Friday Night Lights 2010: 12-21

Submitted by Tim on December 21st, 2010 at 11:55 AM

This should be the last regular edition of Friday Night Lights for the 2011 recruiting class, but there's more to come with new commits and all-star games, etc. If you can help out finding articles on any of the commits, @reply me on Twitter or e-mail me, and I'll try to include your contribution.

New Commit MD CB Blake Countess

As a defensive back at a program with lots of talent, Countess didn't have to spend much time on offense, and defensive stats go unreported in high school ball. Interpret the numbers below as a small part of his production this season.

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Game 1. Preview. Good Counsel defeated Cincinnati St. Xavier 21-6. Article 2. Another article. None of the articles mention Countess, but his junior teammate Stefon Diggs stole the show (more on him in tomorrow's recruitin' post). Blake had 1 rush for 3 yards and 2 receptions for 22 yards.

Game 2. Game preview. Good Counsel is upset by Gilman, 7-28. Rivals recap. No mentions of Countess. He finished with 1 reception for 18 yards.

Game 3. Good Counsel beat State College 35-13. Blake had 3 receptions for 43 yards. Or was it 46?

Game 4. Good Counsel smashed Bishop O'Connell 53-7. Blake didn't accrue any offensive stats.

Game 5. Good Counsel pasted Bishop McNamara 48-0. Blake came up big on special teams:

The only score in the first quarter followed an excellent punt return by Blake Countess of 52 yards to the Mustang 17 yard line...

Then the "Play of the Game" ensued. With McNamara kicking from deep in their own territory, Blake Countess received the punt at the Mustang 39. He headed straight up field and then, behind some solid blocking, broke left and scampered to the end zone...

The Mustangs kicked off to open the second half and Blake Countess, the Gameday Player of the Game, took the kick at the 13 and raced 87 yards for another touchdown.

He also had a 16-yard touchdown reception. The kickoff return:

Game 6. Good Counsel fell to DeMatha 28-31. Blake had a 55-yard punt return and 3 catches for 29 yards.

Game 7. Paul VI. Blake had 3 catches for 39 yards and a score.

Game 8. Good Counsel beat St. John's 27-14. I don't think Blake played in the game.

Game 9. Good Counsel beat Gonzaga 50-38. Blake didn't accrue any offensive stats, but had a 9-ayrd kickoff return.

Game 10. Good Counsel beat Archbishop Carroll 42-0. Blake had 2 catches for 28 yards. He had an excellent pass breakup, but GC didn't keep stats on them, so it's not in the table below.

Game 11. Good Counsel crushed Gonzaga 44-0. Blake finished with 5 catches for 103 yards.

Game 12. Good Counsel exacted some revenge on DeMatha in a 42-3 laugher, winning the WCAC Championship. Blake had 1 rush for 4 yards.

The official website for Good Counsel Football is a little more... complete. I encourage you to check it out, because it links to a lot of 1-play highlights that aren't feasible to embed here. It credits Blake with the following stats on the year:

Blake Countess 2010
Game Offense Special Teams Defense
Opponent Result Rush Yds Rec Yds TD Yds/Att Ret Yds TD Yds/Ret Solo Ast
St. Xavier W 21-6 1 3 1 9 0 9.00 1 0 0 0.00 2 2
Gilman L 7-28 0 0 1 18 0 18.00 0 0 0 - 1 2
State College W 35-13 0 0 3 46 0 15.33 2 34 0 17.00 4 3
O'Connell W 53-7 0 0 1 13 0 13.00 1 16 0 16.00 0 1
McNamara W 48-0 0 0 1 16 1 16.00 4 171 2 47.50 2 0
DeMatha L 28-31 1 0 3 29 0 9.67 2 82 0 41.00 1 2
Paul VI W 42-0 0 0 3 39 1 13.00 0 0 0 - 1 0
St. John's W 27-14 DNP
Gonzaga W 50-38 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 9 0 9.00 3 3
Carroll W 42-0 0 0 2 28 0 14.00 0 0 0 - 3 1
Regular Season 8-2 2 3 15 198 2 13.20 11 312 2 28.36 17 14
Gonzaga W 44-0 0 0 5 103 0 20.60 1 23 0 23.00 3 2
DeMatha W 42-3 1 4 1 8 0 8.00 0 0 0 - 2 1
Playoffs WCAC Champs 1 4 6 111 0 18.50 1 23 0 23.00 5 3
Totals 10-2 3 7 21 309 2 14.71 12 335 2 27.92 22 17

