Friday Night Lights

Throughout the high school football season, will be following the progress of Ohio State's football commitments along with some of the top prospects being tracked across the country. Here is how the OSU verbal commitments and their teams fared Oct. 17-20. All are seniors unless noted.

OL Mike Adams and TE/WR Jake Stoneburner, Dublin (Ohio) Coffman – The Shamrocks ended the regular season a perfect 10-0 with a 63-0 win over Westerville North.

Stoneburner caught an 18-yard touchdown pass in the win, and Adams and the Coffman offensive line led running back Jared Phillips to a 92-yard performance with two touchdowns. Shaun Jones added 91 yards rushing with another score. Both Adams and Stoneburner were honored on the field after the game for being named to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Coffman won the Ohio Capital Conference Buckeye Division with a 5-0 record and will start its Division I regional playoff run as a No. 3 seed vs. No. 6 Gahanna Lincoln Nov. 3.

K/P Ben Buchanan, Westerville (Ohio) Central – Buchanan made four extra points, but the Warhawks ended their season with a 35-28 loss at Marysville.

Westerville Central (3-7, 3-2 OCC Central) scored 14 of its points in the final quarter, but that was not enough to end the season with a victory.

Wyatt Rauch led Marysville, which finished the season 5-5, with 190 yards rushing on 17 carries and two touchdowns.

OL Michael Brewster, Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater – Brewster had to leave the Eagles' game vs. Orlando University with a strained knee, but the offensive lineman said he would be fine.

Edgewater (7-1, 4-0 Class 6A District 3) scored all of its points in the first half in a 31-14 rout over the Cougars. Running back Jeremiah Schwartz, an Iowa State commit, ran behind Brewster and the offensive line for 100 yards and two touchdowns.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Brewster was walking without a limp following the win and said his knee was sore but otherwise fine.

TE Nic DiLillo, Madison, Ohio – The Blue Streaks lost a Premier Athletic Conference showdown at Painesville Riverside, but Madison still qualified for the playoffs.

Riverside erased a 13-point deficit in the final 3:45 of the fourth quarter and stunned Madison 21-20. Aaron Suydam scored a game-tying 3-yard touchdown run, and Garrett Biese added the extra point with 26 seconds left on the clock.

Madison, Riverside and Chardon all finished with a share of the PAC title.

DiLillo got on the scoresheet when he caught a two-point conversion pass to give Madison a 14-7 lead in the fourth quarter.

Madison (7-3) squeaked in as an eight-seed in a Division II regional playoff. They will face top-seeded and unbeaten Warren Howland in the first round Nov. 2.

DT Garrett Goebel, Lombard (Ill.) Montini Catholic – The Broncos used a 90-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter to pull away with a 14-3 win vs. Sycamore in the first round of Illinois High School Association Class 5A playoffs.

Dex Jones took a handoff and burst up the middle and down the right sideline for the clinching score. Jones ran for 206 yards on 15 carries.

Montini (9-1) will host Suburban Catholic Conference rival Woodstock Marian in the second round. The Broncos won their regular-season meeting, 33-0. However, the Hurricanes were without quarterback Jon Budmayr, who is now back from injury.

WR/CB Travis Howard, Miami Dr. Michael M. Krop – North Miami Beach clinched its third straight District 12-6A title with a 30-7 win over Krop.

The Lightning (6-2, 1-2 District 12-6A) committed five turnovers as the Chargers (8-0) earned home-field advantage for the first two rounds of the regional playoffs.

RB/LB Storm Klein (Junior), Newark (Ohio) Licking Valley – Klein ran for 95 yards on 10 carries with two touchdowns as Licking Valley earned a 49-21 win at Columbus Academy in the regular-season finale.

Licking Valley (9-1, 7-0) earned the outright Mid-State League Ohio Division crown and finished its third straight season unbeaten in league play.

Klein started the scoring with a 12-yard run in the first quarter. He later added a 4-yard touchdown score.

Licking Valley earned a No. 2 seed in its Division III regional and will face No. 7 Granville Nov. 2.

WR DeVier Posey, Cincinnati La Salle – La Salle finished the season 5-5 with a season-ending 50-6 win at Dayton Thurgood Marshall, formerly Dayton Colonel White.

Posey caught a 5-yard touchdown pass in the win. It was his only catch. He also had a 17-yard run.

OL J.B. Shugarts, Klein, Texas – Houston Westfield spoiled Klein's Senior Night with a 41-17 rout.

Klein opened the scoring with a 33-yard field goal by Randy Bullock, but it was all Westfield after that against the Bearkats (6-3, 3-2 District 16-5A).

MLB Andrew Sweat, Washington (Pa.) Trinity – Mike Yancich had 217 yards on 33 carries with four touchdowns in Trinity's 38-18 win over McMurray Peters Township.

Yancich scored on runs of 1, 9 and 13 yards and added a 9-yard touchdown catch from Ian Haley.

The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League playoff pairings have not yet been announced. Trinity finished the regular season 6-3.

