Friday Night Lights 2009: 10-27

Submitted by Tim on October 27th, 2009 at 8:53 AM

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MI QB Devin Gardner

Last week: Inkster defeats Steubenville 36-29. It snapped a multi-year regular season win streak for the Big Red.

Inkster's season seemed over when Steubenville took a 29-28 lead with 1:19 left to play, but Michigan-commitment Devin Gardner completed a 63-yard bomb to Vorheese Zanders with 39 seconds left.

Gardner completed 14 of 25 passes for 275 yards and four TDs. He also ran 11 times for 55 yards and a score.

This local article provides much more detail on the gameplay itself. Video highlights from the local news. Also, this mgoboard thread was pretty epic while the game was in progress.

This week: Inkster (5-3) @ Dearborn Edsel Ford in Round 1 of the State Playoffs.

Devin Gardner 2009
Passing Rushing
Game Result Comp Att Yds TD Int % Yds/Att Rush Yds TD Avg
Pioneer L 32-35 10 14 97 1 0 71.43 6.93 16 113 1 7.06
East Kentwood L 33-52 19 30 389 3 1 63.33 12.97 10 102 2 10.20
St. Edward W 14-7
Highland Park W 27-22 9 16 127 2 2 56.25 7.94 11 74 2 6.73
Bay City Central W 27-20 7 13 132 1 0 53.85 10.15 15 95 1 6.33
Muskegon CC W 34-19 4 9 110 0 0 44.44 12.22 99 1
St. Ignatius L 20-49 1 0 1
Steubenville W 36-29 14 25 275 4 0 56.00 11.00 11 55 1 5.00
Totals (5-3) 63 107 1130 12 3 58.88 10.56 63 439+ 9 6.97

joneshillcrest.jpgSC QB Conelius Jones

Last week: Spartanburg breaks its losing streak by knocking off Hillcrest, 31-20.

Jones capped Spartanburg’s first possession of the second half with a 45-yard touchdown run to make it 17-0.

“The team had a lot of energy before the game, and we came out (after) halftime with more energy,” said Jones, who had 10 carries for 90 yards and two touchdowns.

Jones photo by Mike Bonner of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.

This week: Spartanburg (3-6) @ Boiling Springs.

Conelius Jones 2009
Passing Rushing
Game Result Comp Att Yds TD Int % Yds/Att Rush Yds TD Avg
Dorman L 7-20 7 24 42 0 0 29.17 1.75 0 0 0 -
Union W 35-0 7 8 88 1 0 87.50 11.00 9 57 3 6.33
Northwestern W 20-10 125 1 0 45 1
Sumter L 21-24 17 26 189 1 1 65.38 7.27 21 59 1 2.81
Greenwood L 9-21 15 25 219 0 0 60.00 8.76 19 36 1 1.89
Gaffney L 7-14 18 30 184 0 1 60.00 6.13 21 60 1 2.86
Byrnes L 6-49 9 24 106 1 0 37.50 4.42 13 94 0 7.23
Mauldin L 27-46 7 14 92 1 0 50.00 6.57 10 7 0 0.70
Hillcrest W 31-20 4 6 54 0 0 66.67 9.00 10 90 2 9.00
Totals (3-6) 84 157 974+ 5 2 53.50 6.20 103 403+ 9 3.91

MI RB Austin White

Last week: Stevenson pounds Livonia Churchill 42-10.

Stevenson was led by senior Austin White, who rushed for a game-high 211 yards on 19 carries.

This week: Stevenson (7-2) hosts Northville in Round 1 of the State Playoffs. The Spartans rocked Northville 31-0 earlier this season.

Austin White 2009
Rushing Receiving
Game Result Rush Yds TD Avg Rec Yds TD Avg
Franklin L 7-21 14 64 1 4.57 - - - -
Howell L 14-28 16 119 2 12.44 4 59 0 14.75
Salem W 34-7 2
South Lyon W 37-0 8 173 3 21.63 0 0 0 -
Northville W 31-0 22 164 2 7.45 0 0 0 -
Novi W 14-7 28 133 1 4.75 3 34 0 10.33
South Lyon East W 47-20 16 234 5 14.63 0 0 0 -
Canton W 36-27 31 165 3 5.32 0 0 0 -
Churchill W 42-10 19 211 1 11.11 0 0 0 -
Totals (7-2) 154 1263+ 20 8.20 7 93 0 13.29

TX RB Tony Drake

Last week: Skyline rocks Carrollton Creekview 62-21. Drake ran 16 times for 139 yards and a score. He also caught 2 passes for 14 yards.
This week: Skyline (8-0) v. W.T. White on Thursday.