FL RB Demetrius Hart

Dee is the class 6A Player of the Year, which makes him a finalist for the Mr. Football award for the state of Florida. More Dee fluff. He got to attend the Heisman banquet as a candidate for Army Player of the Year.

Last Week: Opponent perspective. Game preview. Previews galore more . Dr. Phillips fell to Miami Central 27-42 in the State Championship Game, and Dee was kept out of the endzone for the first time all year. Video:

Stats below from the DP Website.

Demetrius Hart 2010
Game Rushing Receiving Returns
Opponent Result Att Yds TD Avg Rec Yds TD Avg Ret Yds TD Avg
Edgewater W 48-7 20 79 2 3.95 1 8 0 8.00 3 47 0 15.67
Osceola W 49-7 19 98 3 5.16 3 47 0 15.67 2 23 0 11.50
Olympia W 49-0 17 224 3 13.18 5 68 1 13.60 1 20 0 20.00
Cypress Creek W 52-0 14 168 4 12.00 1 7 0 7.00 3 24 0 8.00
Boone W 45-0 18 142 3 7.89 5 132 1 26.40 1 0 0 0.00
Evans W 62-6 8 178 3 22.25 1 5 0 5.00 3 57 0 19.00
Oak Ridge W 56-28 21 126 3 6.00 4 37 1 9.25 1 5 0 5.00
Gateway W 59-0 11 190 5 17.27 0 0 0 - 2 36 0 18.00
Freedom W 56-13 23 229 3 9.96 2 26 0 13.00 4 34 0 11.33
West Orange W 49-6 11 121 4 11.00 4 24 0 6.00 2 69 1 34.50
Regular Season 10-0 162 1555 33 9.60 26 354 3 13.62 22 315 1 14.32
Olympia W 52-3 14 118 2 8.43 1 93 1 93.00 1 4 0 4.00
Oak Ridge W 45-0 18 129 4 7.17 2 71 1 35.50 2 86 1 43.00
Seminole Ridge W 38-28 21 218 2 10.38 2 40 0 20.00 3 66 0 22.00
Seminole W 37-13 18 165 2 9.17 1 5 0 5.00 2 31 0 15.50
Miami Central L 27-42 20 39 0 1.95 0 0 0 - 6 105 0 17.50
Playoffs Runner-up 91 669 10 7.35 6 209 2 34.83 14 292 1 20.86
Totals 14-1 253 2224 41 8.79 32 563 5 17.59 36 607 2 16.86

This week: Dr. Phillips season has ended at 14-1 as the State Runners-up.

FL OL Tony Posada

Last week: Pregame fluff. Plant fell to St. Thomas Aquinas 7-29 in the State Championship game.

This week: Plant's season has ended at 13-3 as State Runners-up.

FL CB Dallas Crawford

Crawford participated in an area All-Star game last week, throwing an 18-yard touchdown pass.

South Fort Myers' season ended in the State semifinals. Dallas finished 126/181 passing for 2349 yards and 26 TDs to only 6 interceptions. He ran 112 times for 450 yards and 17 touchdowns, and also had 4+ interceptions, a pair of them returned for scores. He's the career record holder for passing yardage in his county.

Seasons Complete After the Jump

MI RB/Slot Justice Hayes

Hayes missed most of his senior season with a broken wrist. Grand Blanc finished 7-4 and lost in the second round of the State Playoffs to Lake Orion.

MI OL Jake Fisher

Traverse City West's season is over, with a 6-4 record and a loss in the first round of the State Playoffs. Fisher was 1st-Team All-District as a defensive end. Postseason fluff. Jake was named All-Divisions First-Team All-State (Dream Team).

