Brian Dohn

West Virginia 2017 Football Verbal Commit Game Update: Aug 26-27

West Virginia's 2017 football verbal commits swung into action this past weekend. We update their performances and team results.

Defeated Edison 7-0 Record: 1-0 Next Game: Fri Sep 2 vs. Northridge
Southridge earned a delayed and shortened win in its opener. The game started late after Edison was stuck in traffic travelling to the stadium, and was called just before the half due to lightning.

Upset by Booker T. Washington 27-23 Record: 0-1 Next Game: Fri Sep 2 at Miramar
Top-ranked nationally, the Raiders will fall from that spot after close loss, which was just their third over the past two seasons. Aquinas fell just short of the goal line on its last drive following a 30-minute storm delay.

Dropped a 50-17 decision to Naples Record: 0-1 Next Game: Fri Sep 2 at St. John's (Wash., D.C.)
Continuing the Florida theme, the game was delayed almost three hours. Sinkfield did all he could with 94 rushing yards a a touchdown on 21 carries.

Defeated Lakeside 48-10 Record: 1-1 Next Game: Fri Sep 2 at Colquitt County
The Tigers put up a strong defensive effort in building a 35-3 halftime lead on its way to the win. Tucker recovered three Lakeside fumbles to help set up its offense.

Open Date Record: 0-1 Next Game: Fri Sep 2 vs. Bishop Timon-St. Jude (Buffalo, NY)
Buford opened the season last week with a 24-7 loss to Roswell

Open Date Record: 1-0 Next Game: Fri Sep 2 at John Curtis Christian
Bush and his Buccaneer teammates have an excellent match-up to open the season

Defeated Liberty Christian 33-13 Record: 1-0 Next Game: Thu Sep 1 at Bishop Ireton
The Crusaders rolled to a 33-0 halftime lead and coasted from there. Hunt helped hold Liberty in check until a couple of late touchdowns spoiled the shutout bid. "I had three tackles, a pass break-up and recovered an on-side kick," he told "I also recovered an onside kick."

Defeated LaSalle 33-24 Record: 1-0 Next Game: Fri Sep 2 vs. Downington East
Johns helped the Knights get their first win over the Explorers in seven years with a 36-yard touchdown reception and a strong performance on defense.

Doubled Penn Cambria 42-21 Record: 1-0 Next Game: Fri Sep 2 at Bishop Carroll
Loe had a big day, committing to WVU just before the game, and then catching five passes for 135 yards and three TDs. His scoring receptions covered 71, 35, and five yards. “I think Exree’s been ready to go since last Thanksgiving,” Johnstown coach Tony Penna Jr. told the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat.

Shut out Marion Center 49-0 Record: 1-0 Next Game: Fri Sep 2 vs. Saltsburg
Smith was 7-8 passing for 208 yards and three scores in the easy win. He also added a short TD run to help the Rams build a 28-0 first quarter lead. “You get a chance to see a really special player who’s at a level of his craft that is rarely seen around here,” coach Roger Beitel told the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat.

Montclair State (8/28 Record: 0-0 Next Game: Sat Sep 3 vs Gattaca
Falcons open on the road and have an 11-game schedule

Routed Firestone 46-6 Record: 1-0 Next Game: Fri Sep 2 vs. Walsh Jesuit
The Irish rolled to an easy opening win. King had three tackles and two pass breakups, and did not allow a catch on his side of the field.

Defeated Robert C. Byrd 49-12 Record: 1-0 Next Game: Fri Sep 2 at North Marion
The Polar Bears rolled to a 29-point halftime advantage in putting Byrd away early. Fairmont's defense was dominant, allowing just one first-half score. Stills told us "I played well, but still have some things to work on. I had six tackles and three tackles for loss."

Blanked Anacostia 59-0 Record: 1-0 Next Game: Fri Sep 2 vs. Brooke
Morgantown scored all its points in the first half, prompting a shortened third quarter and a running clock in the fourth. Wolfley scored on a ten-yard run, part of a five carry, 76-yard night. Video Highlights

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