Weekend Prospect Recap

Marion Local (OH) QB Adam Bertke, a Pitt commit, has his team off to a 5-0 start after another big win on Friday.

Wade Freebeck threw for a touchdown in one half of action, guiding St. Thomas. Aquinas to a 58-6 win over Nova on Friday night. St. Thomas Aquinas improves to 3-1 on the season, coming off a loss last week to Miramar.

Adam Bertke guided his Marion Local team to a 28-0 win over Versailles. The Flyers are a perfect 5-0 on the season. Bertke threw for a 50-yard touchdown pass in his team's win on Friday.

Dennis Briggs' Shady Side Academy team is also 5-0. The Indians defeated Freeport 28-0 on Saturday. Briggs' team has allowed a little over four points a game for the season.

Gateway also improved to 5-0, after a 22-16 conference win over Hempfield. Montae Nicholson--who took his official visit to Pitt this weekend--caught a touchdown pass. Cornerback prospect Anthony Davis also caught a touchdown in the Gators' win.

Up next for Gateway is North Allegheny, led by Pitt commit Elijah Zeise. The Tigers defeated Butler 58-3 on Friday, to improve to 4-1 on the season. Zeise caught an 82-yard touchdown pass in the process.

JaQuan Davidson threw for 125 yards and three touchdowns, helping Elizabeth-Forward to a 56-20 win over Uniontown. This Thursday, Davidson's team plays host to West Mifflin. The 6-3, 180-pound Davidson will make his college choice between Pittsburgh and West Virginia.

The Canisius (NY) Crusaders defeated St. Francis 35-9 on Friday. Pitt commit Qadree Ollison rushed for 117 yards in the win. Recent 2015 offer, Tyrone Wheatley Jr., hauled in a 21-yard pass, lifting the passing game.

Hilliard (OH) Davidson improved to 5-0 with a 49-7 win over Central Crossing. Pitt commit Phillipie Motley rushed for a 55-yard touchdown in the win.

Detroit (MI) King athlete Avonte Maddox was on a bye week. The Crusaders, 4-0, take on Douglass this Friday.

Four-star corner prospect Dravon Henry rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns, while teammate Terry Swanson rushed for 115 yards and a pair of touchdowns, helping Aliquippa to a 56-8 win over Mohawk. Pitt head coach Paul Chryst stopped in to watch Aliquippa's performance.

Aaron Matthews threw for a pair of touchdowns, and Lamont Wade rushed for 150 as the Clairton Bears got back in the win colum with a 36-28 win at Fort Cherry on Friday. Both Matthews and Wade were in attendance at Saturday's Pitt win over Virginia.

Another Class-A standout, Apollo-Ridge's Tre Tipton, had a big individual performance, albeit on the losing side. Avonworth knocked off Apollo-Ridge 35-27, but not before Tipton caught 11 passes for 125 yards and three touchdowns. Tipton has been at all three Pitt home games this year.


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