Top teams, hated rivals take the field Friday in Virginia

 
Cameron Mellor (@CamMellor)
November 6, 2014
 

The last week of the regular season is upon us in Virginia.

 

Week 11 of the regular season brings with it obvious playoff ramifications for teams everywhere. For some, its win to get in, or it’s lose and you’re out.

 

For others, the last week of the season is finally the time to face off against your biggest rivals. The game that some kids wait all season for. Some, maybe even for an entire year.

 

This week – three games caught our eyes that will have their respective cities abuzz.

 

LC Bird at Manchester – Chesterfield, Virginia

 

A marquee matchup in its own rite gets a personal touch when LC Bird comes to Manchester, Friday night at 7:00 pm. Current Manchester quarterback Daniel Rose played his first two seasons for LC Bird from 2010-12.

 

Rose is now the senior leader of a Manchester offense that averages over 42 points per game.

 

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound quarterback has thrown for 1316 yards and 14 touchdowns compared to just three interceptions this season. He has also run the ball 81 times for 477 yards and another four touchdowns. He and the Lancers offense enter the game on the heels of an impressive 41-13 performance over James River a week ago.

 

Rose completed 10-of-12 passes for 219 yards and three scores. He ran the ball for 54 yards while Eric Gordon totaled 68 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Trevor Benn brought down six of Rose’s completions for 156 yards and two touchdowns.

 

 

 

Rose will host his former team in the final game of the regular season and for his Senior Night in Chesterfield – the place he now calls home.

 

“I love my team,” Rose told Digital Scout earlier this season. “I love my school and the whole Manchester community.”

 

Daniel Rose celebrates a touchdown early in the season.

 

Briar Woods at Tuscarora – Leesburg, Virginia

 

In a 5A matchup in Northern Virginia, the 9-0 Tuscarora Huskies, possibly the state’s best team, will face their stiffest test since a game against Broad Run in early October, this Friday against Briar Woods.

 

The Huskies are led by senior running back and Harvard commit, Noah Reimers who has totaled 1766 rushing yards this season. His yardage and 24 rush touchdowns are tops across the District, Maryland, Virginia (DMV) region.

 

With Reimers setting the pace for the Huskies offense, only one of their nine victories this season has been within one possession. The aforementioned game against Broad Run demonstrated the perseverance of this Huskies team as Tuscarora outscored the Spartans 28-14 in the second half, including 16-0 in the fourth quarter in a comeback 35-28 victory.

 

Briar Woods will enter the game with a chip on their shoulder following a surprising 8-7 loss to Potomac Falls last Friday night. Previous to that, the Falcons had shut out two of their last three opponents and were outscoring teams by a combined 143-21 in their previous three games.

 

Briar Woods will make the short trek from Ashburn to Leesburg on Friday night for a pivotal matchup for playoff seeding while Tuscarora will look to remain perfect and enter the 5A playoffs guaranteeing home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win. The two take the field Friday night at 7:00 pm.

 

Loudoun Valley at Woodgrove – Purcellville, Virginia

 

In a pivotal Dulles District matchup, arch-rivals Loudoun Valley will face host Woodgrove with important playoff seedings on the line.

 

Woodgrove enters the game with a 6-3 record and looking to host a 4A playoff game for the second consecutive season. Valley will face off against the Wolverines, holding a 7-2 record and have all but guaranteed at least one home playoff game in the 3A playoffs.

 

The Wolverines have been paced by senior wide receiver Dylan Mellor whose 16 receiving touchdowns are tied for tops across the DMV. He has six multi-TD games so far this season and is looking to eclipse the 2,000 receiving yard mark. He has 120 career receptions, 1,986 career yards and 29 receiving touchdowns – all school records.

 

First-year starting quarterback Billy Sheehan has thrown the ball well this season, completing 96-of-172 passes for 1472 yards and 20 touchdowns. His yardage and touchdowns are also single-season school records.

 

Junior running back Charlie Clewis has quietly enjoyed a great season, running the ball 228 times for 1176 yards and 11 touchdowns as the Wolverines have balanced their offensive attack out in recent weeks.

 

Valley comes in to the game, following a disappointing home finale against Loudoun County, dropping the game to the Raiders 28-24.

