Friday Night Lights 2009: 9-15

Submitted by Tim on September 15th, 2009 at 10:44 AM


As always, if you can point me to an article covering any of the commits' games. Do so in the comments. We were unable to make it out to any games ourselves last week, but may be able to drop in on a couple this week.

If you can help out finding articles on any of the commits, we'll try to make it as comprehensive as possible.

SC QB Cornelius Jones

The great name confusion of 2009 has ended by the way, as we now have pseudo-confirmation of the lack of "r" in Jones's first name.

Last week: Spartanburg falls to Sumter 34-21. Article 2. MGoUser Clarence Beeks gives yet another awesome breakdown of Jones's performance. Conelius threw 17/27 for 187 yards with a touchdown and a pick, while running 23 times for 53 yards and another score.

Conelius Jones continues to impress me with his arm, decision-making, and excellent play-action skills. As I've said consistently now, Jones is not all that fast (he's not slow, but he's more quick and shifty than fast), but what has become obvious is that this kid really has the potential to develop as a passer. He shows good presence in the pocket and makes good decisions with where to go with the ball (usually). However, he does tend to bail out and run sooner than he should sometimes, which indicates that he's not processing multiple reads consistently.

I highly recommend checking out the full text of Beeks's breakdown.

This week: Greenwood @ Spartanburg (2-2).

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
Union W 35-0 6 7 91 1 0 85.71 13.00 9 63 4 7.00
Northwestern W 20-10 125 1 0 45 1
Sumter (L 21-24 17 27 187 1 1 62.96 6.93 23 53 1 2.30
Totals (1-1) 30 58 320+ 0 0 51.72 5.52 32 116+ 6 3.63

MI RB Austin White

Last week: Stevenson pounds Salem 34-7. No final stats, but Austin had rushing touchdowns of 4 and 8 yards, along with a 2-point conversion on the ground.

This week: South Lyon @ Stevenson (1-2).

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
Howell L 14-28 16 119 5 12.44 4 59 0 14.75

TX RB Tony Drake

Last week: Skyline defeats Arlington Bowie 35-27. Drake ran 13 times for 92 yards and a touchdown. He also caught 2 passes for 14 yards. Maxpreps has a photo gallery with a number of photos of Drake.

This week: Skyline (2-0) @ Plano East.

Tony Drake 2009
Rushing Receiving
Game Result Rush Yds TD Avg Rec Yds TD Avg
Kimball W 51-2 8 69 1 8.63 - - - -
Bowie W 35-27 13 92 1 7.08 2 14 0 7.00
Howell L 14-28 21 161 2 7.67 2 14 0 7.00

LA Slot WR Drew Dileo

Last week: Parkview Baptist takes down Arcadiana 31-14.

He was also an efficient 4-of-6, throwing for 59 yards, including a 35-yard toss to tailback Drew Dileo with 7:24 left for the Eagles' final score.

Something about that QB's stats screams "wishbone offense," though I guess we already knew that. Drew had 14 carries for 77 yards to go along with the receiving TD.

This week: Parkview Baptist (2-0) @ Church Point.


MI WR Ricardo Miller

Fluff from ESPN.

Last week: Pioneer defeats Saline 36-17. MGoUser ArborBlue provided a game report. Ricardo had 3 catches for 48 yards and a (24-yard) touchdown. He also misjudged a wide open pass that should have been a 60-yard TD. For the record, Saline QB (and MSU commit) Joe Boisture was so horrible he got benched during the game. Miller photo appears courtesy of Lon Horwedel for

This week: Saginaw Arthur Hill @ Pioneer (3-0).

Ricardo Miller 2009
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
Totals (2-0) 8 218 3 27.25

OH WR Jerald Robinson

Last week: Canton South picks up their first win by taking down Ravenna, 28-19.

Two plays later, Canton South’s Jerald Robinson caught a Logan Bowles pass for a 54-yard touchdown and a 14-13 lead.

I believe that it Jerald's first touchdown on the year.

This week: Louisville @ Canton South (1-2).

MI WR Jeremy Jackson

Last week: Huron falls to Temperance Bedford 28-21.

This week: Huron (1-2) @ Monroe.


