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West Virginia 2017 Football Verbal Commit Game Updates: Sep 17-18

Updated results and comments from West Virginia football verbal commitments in action on the weekend of Sept. 17-18.


Lost to Booker T. Washington 20-6 Record: 3-1 Next Game: Fri Sep 23 vs. Carol City
Five turnovers sent Southridge, which was ranked fourth in the Class 8A coming in, to its first defeat. The Spartans went backward all night, showing -15 yards on the ground and more than 130 yards in penalties.


Open Date Record: 2-1 Next Game: Fri Sep 23 vs. Hallandale 
The nine time Florida state champions are ranked second in Class 7A this week 


Lost to Northwestern 41-0 Record: 1-3 Next Game: Fri Sep 29 at Oxbridge Academy 
The Stallions' tough season continued in a one sided loss. American Heritage manged just 69 yards of of offense. It now prepares for district play, where it hopes to reset and make a run for the playoffs.


Blanked Jonesboro 58-0 Record: 3-1 Next Game: Fri Sep23 at M.L. King
Tucker raced out to a 44-0 halftime lead and prevented Jonesboro from mounting any serious scoring threats in the easy win.


Defeated Jefferson Davis 38-30 Record: 2-1 Next Game: Fri Sep 23 vs. Int'l School of Broward 
Buford made an early lead stand up in an offensive fourth quarter, where the teams combined for 33 points. After visiting WVU during last weekend's off date, Thurmond and the Wolves will play the next seven consecutive Fridays.


Defeated St. Augustine 42-20 Record: 1-2 Next Game: Fri Sep 23 vs. Chalmette
Bush was a multi-purpose threat, gaining 93 yards on six carries and 55 yards on two pass receptions. He scored on a 56-yard reception and averaged 18.5 yards per touch. "It was a great week of practice. We all came together this week," Bush told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "There was no fussing and fighting (this week), it was all practicing and working hard."


Lost to Bishop McNamara 42-41 Record: 3-1 Next Game: Fri Sep 23 at St. Frances Academy
 Bishop Sullivan yielded an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter in the tough loss. Afterward, Hunt tweeted "We are [going to] bounce back."


Downed Central Bucks West 48-20 Record: 4-0 Next Game: Fri Sep 23 at Pennridge 
Johns scored on receptions of 57, nine and six yards to keep the Knights unbeaten. Johns totaled five catches for 107 yards and added 66 yards on the ground in his impressive performance. ""Tonight was my night (for catching the ball), but he opens it up for other receivers," Johns told the Doylestown Intellingencer.


Edged Westmont Hilltop 28-27 Record: 4-0 Next Game: Fri Sep23 at Richland
Greater Johnstown stopped a two-point conversion in the waning seconds of the game to get a hard-fought win against Westmont's clock-eating ground game.


Routed Penns Manor 47-6 Record: 4-0 Next Game: Fri Sep 23 at United
Another win, another big day for Smith behind center. The two-way standout was 8-12 for 193 yards passing and added 10 carries for 87 yards in the blowout win. Smith has four touchdown passes (79, 57, 17 and eight yards) and also contributed on defense with a deflection that led to an interception.


Blew out Hudson Valley 48-9 Record: 2-0 Next Game: Sat Sep 24 at Nassau CC
Woods suffered a shoulder injury that will require surgery and keep him out the rest of this year. He expects to be cleared for action when he gets to WVU.


Lost to Cardinal Mooney 31-16 Record: 2-2 Next Game: Fri Sep 23 at Archbishop Hoban
The Irish held a 16-7 lead in the third quarter but fell before Mooney's tough ground attack. 


Defeated Buckhannon-Upshur 43-7 Record: 3-0 Next Game: Fri Sep 23 vs. University
Stills has two sacks and scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery. The Polar Bears held the Bucs to just two passing yards on the evening. "I picked it up at the one and just fell in," Stills told BlueGoldNews.com of his score.


Crushed Washington 42-7 Record: 4-0 Next Game: Fri Sep 23 at Martinsburg
Wolfley opened the scoring parade with a two-yard touchdown plunge and went long distance with a 74-yard jaunt to help push the Mohigans out to a 28-0 first quarter lead. He totaled 97 yards on five carries and did not play after halftime.

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