Friday Night Lights 2009: 9-22 Comment Count

Tim September 22nd, 2009 at 12:37 PM


If you can help out finding articles on any of the commits, e-mail me, and I'll try to include your contribution. This week, I made it to two games, and they're listed at the top.

MI RB Austin White

Last week: Stevenson defeats South Lyon 37-0. Austin ran 8 times for 173 yards (21.63 YPC) and 3 touchdowns while only playing in the first half. I was there, so enjoy some rockin' HD video. Paul FAILs at titling, so you'll just have to trust me that this game took place at Stevenson, not Pioneer.

Ace from The Wolverine Blog also has video of the great performance.
This week: Stevenson (2-2) v. Northville.

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 -
Totals (2-2) 38+ 119 8 9.37 4 59 0 14.75

MI WR Ricardo Miller

Last week: Pioneer pounds Saginaw Arthur Hill 58-20. Ricardo had a quiet night, catching only 1 ball for 20 yards. He was open a number of other times, but was not thrown to. He also had a decent night blocking. Again, I was there, which means you get video highlights:

This week: Pioneer (4-0) @ Temperance Bedford.

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
Arthur Hill W 58-20 1 20 0 20.00
Totals (2-0) 9 238 3 26.44

MI QB Devin Gardner

Last week: Inkster defeats Lakewood (OH) St. Edward 14-7. No real word on stats, except that Gardner had a run for a successful 2-point conversion.
This week: Inkster (1-2) @ Highland Park.
Etc.: The WCBN blog interviews Gardner.

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
Totals (1-2) 29 44 486 0 0 65.91 11.05 26 215 3 8.27

SC QB Conelius Jones

Last week: Spartanburg falls to Greenwood 9-21. Jones coughed up two fumbles, but ran 7 yards for the Vikings' lone score. Spartanburg outgained Greenwood 336-120 in the loss.
This week: Spartanburg (2-3) has a bye week.

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
Greenwood L 9-21 1
Totals (1-1) 30 58 320+ 0 0 51.72 5.52 32 116+ 7 3.63

TX RB Stephen Hopkins

Last week: Marcus is downed by Katy 24-34. #2. Hopkins ran 13 times for 38 yards and one touchdown:

Stephen Hopkins cut the deficit in half with a 7-yard run, and the Marcus defense forced a Katy three-and-out on the next drive.

This week: Marcus (2-1) v. Lee.

TX RB Tony Drake

Last week: Skyline beats Plano East 45-19. Drake ran 15 times for 167 yards and a touchdown.
This week: Skyline (3-0) @ Lake Highlands.

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 -
Totals (3-0) 36 328 3 9.11 2 14 0 7.00

LA Slot WR Drew Dileo

Last week: Parkview Baptist rocks Church Point 54-0.

Dileo also scored on a 38-yard punt return.

Article 2:

Michigan commitment Drew Dileo caught two of those passes for 40 yards and a touchdown.

This week: Parkview Baptist (3-0) v. Port Allen.

OH WR Jerald Robinson

Last week: Canton South falls to Louisville 14-17.robinsonlouisville.jpg

South made plays first. Bowles, in South’s second possession, found Jerald Robinson over the middle and the 6-2 speedster did the rest.

Robinson broke two tackles and went 64 yards for a 7-0 lead. Robinson added a brilliant 26-yard, one-handed grab the next possession...

Robinson (#4) photo by Julie Vennitti for the Canton Repository.
This week: Canton South (1-3) @ Minerva.

MI WR Jeremy Jackson

Last week: Huron is beaten by Monroe 7-14.

Jeremy Jackson caught seven passes for 103 yards, but penalties and turnovers kept halting drives.

This week: Huron (1-3) v. Dearborn.

OH WR DJ Williamson

Last week: Harding loses to Cardinal Mooney 6-31.
This week: Harding (2-1-1) v. Euclid.