 

Separated by a mere 3.7 miles, just across Route 7, the Vikings and Wolverines will take part in the ‘Battle for the Ville’ on Friday night. Last season, Woodgrove spoiled Valley’s Senior Night by defeating the Vikings 35-0 behind two Mellor touchdowns.

 

Mellor lines up against a Valley defender in their meeting a season ago.

 

Valley will look to turn the tables and reverse their recent fortune against their in-town rivals and upset the Woodgrove Senior Night this Friday at 7:00 pm.

 

Chargers record first victory after Raiders forced to forfeit amid injuries

By: Bryan Bedigrew
October 14, 2014

 

This past Friday, two 0-5 teams came together looking for their first win on the season. Senior running back Casey Willyard would lead the Jefferson County North Chargers (Ks.) with 105 yards rushing and two touchdowns in a 28-6 victory over the Immaculata Raiders (Ks.). The victory would also be the first district win for Jefferson County North.

 

The Chargers (1-5, 1-4) started the game with the ball and impressed with a 10-play drive that culminated with a Willyard five-yard rushing touchdown and a 7-0 Charger lead over the Raiders (0-6, 0-6). 

 

It wouldn’t be until the second quarter that the Chargers would score again. Quarterback Bryce Noll’s two-yard run plus a Joel Abel extra point would increase the Jefferson County North lead to 14-0. The Chargers would put together another second quarter scoring drive, one that was capped by a Kyle Noll five-yard up-the-gut score for a comfortable 21-0 lead for the Chargers. 

 

The Raiders would try to put something together just before the half however, an already slim roster was dealt a huge blow when Raiders senior Tanier Karigan would go down with an injury and not return. This left Immaculata with only 10 players to finish the game.

 

Not giving up however, the Raiders would receive a big momentum push as with just seconds left before halftime, a complete pass to Michael Valenca to the Chargers four yard line would give them hope heading into the second half. Leading off the third quarter, the Raiders attempted to put something together but gave up the ball on a Valenca fumble on the Chargers 48 yard line. 

 

The Chargers would run seven plays leading to a Willyard three-yard run for a Jefferson County score and a 28-0 lead. 

 

With impressive perseverance, the Raiders would score on their next possession after a six play drive. Valencia redeemed his earlier fumble by putting the Raiders on the board with a two-yard touchdown. The extra point however would fall short making the score 28-6 with 5:04 left in the third. 

 

After the ensuing Raiders kick off, just two plays later Immacaulata would suffer yet another injury as Valenca hit the ground. With the team now down to nine players Raiders coach Fred Elliot elected to forfeit the game with 4:39 remaining on the clock in the third quarter. The Raiders would fall to 0-6 while the Chargers would secure their first win and push their record to 1-5 this season.

 

Willyard finished the game with the game with 105 yards on 17 carries and two touchdowns.

 

Jefferson County North will travel to Valley Falls this Friday at 7:00. The game will be live on the NFHS Network and you can also follow along and stay up to date on Twitter - @DigitalScout

Franklin County (Ky.) Flyers QB Barrett Sanderson looks to build on sophomore season

 

By: Cameron Mellor
March 28,  2014

 

It seems like ages ago that we saw the last of the 2013 football season. So it seems like ages ago that Franklin County quarterback Barrett Sanderson was a sophomore taking his first snap as the full-time varsity starter for the Flyers.

 

The day, August 23 and the opponent, North Bullitt High School.Sanderson would lead Franklin County onto the field and although he was needed very little in the game against the Eagles, one thing was evident – Sanderson was the right choice as signal-caller for the Flyer offense.

 

The sophomore would lead the Flyers to an 11-2 record and an appearance in the state quarterfinals during an impressive 2013 campaign. Sanderson threw for 1862 yards and 20 touchdowns, while running for an additional 151 yards and 2 touchdowns.

 

Although 2013 was just his first year as the full-time starter at the varsity level, Sanderson led the Flyers like a seasoned veteran. He not only looked the part, but he acted the part, leading the team to eight consecutive victories to start the season.

 

Included in those first eight victories were seven games in which Franklin County notched over 40 points while four of those games scoring more than 50. The Flyers averaged over 40 points per contest in 2013.

 

Photos courtesy of the State Journal

 

Arguably his most impressive performance of the season came in just the third game as Sanderson threw for 333 yards and five touchdowns against Oldham County. He connected on 15-of-19 pass attempts and hit three different receivers for touchdowns.

