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 Nov. 9-10. All are seniors unless noted.

OL Mike Adams and TE/WR Jake Stoneburner, Dublin (Ohio) Coffman – Stoneburner caught seven passes for 163 yards and a touchdown as the Shamrocks defeated Pickerington Central in a Division I regional semifinal.

Stoneburner got Coffman on the scoreboard early, scoring on a 56-yard touchdown reception on the Shamrocks' second play from scrimmage. Sophomore running back Shaun Jones followed Adams and the Coffman offensive line for 82 yards on 15 carries and two second-half touchdowns.

No. 3 Coffman (12-0) will face top-seeded Hilliard Darby (11-1) for the regional crown Nov. 17 at Upper Arlington.

OL Michael Brewster, Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater – Unbeaten Orlando Boone defeated the Eagles in double overtime in Edgewater's regular-season finale.

Boone quarterback Sam Hutsell threw two touchdown passes in overtime, and Johnell Thomas recovered an Edgewater fumble to end the game.

The game was tied 7-7 after regulation, and Jeremiah Schwartz scored on a 3-yard touchdown run for Edgewater to start overtime. Boone responded, and the Braves took a seven-point lead with an 11-yard touchdown catch by Jeremy Brown.

The Eagles will open the Class 6A, Region 1 playoffs with a home game vs. East Ridge (6-4) at a date during the Nov. 16 weekend that has yet to be determined.

TE Nic DiLillo, Madison, Ohio – DiLillo and the Blue Streaks had their season end with a loss to top-rated Warren Howland in a Division II playoff opener.

DiLillo caught four passes for 11 yards but his end-of-season statistics are unavailable.

DT Garrett Goebel, Lombard (Ill.) Montini Catholic – Goebel finished an impressive senior season with the Broncos on Nov. 3 with a playoff loss to Woodstock Marian Central.

The Hurricanes beat Montini, 29-15, and ended Goebel's prep career. A three-year, two-way starter for the Broncos as an offensive and defensive tackle, Goebel had 68 tackles, 22 tackles for a loss, eight sacks, three forced fumbles and five pass deflections in Montini's 11 games.

The Broncos finished the season 9-2.

WR/CB Travis Howard and LB Etienne Sabino, Miami Dr. Michael M. Krop – The Lightning ended their season with a 50-14 win over visiting Miami Ferguson.

Quarterback Victor Marc completed 8 of 11 pass attempts for 143 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran five times for 90 yards.

Krop finished its season 7-3.

RB/LB Storm Klein (Junior), Newark (Ohio) Licking Valley – Klein returned after missing last week's game with an injury and led the Panthers by Beloit West Branch, 35-21, in a Division III regional semifinal.

Klein ran for 198 yards on 30 carries and four touchdowns. West Branch rallied from a 21-7 halftime deficit, but two long fourth-quarter drives by Licking Valley ended the threat.

Licking Valley (11-1) will face No. 1 Canal Fulton Northwest Nov. 16 at New Philadelphia.

OL J.B. Shugarts, Klein, Texas – The Bearkats ended the regular season with a disappointing 27-24 loss to Klein Oak.

A 31-yard field goal by Trent Doerner with 4:34 left proved to be the winning margin. Doerner also kicked a 48-yard field goal in the second quarter.

Klein (6-4, 3-3 District 16-5A) had tied the score at 24 after a Dekota Barnes 32-yard touchdown run with 7:51 remaining. C.J. Palmer led Klein's rushing attack with 150 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns.

The Bearkats will begin the playoffs Nov. 16 at Conroe (8-2).

MLB Andrew Sweat, Washington (Pa.) Trinity – Sweat ran for 14 yards as the Hillers had their season end with a 20-7 loss to McKees Rocks Montour in the quarterfinals of the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League Class AAA playoffs.

Trinity (7-4) was held to only 196 yards of total offense, 65 of which came on one fourth-quarter scoring drive.

"I don't know what happened," Sweat told the Washington (Pa.) Observer-Reporter. "We couldn't get anything going. They run that 3-3-5 defense and it's a great defense, but it just didn't work for us."

Sweat had 19 tackles to lead the Trinity defense.

RB Lamaar Thomas, Fort Washington (Md.) Friendly – Friendly defeated host Capitol Heights Central, 34-12, in its season finale. However, the Patriots did so without their coach.

Head coach George Earley was suspended by the school after the Patriots were forced to forfeit six games for using an ineligible player. Friendly forfeited four games on Nov. 1, but two other teams provided game film showing the Patriots used the ineligible player in two other contests.