RB Lamaar Thomas, Fort Washington (Md.) Friendly – The unbeaten Patriots were scheduled to face Upper Marlboro Largo on Oct. 30.

RB/LB Devoe Torrence, Massillon (Ohio) Washington – Torrence ran the ball 35 times for 144 yards as the Tigers beat archrival Canton McKinley 23-20 in overtime.

Massillon overcame a 17-7 deficit and scored the game-winning touchdown on a Chris Willoughby 1-yard touchdown run.

McKinley could manage only a 35-yard field goal on its overtime possession. Massillon ended the game four plays later on Willoughby's touchdown plunge. The Tigers lost yards on their first play of the drive, but Willoughby threw a 21-yard pass to Torrence that moved the ball to the McKinley 2. Torrence added a yard on the next play, and the Massillon quarterback ended the game a play later.

The win was a positive ending to what was a disappointing season for the Tigers, who finished 6-4.

DE/LB/FB/HB Nathan Williams, Washington Court House (Ohio) Miami Trace – The Panthers earned a share of the South Central Ohio League title for the fourth time in five years with a 42-40 win over Washington Court House.

Williams rushed for 77 yards on 14 carries in the win, but it was Kenny Perkins who played the hero. He scored all six of Miami Trace's touchdowns. Perkins scored on runs of 33, 30, 4, 1, 6, and 9 yards and finished with 20 carries for 218 yards.

The Panthers finished the season 6-4 with a 5-1 SCOL record.

LB Jordan Whiting (Junior), Louisville (Ky.) Trinity – The Shamrocks routed nonconference foe Lexington Paul Laurence Dunbar, 41-7.

Nathan Dutton caught 11 passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns to lead Trinity (7-2).

Here is a look at several other prospects from around the country that Ohio State is tracking. All are seniors unless otherwise noted.

LB Shayne Hale, Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway – The Gators earned their 21st Quad East championship with a 56-0 win over Leechburg Kiski Area.

Gateway (8-1, 5-0 Quad East) scored 42 points in the first half to put the game out of reach. Hale and the Gators' defense held the Cavaliers to minus-12 yards rushing and only 82 yards passing.

CB Brendan Harris, Miami Booker T. Washington – The Tornadoes clinched the District 16-4A championship with a 49-0 win over visiting Hallandale.

It was the fourth straight shutout win for Booker T. Washington (7-0, 3-0 District 16-4A). The win also gave the Tornadoes home-field advantage in the first four rounds of the playoffs.

OL Josh Jenkins, Parkersburg, W.Va. – Parkersburg spotted visiting Ripley a 3-0 lead before routing the Vikings 55-3.

The Big Reds (9-1) ran for 333 yards and had 438 yards of total offense in their final game of the regular season.

Parkersburg will open its Class AAA playoff run in two weeks against an opponent to be announced.

DE Willie Mobley, Eden Prairie, Minn. – Eden Prairie advanced to the Class 5A, Section 6 finals with a 56-14 win over Minnetonka Hopkins Oct. 27.

Mobley got in on the scoring, as the Eagles built a 42-7 lead. Mobley scored on a 6-yard run to give Eden Prairie a 21-0 lead.

Mobley and the rest of the Eagles' starters played only one quarter in Eden Prairie's 55-0 first-round win over winless St. Louis Park Oct. 24. Scott Lindner and Ryan Grant led Eden Prairie with two touchdowns.

The Eagles will face Edina for the Section 6 championship Nov. 2.

QB Terrelle Pryor, Jeannette, Pa. – Pryor was impressive in front of a large crowd which included Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel and men's basketball coach Thad Matta Oct. 25 vs. Greensburg (Pa.) Central Catholic. Pryor completed 9 of 15 passes for 146 yards and three touchdowns and rushed 10 times for 167 yards and three more scores, personally accounting for all six Jeannette touchdowns. The highlight came on an 88-yard scoring dash that opened the third quarter and put the game out of reach as the Jayhawks capped a perfect 9-0 season with a 42-6 win.

LB Etienne Sabino, Miami Dr. Michael M. Krop – As mentioned above, the Lightning lost 30-7 at North Miami Beach.

The loss dimmed the playoff hopes for the Lightning, who will need to win the rest of their games and get some help in order to qualify.

WR Cordale Scott, Cleveland Glenville – The Tarblooders dominated Cleveland South, 53-0, in a Senate Athletic League showdown.

The win clinched Glenville's 10th straight league title.

Shannon Frieson had 123 yards rushing by halftime with three touchdowns, and Glenville took a 47-0 lead into the break. Glenville (8-2) is a No. 7 seed in its Division I regional and will play No. 2 Cleveland St. Ignatius (8-2).

DT Justin Thompson, Torrance (Calif.) El Camino Junior College – El Camino's game vs. San Marcos Palomar, which was to be El Camino's first home game since Sept. 29, was cancelled.

All six Mission Conference games scheduled for Oct. 28 were cancelled due to the wildfires in California.

The Warriors will next travel to Orange Coast Nov. 3.

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