Weekend Prospect Recap

Big 227-yard outing for Julian Durden propels Montour to a big conference win. Durden within striking distance of 1,000-yard season.

Daniel Taylor continued to roll, as he helped Lutcher (LA) to a 42-14 win over Broadmoor. Taylor rushed for 125 yards and three touchdowns, while teammate Jordan Batiste had his second interception of the season. The Bulldogs improve to 4-1 on the season, and are unbeaten in conference play.

Darryl Render helped Lakewood (OH) St. Edward to a 20-7 win over Youngstown (OH) Ursuline. The Eagles' defense--led by Render--held Ursuline to 64 yards on the ground.

Austintown Fitch lose a 42-41 heartbreaker to Massillon Jackson in double-overtime. The Falcons were led by junior running back Billy Aaron--who holds a Pitt offer. Aaron rushed for 214 yards and three touchdowns.

Rushel Shell extended his streak of 100-yard rushing performances, but the clock struck midnight on Hopewell's perfect season.  The Vikings were dismantled, 37-13, by Beaver Falls (Pa.) Blackhawk, trailing as much as 30-0 at one point in the contest.  Shell did not score a touchdown in the game, and is now up to 1,061 rushing yards this season and 7,827 yards in his career.

McKees Rocks (Pa.) Montour got a solid performance from senior back Julian Durden in a 35-25 victory over New Castle.  Durden posted 227 rushing yards and three touchdowns on just 15 carries, with scoring runs of 59, 44 and 59 yards, giving the Spartan star 836 yards and 12 touchdowns on just 65 carries.  Durden is averaging 12.9 yards per carry this 2011 season.

Corey Jones is a wide receiver by trade, but Pittsburgh (Pa.) Penn Hills utilized Jones' running ability against nationally ranked Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic.  Jones ran for a team-high 169 yards and scored the Indians' lone touchdown--a 73-yarder--in a 36-6 defeat.  It was Jones' first 100-yard rushing game of the season.

Luke Hagy continued his dominant senior season with another 100-yard rushing performance in Mt. Lebanon's 38-0 victory over Canonsburg (Pa.) Canon-McMillan.  The Blue Devils' feature back ran for 120 yards and three touchdowns on runs of 7, 10, and 2 yards.  Hagy has run for 888 yards on the season - 3,776 yards for his career.

Another week, another victory for Bridgeville (Pa.) Chartiers Valley, and Wayne Capers Jr. is continuing his solid senior season.  The latest W, a 36-10 victory over Belle Vernon Area, saw Capers run for two touchdowns and throw for two touchdowns, connecting on 8-of-13 passes for 160 yards.  For the season, Capers has thrown for 566 yards and six touchdowns, and CV is 4-1 overall.

Trenton Coles was held out of the end zone during a record-setting outburst as Clairton rolled to 84 points, a new school single-game record, in a shutout victory over Avella Area.  The Bears, who won their 36th consecutive game, scored 76 points in the first half, including 42 in the second quarter.

Logan Dietz and company paved the way for another Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic victory, the latest a 36-6 decision over Pittsburgh (Pa.) Penn Hills.  Damion Jones-Moore ran for a team and game-high 201 yards and scored three total touchdowns and Perry Hills connected on 9-of-11 passes for 100 yards in the win.  Central Catholic entered the game ranked #20 in the nation by the USA-Today.

Pitt's newest addition to the 2012 recruiting class, Adam Bisnowaty, helped to pave the way for a 24-9 victory for Fox Chapel Area over Vandergrift (Pa.) Kiski Area Friday evening.  Fox Chapel scored one touchdown on the ground and two touchdowns through the air in what turned out to be its second W of the season.

Allderdice scored its second victory of the 2011 season against Pittsburgh (Pa.) Westinghouse, using a 21-point second quarter to pull away, 41-0.  Tyrique Jarrett and the Dragon defense recorded a shutout of the Bulldogs, which also featured an interception returned for a touchdown.

Deaysean Rippy caught a six-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Lenny Williams - his third of the season and one of four different receivers to catch a touchdown pass - in McKees Rocks (Pa.) Sto-Rox' 38-0 victory over New Castle (Pa.) Union Area.  Rippy's teammate and Pitt recruit Marzett Geter was held out of the end zone this week.  Geter has six touchdown receptions through five weeks and Williams, a sophomore quarterback, has 13 touchdown passes.

Another week, another 100/100 week for Dakota Conwell.  The Upper St. Clair senior field general connected on 3-of-6 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown (a 65-yard pass to Carlton Gibson) and ran for 112 yards and three touchdowns on runs of 24, 10 and 57 yards in USC's 42-0 domination of Pittsburgh (Pa.) Baldwin.  The shutout was the Panthers' third of the season, and Conwell improved to 12-4 overall as a varsity starting quarterback in the process.

Greater Johnstown got another steady performance from linebacker Alkwan Williams in a closer-than-comfortable 21-7 victory over District 5 rep. Somerset Area.  Williams posted 10 tackles (four solo), giving him 62 tackles (19 solo) on the season, an average of 12.4 stops per game.  Offensively, Williams caught three passes for 25 yards.  The Trojans are 5-0 overall.


Jaylen Coleman and the Pittsburgh (Pa.) University Prep defense extended its streak of zero offensive touchdowns allowed to 16 total quarters with a 48-0 shutout of Pittsburgh (Pa.) Carrick Thursday evening. University Prep is now 4-1 in its inaugural season of playing organized football.