OH WR DJ Williamson

Last week: Harding defeats Buchtel 21-6. Williamson photo from

This week: Harding (2-0-1) @ Youngstown Cardinal Mooney.

OH OL Christian Pace

Last week: Avon Lake runs it up on Elyria, 48-15.

This week: Avon Lake (1-2) @ Olmstead.

OH DT Terry Talbott

Last week: Wayne falls to Glenville 57-28. Neither Talbott brother is mentioned in the game recap.

This week: Huber Heights (2-1) @ Trotwood-Madison.

PA DE Ken Wilkins

Last week: Trinity falls to Greensburg Salem 10-7. Recap article. The Trinity defense was very stout, save for a pass interference penalty in the endzone that ended up providing the deciding points on a QB sneak.

This week: Trinity (0-2) @ Thomas Jefferson.

PA DE Jordan Paskorz

Last week: Hampton falls to West Allegheny, 26-7.

This week: Hampton @ Shaler Area.

OH LB Antonio Kinard

Last week: The Leopards fall to Campbell, 14-6.

“We made a lot of mistakes,” said Whittaker. “Twice we turned the ball over inside the 20 and we had one TD called back [Antonio Kinard’s 38-yard pass interception in the early seconds of the game]. We blew three opportunities.”

This week: Struthers @ Liberty (2-1).

FL S Marvin Robinson

Last week: Lake Region is knocked off by Kathleen, 33-0.

This week: Sebring @ Lake Region.

OH CB Courtney Avery

Last week: Lexington falls to North Canton Hoover, 41-20. Avery was held to only 16 yards passing in the second half.

This week: Rice Consolidated @ Lexington.

OH CB Terrence Talbott

Last week: Wayne falls to Glenville 57-28. Neither Talbott brother is mentioned in the game recap.

This week: Huber Heights (2-1) @ Trotwood-Madison.

2011 OH CB Greg Brown

Prior to this week's game, Brown had 5 catches for 83 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Last week: Fremont Ross knocks off rival Tiffin Columbian 49-35. I highly recommend checking out that article, because it's heavily Brown-centric.

Brown caught touchdown passes of 39 and 29 yards while finishing with three grabs for 98 yards... "Greg is so versatile that he can hurt an opposing team in so many different ways and we're going to take advantage of that," Fremont Ross coach Derek Kidwell said... "I feel like I always have to step up," said Brown, who has verbally committed to attend Michigan in fall 2010 [sic]. "If I step up, then there's a good chance we're going to win."... Brown gave Ross a 64-yard kickoff return...

Second article that's not so Brown-y.This week: Cleveland Benedictine @ Fremont Ross (2-1).

MI QB Devin Gardner

Last week: Inkster had a bye week.

This week: Inkster (0-2) @ Lakewood (OH) St. Edward.

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
Totals (1-1) 29 44 486 0 0 65.91 11.05 26 215 3 8.27

TX RB Stephen Hopkins

Last week: Marcus had a bye week.

This week: Marcus (2-0) @ Katy.

Stephen Hopkins 2009
Game Result Rush Yds TD Avg
Grapevine W 62-28 13 78 2 6.00
Plano West W 35-25 28 128 3 4.56
Totals (2-0) 41 206 5 5.02



September 15th, 2009 at 11:11 AM ^

Drake's and White's yardage charts are screwed up. In White's it looks like you duplicated the stats for Howell and don't have a total column. And for Drake you added Howell too yet Skyline is only 2-0 (yet you show 3 games played)


September 15th, 2009 at 11:55 AM ^

Robinson will have a strong test this week in Canton South's game against Louisville. Louisville is the cream of the crop in football-mad Stark County, Ohio (think Canton McKinley and Massillon Washington) this year. Louisville took down the reigning Ohio Mr. Football a week or so ago.

Clarence Beeks

September 15th, 2009 at 12:10 PM ^

Tim - Awesome write up as usual. I posted the numbers last week in the comments to Friday Night lights to fill in Jones' attempt/completion numbers from the game against Northwestern that I missed: I won't be at the game this week, but I'll try to scour the local materials as much as possible and talk to those that I know who are going.