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no wonder we hired Hunter Lochmann
This week on Weekday Warriors, the ranks of the surviving Wolverine commits thin out considerably during playoff action. Just a note—I will be attempting to compile season stats in one big post after all the players have finished their seasons. If you have any info that would help in putting together such a post, please shoot me an email.
TN OL Blake Bars
Montgomery Bell fell to Baylor, 20-10, in a state quarterfinal matchup.
This week: The Big Red finish the season with a 6-6 record.
OH LB Joe Bolden
No stats were available for Bolden as Colerain lost to St. Xavier for the second time this season, 28-15, in the regional semifinals.
This week: The Cardinals finish the season at 10-2, with both losses coming to St. X.
MI OL Ben Braden
Rockford amassed 338 yards on the ground en route to a 30-28 victory over Grand Blanc for the regional title.
This week: Rockford plays against Matt Godin and Detroit Catholic Central in the state semifinals on Saturday at 1.
OH DE Pharaoh Brown
Brush finished the season with a 4-6 record.
KY S Jeremy Clark
No stats to report for Clark as North Hopkins lost to Franklin-Simpson, 20-17, in the second round of the state playoffs.
This week: The Maroons finish the season with a 9-3 record.
MI TE Devin Funchess
Harrison finished the season with a 10-1 record.
OH S Allen Gant
Southview finished the season with a 9-2 record.
MI DT Matt Godin
Godin recorded 10 tackles as Detroit Cathlic Central knocked off Drake Johnson and Pioneer, 21-0, to advance to the state semifinals. The Shamrock defense—which was missing Wyatt Shallman due to injury—bottled up Johnson and never allowed the Pioneers to advance past the 50-yard line.
“We took their heart when we bottled up Drake,” Shamrocks’ all-state defensive lineman Matt Godin said. “You could see it in their eyes. They didn’t know what to do when their No. 1 option was taken away. By the second quarter, they were reeling big time.”
This week: The Shamrocks face Ben Braden and Rockford in Saturday's 1 p.m. state semifinal at Battle Creek Central HS.
UT FB Sione Houma
Highland finished the season with a 7-4 record.
Royce Jenkins-Stone (#10 in white) stares down Shane Morris before the snap.
MI LB Royce Jenkins-Stone
Jenkins-Stone recorded six tackles and ran the ball 22 times for 67 yards and the game-winning touchdown as Cass Tech shut down Shane Morris and Warren De La Salle, 6-0, to move on to the state semis. You can find much more on the game in this week's Future Blue Originals.
This week: The Technicians face off against Utica Eisenhower at Troy Athens HS on Saturday at 1.
MI RB Drake Johnson
Johnson was limited to just 48 yards on 16 carries in Pioneer's 21-0 loss to Catholic Central, leaving him just 86 yards short of eclipsing the single-season state rushing record.
This week: The Pioneers finish the season with a 9-3 record.
OH OL Kyle Kalis
St. Edward fell to St. Ignatius, 20-17, on a last-second field goal in the second round of the playoffs.
This week: The Eagles end the season with an 8-4 record.
CA OL Erik Magnuson
La Costa Canyon knocked off bitter rival Torrey Pines, 28-7, in their regular-season finale to earn a bye in the first round of the state playoffs.
This week: The Mavericks have a bye while they await their second-round playoff matchup.
MI DE Mario Ojemudia
Harrison finished the season at 10-1.
MO DT Ondre Pipkins
Park Hill finished the season with a 5-5 record.
Terry Richardson locks down his man against De La Salle.
MI CB Terry Richardson
Richardson had two receptions for 46 yards and played extremely well at corner as Cass Tech squaked by De La Salle, 6-0, in a classic defensive battle.
This week: I'll be on hand—and see if Richardson is healthy—as Cass Tech takes on Warren De La Salle on Friday night.
OH LB Kaleb Ringer
Ringer sat out the end of the season due to a strained MCL suffered early on in the year.
MI LB James Ross
Ross recorded an 11-yard touchdown reception, his only catch of the day, as Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeated Linden, 49-7, to reach the Division 3 state semifinals.
This week: The Eaglets face Battle Creek Harper Creek at Withington Stadium in Jackson on Saturday at 1.
OH OL Caleb Stacey
Oak Hills finished the season at 4-6.
IL CB Anthony Standifer
Crete-Monee finished the season with a 10-1 record.
OH DE Tom Strobel
Strobel contributed at least one big tackle for loss as Mentor won a wild one against rival Solon, 42-40, to win the regional title:
Solon appeared poised to push that lead out even further after Justin Kresevic intercepted a pass and returned it to the Mentor 22. However, a big defensive stop — keyed by a tackle for loss by senior defensive end Tom Strobel — kept the Comets from adding to the lead, and it was game on for Trubisky and company from there on for the rest of the first half.
This week: The Cardinals face St. Ignatius on Saturday at 7.
OH TE A.J. Williams
The Aviators finished the season with an 8-3 record.
OH S Jarrod Wilson
Buchtel finished their season with a 6-4 record.
OH DE Chris Wormley:
Whitmer remained undefeated as they held Canton McKinley to just 159 yards of offense in a 37-6 playoff rout. Here's Wormley on the victory:
"We prepared all week with the defensive schemes, and I guess we're pretty good," Wormley. "The main thing was getting pressure, sending people off the edge and blitzing. I think that really helped.
"We just stayed focused and mentally tough. It's great feeling to be in the regional final again. We'll be back at it on Monday and hopefully it'll be the same outcome."
This week: Whitmer faces Wadsworth on Saturday at 7 in their regional final.
MI QB Shane Morris
Morris completed just 4-of-17 passes for 28 yards and two interceptions against a strong Cass Tech defense as De La Salle fell 6-0 in the final minutes.
This week: The Pilots finish the season with a 9-3 record.
OH RB/S Dymonte Thomas
Marlington finished the season at 8-2.
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Oops. Thanks for the heads up.
Writers gotta keep an eye out for each other
Has anyone ever found any video of Pipkins?
If you're into insanely long highlight reels, there's an hour-long one of Pipkins over at his Hudl page.
his recievers gave him no help at all.
They look like someone put the freshman basketball team into football uniforms.
We need to recruit Jack Snowball.
are a nice touch. Props to Whitmer for having their own play-by-play man. I googled quickly, but that game vs. Wadsworth is not in Toledo, correct? Looks like Oregon, OH?
Oregon, oh is a suburb east of Toledo
According to the OHSAA website, looks like they'll be playing at Cedar Point Stadium in Sandusky (staying well clear of any jokes here). Should be an interesting matchup—Wadsworth is the #7 seed in the region, but knocked off 2-seed Canton GlenOak, Bri'onte Dunn's team, in the first round and 3-seed Hudson in the semis.
We need to get Jack Snowball wearing the maize and blue. I have no idea whether he can play, what he can play, or anything about PAD LEVEL.
it looks like Drake didnt produce much of anything against CC. Was that because of poor blocking, poor running, poor coaching, or does CC really have a shot at winning it this year?
Outside of Johnson, Ann Arbor Pioneer isn't that great this year. They were clearly outmatched by DCC, a perennial powerhouse that recruits athletes.
Was that his last chance at the record?