 

Looking at Sanderson’s highlight tape, one thing stands out – he has that presence that every quarterback needs. His vision is great despite his shorter frame at 5-foot-9 and he can hit a slant pass as easily as he can toss a fade route applying touch or power behind his throws when necessary.

 

His throwing mechanics are good as he squares his shoulders and sets his feet whether inside or out of the pocket. His ability to evade the first defender and buy more time to throw the ball down the field is impressive, as is his scrambling ability once he’s outside of the tackles.

 

The sophomore is a great runner in the open field but does an even better job of attempting to throw first while keeping his eyes downfield.

 

He makes great reads at the line of scrimmage and on several occasions knew when and where defenders would be blitzing, and burned them for big yards. Sanderson locates his open receivers and gets the ball where it needs to be without hesitation.

 

It’s easy to see why Sanderson was the starter from day one in 2013. Their 11-2 record is indicative of a smart decision to nab Sanderson as his No. 1 by head coach Chris Tracy. It’s even easier to see why there should be some high expectations for the Flyers in 2014 as their starting quarterback will still only be a junior, but this time hosting a lot more confidence and experience.

 

Take a look back at Sanderson and the Flyer’s 2013 season here: Franklin County.

Bucknell commit, Thomas, notched 2,000th point this season It was just a few short weeks that Oakdale senior small forward Zach Thomas achieved something especially rare in high school basketball. A feat something only two players in the state of Maryland had done before.

Hundreds of athletes sign letters of intent on NSD

 

By: Cameron Mellor
February 10, 2014

 

Last Wednesday, one of the most exciting times for high school athletes dawned upon us, a day signifying a commitment to not only an education, but also the chance to play their respective sport at the next level. National Signing Day marked the day in which senior athletes must declare and fax in their letters of intent to their intended university, accepting their scholarship offer.

 

While some use NSD as the day to finally make known their college choice, others make what might have been known for awhile, official. Either way, it is a day that most athletes, especially high school football players, anxiously wait for most of their lives.

 

With the culmination of a number of high school careers, we’ll take a look back at the athletes whose programs used the HSGameCenter product and signed LOI’s to attend major college football programs last week.

 

Athlete, Position, High School, University:

 

Josh Malone, WR, Station Camp (Tenn.), Tennessee

 

John ‘Juju’ Smith, S, Long Beach Poly (Calif.), USC

 

Jeb Blazevich, TE, Charlotte Christian (N.C.), Georgia

 

Vic Wharton, WR, Independence (Tenn.), Tennessee

 

Rashaan Gaulden, WR, Independence, Tennessee

 

Parris Campbell, RB, St. Vincent St. Mary (Ohio), Ohio State

 

Dante Booker, LB, St. Vincent St. Mary, Ohio State

 

Kyle Berger, OT, St. Ignatius (Ohio), Ohio State

 

Jimmy Byrne, LB, St. Ignatius, Notre Dame

 

Matt Dickerson, DE, Serra (Calif.), UCLA

 

Traevohn Wrench, RB, Gardner Edgerton (Kan.), Kansas

 

Daniel Helm, TE, Glenwood (Ill.), Tennessee

 

Monte Harrison, WR, Lee’s Summit West (Mo.), Nebraska

 

Braden Smith, OG, Olathe South (Kan.), Auburn

 

Steven Parker, S, Jenks (Okla.), Oklahoma

 

Chris Lacy, WR, Desoto (Tex.), Oklahoma State

 

Dameon Willis, LB, St. Ignatius, Indiana

 

Qadree Ollison, RB, Canisius (N.Y.), Pittsburgh

 

Jack Kraus, TE, Bentonville (Ark.), Arkansas

 

Isaiah Gentry, WR, Moeller (Ohio), Minnesota

 

J.J. Jackson, DE, Woodgrove (Va.), Virginia

 

Hamilton Anoa’i, LB, Serra, Northwestern

 

Jarvion Franklin, RB, Victor J Andrew (Ill.), Western Michigan

 

Dalvin Warmack, RB, Blue Springs (Mo.), Kansas State

 

Juan Day, RB, North Little Rock (Ark.), Arkansas

 

Gaelin Elmore, TE, Somerset (Wis.), Minnesota

 

