Weekday Warriors 2011: 9-20

Submitted by Ace on September 20th, 2011 at 11:28 AM

This week on Weekday Warriors, the Farmington Hills Harrison duo continues to dominate, Matt Godin has another standout performance, and Ondre Pipkins is "shut down," for a very bizarre (read: wrong) definition of the term.

2012 Commits

TN OL Blake Bars

Montgomery Bell dropped their fourth straight game with a 35-17 loss to Battle Ground Academy.

This week: The Big Red look for their second win of the season on Friday against Pearl-Cohn.

OH LB Joe Bolden

Bolden helped Colerain hold Mason to just 87 yards rushing on 45 carries in a 56-20 Cardinals victory. He also had one rush for six yards and Colerain improved to 3-1 on the season.

This week: The Cardinals head to Middletown on Friday at 7:30.

MI OL Ben Braden

Braden helped Rockford overcome a slow start as the Rams ripped off 38 points following a touchdown pass with five seconds left in the first half, leading to a 41-16 win over West Ottawa.

This week: Rockford (3-1) hosts Muskegon on Friday at 7.

OH DE Pharaoh Brown

No stats were available for Brown, who has been limited by a foot injury this season ($, info in header), but Brush was able to record their first victory of the season, 42-12, over winless Valley Forge.

This week: The Arcs hope to piece together a winning streak on the road at Twinsburg on Friday at 7.

MI TE Devin Funchess

Funchess caught four passes for 87 yards as top-ranked Harrison improved to 4-0 with a 34-7 victory over Oxford.

This week: The Hawks play at Southfield-Lathrup on Friday at 7.

OH S Allen Gant

Gant caught two passes for seven yards, rushed twice for zero yards, and helped Southview's defense hold Napoleon to just 112 total yards in a 28-13 victory.

This week: In this week's Creeper Van Original game, Southview hosts Maumee on Friday at 7.

MI DT Matt Godin

Godin texted that he finished with 2 1/2 sacks and three tackles for loss in Detroit Catholic Central's 48-6 blowout win over Highland Park. The Shamrocks improved to 4-0 on the season, and 2013 recruit Wyatt Shallman rushed for 67 yards and a touchdown.

This week: The Shamrocks face Shane Morris's Warren De La Salle squad on Saturday at 7. Depending on game-day traffic, I might be able to make this game as well.

UT FB Sione Houma

Houma sat out Highland's 29-0 victory over Clearfield with an ankle injury suffered in his previous game. He should be back in time to play this week.

This week: The Rams (4-1) take on Bountiful on Friday at 7.

MI LB Royce Jenkins-Stone

Cass Tech was the subject of the first part of this week's Creeper Van Original, and through three quarters of an eventual 36-6 blowout win over Cody, Jenkins-Stone recorded four tackles and had one catch for 28 yards. Highlights:

This week: The Technicians host King on Friday at 6.

OH OL Kyle Kalis

Kalis played in his second game after returning from a knee injury and was apparently dominant ($, info in header) as St. Edward defeated Elder, 30-10, to move to 4-0 on the season.

This week: The Eagles play on Saturday night at 7 at home against Jefferson.

CA OL Erik Magnuson

Magnuson's La Costa Canyon squad was blown out, 58-7, by San Clemente, but Scout.com's Scott Kennedy was on hand to check out Magnuson as he faced off against fellow blue-chip offensive tackle Kyle Murphy. Here are @ScoutKennedy's tweets about Magnuson from the game [emphasis mine]:

Not surprisingly, LT Magnuson is stoning DE kyle murphy right now. 2 OLs going against eachother, give advantage to one on offense #goblue

Draw play up the middle, Magnuson released Murphy, and had a key block downfield for a TD. 7-0 La Costa Canyon

Maguson is playing D as well, but they're lining him up of the opposite side of Murphy, just had a TFL #goblue

#michigan commit Erik Magnuson sacked #utes commit Travis Wilson to force a FG. San Clemente 24-7

I have a play that sums up the night, Camera iso on #michigan commit Magnuson. He stands up his guy, and in background, QB gets creamed

So, yeah, it doesn't sound like the big guy is getting a lot of help right now on a 1-2 LCC squad.

This week: The Mavericks travel to Redlands on Friday at 7.

MI DE Mario Ojemudia

Ojemudia recorded 12 tackles in Harrison's 34-7 win over Oxford.

This week: The Hawks play at Southfield-Lathrup on Friday at 7.

MO DT Ondre Pipkins

First, a quote from the game story after Pipkins's Park Hill squad won 21-3 over Truman to improve to 3-1 [emphasis mine]:

“We moved the ball really well; it was just a couple penalties that kept us back,” added Truman center Cody Wiegers, who had the unenviable task of facing Park Hill’s Ondre Pipkins, a 320-pound lineman bound for Michigan.

Me and my guard were able to shut (Pipkins) down. It’s little things we need to take care of ... getting mentally and physically tougher.”

And now, via Pipkins himself on Twitter, here are his stats from Friday:

15 tackles 1sack 4tackles for a loss
Cody Wiegers thinks Notre Dame did a great job shutting down Denard Robinson on the ground the last two years.

This week: The Trojans play Jefferson City at home on Friday at 7.

MI CB Terry Richardson

Richardson had one tackle (coming on offense after a Cody fumble recovery), didn't have a ball thrown his way, and caught two touchdown passes in Cass Tech's 36-6 victory over Cody.