OH OL Jack Miller

St. John's finished the season 11-2 with both losses to Toledo Whitmer (in the second in Round 3 of the State Playoffs). Miller was also named 1st-Team All-District, and the District Lineman of the Year. Also 1st-Team All-State.

OH DE Chris Rock

DeSales's season ended at 5-6 with a loss in the first round of the State Playoffs.

MI DE/LB Brennen Beyer

Plymouth ended their season 11-3 and Runnners-Up in the State Championship. End of season fluff. Named captain of the all-metro first team. All-State Dream Team.

TX LB Kellen Jones

St. Pius X's season finished with a 10-3 record and a loss in the second round of the TAPPS playoffs. Jones finished with 110 tackles, 25 for loss, and 7 sacks, to go along with 3 fumbles forced, 2 recovered, and a punt block. He was named TAPPS first-team All-State.

MI LB Desmond Morgan

West Ottawa went 8-3 on the season, with a loss in the second round of the playoffs. Desmon was named the captain of the All-Area Defensive First Team, despite spending most of his time as a quarterback.

OH CB/S Greg Brown

Fremont Ross's season is over, with a 9-2 record and a loss in the first round of the State Playoffs. Brown was named All-District, and All-State at WR. Coach comments.

MI CB Delonte Hollowell

Cass Tech finished the season 12-1 with a loss in the State Semifinals. Named captain of the All-Detroit first team. All-State Dream Team.

Comments

kaykaybroke

December 21st, 2010 at 12:27 PM ^

Any chance of Kellen picking up his fourth star? I mean he's an all state linebacker... in TEXAS

that should say something about his talent.. i know he's four stars on scout already, but any chance of rivals acknowledging it?

MichTits

December 21st, 2010 at 12:33 PM ^

A surprising number of the commits ended their seasons as runners up in their respective state championship games... Dee Hart, Tony Posada, Brennen Beyer, Delonte Hollowell... That will all change for them at the next level though I am sure as they should all win multiple Big Ten championships.  Go Blue

michfanfromct

December 21st, 2010 at 2:43 PM ^

Anybody know what happened to Dr. Phillips in their last game?  Dee's stats are insane the whole year and then he ran for 39 yards on 20 carries.  Did Miami Central have 8 or 9 guys in the box or were they just that good? 

As for the other guys, I thought they received some very good awards.  Congrats and I am looking forward to seeing all of them next year in AA.

bluenyc

December 22nd, 2010 at 7:01 PM ^

Just finished watching the game, Dee had some good runs.  I think they had six in box with DP having no TE or FB to help block.  It was tough for Dee, he was swarmed on many plays. 

For people who say he is a RB and we can afford other backs, take another look.  This was the first game I watched non-computer.  He had an amazing kick off return and would be a huge loss if we don't get him. 

Tater

December 21st, 2010 at 8:51 PM ^

Both Michigan recruits fell to teams with a lot more athletes this year.  Plant and Tony Posada were in a "rebuilding" year on defense and it was a surprise that they made it back to the finals.  STA, which helps stock Miami and whose two best WR's are FSU commits, had too many horses for Plant. 

The score might have been closer, but it was even worse for Dee Hart.  As you can tell by the 1.95 YPC, he didn't get much room.  I didn't get the name, but #41's assignment was obviously to go wherever Hart went; he did a great job.  Essentially, though, it was another case of Central having too much personnel for  Dr Phillips.  I don't think Hart got the ball once where there weren't at least five hats on him, and #41 was usually the first one there. 

Hopefully, he'll be very happy to think about all of the wide open spaces he will see when he has the ball playing for the Maize and Blue.

bluenyc

December 22nd, 2010 at 7:06 PM ^

It seemed that Miami Central game planned to not let Dee beat them.  Dee had some good runs and a really good kickoff return.  Dr. P seemed to have some trouble with play calling.  Patti was frustrated that the plays were getting in real late.