Perhaps the game of the year in Section III high school football takes place on Friday between the CBA Brothers and Fayetteville-Manlius Hornets. Scout will be in attendance to check out several division one prospects in action.
CBA comes into the game 3-0, winning by an average of 28 points per game. The Brothers defense has been extremely stingy, allowing only nine points per game. After losing Jack Brotzki to graduation, there is another Brotzki making plays for CBA. Jack's younger brother, Nick, is one of two quarterbacks running the offense. Brotzki splits time with SirVocea Dennis. Dennis does take a majority of the snaps, however.
The Hornets enter the game 3-1, having fallen to Nottingham in their second game of the year. Since then, F-M has been on fire. The Hornets are averaging 60.5 points over their last two games, led by a potent rushing attack. Their defense has given up their share of points, but the offensive output has more than made up for their lack of defensive prowess.
The Big Names
F-M is led by Syracuse commit and three-star athlete Eric Coley. Coley is the Hornets offense and has rushed for over 600 yards and 12 touchdowns in the last two games alone. Seeing his athleticism, speed and playmaking ability in person should be fun.
Boston College commit Noah Jordan-Williams is an intriguing prospect. He has a great frame, has solid hands and has playmaking ability down the field. Through three games of his senior season, he almost surpassed his receiving yards (216) from last season (296). Jordan-Williams has three touchdown catches through three games. He had only one all of last year.
A class of 2018 prospect, Stevie Scott could play running back or linebacker at the next level. He is the starting running back for the Brothers, and the offense runs through the talented athlete. Through three games, Scott has rushed for 374 yards and six touchdowns on only 22 carries. Scott is receiving interest from Syracuse, Boston College and a host of others.
Other Players to Watch
Linebacker Dan Damico has size and athleticism. He moves well given his frame, and that has shown in his recruitment. He visited Syracuse back in February, has an offer from Cornell, and is also hearing from Central Connecticut, New Hampshire and Villanova. Damico is the quarterback of the Brothers defense and has a high football IQ.
SirVocea Dennis is an intriguing athlete as a class of 2018 prospect. He is playing quarterback for CBA this season, but may project best as a defensive back at the collegiate level.
For F-M, keep an eye on James Rettinger. He has decent size (6-foot-1, 175 pounds) and runs with some power. When Coley does not have the ball in his hands, it is most likely in Rettinger's.