Weekend Prospect Recap

Several recruits battled for conference titles and positioning this past weekend. Playoffs begin for some teams in Ohio and western Pennsylvania this week, while eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey recruits still have remaining regular season games.

Jeremiah Bryson helped Smyrna to a district championship in a 13-7 win over Oakland. Bryson carried nine times for 111 yards, with two receptions and a touchdown that made the difference in the game.

Kyshoen Jarrett threw for a 25-yard touchdown pass, helping East Stroudsburg South to a 45-6 win over Hazleton. The Cavaliers are 6-3 on the season, and face East Stroudsburg North next week.

Desimon Green played the first quarter of a 60-0 win over Serra Catholic on Friday. Green threw for a 20-yard touchdown pass, then ran one in from 11 yards out, as most of the starters were out after the first quarter. Clairton clinches the top seed for Class A in the WPIAL, and will host a playoff game Friday.

Max Issaka finished with five tackles--all for losses, had one rush for a 65-yard touchdown, four quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles in a 33-7 win over Edison.

Defensive end commit Deonte Gibson helped his St. Edward team complete a perfect 10-0 regular season with a 33-10 win over St. Ignatius Friday. The Eagle defense limited St. Ignatius to just three points and three yards in the first quarter, and 41 yards in the first half. The Eagles begin the playoffs next week.

Terrell Chestnut helped Pottsgrove to a 69-19 win over Upper Perkiomen on Friday night. Chestnut was at Pitt's win over Louisville the next day.

Jameel Poteat rushed for touchdowns of 1, 4, 15 and 19 and also caught a 48-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Johnson, as Bishop McDevitt cruised to a 47-14 win over Red Land. Poteat finished with 127 yards, in addition to his five total touchdowns.

Marquise Wright squared off against future teammate Gary Nova and Don Bosco Prep. Though Wright came through with four tackles, including one for a loss and 1.5 sacks, Bosco prevailed 49-0. Nova threw four touchdown passes--all to junior receiver Leonte Carroo, in the victory. The four touchdown passes went for 70, 66, 31 and 44. Junior safety Elijah Shumate finished with three tackles and a sack in the win for Bosco.

Lafayette Pitts rushed for touchdown runs of 3, 15 and 25, lifting Woodland Hills to a 29-0 win over Penn Hills. The Wolverines clinch the second seed in their conference behind Pittsburgh Central Catholic, and will host a playoff game this Friday.

Justin Olack caught two passes for 39 yards in a 40-17 loss to Canton McKinley, ending the Tigers' eight-game winning streak. Junior defensive end Se'Von Pittman was on the winning side for McKinley.

Dallastown improved to 9-0 with a 21-0 win over Spring Grove. Ben Kline finished with 11 tackles and two interceptions on defense for the Wildcats. Dallastown closes out the regular season next week against Red Lion.

Central Dauphin gained 330 yards rushing behind the blocking of lineman Artie Rowell, in a 35-14 win over State College. The Rams are 7-2 on the season, and close out the regular season next week against Chambersburg. Rowell added two tackles on defense.

On senior night, Brandon Clemons helped his Delaware Valley team to a 21-6 win over Scranton Prep. Clemons had four tackles and a sack in the victory, helping his team improve to 6-3 on the season.

Savon Huggins rushed 10 times for 192 yards and five touchdowns, as St. Peters Prep defeated Ferris 62-0. The Marauders have defeated their last five opponents by a combined 256-8. Huggins scored on touchdown runs of 3. 28, 13, 5 and 58.

Rushel Shell rushed for 190 yards and three touchdowns, which not only helped Hopewell to a 34-31 overtime win at West Allegheny, but got the Vikings into the playoffs as the third seed in their conference. Shell also had a 30-yard reception in the win, a pass broken up in the end zone, and an interception in the end zone that was waved off due to a roughing the passer penalty.

Deaysean Rippy caught a 79-yard touchdown pass, and helped his team's defense to a shutout, in a 39-0 win over Cornell. Sto-Rox clinches second place in the conference, and will host a playoff game this week.

In Pittsburgh's City League, Jaylen Coleman had five carries for 136 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown run to clinch a 34-24 win over Brashear. Coleman also finished with 12 tackles on defense.

Delrece Williams led the WPIAL in rushing for a third week in a row, rushing for 317 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-13 win over South Allegheny. The Ironmen finish in third place in their conference, and will open playoffs on the road this Friday.

New Castle quarterback John Matarazzo threw for 250 yards and a pair of touchdown passes, helping his team to a 30-27 win over Blackhawk, knocking them from playoff contention. Matarazzo was in attendance at Pitt's win over Louisville Saturday.

Also at Pitt's win was Montour running back Julian Durden. Durden rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Spartans to a 42-6 win over Moon, and clinching a perfect 9-0 regular season record. Montour will likely open the playoffs as the number-one seed in WPIAL Class AAA.

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