This week: The Technicians host King on Friday at 6.

OH LB Kaleb Ringer

Northmont won its first game of the season, 62-5, over Sidney. No stats are currently available for Ringer.

This week: Northmont plays host to Lebanon (long trip, amirite?) on Friday at 7:30.

MI LB James Ross

Orchard Lake St. Mary's defeated U-D Jesuit, 34-0, in the second game of this week's CVO doubleheader. Though three quarters, Ross had tallied 11 tackles and two QB hurries, and WXYZ has more highlights from the game, including a quick quote from the future Wolverine:

This week: The Eaglets (3-1) host play Columbus St. Francis de Sales on Friday at 7:30.

OH OL Caleb Stacey

Oak Hills fell to 2013 blue-chip recruit Jalin Marshall and Middletown, 46-13, to fall to 2-2 on the year.

This week: The Highlanders travel to Lakota West at 7:30 on Friday.

IL CB Anthony Standifer

Standifer told me via Twitter that he recorded a fumble recovery and had a 30-yard reception on a fake punt as Crete-Monee defeated Glenbard South, 64-19.

This week: Crete-Monee play at Kankakee on Friday at 6.

OH DE Tom Strobel

Mentor remained undefeated on the season with a 52-14 victory over Mayfield. No stats are currently available for Strobel.

This week: The Cardinals plays host to Parma on Friday at 7.

OH TE A.J. Williams

Williams once again didn't record a catch in Sycamore's run-heavy attack, but playing tackle he helped the Aviators rush for 299 yards in a 24-0 shutout of Fairfield. Sycamore is now 4-0 on the season.

This week: The Aviators look to stay undefeated against Lakota East on Friday night at 7:30.

OH S Jarrod Wilson

No stats to report for Wilson as Akron Buchtel recorded its first win of the season, 26-0, over Garfield.

This week: The Griffins host Ellet in a noon game on Sunday.

OH DE Chris Wormley:

Whitmer opened conference play with its third straight shutout, this one a 34-0 victory over St. Francis de Sales, to improve to 4-0 on the season.

This week we get another report from Mason Lowry, Whitmer's play-by-play man on WRSCSports.com:

The Whitmer D got excellent pressure on the St. Francis backfield all night, and Chris played a big part in that. SFS’ quarterback hurt his knee last week and was a game-time decision; he did play, but his mobility was clearly limited and he only threw 8 passes, many of which were slow-developing play action throws. Chris did have one very nice play in which he snuffed out a sweep in the backfield from the other side of the field, and being able to reach SFS’ speedy tailback is no mean feat. Beyond that, there were plenty of running plays in which four or five Panther defenders were in the backfield really quickly, causing havoc, with Chris being one of them.
If you haven’t seen Whitmer play in person, I really suggest you do so. This is a very fun team to watch that’s got several other DI prospects outside of Chris. Our left tackle is a Toledo commit, we’ve got an excellent free safety who has MAC offers and significant interest from Purdue, and a couple others that will probably play in the MAC as well. We’ve got a big one against St. John’s, which features Jack Miller’s younger brother on the line and QB Brogan Roback, who was at the UM-ND game on an unofficial visit. It’ll be televised on BCSN and ONN, but we’ll have the only live radio coverage of the game on WRSCsports.com with pregame starting at 6:30. Just sayin’.

Thanks to Mason for helping out, and for more updates on Whitmer football and Wormley you can follow him on Twitter @MLowry3.

This week: As Mason said, the Panthers have a big home game against St. John's Jesuit at 7 on Friday.

2013 Commits

KY S Jeremy Clark

Clark caught a 35-yard touchdown pass to help Madisonville (4-1) defeat Union City 48-0.

This week: The Maroons play at Owensboro on Friday at 7.

MI QB Shane Morris

Morris struggled against Brother Rice in one of the biggest games of the weekend, completing just 6-of-16 passes for 61 yards, one touchdown, and one interception, but a QB sneak by the future Wolverine for a touchdown in overtime gave De La Salle (4-0) a thrilling 21-20 overtime victory. Morris on the final play:

Morris said that there was some dispute over the final play, as head coach Paul Verska was not sure if his quarterback could power the ball over the goal line.

"He didn't think I could do it," he said. "He asked me again if I believed and I screamed 'yes coach, I'll get it'. The line got a good push, we got in to score and got the kick to win the game."

This week: The Pilots play DCC at Lake Shore High School on Saturday at 7.

OH RB/S Dymonte Thomas

Thomas rushed for 150 yards on 10 carries, including touchdown runs of 67 and 47 yards, but Marlington (3-1) dropped a stunner to Louisville (2-2), 35-28. The game was televised on Fox Sports Ohio, which has highlights of both Thomas TD runs:

That kid is quite fast, to say the least.

This week: The Dukes look to rebound at home against Salem on Friday at 7.



September 20th, 2011 at 12:22 PM ^

Great read as usual.  Was hoping, while you are down checking out the Cougars and Panthers game this week, if you could do a little scouting for me.  I have not had a chance to make to a football game back home this year, but have been keeping up on Maumee in the box scores.  They seem to have a sound team, but have not heard of any big time recruits from there in a few years.  Thanks will be awaiting your post next week about the game.


September 20th, 2011 at 2:13 PM ^

San Clemente is always pretty strong and probably one of the best team in South Orange County.  It is always a battle between them and Mission Viejo.  Lately Tesoro has been making some noise as well.