Tony Drake 2009
Rushing Receiving
Game Result Rush Yds TD Avg Rec Yds TD Avg
Kimball W 51-2 8 69 1 8.63 0 0 0 -
Bowie W 35-27 13 92 1 7.08 2 14 0 7.00
Plano East W 45-19 15 167 1 11.13 0 0 0 -
Lake Highlands W 42-27 19 226 2 11.89 1 6 0 6.00
Molina W 65-0 1 54 1 54.00 0 0 0 -
Richardson W 36-7 13 102 0 7.85 1 13 0 13.00
Berkner W 39-7 9 43 1 4.78 1 32 0 32.00
Creekview W 62-10 16 139 1 8.69 2 14 0 7.00
Totals (7-0) 94 892 8 9.49 7 79 0 8.78

TX RB Stephen Hopkins

Last week: Game preview. Marcus falls to Coppell 21-42. Hopkins ran 22 times for 96 yards. For the first time this season, he was kept out of the endzone.
This week: Marcus (4-2) v. Flower Mound at SMU.

Stephen Hopkins 2009
Rushing
Game Result Rush Yds TD Avg
Grapevine W 62-28 13 87 2 6.69
Plano West W 35-25 28 128 3 4.57
Katy L 24-34 13 38 1 2.92
Tyler Lee W 17-7 22 118 1 5.36
Lewisville W 56-7 10 110 4 11.00
Southlake Carroll L 30-41 28 150 1 5.36
Coppell L 21-42 22 96 0 4.36
Totals (4-3) 136 727 12 5.35

LA Slot WR Drew Dileodileofeliciana.jpg

Last week: Parkview Baptist beats West Feliciana 23-7.

Drew Dileo added 50 rushing yards with one TD. He also recovered a fumble to set up one fourth-quarter TD.

...and 1 badass stiff-arm, pictured at right courtesy of The Advocate's John Oubre.

Parkview drove to the WFHS 19 to open the game after a 51-yard kickoff return by Dileo.

This week: Parkview Baptist (6-1) v. Baker.

Drew Dileo 2009
Rushing Receiving
Game Result Rush Yds TD Avg Rec Yds TD Avg
Christian Life W 60-14 1 50 1 50.00
Arcadiana W 31-14 14 77 0 5.50 1 35 1 35.00
Church Point W 54-0 2 40 1 20.00
Port Allen W 32-7 11 65 0 5.91 3 92 2 30.67
Dutchtown L 15-24 13 24 1 1.85 3 32 0 10.67
Northeast W 41-27 7 44 1 6.29 1 18 1 18.00
West Feliciana W 23-7 50 1
Totals (6-1) 45 210+ 2 4.67 11 267 6 24.27

MI WR Ricardo Miller

Last week: Pioneer falls to Dearborn Fordson 21-24.

Pioneer quarterback Miles Sorise threw three first-half touchdown passes -- 31 yards to Brandis Yarrington, 38 yards to Michigan-bound receiver Ricardo Miller and 23 yards to Mark Hugan...

Sorise led Pioneer back on two late drives, finding Miller after he got past a Fordson defensive back who tried to jam him at the line.

This week: Pioneer (7-2) hosts Temperance Bedford in the 1st Round of the State Playoffs. The Pioneers fell to Bedford 21-28 earlier in the season.

Ricardo Miller 2009
Receiving
Game Result Rec Yds TD Avg
Inkster W 35-32 3 70 0 23.33
Dexter W 45-0 2 100 2 50.00
Saline W 36-17 3 48 1 16.00
Arthur Hill W 58-20 1 20 0 20.00
Bedford L 21-28
Monroe W 41-6 3
Huron W 23-19 2 48 0 24.00
Chelsea W 23-19 4 123 1 30.75
Fordson L 21-24 2 46 1 38.00
Totals (7-2) 14 369 7 26.36

OH WR Jerald Robinson

Last week: Canton South beats(!) Alliance 34-12.

Jerald Robinson also had a 45-yard touchdown run for the Wildcats. Robinson finished with 65 yards on five carries.

This week: Canton South (2-7) @ Carrollton.

MI WR Jeremy Jackson

Last week: Huron beats Ypsilanti 19-13.
This week: Huron (5-4) missed the state playoffs, and Jackson's senior season is over.

OH WR DJ Williamson

Last week: Harding pounds Youngstown East 43-6.
This week: Harding (5-3-1) v. Akron North.

OH OL Christian Pace

Last week: Avon Lake beats Brecksville-Broadview Heights 39-10.
This week: Avon Lake (6-3) @ Amherst-Steele.

OH DT Terry Talbott

Last week: Wayne beats Centerville 42-20.
This week: Wayne (6-3) @ Springfield.

PA DE Ken Wilkins

Last week: Trinity beats Yough 41-21. Wilkins caught a touchdown against Yough, and has played more tight end than defense this year:

Ken Wilkins, a Michigan recruit, caught two touchdown passes from Andrew Steratore but the first-team all-state defensive lineman from 2008 hasn't seen much time on defense.

This week: Trinity (3-5) v. Ringgold.

PA DE Jordan Paskorz

Last week: Hampton loses to Franklin Regional in a 35-34 nailbiter. It seems that Paskorz, like Wilkins, has done most of his work this year on the offensive line, rather than defense:

"Tackle Joe Raimondi and tight end Jordan Paskorz [a Michigan recruit] have really stepped it up," DeMatteo said. "Both have done a fantastic job on the offensive line."

This week: Hampton (4-4) v. Highlands.

