The injury bug hit a pair of Pitt commits over the weekend. Pitt's first commit, Sam Collura sprained his right knee Saturday night in a game against Gilman. Collura took on awkward step on the game's second play, and did not return. He is expected to return to action next week.
Terrell Chestnut went down with a shoulder injury, in a losing effort to Boyertown, 34-28. Chestnut's Pottsgrove team led 21-14 at the time of his injury. He finished the game with 102 yards rushing on 15 carries. Chestnut is also expected back in the lineup next week.
Linebacker commit Ben Kline helped Dallastown improve to 3-0 on the season, with a 35-20 win over. Kline finished with 17 tackles on defense. On offense, he finished with two carries for 64 yards, one of those carries going for a 59-yard touchdown. Kline also had one reception in the game that went for a 51-yard touchdown.
Jameel Poteat told us he is back at 100 percent, and he proved it in a 35-21 Bishop McDevitt win over Cumberland Valley. Poteat rushed for 231 yards, and scoring on runs of 1 and 8. He also caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Johnson in the win.
Max Issaka helped Woodbridge to a 42-0 win over J.P. Stevens, in their second game of the season. Issaka finished with four tackles, including three for a loss. He also forced two fumbles.
Kyshoen Jarrett got his East Stroudsburg South team in the win column; a 20-14 win over Scranton. Jarrett rushed for 163 yards, and had another 46 yards receiving. On defense, he finished with three tackles, but also clinched the game with an interception, with only 1:46 to play.
Gary Nova threw for a 50-yard touchdown pass, and junior receiver Leontae Caroo caught a 46-yard touchdown pass, all in building a 28-0 halftime lead over Ridgewood. The Ironmen went on to win 35-14. Bosco travels to Cleveland this week, for a Thursday night game at St. Ignatius.
Desimon Green completed 7-of-11 passes for 219 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed for another 44 yards on just six carries. On defense, Green had two tackles for losses, three hurries and a pass batted down at the line. Teammate Trenton Coles, a 2012 WR, caught five passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns. Coles is getting some interest from Pitt. Both players will be at the Pitt-Miami game on Thursday.
Marquise Wright had nine tackles and two sacks, lifting his Paramus Catholic team to a 35-26 win over Bergenfield. In just two games, Wright is second on the team with 14 tackles, and leads his team with five sacks.
Artie Rowell's Central Dauphin Rams improved to 3-0 with a 35-14 win over Delaware Valley Charter. The Rams rushed for 185 yards on 33 carries, behind Rowell's blocking.
Justin Olack finished with three receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown, helping Massillon Washington to a 26-21 win over Mentor, in a non-conference game. The Tigers are 3-1 on the season.
Gilman defeated DeMatha 35-14 behind 289 rushing yards from four-star prospect Darius Jennings. Jennings--the quarterback for Gilman, carried the ball 30 times, and scored on touchdown runs of 25 and 3. Pitt assistant coach Scott Turner was in to check on Jennings this week.
Cyrus Kouandjio, who also played in that game, told us afterwards that the only game he was able to attend this fall, was the Alabama-Duke game. Since his game this past weekend was moved to a Saturday, he was unable to make the trip down to Duke to watch Alabama, and is unsure of which--if any--games he'll get to. He adds that all schools are even.
Savon Huggins rushed for 123 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown run, but it wasn't enough as St. Joseph Regional defeated St. Peter's Prep, 21-17. Sheldon Royster finished with five tackles on defense, and an 18-yard reception on offense.
Miles Shuler ran for 133 yards on nine carries, with a pair of touchdowns, leading Long Branch to a 21-14 win over . Shuler threw for the third score, a 33-yard touchdown pass. On defense, he recorded an interception.
Deion Barnes had a sack, and spearheaded a defensive effort that limited opponent John Bartram to just 33 rushing yards. Barnes' Northeast team defeated John Bartram 24-14.
Steel Valley running back Delrece Williams rushed for 122 yards on 29 carries, and a touchdown, in a 31-21 loss to South Fayette.
Rushel Shell rushed for 267 yards on 34 carries, but it was not enough as his Hopewell Vikings lost by a touchdown for a second consecutive week, 30-23 to Moon Area. Shell scored on touchdown runs of 29 and 34.
Brionte Dunn, out of Canton (OH) GlenOak High School, rushed for 249 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-9 win over Jackson.
Our Lady of Good Counsel, coming off a bye week, defeated State College 35-14. The Falcons were without one Pitt target--Wes Brown, who was out with an injury. In his place, another Pitt target, Stefon Diggs rushed for 186 yards and a touchdown. Mike Madaras, an offensive lineman who was at Pitt's win over New Hampshire last week, anchored the offensive line.
Deaysean Rippy helped his Sto-Rox Vikings to a 14-0 over Neshannock. Rippy finished with 11 tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. On offense, he caught one pass for 20 yards. Sto-Rox has a big showdown with undefeated Rochester next week, a battle which will likely decide its conference championship.
Greensburg Central Catholic improved to 3-0 with a 49-10 win over Charleroi. Junior lineman Tyler Alt finished with five tackles and two sacks on defense. Offensively, he helped open the way for 300 yards rushing in two quarters of work. Alt was credited with 12 pancakes.
Cyrus Jones also chipped in to Gilman's 35-14 win over DeMatha. He carried the ball five times for 44 yards, had a 10-yard reception. On defense, he had two tackles, and an interception. Jones told us after the game he has a Pitt offer. Junior running back Kenneth Goins had 67 yards on eight carries, with the other three touchdowns--aside from Darius Jennings' two--for the Greyhounds.
Lamont Baldwin caught six passes for 78 yards and two touchdowns, helping Washington DC Archbishop Carroll to a 51-0 win Thursday night over Owings Mills. Teammate Mike Boderick finished with 11 tackles.
New Castle quarterback John Matarazzo threw for 160 yards and a touchdown, but his team came up short in a 23-6 loss at Central Valley. Matarazzo was carted off the field at the end of the game, but only for what was a precautionary measure (head). He will return to action this Friday.