Weekend Prospect Recap

The combined record for Pitt's current 2011 class, is 19-6 so far. New Jersey kicked off its high school season this past weekend, and every Pitt commit from The Garden State, came away with a win.

Avenging a loss to St. Joseph's Prep (PA) in 2009, Savon Huggins kicked off his senior year with a 205-yard performance, including three touchdown runs (62, 14, 2) in a 35-7 win. Teammate Sheldon Royster, who also holds a Pitt offer, and is expected to take an official visit to Pitt this fall, returned a punt 55 yards for a score in the win.

Quarterback commit Gary Nova opened his season, leading Don Bosco Prep to a 33-6 win at Gilman School, in Maryland. Bosco extends its winning streak to 24 games. Nova completed 12-of-17 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown pass, in the win. In the loss, four-star prospect Darius Jennings rushed for 105 yards on 24 carries. Leonte Caroo, a 2012 receiver prospect from Bosco, caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Nova.

Receiver commit Bill Belton kicked off his senior season, as his Winslow Township defeated Washington Township 32-13. Belton completed 12-of-18 passes for 185 yards in the air, rushed for another 60 yards on the ground, and had two interceptions on defense.

Defensive end commit Max Issaka also had a big game in his team's opener, as Woodbridge defeated Old Bridge 41-14. Issaka had two tackles, two sacks, three tackles for losses, a fumble recovery and a touchdown in the win.

Miles Shuler rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns, and also threw for 195 yards and two touchdowns, leading Long Branch to a 33-14 win over Colts Neck.

Paramus Catholic opened its season with a 19-6 win over Randolph. Pitt commit Marquise Wright had five tackles for losses and two sacks, in the win.

Kyshoen Jarrett had three tackles and an interception, but his East Stroudsburg South team lost a heartbreaker to Delaware Valley, 24-21. It was Jarrett's first interception of the season.

Terrell Chestnut also had an interception on Friday night, helping Pottsgrove to a 57-6 win over Pope John Paul II. Chestnut only attempted four passes on the night, but rushed three times for 52 yards on offense. Maika Polamalu rushed for 156 yards and four touchdowns, while Kayvon Greene rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns.

It was a battle between Pitt commits in Harrisburg, Bishop McDevitt (Jameel Poteat) went to work against Central Dauphin (Artie Rowell) in a non-conference game. Central Dauphin prevailed 17-7, as Rowell anchored an offensive line responsible for 194 rushing yards. Rowell also had five tackles on defense. Poteat was limited to 38 yards rushing in the loss.

Ben Kline helped Dallastown to a 20-0 win over Red Land. The Wildcats are 2-0 on the season. Kline rushed for a 30-yard touchdown, and also caught two passes for 21 yards. On defense, he finished with a game-high 11 tackles.

Desimon Green helped Clairton extend its winning streak to 17 games, in a 55-6 win over Western Beaver. Green completed 4-of-6 passes for 90 yards and two touchdown passes. On defense, Green finished with seven tackles and three sacks.

Defensive end commit Deonte Gibson helped his St. Edward team to a 37-3 win over Cardinal Mooney, ending the Cardinals 27-game winning streak. The loss was Mooney's worst in eight years. While Gibson was instrumental keeping Mooney out of the end zone, 2012 lineman Kyle Kalis was instrumental on the offensive line, opening the way for four rushing touchdowns. St. Edward is 3-0 on the season.

Quinton Alston's Timber Creek team opened with a 28-14 win over Cumberland on Friday night. Led by Alston, Timber Creek's defense allowed 145 total yards in the win.

DeMatha Catholic held off Friendship Collegiate Academy, 35-32. Pitt commit Sam Collura and top-ranked offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjo opened the way for 145 yards on the ground, as the Stags had to come from behind.

Rushel Shell rushed for 333 yards on 32 carries, and accounted for all four touchdowns, but it wasn't enough as Montour defeated Hopewell 36-29. Shell also caught two passes for 42 yards, including a 33-yard touchdown pass from Nolan Harmotto. Harmotto, also a 2012 prospect who camped at Pitt this summer, rushed for 115 yards. Dillon Buechel, a 2012 quarterback, completed 12-of-22 passes for 184 yards and four touchdown passes.

New Castle quarterback John Matarazzo has thrown five touchdown passes this season, with no interceptions. Matarazzo quarterbacked New Castle to a 45-7 win over Ambridge, it's conference opener, completing 9-of-13 passes for 181 yards. Matarazzo and teammate Justin Fleo were in attendance at Pitt's game on Saturday. Fleo added 130 yards on the ground, in the Hurricanes' win.

Damion Jones-Moore, a running back out of Pittsburgh Central Catholic, rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-3 win at Bethel Park. Jones-Moore also made it down to the Pitt game on Saturday.


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