Herbstreit Notebook: LB Poly-Glenville

CANTON, OHIO – Cleveland Glenville came into the Herbstreit Challenge with the momentum of a hard fought victory over national powerhouse Warren Central of Indiana, but they could not unseat the Jackrabbits of Long Beach Poly. The Tarblooders had a chance to tie or win the game late, but Terrence Owens and Cordale Scott could not connect.

Poly- Glenville Time of Possession 24:13 - 26:35

Rushing Attempts 26- 28

Yards 120 - 95

Passing Attempts 18 - 27

Completions 8- 18

Yards 64- 138

Interceptions 1- 1

Touchdowns 0 - 2

Total Yards 184 - 346

Fumbles 0 - 1

Fumbles Lost 0- 1

Cordale Scott caught more passes than we had seen him catch in a long time, but the big one got away from the four-star prospect. Down 21-13 at the end of the fourth quarter, Scott ran a quick slant pattern into the end zone and junior quarterback Terrence Owens threaded the needle, but Scott could not hold onto the rock. As we have stated in the past, Scott could be destined for defense at the next level.

Terrence Owens was very impressive as he brought back memories of former Tarblooder Arvelle Nelson. He is rail thin, but pretty smooth for a first year starter. Owens is very comfortable throwing on the run as he out dueled fellow junior Morgan Fennell through the air.

Marcus Hall is the most impressive junior offensive lineman I have seen this season. Hall looks night and day better than he did when we first saw him in San Antonio, Texas at the U.S. Army All-American Combine. He was very aggressive and showed tenacity.

Shawntel Rowell didn't get much of a chance to impress as he only played on offense. You could see a drastic improvement in his physical appearance and stamina.

William Lowe is a talented running back for Glenville and you can be assured that he played himself onto the next set of Ohio rankings. He has great vision and really runs tough for a smaller back.

Donnie Fletcher had an up and down showing. He was fairly solid in coverage at times and he looked lost a few times.

The big question surrounding Dawawn Whitner was could he handle a bigger, stronger offensive lineman. The answer is still not known. He can handle most, but the linemen from Poly were in another league.

Herman Davidson was not a player that we knew much about prior to the Herbstreit Challenge, but after he patrolled center field like Ronnie Lott we know about him now. Davidson hit anything that moved in Canton.

Doug Spacht was another slightly under the radar player that we did not know much about prior to the Herbstreit Challenge. He was playing center and he controlled the Glenville defensive line. He could play center or guard at the next level.

Vaughn Telemaque is one of those players that people hate, unless he is on your team. He is everywhere and he lets you know he is around. He has plenty of swagger, but he backs it up on the field as well.

Jurrell Casey was solid, maybe not spectacular. It was a hot, muggy day and he played both ways, so he was obviously slowed down by the end of the day.

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