Weekend Prospect Recap

Several Pitt prospects were out playing Friday night, and by Saturday morning were at Heinz Field to watch the Panthers play Virginia Tech.

Matt Galambos sparked his Haverford School team to a 20-13 win over Lawrenceville School (NJ). Galambos rushed for 206 yards and a touchdown, and also finished with 11 tackles. Through three game, he's his team's leading rusher and leading tackler, with an average of 10.0 tackles a game.

Ryan Winslow converted four more extra points and one field goal as Wyndmoor (Pa.) La Salle College High School rolled to a 38-6 victory over Springfield (Pa.) Cardinal O'Hara Saturday. Winslow has now scored 14 points over La Salle's last two games, and he's solidly the third-leading scorer on the team with eight PATs and two field goals to his credit.

Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) GAR Memorial notched its first victory of the season Friday night, 20-19, over Carbondale after spotting the Chargers a 13-0 lead at halftime. Shakir Soto and the Grenadier offensive line paved the way for a 258-yard effort (162 passing, 96 rushing) and scored 13 fourth quarter points to earn the W. GAR is 1-2 overall and averaging nine points per game following Friday's victory. Soto is also coming off a 14-tackle, 2 fumble recovery performance against Dunmore the previous week.

James Conner was recruited by Pitt to play defensive end, but that didn't stop the Erie (Pa.) McDowell senior from putting up an impressive outing against Lancaster Catholic Saturday in Altoona. Conner rushed for 248 yards on just eight carries and scored three touchdowns on runs of 73, 92 and 68 yards. He's averaging 17.9 yards per carry this season - 30 rushes for 539 yards - to go along with seven touchdowns. He also recorded a tackle for loss in the first half.

Luke Maclean helped his Grand Blanc (MI) team to a 42-6 win over Brighton, its second win in a row. Maclean finished with 12 tackles in the win. For the season—four games—Maclean has 41 tackles and 3 sacks.

Chris Blewitt's West Potomac (VA) team is off to a 3-0 start. The Wolverines defeated South County 49-39. Blewitt was perfect on all 7 of his extra-point attempts. He also rushed for 23 yards on a fake in the game. For the season, Blewitt is a perfect 14-14 on extra-point attempts, and has four field goals.

Winslow converted four more extra points and one field goal as Wyndmoor (Pa.) La Salle College High School rolled to a 38-6 victory over Springfield (Pa.) Cardinal O'Hara Saturday. Winslow has now scored 14 points over La Salle's last two games, and he's solidly the third-leading scorer on the team with eight PATs and two field goals to his credit.

TraVon Chapman quarterbacked Kent (OH) Roosevelt to a 35-6 win over Coventry. The Rough Riders are 3-1 on the season. Chapman completed 19-of-26 passes for 270 yards and 3 touchdown passes. For the season, through four games, Chapman has completed 75-of-128 passes (58.6%) for 1,213 yards and 9 touchdown passes. He's also rushed for another 300 yards on the season.

Titus Howard helped Clairton to its 50th consecutive win, in a 54-6 win over California (PA). Up next for the Bears, a Thursday night showdown at Monessen against West Virginia commit Chavas Rawlins and 2014 LB prospect Justice Rawlins. Howard finished with three receptions, a 12-yard touchdown reception and a two-point conversion. Howard's teammate, four-star prospect Tyler Boyd, rushed for touchdown runs of 3 and 30 in the win, and also had a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown. Boyd finished with 129 yards rushing to bump his career total to 3,432 yards. He's scored eight touchdowns and added a pair of two-point conversions for a total of 52 points scored this season.

Zach Challingsworth had 4 catches for 66 yards and, including touchdown receptions of 11 and 30 in a 50-0 win over Steel Valley. South Fayette has outscored its first three opponents 146-6. Challingsworth has four touchdown receptions in the last two games. The Lions meet up with Seton-LaSalle in two weeks; a matchup that will feature brothers Brett and Luke Brumbaugh squaring off against each other, in addition to Pitt commits Challingsworth and Scott Orndoff. Brett Brumbaugh, the sophomore quarterback for South Fayette, has already thrown for 11 touchdowns in three games this season, including 3 on Friday night.

Speaking of Seton-LaSalle, Pitt commit Scott Orndoff caught a 20-yard touchdown reception, and finished with six tackles on defense. His Rebels defeated Keystone Oaks 45-0. Quarterback Luke Brumbaugh threw for two touchdown passes.

Gateway defeated Kiski Area 55-14 on Friday night. Junior safety prospect Montae Nicholson caught a 29-yard touchdown pass on offense. Pitt commit Jaymar Parrish has 4 catches for 108 yards through two games on offense and a total of five tackles on defense. Junior linebacker Brenon Thrift finished with 10 tackles and three sacks on defense.

