).

Dylan Thompson, DE, Lombard (Ill.) Montini Catholic – Thompson and the Montini defense continued their solid play in a 30-7 victory vs. Wheaton St. Francis. Over the last three games, Montini (4-0, 1-0 Suburban Christian Conference Blue Division) has outscored opponents 120-13.

Offensively, Montini was led by Leon Thornton III, who caught three touchdown passes from Alex Wills. St. Francis (3-1, 0-1) avoided the shutout when its backup quarterback rushed for a 6-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Kyle Trout, OT, Lancaster, Ohio – Rival Pickerington Central outgained host Lancaster by a 357-153 margin and emerged with a 27-12 win.

Lancaster (2-2, 0-1 Ohio Capital Conference Ohio Division) led 12-7 at halftime but could not hold off the Tigers (2-1, 1-0). Pickerington Central scored a trio of touchdown runs in the second half – Isaiah Richmond from 6 yards and Colby Simkins from 19 yards in the third quarter and a 1-yard run by Tawain Gordon in the fourth.

Isaiah Dexter led Lancaster with 77 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 14 carries.

Damon Webb, CB, Detroit Cass Tech – The Technicians (4-0, 3-0 Detroit Public School League) remained unbeaten with a 30-6 win vs. Detroit Cody (1-3, 1-2). No box score was available.


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