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 Oct. 24-26. All are seniors unless noted.

Kyle Berger, OLB, Cleveland St. Ignatius – Cincinnati St. Xavier (5-4) traveled across the Buckeye State and left northeast Ohio with a 13-10 win over St. Ignatius (5-4). 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 Fighting Irish moved to 9-0 with a 28-23 win at Massillon Washington.

Campbell rushed 12 times for 60 yards but was held out of the end zone for the first time this season. Booker recovered a fumble and returned it 71 yards for a first-half touchdown and finished the game with a team-high seven tackles.

Massillon (7-2), which beat St. V-M by 21 last season, was led by freshman quarterback Danny Smith, who completed 8 of 16 passes for 151 yards with two touchdown passes.

Noah Brown, WR, Sparta (N.J.) Pope John XXIII – Brown rushed for a 58-yard touchdown in a 69-29 rout of host Rockaway Morris Knolls (6-2).

Brown added a two-point conversion reception. The Lions (7-0) led 27-14 after the first quarter and 56-21 at halftime.

Stephen Collier, QB, Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County – Collier and the Trojans bounced back from their first loss of the season by thumping visiting Hamilton Harris County, 44-7.

Collier, crowned the homecoming king at halftime, completed 12 of 20 passes for 327 yards and four touchdowns. He added 54 rushing yards and another score.

"It's been a great day," Collier told The Albany (Ga.) Herald. "Our effort was great. We weren't executing well in the first half. We made some adjustments at halftime, and eventually we got it right. I want to shout out my offensive line. They played a phenomenal game up front. Probably the best game they've played so far. The defense did their job, and we came out with the win."

Lee County (7-1) led 7-0 at halftime before putting the Tigers (6-2) away.

Eric Glover-Williams (junior), RB, Canton McKinley – The Bulldogs clinched an outright Federal League championship with a 47-0 rout of visiting Youngstown Boardman (1-8).

Glover-Williams needed to play in only the first half of the lopsided victory. He rushed for a 16-yard touchdown as McKinley (9-0) built a 28-0 halftime lead. Glover-Williams rushed for 19 yards on eight carries and completed 6 of 9 passes for 89 yards.

Jalyn Holmes, DE, Norfolk (Va.) Lake Taylor – The Titans (6-2) faced little resistance in a 57-0 road win at winless Portsmouth Wilson.

Six different players scored touchdowns for Lake Taylor, which built a 43-0 halftime lead. Marcus Hawkins and Shiheem Johnson each scored a pair of rushing touchdowns.

Malik Hooker, WR, New Castle, Pa. – New Castle capped the regular season by doubling up visiting Aliquippa Hopewell, 42-21.

Hooker rushed for a 25-yard touchdown in the third quarter of the win, one that moved the Hurricanes to 7-2. New Castle raced out to a 35-0 second-quarter lead and cruised from there. The Hurricanes will open Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League Class AAA postseason play during the weekend of Nov. 1 vs. an opponent to be announced.

Sam Hubbard, OLB, Cincinnati Moeller – Hubbard made seven tackles, but it was not enough in a road 45-42 loss at Lakewood St. Edward.

Moeller (8-1) fell behind 24-0 through the first quarter before attempting a comeback by scoring a pair of touchdowns in each of the final three quarters. The Crusaders, who saw quarterback Gus Ragland have a hand in all six touchdowns, got as close as three points twice but never could get over the hump.

St. Edward improved to 7-1.

Lonnie Johnson, WR, Gary (Ind.) West Side – West Side opened Indiana High School Athletic Association Class 4A Sectional 17 action with an upset 30-9 win vs. Lowell at East Chicago.

Lowell, who had reached the state final three times in the last eight years, was overwhelmed by the Cougars (6-4). West Side forced five turnovers in order to overcome 190 yards rushing by Lowell's George Fields.

The Cougars will face Highland (5-5) on Nov. 1 in a sectional semifinal.

