Friday Night Lights

Throughout the high school football season, will be following the progress of Ohio State's football commitments. Here is how the OSU verbal commitments and their teams fared Sept. 27-28. All are seniors unless noted.

Kyle Berger, OLB, Cleveland St. Ignatius– Unbeaten Paramus (N.J.) Catholic (4-0) routed host St. Ignatius (3-2), 44-10. 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 – The Irish improved to 5-0 with a 41-6 win vs. Akron Hoban at the University of Akron's InfoCision Stadium.

Campbell rushed for 82 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. In addition to his rushing score, Campbell added a defensive TD on a fourth-quarter interception return. Booker led the defense with 10 tackles, including nine solo stops and two tackles for loss.

"It feels awesome to win this game," Booker told the Akron Beacon Journal. "We have got to handle our rivals, and it feels great to come out and beat them all four years."

The Irish kept the Shillelagh Trophy for another year by dropping Hoban to 2-3.

Noah Brown, WR, Sparta (N.J.) Pope John XXIII – Brown caught four touchdown passes as the Lions routed Rockaway Morris Hills in a Northwest Jersey Conference American Division battle.

Sonny Abramson threw five touchdown passes. Brown's went for 8, 40, 50 and 56 yards, and he finished with 204 yards on eight receptions. Florida State commit Ryan Izzo caught the other TD pass.

The Lions moved to 3-0 (2-0), while Morris Hills fell to 1-2 (1-1).

Stephen Collier, QB, Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County – Despite managing only 77 yards of offense in the first half, Lee County earned a 28-14 win over visiting and upset-minded Eastman Dodge County.

Collier finished with 167 yards on 11-of-25 passing with a touchdown run. Jamal Gardner led the Trojans (5-0) with 135 yards of offense. Dodge County (2-3), utilizing a Wing-T attack, scored first to put the Trojans behind for the first time this season, 7-0, before the Trojans took the lead and earned the win.

Eric Glover-Williams (junior), RB, Canton McKinley – The Bulldogs remained unbeaten with an 18-14 win over visiting Uniontown Lake.

Glover-Williams missed much of the first half because of an ankle injury suffered in the first McKinley offensive possession and was limited in the second half. Backup Chance Young scored the winning touchdown on a 4-yard run with 29 seconds remaining.

Glover-Williams threw a 25-yard touchdown pass on the first drive of the second half but struggled because of his inability to run. That's why Young led the Bulldogs (5-0, 2-0 Federal League) on the final drive.

"We've got confidence in Chance," McKinley head coach Todd Filtz told The (Canton) Repository. "He can get the job done, and, 100 percent, what we were getting from Chance was better than what we were getting from Eric tonight. As soon as I told Eric, he understood and went and grabbed Chance. He told him to get the football in the end zone."

The Blue Streaks fell to 2-3 (0-2).

Jalyn Holmes, DE, Norfolk (Va.) Lake Taylor – The Titans won their third straight lopsided victory, a 56-0 blanking of crosstown foe Norfolk Maury.

Holmes caught a 53-yard touchdown pass on offense to help the cause. He returned to the lineup for the first time since his ejection (and subsequent two-game suspension) from Lake Taylor's season-opening loss to Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith.

Since losing 42-2 to Oscar Smith, the Titans (3-1, 3-0 Eastern District) have outscored their next three opponents 138-10. Maury fell to 3-2 (1-1).

Malik Hooker, WR, New Castle, Pa. – Hooker scored three touchdowns in three different ways in a 47-12 home win over Bridgeville Chartiers Valley.

All of Hooker's scores came in the second quarter. The first came on a 97-yard kickoff return after Chartiers Valley (1-4, 1-3 Parkway Conference) narrowed its deficit to 7-3. Hooker then added a 28-yard touchdown reception from Julian Cox and a 54-yard scoring run before halftime.

New Castle improved to 4-1 (3-1).

Sam Hubbard, OLB, Cincinnati Moeller – Hubbard made a pair of tackles as Moeller remained unbeaten with a 20-17 overtime victory against rival Cincinnati St. Xavier at the University of Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium.

Kicker Matt Coghlin made a 35-yard field goal to give Moeller (5-0, 1-0 Greater Catholic League South) the win. Coghlin sent the game to OT by making a 30-yard FG with one second left in the fourth quarter.