OH LB Antonio Kinard

Last week: Liberty falls to Howland 18-0.

Liberty was lead by Robert Smith-Harris who rushed for 11 yards, and Antonio Kinard who caught a 42 yard pass from Nick Mattocks.

This week: Liberty (4-5) v. Girard.

FL S Marvin Robinson

Last week: Lake Region falls to Lake Gibson 14-51. Robinson is out with an injury.
This week: Lake Region (0-7) v. George Jenkins.

OH CB Courtney Avery

Last week: Game preview. Lexington shuts out Mansfield Senior 34-0.

Lexington senior quarterback Courtney Avery completed 12 of 19 passes for 171 yards and one TD in a steady rain. He also scored on a shifty 25-yard run for a 10-0 lead at the half.

This week: Lexington (6-3) v. Ashland.

OH CB Terrence Talbott

Last week: Wayne beats Centerville 42-20.
This week: Wayne (6-3) @ Springfield.

WI P Will Hagerup

Last week: Whitefish Bay loses to Milwaukee Lutheran, 21-28.
This week: Whitefish Bay (5-4)

2011 OH CB Greg Brown

Last week: Ross dominates Lima Senior 45-17.

The scoring onslaught began with Brown, whose 6-yard TD capped an 8-play, 48-yard scoring drive on the Little Giants' first possession of the second half.

Full stats updated when the Fremont Ross Football website posts them.

This week: Ross (5-4) @ Sandusky.

Greg Brown 2009
Receiving Rushing
Game Result Rec Yds TD Avg Rush Yds TD Avg
Start W 24-7 3 39 0 3.67
Whitmer L 25-29 3 72 1 20.53
Columbian W 49-35 3 98 2 32.67
Benedictine W 28-21 (OT) 6 99 1 16.50
Lahser W 22-14 1 0 0 0.00 3 17 0 5.67
Findlay L 40-43 (3OT) 8 122 1 15.13 0 0 0 -
Marion Harding L 0-21 0 0 0 - 4 13 0 3.25
Napoleon L 14-28 0 0 0 - 1 -1 0 -1.00
Lima Senior
Totals (4-4) 24 430 5 17.88 18 91 0 5.06

Comments

Steve Levy Sucks

October 27th, 2009 at 8:58 AM ^

Having watched what seems to be almost all of Gardner's games (and I'm sure you've mentioned this somewhere already) what's your thoughts about where he is compared to where Tate and DR are right now? Obviously the college game is very different than High School - but what's your impression so far?

Tim

October 27th, 2009 at 9:11 AM ^

He's between Robinson and Tate in terms of ability to run (worse than the former, but better than the latter) and pass (opposite). He doesn't have top-flight speed like Robinson, nor will he ever be as accurate a passer as Tate.

However, he definitely seems to have a special intensity and (choke me for using this term) "it factor" that will make him the best of the three down the road. After a bit of development, he should be one hell of a player.

casmooth

October 27th, 2009 at 9:27 AM ^

Should it be alarming that a lot of our defensive commits are not getting as many snaps on the defensive side of the ball? Or is this merely a result of smaller high school rosters necessitating multiple roles skewing towards the offensive side of things?

wvBYUblue

October 27th, 2009 at 9:39 AM ^

Can somebody (Shredder) please MS Paint a winged helmet on that picture of Drew Dileo (and make the other guy a buckeye) and make that the new banner for the website?

Glutton

October 27th, 2009 at 9:50 AM ^

I was a little shocked to read that Miller only has 14 catches on the year. Is this indicative of their qb not getting him the ball, their offensive system focusing on the run, or him not getting open?

MinorforPresident

October 27th, 2009 at 10:03 AM ^

Tim or Tom VH - is there any insight as to why Wilkins coach is playing him primarily on offense this year rather than defense? Seems weird considering it says he was an all-state performer at DE.

IBleedMaizeNBlue

October 27th, 2009 at 10:49 AM ^

These guys are racking up the yards. Especially in closer games, which is more telling of who stepped up and performed when the game was on the line. Their averages are obscene, but these numbers happen with high school backs. The competition should be the best, however, with the two texas backs who are still performing quite well.

I'm most impressed, however, with Tony Drake who seems to get, on average, fewer carries than either of the other two but still seems to get a good amount of yards. This could be a product of the dominant offensive line from Skyline, but you can't help but take notice on what he's doing with fewer opportunities.

Props to DG, btw. Came up big against a goliath of an opponent and performed well in the clutch.

Clarence Beeks

October 27th, 2009 at 12:25 PM ^

Just a thought... I wonder, given the issues with DBs, whether there is potential for Conelius Jones to eventually emerge as either a DB or WR. We can all agree, I am certain, that's he's a project at the QB position. I have a feeling that he's a guy that given Brian's "throw them into the blender and see who comes out where sentiment" that he's a guy who very well could come in as a quarterback but leave as a DB or WR. Another possibility, considering his size and body structure, is that he could fill into a speed outside linebacker. He definitely has the size and athleticism that make up a good defensive skill player, but I'm not aware of him playing any snaps on defense during his high school career. Just something that I've been thinking about.