WVU 2017 Football Verbal Commit Update Nov 1

As October winds down, so too are a number of high school football schedules, including those of West Virginia's 2017 football verbal commitments. We recap Friday night's action as many squads begin positioning themselves for their playoffs.


Open Date Record: 7-2 Next Game: Fri Nov 11 vs Southwest


Shut out Blanche Ely 49-0 Record: 6-2 Next Game: Fri Nov 4 at Flanagan
The Raiders defended their Top 10 national ranking with five first half touchdowns and a strong defensive performance. The victory secured the district title and gave them the top spot in the upcoming Class 7A state playoffs.


Lost to Norland 34-0 Record: 1-7 Next Game: Fri Nov 4 vs St. John Paul II Academy
American Heritage's tough season continued in a shutout district loss to Norland. The Stallions have two games remaining in which to end the season on a positive note.


Defeated Mt. Zion 45-0 Record: 8-1 Next Game: Fri Nov 4 at Stephenson
Tucker continues to ride strong defensive performances. Brown has been a force defensively for the Tigers, as seen in his mid-season highlights.


Defeated Loganville 35-10 Record: 8-1 Next Game: Fri Nov 4 vs. Flowery Branch
Buford locked up its region title with the win, in which it powered to 417 yards of total offense. “That’s who we are. We’re going to run zone and stretch and power,” head coach Jess Simpson told the Gainesville Times. “(Our rushing output) was quality.”


Defeated East Jefferson 41-14 Record: 7-2 Next Game: Fri Nov 4 at West Jefferson
Bush exploded in the win, accounting for 305 yards of total offense. He ran back the opening kickoff 99 yards for a TD, then streaked for a 64-yard scoring reception to give the Charging Buccaneers a 14-0 lead. That wasn't it, though, as he ran back another kickoff 84 yards for his third TD of the game. He wound up with 104 yards on four receptions.


Defeated Northeast 48-6 Record: 8-1 Next Game:Sat Nov 5 Playoffs
Harvey had a tackle and a block in the regular-season finale. Northwest now awaits a playoff pairing.


Defeated Northeast 48-6 Record: 8-1 Next Game: Sat Nov 5 Playoffs
Qualls had four tackles, including one for a loss, in the lopsided victory.


Open Date Record: 7-2 Next Game: Sat Nov 12 vs Hun School (Princeton, N.J.)


Defeated Abington 45-7 Record: 10-0 Next Game: Regular Season Complete
Johns had three catches for 61 yards and a touchdown, and helped hold Abington to just two pass completions. The Knights will be the top seed in their district in the Class 6A playoffs next week.


Defeated Cambria Heights 32-0 Record: 9-1 Next Game: Regular Season Complete
Loe had a 50-yard touchdown reception to give his team the early lead. He set up the Trojans' second touchdown with a 20-yard punt return, then capped the game with a five-yard scoring run.


Defeated Conemaugh Township 56-0 Record: 10-0 Next Game: Fri Nov 4 vs Cambria Heights (Playoffs)
Smith was again stellar, completing 18 of his 24 passes for 248 yards. He threw scoring strikes of eight, 13, 23 and 50 yards, and added a five-yard touchdown run of his own.


Defeated College of DuPage 31-21 Record: 9-0 Next Game: Sun Nov 13 vs Georgia Military College
Woods has had surgery on his shoulder and is in the rehab process. He hopes to begin lifting and more strength work in 2-3 weeks, and tells BlueGoldNews.com that the recovery process has been good so far.


Routed Ursuline 41-14 Record: 6-4 Next Game: Regular Season Complete
A strong defensive effort pushed STVM to the win and in contention for a playoff spot in Division III Region 9. The Irish allowed just one score in the first half as they raced out to a 34-7 lead.


Lost to Bridgeport 17-14 Record: 6-2 Next Game: Fri Nov 4 vs Fairmont East
The Polar Bears came up with a strong defensive effort but couldn't overcome an offensive night in which they managed just 44 yards. Stills had several tackles, including a big stop late in the game to give Fairmont one final chance at the win.


Defeated University 41-28 Record: 8-2 Next Game: Regular Season Complete
The Mohigans rallied for 34 second half points in gaining the win in the Mohawk Bowl. Wolfley was able to return from his leg injury and play a part in the win.


Lost to Capital 30-27 Record: 5-4 Next Game: Fri Nov 4 vs Woodrow Wilson
The Black Eagles sorely missed Pitts, who injured his foot late in the first half and did not return. He completed a 40-yard pass on an option play,


Defeated Leechburg 48-7 Record: 4-5 Next Game: Regular Season Complete
Robinson followed his commitment with 448 passing yards and seven total touchdowns accounted for in the win. “(Robinson) is just an amazing kid to watch,” head coach Ronnell Heard told the Pittsburgh Tribune. “He's a wonderful kid to have on my team, and he's a wonderful kid to have in the program. He's just a fantastic leader on top of his skill set. So, I'm just so happy for that kid, especially with his verbal commitment to West Virginia.” Robinson threw five touchdown passes and ran for two more scores in the win.

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