Weekend Five: Sep 22-23
The going got tougher for some of West Virginia’s 2018 football verbal commits on Friday night, but a handful did help keep their teams’ perfect records intact while several others rolled up big performances to help build momentum going into the second half of the regular season.
Tyrese Allen DT 6-4 295 Paintsville HS \ Paintsville, KY
Defeated Lawrence County 43-14. After rushing for 151 yards and two scores a week ago, Allen again led a dominant Tiger effort to a big win. He tallied 110 rushing yards on 10 carries and added a 13-yard reception on offense, and helped hold Lawrence County to zero passing yards on defense.
Record: 5-1 Next Game: Thu Sep 28 7:30 PM vs. Hazard County
Leddie Brown RB 6-1 195 Neumann-Goretti HS \ Philadelphia, PA
Sat Sep 23 1:00 PM vs. Bishop McDevitt
Record: 2-0 Next Game: Sat Sep 30 6:00 PM vs. West Catholic
Josh Chandler LB 6-1 220 McKinley HS \ Canton, OH
Downed Hoover 42-34. Chandler’s injury from last week kept him out of the game, but he tells BlueGoldNews.com that there is no serious ligament damage, and that he expects to return this season, although there is no timetable set. McKinley missed him defensively, giving up several scores in a back-and-forth contest before securing the win late.
Record: 5-0 Next Game: Fri Sep 29 7:00 PM vs. Lake
Ralph Davis III WR 6-1 220 North Shore HS \ Houston, TX
Dropped a close 24-21 decision to Manvel. Davis caught a 22-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 21-all late in the fourth quarter before the Mustang defense yielded a field goal on the game’s final play.
Record: 0-2 Next Game: Fri Sep 29 7:00 PM vs. Sterling
Randy Fields WR 6-3 195 St. Frances HS \ Baltimore, MD
Downed Calvert Hall 28-7 to establish it position as the top team in the Metro area. The Panthers stuck to the ground in the win, throwing the ball rarely as they ground down their area rivals.
Record: 4-0 Next Game: Fri Sep 29 4:00 PM vs. Loyola Blakefield
James Gmiter DL 6-4 300 Bethel Park HS \ Bethel Park, PA
Lost to Pine Richland 54-20. Bethel Park’s defense had its toughest night of the season, yielding 40 points in the second quarte as Pine Richland blew the game open. It was the first loss of the season for the Black Hawks. “We had the one big run early and that was about all we had,” Bethel Park coach Jeff Metheny told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. “They were tougher and more physical. In every aspect, they just whooped us.”
Record: 3-1 Next Game: Fri Sep 29 7:00 PM vs. Hempfield Area
T.J. Ivy WR\TE 6-5 225 Marist HS \ Marist, IL
Crushed Marian Catholic 63-6 to keep its #8 spot secure in the Chicago Sun Times Super 25 rankings.
Record: 5-0 Next Game: Fri Sep 29 7:30 PM vs. St. Patrick
Sam James WR 6-1 170 Richmond Hill HS \ Richmond Hill, GA
Shut out Lakeside 28-0. James was kept out of the scoring column this week as he attracted double teams and extra attention from the Lakaeside defense, but still contributed with several receptions. That allowed Richmond Hill to get its running game and other receivers going to keep its unblemished record intact.
Record: 4-0 Next Game: Fri Sep 29 7:30 PM vs. South Effingham
Trey Lowe QB 6-4 200 Bolivar Central HS \ Bolivar, TN
Defeated Jackson South Side 42-7. A strong defensive effort paced Bolivar to the win. “Defense really played well tonight,” Lowe told the Jackson Sun. “They don’t get enough shine, but they really did their thing tonight.”
Record: 5-1 Next Game: Fri Sep 29 7:00 PM vs. Milan
Briason Mays OT 6-4 290 Bolivar Central HS \ Bolivar, TN
Highlights from the 42-7 win over Jackson South Side. Bolivar is in the green jerseys.
Record: 5–1 Next Game: Fri Sep 29 7:00 PM vs. Milan
Mike O’Laughlin WR\TE 6-5 215 Fenwick HS \ Oak Park, IL
Record: 3-1 Next Game: Fri Sep 29 7:30 PM vs. Marmion
Jayce Rogers CB 5-9 175 Valdosta HS \ Valdosta, GA
A tough season continued for Valdosta as it dropped a 27-0 decision to Colquitt County. The Wildcats suffered their second shutout of the season and had negative rushing yards as they were unable to mount any offensive threats.
Record: 1-4 Next Game: Fri Oct 6 7:30 PM vs. Northside
Darius Stills DL 6-4 260 Fairmont Senior HS \ Fairmont, WV
Lost to University 29-27. Fairmont had the ball inside the 10-yard line on its final possession but turned the ball over on a fumble to send them to their first loss of the season.
Record: 4-1 Next Game: Fri Sep 29 7:00 PM vs. Elkins
Junior Uzebu OL 6-6 305 Alpharetta HS \ Alpharetta GA
Alpharetta enjoyed an open date this weekend.
Record: 3-1 Next Game: Fri Sep 29 7:30 PM vs. North Atlanta
Bryce Wheaton WR 6-3 200 Holly Springs HS \ Holly Springs,NC
Lost to Heritage 52-7. The Golden Hawks fell behind early and were unable to generate much offense in the loss. Wheaton was still unable to return to action and may miss additional games.
Record: 2-4 Next Game: Fri Oct 6 7:00 PM vs. Apex
Alex Williams DE 6-6 250 Pickerington North HS \ Pickerington, OH
Shut out Olentangy Liberty 42-0. Pickerington North recorded another dominant defensive performance in pursuit of a spot in the postseason.
Record: 4-1 Next Game: Fri Sep 29 7:00 PM vs. Reynoldsburg