Philadelphia (Pa.) Roman Catholic rolled to a 42-7 victory over Philadelphia (Pa.) Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, and Michael Keir was a big reason why the Cahillites found the win column. Keir connected on 17 of his 22 pass attempts for 239 yards and three touchdowns, increasing his season totals to 524 yards passing and four touchdowns. All four of Keir's touchdown passes this season have come in the last two weeks.

Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep Charter stretched its shutout streak to 10 quarters thanks to another dominating victory - 54-0 - over Philadelphia (Pa.) Roxborough Saturday evening. The Panthers' defense, which includes Brandon Chatmon, hasn't been dented since the second quarter of Week 1, when Imhotep Charter faced Strath Haven.

Philadelphia (Pa.) West Catholic righted its ship with a 42-7 victory over Philadelphia (Pa.) Monsignor Bonner as Jaryd Jones-Smith and the Burrs offensive line helped to pave the way for a unit which rolled up 415 yards (275 rushing, 140 passing) and scored six touchdowns (five rushing - all by junior running back Greg White - and one passing). White rushed for 193 yards and quarterback Antwain McCollum passed for 140 yards. The Burrs are averaging 368.5 yards (214.5 rushing, 154 passing) and 30.5 points per game this year.

Junior Joseph and the West Lawn (Pa.) Wilson defense limited Berks County rival Reading High to just 159 total yards of offense (101 passing, 58 rushing) in a 31-12 victory Friday. Though Reading struggled to gain yards, the Red Knights were only down five points in the second half. The Bulldogs have allowed an average of 11 points per game, along with one shutout, and opponents are only averaging 77.7 yards rushing per game and 2.8 yards per carry against Wilson this season.

Monaca (Pa.) Central Valley breezed past Bridgeville (Pa.) Chartiers Valley, 49-7, Friday, helping head coach Mark Lyons earn his 100th career victory and 23rd at Central Valley. Robert Foster corralled five passes for 111 yards, including a 29-yard touchdown reception from Nathan Climo, to boost his season totals to 16 receptions for 225 yards and one touchdown. Foster has also scored four rushing touchdowns for the Warriors. Sophomore Jordan Whitehead posted his second 100-yard rushing performance in three games, posting 156 yards and scoring three touchdowns on runs of 52, 36 and 5 yards. Whitehead has now rushed for 344 yards and three touchdowns for Central Valley.

Devin Wilson hauled in nine passes for 131 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Mihelic, as McKees Rocks (Pa.) Montour blanked Mohawk, 41-0, in a nonconference game. Through three games, Wilson ranks as the Spartans' featured receiver, having snagged 16 passes for 346 yards and four touchdowns.

Isiah Neely rushed for 94 yards and scored a touchdown as Coraopolis (Pa.) Our Lady of Sacred Heart fell to New Castle (Pa.) Laurel, 24-13, Friday. Through three games, Neely has rushed for 502 yards and six touchdowns on 56 carries and caught another three passes for 71 yards.

Shai McKenzie erupted for 214 yards rushing and four touchdowns on runs of 32, 58, 39 and 48 yards as Washington crushed Carlynton, 64-14. Through three games, McKenzie has rushed for 561 yards and scored 10 touchdowns as the Little Presidents have rolled to a 3-0 start in the Interstate Conference. A huge showdown looms for Washington in Week 5 against Jeannette.

Chandler Kincade completed 18-of-29 passes for 208 yards, but Beaver Falls (Pa.) Blackhawk sustained its second loss of the season, 7-6, over Aliquippa (Pa.) Hopewell. Make it three straight 200+-yard passing performances for Kincade, who now has 706 yards and five touchdowns to his credit. Blackhawk's two losses have come by a combined five points.

Dravon Henry scored on touchdown runs of 25 and 10, and was done before halftime as Aliquippa romped over Riverside 68-0. His cousin, freshman Kaezon Pugh rushed for touchdown runs of 68 and 47 in the second half. Junior lineman Jaleel Fields made five solo stops, two sacks and two more tackles for loss, playing in one half.

Elijah Zeise returned to action after missing just one game with a sore shoulder. He caught a 10-yard touchdown pass, and also had an interception in a 45-3 North Allegheny win over Seneca Valley. The Tigers are a perfect 3-0. Zeise has hauled in five passes for 88 yards and added six tackles (five solo) and an interception in two games.

Beaver Falls rolled to the first 43 points of the game in a 43-7 blowout of Ellwood City. Brock Boxen and the Tiger offensive line helped to pave the way for five touchdowns (four rushing, one passing) and the Tigers added a 70-yard punt return for good measure. Beaver Falls is 3-0 overall.

P.J. Fulmore rushed for 128 yards, but it wasn't enough as his North Catholic team suffered its first loss of the season to Northgate. Through three games, the sophomore running back has rushed for 546 yards and six touchdowns.


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