Torrence Returns To Action Vs. Minerva

Canton South's Devon Torrence, an Ohio State verbal commitment, returned to action after suffering an ankle injury a week earlier. Torrence and his brother, DeVoe Torrence, accounted for all five of Canton South's touchdowns in a 35-7 win over Minerva. Click this free link for more.

The Canton South Wildcats continued their match to the playoffs with a 35-7 win over Minerva. The Wildcats, who haven't been to the playoffs since 1987, were led once again by brothers Devon and DeVoe Torrence.

Ohio State bound senior Devon Torrence played sparingly after suffering an ankle sprain the previous week against Louisville. Torrence did not play defense but caught three passes for 43 yards and a touchdown in limited action.

"The ankle is much better," said Torrence. "I was worried that it was broken when it first happened but I'll be full strength next week against Northwest."

Torrence, who committed to Ohio State in September, is in contact with the Ohio State staff on a regular basis.

"Coach (Jim) Tressel sends me text messages and so do the other coaches," said Torrence. "I sent them messages during the Iowa game. I can't wait to be a part of the team. I don't think they'll lose a game this year."

Younger brother DeVoe once again stole the show for the Wildcats. DeVoe will be one of the top recruits in the 2008 class and has shown a strong attraction for Ohio State.

Defensively, DeVoe Torrence had 14 tackles and two fumble recoveries from his linebacker spot. He projects as a linebacker on the college level but was electrifying on offense as well.

Torrence amassed 198 yards and scored four touchdowns on only nine touches. He had scoring plays of 59, 58 and 61 yards. He also scored a two-point conversion as a quarterback.

Canton South coach Moe Daniska spoke about DeVoe's performance.

"DeVoe is getting better every week," said Daniska. "He's matured so much over the past year. He's doing great in the classroom and is plating tremendous on the field. Just about every big name college is asking for film on DeVoe. He'll be as highly sought after as Devon."

The Wildcats improved to 5-2 on the season and will host Canal Fulton Northwest next week.

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