Corey Clement has impressive a night as anyone in the country on Friday night. In a 45-23 win over Gloucester City, Clement rushed for 476 yards and 7 touchdowns. For the season--in three games--Clement has rushed for 842 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Kareem Hunt is another 2013 prospect who had a big game. Hunt rushed for 324 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 35-14 win for Willoughy South over Chardon. Willoughby South is a perfect 6-0 on the season, and Hunt has rushed for 1,448 yards and 22 touchdowns.
Tra'Von Chapman quarterbacked his Roosevelt (OH) team to its fifth win of the season, a 32-13 win over Streetsboro. The Rough Riders are 5-1 on the season. Chapman completed 16-of-31 passes for 211 yar and 4 touchdown passes. Chapman has completed 104-of-186 passes for 1,704 yards and 17 touchdown passes.
Mallard Creek improved to 5-1 overall with a 31-0 win over Vance. Pitt commit Anthony Covington is a starting corner for Mallard Creek, who pitched its first shutout of the season.
Luke Maclean finished with nine tackles and three sacks, helping Grand Blanc (MI) to a 48-27 win over Pinckney.
West Potomac (VA) defeated Annandale 54-14 on Friday night. Chris Blewitt had one extra point in his team's win, giving him 17 for the season. He also has five field goals this year.
Junior Joseph helped Wilson (PA) West Lawn to a 43-0 win over Cedar Cliff. Wilson finished with six tackles, a sack and three passes defended. He leads the Bulldogs with six solo stops this season. The Bulldogs limited the Falcons to just 196 yards of offense and forced four turnovers (three interceptions, one fumble), returning two of the interceptions for touchdowns.
Philadelphia (Pa.) Roman Catholic was overwhelmed Saturday night by Philadelphia (Pa.) St. Joseph's Prep, 37-7, dropping the Cahillites to 2-2 overall. Michael Keir completed 13-of-18 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown pass to Will Fuller, boosting his season totals to 48-of-75 for 656 yards and five touchdowns.
Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep Charter notched another shutout - the latest a 53-0 decision over Philadelphia (Pa.) High School of the Future. Brandon Chatmon recorded four tackles and one sack in the Panthers' victory - he's now up to 24 tackles (15 solo), three sacks, two deflected passes, a forced fumble and a blocked punt for the season, averaging 4.8 tackles per game.
Jaryd Jones-Smith and Philadelphia (Pa.) West Catholic improved to 2-2 overall with a dominating 46-14 victory over Wyncote (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt. The 46 points for the Burrs are a season high, surpassing the team's 42-point effort in an earlier victory over Philadelphia (Pa.) Monsignor Bonner.
Justin Moody helped Philadelphia (Pa.) George Washington to a 5-0 start with a 20-16 victory over Philadelphia (Pa.) Central, contributing to an Eagle defensive effort which limited the Lancers to just 161 total yards of offense (140 rushing on 38 carries and 21 yards passing on a 2-of-9 day). Washington has allowed an average of 10.8 points per game while posting one shutout.
Matt Galambos rushed 12 times for 41 yards and scored a touchdown as Philadelphia (Pa.) Haverford School defeated Lansdowne (Pa.) Penn Wood, 21-5, Saturday. Galambos was one of three Fords who scored touchdowns in the victory - the team's third in a row. Galambos has rushed for 322 yards on 48 carries and scored three rushing touchdowns while adding five receptions for 109 yards.
Ryan Winslow converted four more extra points and one field goal as Wyndmoor (Pa.) La Salle College High School rolled to an easy 31-0 victory over Philadelphia (Pa.) Archbishop Ryan to improve to 5-0 overall. The Explorer senior has converted 17 PATs and four field goals over the last four games and is up to 29 points scored for the season. La Salle played its first 2012 game as a nationally ranked program - the Explorers checked in as the No. 24 team in the USA Today Super 25 prep football poll, which ties the program's highest national ranking for football initially established following its 2009 PIAA AAAA championship season and 14-1 record.
Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) GAR Memorial stretched its winning streak to three games as the Grenadiers took down Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) Holy Redeemer, 65-28, Saturday night, using a 30-point outburst in the second quarter to build a 38-point halftime lead and invoke the PIAA mercy rule at the start of the second half. Shakir Soto and the GAR offensive line helped to pave the way for a 454-yard, 24-first down offensive explosion, highlighted by a 19-of-23 passing night with four touchdowns from senior quarterback Corey Moore. During its three-game winning streak, the Grenadiers have averaged 40 points per game.
Aaron Reese and the Chambersburg Trojan offensive line helped to pave the way for four offensive touchdowns Friday night (two rushing, two passing), but even a 20-point second quarter couldn't help the Trojans overcome Mechanicsburg (Pa.) Cumberland Valley. The Eagles won, 41-27, despite Chambersburg rolling up 334 yards of offense, including 184 through the air.Chambersburg is averaging 331 yards of total offense per game in 2012.
Roman Clay was held below 100 yards rushing for the second time in three games, this time against Millersville (Pa.) Penn Manor in a 28-14 setback for Lancaster Catholic. The Comet defense limited Clay to just 67 yards rushing on 17 carries. Clay did move over the 1,000-yard rushing plateau for the season, and now has 1,064 yards and 13 touchdowns on 115 carries through five LC games. The Crusaders are 3-2 overall.
Bethlehem (Pa.) Liberty fell to 0-5 overall with a narrow 14-13 loss to Bethlehem Catholic Saturday night. Only a scoring summary was posted from the game, and the Hurricanes' two touchdowns came on a pair of Derek Byrd 1-yard runs. Liberty missed the game-tying extra point in the fourth quarter. K.J. Williams leads the team with 23 receptions for 427 yards and five touchdowns.
Monaca (Pa.) Central Valley fell into an early 14-0 hole to Imperial (Pa.) West Allegheny, but rallied for 28 unanswered points to improve to 4-1 overall and a 28-14 victory. Robert Foster caught 11 passes for 89 yards and one touchdown and added a 63-yard run on a faked punt for another touchdown. Foster has scored nine total touchdowns for Central Valley. Jordan Whitehead, meanwhile, scored a touchdown on a three-yard run to cap the Warriors' scoring, giving him eight total touchdowns through five games - second on the team, of course, to Foster, who recently announced Pitt as one of his three finalists for where he'll continue his collegiate career.
Devin Wilson showed off his ability to highlight McKees Rocks (Pa.) Montour's ground attack Friday night, posting 130 yards and two touchdowns (on runs of 3 and 80 yards) on nine carries and adding four receptions for 24 yards in the Spartans' 45-14 victory over Ambridge. Wilson has rushed for 279 yards on 31 carries and caught another 29 passes for 483 yards while scoring eight total offensive touchdowns. He's also notched 23 tackles and two interceptions defensively.
James Conner returned a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown and added a team-best 157 yards rushing on 22 carries, but Erie (Pa.) McDowell fell to 2-3 for the season with a 34-23 setback to Lakewood St. Edward, a powerhouse from northern Ohio. Conner is still the Trojans' leading rusher for the season - with 721 yards and seven touchdowns on 60 carries. He's also scored a touchdown receiving and now adds the kickoff return for a touchdown from Friday's game. McDowell has played three Ohio opponents - Mentor, St. Ignatius and St. Edward - and while the Trojans are 0-3 in those games, they've only fallen by a combined average of 14 points.
In terms of scoring, Shai McKenzie single-handidly beat Jeannette Friday in an Interstate Conference showdown of unbeatens. McKenzie scored two rushing touchdowns (on runs of 4 and 9 yards) while posting a 104-yard night on the ground against the Jayhawks, but it was McKenzie's play on special teams which kept the Little Presidents undefeated. McKenzie blocked a punt in the fourth quarter and returned it 47 yards for the game-winning touchdown, giving him 16 total touchdowns scored in five games. McKenzie has rushed for 874 yards this season, giving him 2,076 for his career.
Zach Challingsworth's stellar senior season continued Friday as McDonald (Pa.) South Fayette routed Pittsburgh (Pa.) Seton-LaSalle, 51-12. In a game which was supposed to be a test, the Lions passed it with flying colors. Challingsworth caught nine passes for 136 yards and a touchdown, recorded three carries for 23 yards and was a force on the defensive and special teams phases of the game, too. He blocked a punt and also had an interception. He's up to 25 receptions for 571 yards and seven touchdowns and, over the last two games, recorded a pair of interceptions, returning one for a touchdown. Challingsworth, for his career, is up to 114 receptions for 2,142 yards and 28 touchdowns for South Fayette.