Coghlin was able to win it with a field goal when Moeller stopped St. Xavier (3-2, 0-1) on fourth down at the 2-yard line to start OT.

Lonnie Johnson, WR, Gary (Ind.) West Side – The Cougars won their third straight, blanking visiting Indianapolis Arlington, 60-0.

Johnson caught a 23-yard touchdown pass in the victory, blocked a punt and intercepted a pass on defense. Five different players scored touchdowns for West Side (3-3). Arlington fell to 2-3.

Jamarco Jones, OT, Chicago De La Salle – The Meteors had a happy homecoming, beating Westchester St. Joseph 42-7.

Mikale Wilbon found plenty of running room thanks to Jones and the De La Salle offensive line, rushing for 244 yards and five touchdowns. Will Zopp added another score for the Meteors (4-1). St. Joseph fell to 1-4.

Marcelys Jones, OG, Cleveland Glenville – The Tarblooders moved to 2-0 in Senate League play with a 53-7 rout of Cleveland John F. Kennedy.

Quarterback Quan Robinson Jr. rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another, while Christopher Lavette ran for two scores as Glenville improved to 4-1.

JFK fell to 1-4 (1-1).

Demetrius Knox, OG, Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints' Episcopal – The Saints (5-0, 2-0 Southwest Prep Conference North Division) built a 34-0 halftime lead en route to a 48-13 road win at Episcopal School of Dallas.

Blaze Moorhead scored three first-half touchdowns, two on passes from Foster Sawyer and another on an 84-yard kickoff return. Daniel Gresham added two TD runs behind Knox and the offensive line.

The Eagles fell to 3-3 (1-3).

Terry McLaurin, WR, Indianapolis Cathedral – McLaurin caught two passes for 33 yards and added 32 yards on two carries. It was not enough, however, as host Louisville (Ky.) Trinity earned a 35-30 win over the Irish.

The Shamrocks (2-3) led 35-10 early in the fourth quarter before Cathedral (2-4) attempted a rally with three unanswered scores. Collin Barthel led Cathedral with 307 yards passing with two scores.

Quarterback Reggie Bonnafon, a Louisville commit, led Trinity with 179 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

Sean Nuernberger, K, Buckner (Ky.) Oldham County – Nuernberger made all three of his point-after attempts but the Colonels dropped a 38-21 game to Mt. Washington Bullitt East.

Host Bullitt East (5-1) was led by running back Robert Hartley, who finished with 135 yards and two touchdowns. The Colonels fell to 2-4.

Curtis Samuel, WR, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Erasmus Hall – The Dutchmen moved to 4-0 (4-0 Public School Athletic League City Conference) with a 47-0 blanking of host Bronx Lehman (2-2, 2-2). No box score was available.

Dylan Thompson, DE, Lombard (Ill.) Montini Catholic – A 17-point second quarter helped Montini win a battle of unbeaten Suburban Christian Conference Blue Division teams. The Broncos earned a 27-3 win over Aurora Marmion Academy.

Montini (5-0, 2-0) took the lead for good in the second quarter on a 13-yard touchdown pass from Alex Wills to Nikko Italia. Edgar Ruano added a 43-yard fumble return for a score and Mason Weissenhoffer kicked a 37-yard field goal to give the Broncos a commanding 20-3 halftime lead. Wills closed the scoring in the third quarter on a 1-yard TD pass to Leon Thornton III.

The Cadets fell to 4-1 (2-1).

Kyle Trout, OT, Lancaster, Ohio – The Golden Gales fell to 0-2 in Ohio Capital Conference Ohio Division play with a 38-6 loss at Pickerington North.

Lancaster (2-3) scored first but then allowed 38 unanswered points. The Gales got on the board with a 2-yard touchdown run by Collin Young. Pickerington North improved to 5-0 (2-0) and outgained Lancaster, 418-191.

Damon Webb, CB, Detroit Cass Tech – Webb returned a punt for a touchdown as Cass Tech crushed overmatched Detroit Central 76-0.

Webb added a 60-yard TD pass to his special teams score in the victory, one that moved the Technicians to 5-0 (4-0 Detroit Public School League). Central fell to 0-5 (0-4).

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