"I was given incorrect information on the number of games in which this player participated," Prince George's County Athletic Director Earl Hawkins told the Prince George's Gazette in its Nov. 8 edition. "That can't happen. It's vital, because it changes the points standings on the state's playoff rankings."

Earley told the Gazette that he was asked to tell the county how many games the player in question appeared in. Earley also told the Gazette that he had only had a chance to watch game film from three games, all of which he reported.

Friendly won nine of its 10 games but officially ended its season 3-7 with the forfeits.

LB Jordan Whiting (Junior), Louisville (Ky.) Trinity – Will Stein threw five touchdown passes as the Shamrocks opened their Kentucky High School Athletic Association Class 6A playoff run with a 49-0 win vs. Louisville Seneca.

Stein's five scores tied a school record, set by current University of Louisville quarterback Brian Brohm, for most touchdown passes in consecutive games. Stein had thrown for six scores a week earlier.

Trinity will host Ballard Louisville (6-5) in the second round on a date to be announced.

DE/LB/FB/HB Nathan Williams, Washington Court House (Ohio) Miami Trace – Williams scored 10 touchdowns on offense and gained an average of 5.6 yards per carry for the Panthers during his senior season.

He rushed for 524 yards on 93 carries as a fullback/halfback. Defensively, he had 139 tackles, 15 for loss, with five sacks as a linebacker/defensive end.

Miami Trace ended its season 6-4 and shared the South Central Ohio League title.

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 – Cameron Saddler ran for 190 yards and two touchdowns, but it was his play at defensive back that saved the Gators vs. Upper St. Clair.

Gateway trailed by two points after the third quarter, but the Gators rallied for a 32-20 win in the WPIAL Quad A quarterfinals. Saddler intercepted a pass in the third quarter that sparked Gateway.

With the win over the defending state champions, Gateway (10-1) will face Pittsburgh North Allegheny in the semifinals on a date and site to be announced.

CB/WR Brandon Harris, Miami Booker T. Washington – The Tornadoes won their ninth straight regular-season game with a 41-7 rout of visiting Miami Southridge on Senior Night.

Harris combined with receivers Davon Johnson and Thearon Collier for three touchdowns and 229 yards of total offense.

Southridge did score against Washington – the first points the Tornadoes had allowed since Sept. 28.

OL Josh Jenkins, Parkersburg, W.Va. – The Big Reds had little trouble in their West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission Class AAA playoffs opener vs. Glen Dale John Marshall.

Parkersburg (10-1) cruised to a 35-0 win. Quarterback Andy Thomas followed Jenkins and the offensive line for three rushing scores. Thomas also threw a 71-yard touchdown pass to running back Matt Lindamood on a screen pass.

The Big Reds will host Bridgeport in the WVSSAC Class AAA quarterfinals at a date and time to be announced.

DE Willie Mobley, Eden Prairie, Minn. – Eden Prairie moved another step closer to a potential showdown with Michael Floyd and St. Paul Cretin-Derham Hall with a 42-7 win vs. Andover in a Class 5A state quarterfinal.

Running back Scott Lindner led the Eagles' offense with 134 yards on 14 carries.

The Eagles (12-0) could face Cretin-Derham Hall in the Class 5A state final, but before that Eden Prairie will have to defeat Apple Valley Eastview in the semifinals Nov. 16 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.

QB Terrelle Pryor, Jeannette, Pa. – Jeannette continued to dominate the competition with a 42-6 win vs. Pittsburgh Shady Side Academy in the WPIAL Class AA quarterfinals.

Pryor ran for 97 yards and three touchdowns and completed 6 of his 10 pass attempts for 124 yards.

Jeannette will face Aliquippa (9-2) in the WPIAL Class AA semifinals at a date and site to be announced.

WR Cordale Scott, Cleveland Glenville – The Tarblooders advanced to a Division I regional final with a 21-3 win vs. Youngstown Boardman in the semifinals.

Shane Wynn, a sophomore who was called up to the varsity earlier in the week, returned the second-half kickoff 81 yards for a touchdown to help blow the game open. The score was 7-3 Glenville after a second-quarter touchdown by Shannon Frieson.

No. 7 Glenville (10-2) will face top-seeded Mentor for a regional championship Nov. 17 in Lakewood.

DT Justin Thompson, Torrance (Calif.) El Camino Junior College – Thompson had two tackles in a 59-45 win vs. Fullerton.

The Warriors improved to 8-1 and 4-0 in the Mission Conference with the win. El Camino clinched its second conference title in three years.

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