Demetrious Cox ran for a team-high 182 yards and scored two more touchdowns as Jeannette downed Charleroi, 46-20.  Cox was one of three 100-yard rushers in the game for the Jayhawks, who also got triple-digit rushing totals from Jordan Edmunds (170 yards) and Shavonta Craft (108 yards) in the victory.

The Germantown Bears lost a scorefest to Philadelphia (Pa.) Washington, 41-34, and Will Parks caught four passes for 65 yards and a touchdown in the contest.  He also recorded two carries for four yards.

Michael Keir posted his third 200+-yard passing performance of the 2011 season in Roman Catholic's 23-21 loss to Wyndmoor (Pa.) La Salle College High School Saturday evening.  Keir connected on 17-of-36 passes for 204 yards and one touchdown, giving him a season stat line that reads 66-of-115 for 946 yards and six touchdowns.  The Cahillites are 3-2 this season.

Don't look now, but West Philadelphia Catholic is starting to roll like a snowball down a hill, and David Williams is leading the charge.  The Burr junior ran for 145 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in a 38-13 victory over Philadelphia (Pa.) Archbishop Ryan.  Williams has now run for 693 yards and three touchdowns on 113 carries this season.

Clarion Area came from behind to defeat New Bethlehem (Pa.) Redbank Valley and the Bulldogs' freshman field general Jake Dougherty (6'2, 190), 29-23, and T.J. Armstrong was a big reason why the orange and black came up with the W.  Armstrong ran for 133 yards on 39 carries and scored three touchdowns and also caught a two-point conversion pass from Brandon Heeter in the game, giving him 20 of Clarion's 29 points on the night.

Cedar Cliff junior and 2013 standout Adam Breneman caught three passes for 46 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown reception from Colts' quarterback Andrew Ford in a 19-0 blanking of Lewisberry (Pa.) Red Land.  Breneman has four touchdown receptions on the season.

Devin Wilson, McKees Rocks (Pa.) Montour - It was a quiet weekend for Devin Wilson as McKees Rocks (Pa.) Montour downed Parkway Conference foe New Castle, 35-25.  Wilson caught two passes for 24 yards, giving him 17 receptions for 220 yards and three touchdowns through five games, an average of 12.9 yards per catch.  Defensively, Wilson added 11 tackles against the Red Hurricane - seven were solo stops.

North Allegheny scored seven more touchdowns in a 49-28 defeat of Harmony (Pa.) Seneca Valley Friday night.  Pat Kugler and the Tiger offensive line flattened the Raider defense for six rushing touchdowns among three different ball carriers and one passing score.  Through five games, North Allegheny is averaging 476 yards (296.2 rush, 179.8 pass) and 45.6 points per game.  To top it off, the defending PIAA AAAA champions are averaging 6.5 yards per carry for the team as a whole and 10.1 yards per pass attempt.

Tyler Boyd is like a human pinball machine, racking up boatloads of points each week.  The Clairton junior is over the 100-point plateau through five games on the season following a 36-point outburst in Clairton's record-setting 84-0 victory over Avella Area.  Boyd ran for 111 yards and scored four rushing touchdowns, returned a punt for a touchdown and added three two-point conversion runs - all in the first half.  Over Clairton's last two games, Boyd has scored a whopping 58 points, and, through five weeks of the season has run for a team-leading 527 yards and scored a team-best 108 points (14 touchdowns, eight two-point conversions).

DuBois "Boise" Ross had himself quite the day against Renovo (Pa.) Bucktail Area in a 56-34 victory for Bangor (Pa.) Pius X.  In five offensive touches, Ross scored four total touchdowns (one rushing, three receiving).  He scored on a three-yard touchdown run and hauled in three passes for 97 yards.  On the season, Ross has run for 95 yards and three touchdowns on 11 totes and caught 16 passes for 283 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 8.6 yards per carry and 17.7 yards per reception.

After sitting out a week for what was believed to be a tweaked knee, Roman Clay returned to action and scored a touchdown in Lancaster (Pa.) Lancaster Catholic's 28-14 victory over Enola (Pa.) East Pennsboro.  Lancaster Catholic has improved to 5-0 on the season and is 87-11 overall (.887) since the start of the 2004 season.


A.J. Long improved his record as a varsity starting quarterback to 13-4 as Bangor (Pa.) Pius X won a 56-34 Saturday afternoon shootout over Renovo (Pa.) Bucktail Area.  And looking at the sophomore's stat line, you'd pick Long first if there was a such thing as a high school football fantasy team.  Long hit on 22-of-29 passes for 406 yards and had a hand in six total Pius X touchdowns (four passing, two rushing) in the victory.  Through five games, Long is 77-of-107 (72 percent) for 1,322 yards and 14 touchdowns and has run for 273 yards and nine more touchdowns on 41 rushes.  Long surpassed the 4,000-yard passing mark for his career in the victory - he is now 279-of-414 (67.3 percent) for 4,174 career yards and 42 touchdown passes against only 10 interceptions.  And remember, folks, Long is only a sophomore.

Chandler Kincade did not play in Friday evening's 37-13 rout of Aliquippa (Pa.) Hopewell, sitting out the game with a bruised shoulder.  Instead, the Cougars got a 178-yard performance from the team's leading receiver, Josh Desmond.

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