Montae Nicholson scored three touchdowns a total of three different ways as Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway disposed of Greensburg (Pa.) Hempfield, 41-13, Friday night. Nicholson caught a 19-yard touchdown pass, recovered a Spartan fumble in the end zone for another touchdown and returned an interception 64 yards for a touchdown. Nicholson has more than 250 yards receiving and has scored six total touchdowns for the Gators. Jaymar Parrish entered the Gators' Week 5 game with 10 receptions for 181 yards offensively and 22 tackles and one sack defensively. Junior Brenon Thrift entered the Hempfield game with three sacks, which led the team.
Elijah Zeise caught only one pass for Wexford (Pa.) North Allegheny in a 49-0 victory over Butler Area Friday night, but it was a big one - a 94-yard touchdown. For the season, Zeise has hauled in seven passes for 192 yards and three touchdowns while adding 10 tackles (nine solo) and two interceptions on defense. Zeise is one of six NA Tigers with 100 or more receiving yards this season as senior quarterback Mack Leftwich has thrown for 1,180 yards and 15 touchdowns in just five games.
Tyler Boyd once again showed why he is one of western Pennsylvania's best all-around football players as he scored four touchdowns a total of four different ways as Clairton rolled to a 65-0 victory over McDonald (Pa.) Fort Cherry Friday. Boyd caught a 57-yard touchdown pass from Armani Ford, added a 37-yard touchdown run, returned an interception 47 yards for a touchdown and, to top off the effort, returned a fumble 45 yards for a touchdown. He also added a successful two-point conversion run, giving him 26 of the Bears' 65 points for the night. Boyd has scored 15 total touchdowns for Clairton, and they've broken down as follows: 9 rushing, 2 receiving, 2 punt returns, 1 fumble return, 1 interception return. He's scored 96 points for the Bears this 2012 season and 542 points for his career.
Pittsburgh (Pa.) North Catholic's P.J. Fulmore blitzed Rural Valley (Pa.) West Shamokin for 206 yards rushing and scored four touchdowns in a 52-7 victory Friday. Fulmore has now run for 902 yards and scored 12 total touchdowns for the Trojans through five games.
Chandler Kincade completed 15 of 25 passes for 225 yards and one touchdown (a 29-yard connection to Andrew Podbielski) as Beaver Falls (Pa.) Blackhawk fell in a shootout loss to Beaver Area, 41-40. Beaver, a AA school, is 5-0 overall. Kincade has achieved his first-ever 1,000-yard passing season as a varsity quarterback for Blackhawk and is now perched at 1,112 yards passing with eight touchdowns through five games. He's completed 74-of-131 passes (56.5 percent).
Cedar Cliff junior Andrew Ford helped his team overcome a 14-0 deficit to Lewisberry (Pa.) Red Land Friday, but the Colts ultimately fell in double overtime to their hated West Shore rivals, 35-28. Ford completed 20-of-34 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns and added another 22 yards rushing on 11 carries. He's completed 107-of-160 passes for 1,483 yards and 17 touchdowns and added another 280 yards rushing with eight touchdowns to pace the 4-1 Colts.
Aliquippa got another dominating performance from its defense - a 48-0 shutout of Bessemer (Pa.) Mohawk Friday night - to improve to 5-0 on the year. Dravon Henry scored on a 97-yard touchdown run and added a successful two-point conversion in the rout. Jaleel Fields helped to pave the way for a Quip offensive arsenal which aired things out a bit against Mohawk - quarterback Malik Shegog threw a pair of touchdown passes spanning 69 combined yards. In all, Aliquippa scored seven offensive touchdowns (five rushing, two passing).
Beaver Falls staved off an upset bid from Dormont (Pa.) Keystone Oaks Friday night, winning 34-31 in overtime. Brock Boxen and the Tigers' offensive line helped to keep junior field general Dan Stratton upright and throw for 178 yards and four touchdowns in the victory, which puts BF at 4-1 overall. Stratton has thrown for 704 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Tigers in five games.