Friday Night Lights

Ohio State's commitments were in action the weekend of Sept. 19. Here's how the prospects and their teams fared.

Joshua Alabi, DE, Detroit Cass Tech: Cass Tech (3-0, 2-0 Public School League) remained unbeaten with a 50-0 over Detroit Frederick Douglass Academy. Playing without Michigan commit Mike Weber, who was nursing a toe injury, the Technicians had little trouble with the Hurricanes (0-4, 0-3). Cass Tech scored its first touchdown 13 seconds into the game on a 91-yard kickoff return by Ke’Von Sardin and cruised from there.

A.J. Alexander, WR, Burke (Va.) Lake Braddock: Alexander left the game in the second half because of a leg injury, but the Bruins (2-1) still earned a 36-23 victory at Chantilly Westfield. Alexander returned the second-half kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and added a 69-yard scoring run before suffering his injury. The Bulldogs fell to 2-1.

Joey Burrow, QB, The Plains (Ohio) Athens: The Bulldogs remained unbeaten with a 55-9 win at Albany Alexander in Athens’ Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division opener. Burrow threw for 298 yards and tossed five touchdown passes for Athens (4-0, 1-0). Alexander (2-2, 0-1) led 3-0 before Burrow and company took command.

“We want to come out and be perfect every night. And when we’re not, we’re pretty upset,” Burrow told the Athens Messenger. “I’m not sure what happened, we just came out flat. We picked it up, but that’s unacceptable in the first quarter.”

Burrow’s TD passes were for 67, 25, 38, 45 and 10 yards.

Danny Clark (sophomore), QB, Massillon (Ohio) Washington: The Tigers (4-0) posted a 77-13 rout of visiting Brantford (Ontario) St. John’s (0-2). Massillon led 38-0 after the first quarter and 63-0 at halftime. Clark completed 9 of 11 passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns in an abbreviated effort.

Nick Conner, OLB, Dublin (Ohio) Scioto: The Irish fell to 2-2 with a 25-16 loss at Westerville Central in both team’s Ohio Capital Conference Cardinal Division opener. The defending division champion Warhawks (4-0, 1-0) were led by Benny Snell, who rushed for 297 yards and three touchdowns. Conner helped his team’s cause on offense by rushing for a 10-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

Jashon Cornell, DE, St. Paul (Minn.) Cretin-Derham Hall: The Raiders (2-2, 2-2 Suburban East) got three touchdowns by quarterback Max Jackson and earned a 42-20 win over Forest Lake. The Rangers remained winless at 0-4 (0-3).

Carlton Davis, S, Miami Norland: Davis nabbed a first-half interception in a 12-8 win for Norland (2-0, 1-0 District 16-6A) over Homestead (1-2, 0-1). Davis and the Vikings posted a game-winning defensive stand in the final minutes when the Broncos drove to the Norland 12-yard line before the Vikings forced a turnover on downs with less than two minutes to go.

Jamel Dean, CB, Cocoa, Fla.: Dean caught a 74-yard touchdown pass on offense, but Cocoa (3-1) could not hold a halftime lead in a 35-32 loss at Kentucky power Louisville Trinity. The Shamrocks (3-2) outscored Cocoa 21-6 after the break, following the lead of Donald Brooks, who rushed for 199 yards and four touchdowns.

Kevin Feder, OT, Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep: The Ironmen (2-0) had an open week. They next take the field Sept. 26 at Fort Pierce (Fla.) Central (2-1).

Tyler Gerald (junior), OG, Portsmouth (Ohio) Sciotoville East: The Tartans improved to 2-2 with a 64-34 rout of host Manchester (3-2). No other details were available.

Eric Glover-Williams, RB, Canton (Ohio) McKinley: The Bulldogs earned their first win of the season with a 28-21 win over visiting North Canton Hoover. McKinley (1-3, 1-0 Federal League) got two touchdown runs by Glover-Williams. He reached the end zone on runs of 65 and 4 yards. Glover-Williams finished the night with 117 yards on 16 carries, helping to drop Hoover to 2-2 (0-1).

Tyler Green, WR, Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic: The Stags evened their record to 2-2 with a 47-26 win over Elkton Eastern Christian Academy. No other details were available.

George Hill (junior), RB, Hubbard, Ohio: Hill and fellow rusher Larry Scott combined for 298 yards as Hubbard (4-0) earned a 49-15 road win at Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin. Hill rushed for two touchdowns of 43 and 39 yards, respectively. The Lions fell to 3-1.

Justin Hilliard, MLB, Cincinnati St. Xavier: The Bombers traveled to Indiana and earned a 27-0 win over Indianapolis Cathedral at Lucas Oil Stadium. While Hilliard and the St. Xavier defense silenced the Irish (1-3), the Bombers (3-1) used three touchdowns in a 4:46 span in the third quarter to pull away.

Dre’Mont Jones, DE, Cleveland St. Ignatius: The Wildcats (3-1) routed Burlington (Ontario) Assumption, 49-13. Jones and the St. Ignatius defense held Assumption to minus-2 yards rushing. Chavez Perez and Jack Cook each scored a pair of touchdowns for the Wildcats.

Liam McCullough, LS, Worthington (Ohio) Kilbourne: Kilbourne improved to 3-1 with a 22-0 rout of visiting Delaware in both teams’ Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division opener. The Wolves held the Pacers (1-3, 0-1) to 59 yards of total offense. Isaiah Young led the Kilbourne offense with 121 yards on 24 carries.

Josh Moore, TE, Olathe (Kan.) North: The Eagles (3-0, 2-0 Sunflower) earned a 27-26 double overtime win over rival Olathe South. Sophomore kicker Kevin Bustamante gave his team the win when he booted a successful extra point in the second OT. The Falcons (2-1, 1-1) had missed a PAT after scoring to start the second extra period. Venus Triplett led the North offense with 183 yards and three touchdowns – including two in overtime.

Grant Schmidt, OT, Sioux Falls (S.D.) Roosevelt: Quarterback Jett Thune threw three touchdown passes to lead the Rough Riders (3-1, 2-1 Greater Dakota) to a 45-7 win at Rapid City Central (0-4, 0-2). Thune started in place of Taryn Christion, who suffered an ankle injury a week earlier. Tyler VanVoorst caught two of those TD passes.


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