Friday Night Lights

Ohio State's commitments were in action the weekend of Sept. 12. Here's how the prospects and their teams fared.

Joshua Alabi, DE, Detroit Cass Tech: The Technicians (3-0, 2-0 Public School League) had little trouble in a 48-0 blanking of host Detroit Southeastern (0-3, 0-2). No details were available.

A.J. Alexander, WR, Burke (Va.) Lake Braddock: Alexander caught four passes for 45 yards, but the Bruins (2-1) fell 19-17 to visiting Fairfax Robinson. The Rams (3-0) led 19-0 before holding on for the victory. Kyle Edwards threw a touchdown pass to Evan Eschenburg to narrow the deficit to two with 1:08 remaining, but Lake Braddock’s potential game-tying two-point conversion attempt failed.

Joey Burrow, QB, The Plains (Ohio) Athens: Burrow completed 10 of 14 passes for 219 yards and five touchdowns in a 69-6 thumping of visiting Vincent Warren. Athens (3-0) held Warren (1-2) to 62 yards of total offense. The five TD throws by Burrow gives him 108 for his prep career.

Danny Clark (sophomore), QB, Massillon (Ohio) Washington: The Tigers improved to 3-0 by rallying for a 46-24 win over Warren Harding on Massillon’s home opener. Clark completed 13 of 16 passes for 203 yards in the win. Those 13 completions went to seven different receivers. Warren Harding (1-2) led 10-0 in the first quarter before the Tigers took command in taking a 29-10 halftime lead.

Nick Conner, OLB, Dublin (Ohio) Scioto: Conner helped the Irish limit visiting Marysville to 83 total yards and rushed for three short-yardage touchdowns in a 38-3 win for Scioto (2-1). Conner scored on runs of 1, 2 and 1 yard, respectively. Marysville fell to 2-1.

Jashon Cornell, DE, St. Paul (Minn.) Cretin-Derham Hall: Two late defensive stands helped visiting Arden Hills Mounds View (3-0) earn a 20-12 win at Cretin-Derham Hall. The Mustangs twice stopped the Raiders (1-2) in Mounds View territory in the final two minutes of the game.

Carlton Davis, S, Miami Norland: In an abbreviated game that ended after three quarters because of severe weather, Miami Jackson bested Norland 19-14. The Vikings (1-1) led 14-13 in the second quarter, thanks in part to a 90-yard kickoff return for a score by Elliot Miller, but Jackson (2-0) set the final score before halftime on an 7-yard TD pass from Desmond Phillips to Terrance Rutherford.

Jamel Dean, CB, Cocoa, Fla.: Dean caught two passes on offense and recorded 114 yards receiving in a 49-14 thumping of host Titusville Astronaut (0-3). Cocoa (3-0) scored three touchdowns in eight plays during the second quarter to blow the game open. Dean caught TD passes of 35 and 69 yards.

Kevin Feder, OT, Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep: The Ironmen improved to 2-0 with an impressive 24-7 win over national power Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas in a game held at West Point, N.Y. Don Bosco Prep never trailed, getting an 8-yard TD pass from Wesley McKoy to Cullen Dana. The Ironmen led 10-7 at halftime and set the final score with a pair of second-half touchdowns, handing the Raiders (1-1) –’s No. 1-ranked high school squad – their first loss of the season.

Tyler Gerald (junior), OG, Portsmouth (Ohio) Sciotoville East: The Tartans recorded their first win of the season with a 50-13 rout of Bowerston Conotton Valley. Sciotoville East (1-2) scored three second-quarter touchdowns to take a 29-0 lead into halftime and cruised from there. Gerald helped the Tartans rush for 258 yards on the night. Conotton Valley fell to 0-3.

Eric Glover-Williams, RB, Canton (Ohio) McKinley: Glover-Williams rushed for a team-high 101 yards on 13 carries, but the visiting Bulldogs (0-3) were blanked 48-0 at Dublin Coffman (3-0). The Shamrocks led 34-0 at halftime and were led by quarterback Gunnar Hoak, who completed 12 of 18 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns.

Tyler Green, WR, Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic: Despite nineteen unanswered second half points, DeMatha Catholic fell 41-39 at Wyndmore (Pa.) La Salle. Vanderbilt commit Kyle Shurmer tossed five touchdown passes for La Salle (2-1). DeMatha Catholic fell to 1-2.

George Hill (junior), RB, Hubbard, Ohio: Hill rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown as Hubbard raced past visiting Akron Kenmore, 51-8. Hubbard (3-0) finished with 390 yards of total offense, led by a 156-yard rushing effort by L.J. Scott, who added four touchdowns. Kenmore (1-2) became the third straight team not to score against the Hubbard defense.

Justin Hilliard, MLB, Cincinnati St. Xavier: The Bombers traveled to Tennessee and dropped a 30-27 game in double overtime against Brentwood Academy. A 7-yard touchdown pass by Jeremiah Oatsvall to Camron Johnson sealed the win for the Eagles (4-0). St. Xavier (2-1) missed a field goal at the end of regulation.

Dre’Mont Jones, DE, Cleveland St. Ignatius: The Wildcats (2-1) bounced back from last week’s loss to Mentor and earned a 42-34 win over visiting Philadelphia St. Joseph’s Prep (1-2). A 7-yard touchdown run by quarterback Dennis Grosel broke a 28-28 tie in the third quarter, and Grosel extended the lead with a 36-yard touchdown pass to David Shibley. Jones had a game-high nine tackles to go with two sacks and three tackles for loss.

Liam McCullough, LS, Worthington (Ohio) Kilbourne: The Wolves traveled to Columbus Hamilton Township and emerged with a 21-14 victory. Quarterback Griffin Dahn tossed a pair of touchdown passes to Josh Stoner, and Isaiah Young added a rushing score. Kilbourne improved to 2-1, while Hamilton Township fell to 2-1.

Josh Moore, TE, Olathe (Kan.) North: Moore caught one pass for four yards as Olathe North dispatched host Lawrence Free State, 14-7. Running back Venus Triplett gave the Eagles (2-0) to go-ahead score in the fourth quarter on a 3-yard touchdown run. Free State (1-1) led 7-0 at halftime before Olathe North rallied with a pair of touchdowns in the second half.

Grant Schmidt, OT, Sioux Falls (S.D.) Roosevelt: In a crosstown battle entitled the Presidents Bowl classic, Sioux Falls Lincoln won a battle of unbeatens by taking a 35-27 victory over Roosevelt. The loss was made wore for the Rough Riders (2-1) because of an injury suffered by quarterback Taryn Christion, who was set to undergo X-rays on his ankle after leaving the game in the fourth quarter. The Patriots (3-0) were led by quarterback Isaiah Roach, who threw for 248 yards and a touchdown.

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