OH OL Christian Pace

Last week: Avon Lake drops one to Olmstead Falls, 14-20.
This week: Avon Lake (1-3) v. North Olmstead.

OH DT Terry Talbott

Last week: Wayne beats Trotwood-Madison 21-19.
This week: Wayne (3-1) v. Troy.

PA DE Ken Wilkins

Last week: Trinity is beaten by Jefferson 7-34.
This week: Trinity (0-3) v. Elizabeth.

PA DE Jordan Paskorz

Last week: Hampton falls to Shaler Area 7-28.
This week: Hampton (1-2) @ Pine-Richland.

OH LB Antonio Kinard

Last week: Liberty beats Struthers 13-7.
This week: Liberty (3-1) @ Salem.

FL S Marvin Robinson

Last week: Lake Region falls to Sebring 21-29. Marvin starred for the Thunder on both offense and defense:

Led by linebacker Luke Lehning, tackle Matt Wells and safety Marvin Robinson, the Thunder defense took nearly everything out of Sebring's offense except Clarke, holding the Blue Streaks to just 20 rushing yards on their first 20 carries...

On the first play from scrimmage after Clark's 40-yard TD, Robinson burst through the Sebring secondary, took a pass from Carr in full stride and sprinted to a 64-yard touchdown.

This week: Lake Region (0-3) @ Haines City.

OH CB Courtney Avery

Last week: Lexington falls to Orrville 21-41. Avery injured his ankle in the game, and only got limited time.

Not having Jefferson (6 carries, 69 yards; 2 receptions) and Avery (13-of-22 passing, 133 yards) was a factor.

It remains to be seen whether the injury will keep Avery out of any games in the near future.

This week: Lexington (2-1) @ Lago Vista.

OH CB Terrence Talbott

Last week: Wayne beats Trotwood-Madison 21-19. I believe Terrence is still out with a leg injury.
This week: Wayne (3-1) v. Troy.

2011 OH CB Greg Brown

Last week: Ross defeats Cleveland Benedictine 28-21 in overtime.

Brown added six receptions for 99 yards.

He also scored a 6-yard touchdown in the game.
This week: Ross (3-1) v. Bloomfield Hills (MI) Lahser.



September 22nd, 2009 at 1:08 PM ^

I know we bitch about getting the ball to Calvin Johnson, but how can a high school coach not work to get the ball to a guy going to a D1 school?? There is such a disparity in talent at times, you have to throw Miller the ball. Just do a WR screen or a quick hitch and let him run. 1 catch is ridiculous.

West Texas Blue

September 22nd, 2009 at 1:39 PM ^

Jesus Christ; Austin White runs way, way too uptight. It's as bad as McGuffie. White better work on his pad level or he's going to get destroyed in college.

Hopkins' team played Katy, one of the top 5 programs in Texas, so not surprising that his stats were really low. Katy has won the state title 4 years this decade, and won the last 2 years.


September 22nd, 2009 at 3:20 PM ^

Is Ricardo that good? I mean I thought he was pretty amazing and all the hype he got while living in Florida but I hate to see Ricardo not getting the ball. I was a high school receiver... a white boy with no speed but had good hands and I had 2500+ Yards and 150+ catches Soph. through my Sr. years. To see someone of that talent not getting the ball is absolutely bunk. I hope he sees more action and I can't wait to see him in the Maize and Blue!


September 22nd, 2009 at 5:07 PM ^

Is anyone else getting a little nervous about the Conelious Jones "experiment"?

This guy was the biggest "Huh?" of any of our questionable commits in the summer and his on-field performances thus far are hardly inspiring.

I wonder if he might get the Jordan Barnes/Dewayne Peace treatment.


September 22nd, 2009 at 5:11 PM ^

Good to see Austin White abuse my HS alma mater. South Lyon used to be good, we even went to the state championship back in the 90s. Guess the split into two high schools hurt the program, since both teams are 0-4 right now, lol.