Recruit Roundup: State's Class of 2006

The Class of 2005 continued its winning ways over the weekend with big games from Brett Brackett, Tom McEowen and company.

Tom McEowen:

The Redskins busted the Ghosts of Abington, 50-17, for their third decisive victory in a row and raising their record to 3-1 on the season. McEowen pulled down five more tackles and a sack in the win, raising his season totals to 29 tackles with nine tackles for loss.

Doug Klopacz:

Klopacz's St. Joseph's team moved to 3-0 on the year with their second consecutive shutout — a 28-0 win over Hackensack. Although he has seen a majority of his snaps at tight end this season Klopacz also saw action on the defensive side of things at defensive end, and had a big game, recovering two fumbles.

Brett Brackett:

The senior signal caller had a solid game against Hightstown in a 56-12 rout. Although Brackett only threw for 104 yards and two touchdowns, unlike the previous week where he rolled up 242 yards and four touchdowns through the air, he went 10-15 (71 percent). His Lawrence team improved to 2-0 on the year.

The senior quarterback opened the scoring up with a 38-yard touchdown scramble and finished the day with 73 yards on the ground.

Through two games Brackett has 346 passing yards and has gone 23 for 35 (66 percent) with six touchdowns. He also has touchdown scrambles of 55 yards and 38 yards.

Brackett talked about the focus on the run in this win, saying, "We just try to stay with our strengths. We're going to go with whatever is working. If it's working, why try to fix it."

Ollie Ogbu:

After a bye week last week, Ogbu was back in action on the defensive line, pulling down five tackles in a 49-7 win over the St. John Fisher junior varsity squad.

His Milford Academy squad improved to 5-0 on the season and will face Cornell's junior varsity squad next.

Alim "Abe" Koroma:

Koroma continued to draw double teams in Milton Hershey's 21-7 win over Trinity, moving the team to 4-0. Koroma led a defense that held Trinity's offense to a mere 69 yards in the second half and 181 yards total.

As he explained after the game, "This was by far our best game defensively. We played a couple passing teams, Annville-Cleona and Elco. We struggled a little, but those games really prepared us for this game. We attacked and shut them down, especially in the second half."


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