Weekend Prospect Recap

Patrick Amara scored three touchdowns in his team's most recent wins. He's one of many Pitt commits who had multiple touchdowns this past weekend, while helping his respective team remain unbeaten.

St. Thomas Aquinas improved to 4-1 with a 66-0 win over South Broward. Pitt commit Wade Freebeck threw for 210 yards and five touchdowns, all in the first half.

Pitt's other committed quarterback for 2014, Adam Bertke, left his team's game with a hand injury just before halftime. Bertke guided his Marion Local (OH) team to a 13-0 lead to that point. The Flyers improved to 6-0 with a 28-14 win over Delphos (OH) St. John's. Bertke's status for next week's game is unknown at this point.

Also injured on Friday was offensive line commit Connor Hayes. Hayes suffered a knee injury in Traverse City's (MI) game with Comstock Park, and is out for the remainder of the season.

One of Pitt's other offensive lineman commits, Michael Grimm, helped his Bethel Park team to a 21-19 win over Penn Hills. The Blackhawks are 5-1, and have a big showdown with conference frontrunner Upper St. Clair, who carries a perfect 6-0 record.

Also in the Quad-A's Southeastern Conference, Mount Lebanon scored a 49-7 win over Canon-McMillan. It was four-star lineman Alex Bookser lining up against highly touted 2015 lineman Alex Paulina. Mount Lebanon will need to win out its final three games to clinch a playoff spot.

Dennis Briggs, a running back commit for Pitt, helped Shady Side Academy to an impressive 52-14 win over East Allegheny. Briggs rushed for two touchdowns, and also scored on an 85-yard kickoff return. Shady Side is unbeaten at 6-0, and has outscored opponents 222-36 for the season.

Aliquippa continues to roll. This time, it was a 49-7 win over Freedom Dravon Henry rushed for a 43-yard touchdown, and returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown. Terry Swanson also rushed for a score, and talented sophomore Kazeon Pugh returned a fumble for a touchdown.

West Catholic (PA) defeated Conwell-Egan 44-0 on Friday. The Burrs are a perfect 5-0 on the season. Pitt commit Patrick Amara caught touchdown passes of 39 and 22. He also returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown.

Also unbeaten is Staunton (VA) Riverheads, anchored by Pitt commit Michael Herndon. Riverheads defeated East Rockingham 41-35 on Friday. Riverheads, 5-0, hosts Page County on Friday.

Hilliard (OH) Davidson improved to 6-0 with a 63-12 win over Westland. Pitt commit Phillipie Motley is a member of Davidson's unbeaten squad. They take on Upper Arlington on Friday.

Pitt commit Avonte Maddox had 122 yards receiving with two touchdown catches, as Detroit (MI) King defeated Douglass 58-0. King is a perfect 5-0 on the season.

Bishop Sullivan improved to 7-0 with a 42-23 win over Trinity Episcopal. Jamil Kamara caught five passes for 70 yards in his team's win, with a pair of touchdown receptions.

A game with conference positioning involved. West Mifflin defeated Elizabeth Forward 40-16 on Thursday night.

Senior running back James Wheeler singlehandedly stole the show for West Mifflin, rushing for 257 yards on 30 carries, with six rushing scores--every West Mifflin touchdown.

The Titans led 7-0 15 minutes into the game before the game went in to a one-hour, 51-minute rain delay.

Elizabeth Forward's JaQuan Davidson committed to Pittsburgh prior to the start of the second quarter. He is being recruited as a receiver, but is quarterback this year. Davidson rushed for 170 yards on the nights on just eight carries, including a 77-yard touchdown run on a quarterback draw.

With Wheeler's performance, he has now rushed for 1,569 yards in seven games this season. He's also closing in on 4,000 career rushing yards, with 3,795 yards in just two seasons as a starter.

With Davidson's performance, he has thrown for 581 yards and nine touchdowns this season, along with 562 yards rushing and four rushing score.

In a game that had six Division I prospects in it, Gateway avenged a regular season loss to North Allegheny last year in a 35-32 win.

Delvon Randall, among several key performances, stole the show from his first touch of the game. He opened as the 'Wildcat' quarterback, taking his team's first offensive snap for a 56-yard touchdown. Randall finished with 104 yards rushing and two touchdowns, with another 90 yards and a touchdown catch. Randall is a Temple commit.

Pittsburgh commit Elijah Zeise finished with five catches for 118 yards and a touchdown, often drawing double coverage from three-star corner Anthony Davis and four-star safety Montae Nicholson.

Davis, who will take official visits to Pitt and Temple later this fall, finished with a 32-yard touchdown reception. Nicholson added 99 yards receiving on four catches. He added 61 yards on three kick returns, six tackles on defense and three passes broken up.

Temple commit Brenon Thrift was a factor in the defensive line, making six solo stops, a sack, a hurry and a pass broken up.

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