Jamarco Jones, OT, Chicago De La Salle – De La Salle ended the regular season with a third straight loss, a 35-14 defeat at Chicago Catholic League White Division foe Kankakee McNamara.

The Meteors (5-4, 2-2) were led by wide receiver Bryce Sutherland, who caught 11 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown.

De La Salle will open its Class 6A postseason run the weekend of Nov. 1 at Crystal Lake Central (8-1).

Marcelys Jones, OG, Cleveland Glenville – Playing in the snow Oct. 24, a Thursday, the Tarblooders remained unbeaten in league play with a 40-0 blanking of host Cleveland East Tech.

OSU target Marshon Lattimore had a hand in three touchdowns – a 33-yard reception from Quan Robinson Jr., a 27-yard run and a 14-yard pass to Christopher Lavette. Glenville (8-1, 6-0 Senate League) led 34-0 at halftime.

Demetrius Knox, OG, Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints' Episcopal – The Saints scored all of their points in the first half, but that was enough in a 42-6 win over Irving Cistercian.

Daniel Gresham rushed for a pair of touchdowns and TCU commit Foster Sawyer threw for three touchdowns. All Saints (9-0) outgained Cistercian by a 354-272 margin.

Terry McLaurin, WR, Indianapolis Cathedral – McLaurin made sure his prep career would not come to a close by rushing for 311 yards in a 54-26 win at Decatur Central in an IHSAA Class 5A first-round game.

Normally a wideout, McLaurin entered the game with 276 yards rushing but broke out against the Hawks. He carried 18 times and scored four touchdowns while helping the Irish (5-5) erase a 9-0 deficit with 28 unanswered points.

"It was different," McLaurin told The Indianapolis Star. "I am just trying to get a comfortability level. Hats off to the offensive line. They made big holes for me and made it easy to see my cutback lanes."

The Irish will face Zionsville (4-5) on Nov. 1 in a sectional semifinal.

Sean Nuernberger, K, Buckner (Ky.) Oldham County – Nuernberger placed his name in the Kentucky high school football record book with a 57-yard field goal in a 39-13 loss at Louisville Ballard.

Nuernberger also made a 20-yard field goal, providing much of the highlights for the Colonels, who dropped to 2-7.

Curtis Samuel, WR, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Erasmus Hall – The Dutchmen improved to 7-1 with a 28-0 win vs. Staten Island Curtis. No box score was available.

Dylan Thompson, DE, Lombard (Ill.) Montini Catholic – The Broncos capped a perfect regular season with a 47-0 win at Aurora Central Catholic.

Montini (9-0) scored all of its points in the first half. Quarterback Alex Willis threw for 137 yards and two touchdowns.

The four-time defending state champion Broncos were scheduled to open IHSA Class 5A postseason play vs. Chicago Morgan Park on the weekend of Nov. 1.

Kyle Trout, OT, Lancaster, Ohio – The Golden Gales had their three-game winning streak come to an end with a 32-8 loss at Grove City.

Eight penalties and four turnovers hurt Lancaster (5-4, 3-3 Ohio Capital Conference Ohio Division) as three of the turnovers led to touchdowns for Grove City (5-4). The game was also marred by a major right leg injury suffered by Lancaster quarterback Collin Young in the third quarter.

Damon Webb, CB, Detroit Cass Tech – Webb intercepted a pass to help the Technicians win the Detroit Public School championship with a 20-14 title-game victory at Ford Field vs. defending champ Detroit King.

Webb's interception came with 7:44 remaining with King (7-1) in Cass Tech territory following a turnover. The Technicians (9-0) needed one more defensive stop to end the game and got that thanks to two late sacks by William White and Jamaal Brown.

Cass Tech will begin the Michigan State playoffs by hosting Grosse Pointe South (6-3) – the alma mater of former OSU tight end/lineman Reid Fragel – in Division 1 action.

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