Future Lions Report

A synopsis of how the high school seniors who have already verbally accepted a scholarship offer to play football at Penn State performed this past weekend.

Jason Evans:

Harrison had a bye week this week.  The Hoyas (8-0) travel to play Marietta (5-3) this Friday night.

Paul Posluszny:

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Hopewell (9-1) won their first round WPIAL playoff game by defeating visiting Kittanning (3-7) in overtime, 20-14.

Posluszny carried the ball 31 times 143 yards and scored 2 touchdowns of runs of 9 and 13 yards.

Hopewell advances to the quarterfinals and will play Knoch (9-1).

Austin Scott:

According to the The Morning Call, Austin ran for 351 yards on just 23 carries (15.3 yards per carry) and scored 5 touchdowns as Parkland (9-1) defeated Easton (5-4) by a score of 49-6.

His touchdown runs were from 63, 3, 23, 74 and 53 yards.  Scott also threw a 58-yard touchdown pass.

Per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Austin is just 417 yards from Pennsylvania's single-season rushing record (3,089 yards by James Mungro in 1995).  So far this season, he has rushed for 2,672 yards and 37 touchdowns.

John Shaw:

Spring Grove (9-1) earned a spot in the District 3 Class AAAA playoffs by defeating Susquehannock (2-8) easily, 37-0.

"I had 9 tackles, 4 solos and 1 sack," Shaw said.  "I played in one half.  I might have played around 2 minutes in the third quarter but that was it.  It was 30-0 at the half, so the second string came in.  They (Spring Grove's 2nd and 3rd strings) did pretty well too.  Defensively, we held them under 100 all-purpose yards.  I don't think they had one passing yard and they only had about 80 rushing yards in the game."

The Rockets will play Central Dauphin this weekend.

"I think they're the best team in the state.  I can't wait though, I want to play the best team."

The Yord Daily Record has the game story.

Note: John attended the Penn State-Illinois game this weekend.  "I was talking to my position coach (Larry Johnson) Saturday.  He said he would like me to be around 280 pounds.  I'm around 268 right now.  I'd love to get in there right away and try to get some playing time.  It's only going to come with hard work."

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