Conor Sheehy, DE, Marquette University School (Wis.), Wisconsin

 

Bo Hines, WR, Charlotte Christian, NC State

 

Logan Cheadle, CB, Lee’s Summit West, Missouri

 

Elijah Lee, LB, Blue Springs, Kansas State

 

Kaleb Prewett, S, Blue Springs, Kansas State

 

Lorenzo Featherston, DE, Page (N.C.), Florida State

 

Kevin Pendleton, OT, Lee’s Summit West, Missouri

 

Terian Goree, WR, Carthage (Tex.), North Texas

 

Austin Chambers, OT, Shawnee Mission West (Kan.), BYU

 

Alonzo Saxton, DB, Bishop Hartley (Ohio), Duke

 

Jimmie Swain, LB, Olathe North (Kan.), Oregon

 

Nick Orr, CB, Desoto, TCU

 

Phillipie Motley, DB, Hilliard Davidson (Ohio), Pittsburgh

 

Cole Walterscheid, DE, Muenster (Tex.), Oklahoma State

 

Bryan Mone, DT, Highland (Utah), Michigan

 

Pita Tonga, DT, Highland, Utah

 

Aaron Sharp, QB, Summer Creek (Tex.), UCLA

 

Brady Taylor, OT, Ready (Ohio), Ohio State

 

Aaron Mends, LB, Winnetonka (Mo.), Iowa

 

Dakota Allen, LB, Summer Creek, Texas Tech

 

James David, LB, Rockdale (Tex.), Baylor

 

Conner Krizancic, WR, Mentor (Ohio), Minnesota

 

Josh Pelzel, OT, Rockdale, Baylor

 

Justin Hobbs, WR, Shawnee Mission West, Tulsa

 

Kalil Morris, DT, Bishop Hartley, Kent State

 

Okeeron Rutherford, WR, Carthage, North Texas

 

Kendall Blanton, TE, Blue Springs South (Mo.), Missouri

 

Jordan Benson, OT, Blue Springs, Colorado State

 

Josh Watson, LB, Blue Springs South, Colorado State

 

Henry McGrew, LB, Blue Valley (Kan.), Illinois

 

Dylan Harding, S, Jenks, Oklahoma State

 

Donquell Green, WR, Burke County (Ga.), Marshall

 

Garret Bradbury, TE, Charlotte Christian, NC State

 

Austin McGehee, K, Pine Bluff (Ark.), Purdue

 

Blake Bogenschutz, QB, Carthage, UTSA

 

Patrick Reed, QB, Silsbee (Tex.), New Mexico

 

Gus Ragland, QB, Moeller, Miami (OH)

 

Jonathan Duhart, WR, Manchester (Va.), Old Dominion

 

Gasetoto Schuster, DT, Long Beach Poly, Utah State

 

Michael Siragusa, WR, St. Ignatius, Buffalo

 

Augie Touris, TE, Canisius, UTEP

 

Desmon White, ATH, Desoto, TCU

 

Howard Wilson, CB, Desoto, Houston

 

Shaquel Jackson, DT, Desoto, North Texas

 

Johnavhan Grahm, DE, Desoto, North Texas

 

Adrian Goodacre, OG, Carthage, UL-Lafayette

 

Dale Brown, WR, Lee’s Summit West, Northern Illinois

 

Elijah Moody, CB, Long Beach Poly, Nevada

 

Thor Katoa, LB, Pine View (Utah), Utah

 

Jordan Morgan, WR, Southridge (Ore.), Arizona

 

Donald Lewis Jr., CB, Central (La.), Tulsa

 

Tim Quirkel, LB, North Little Rock, Tulsa

 

Deion Holliman, WR, Camden Fairview (Ark.), LA Monroe

 

D’Kwan Sandolph, WR, St. James (La.), Minnesota

 

Jalen Harvey, DT, Clay-Chalkville (Ala.), Syracuse

 

Cameron Knight, TE, Shallowater (Tex.), Texas State

 

Devon Rogers, ATH, Hilliard Darby (Ohio), Air Force

 

Travonte Junius, ATH, St. Vincent St. Mary, Akron

 

Newman Williams, LB, St. Vincent St. Mary, Akron

 

Colton Freeman, C, San Angelo Central (Tex.), Houston

 

Mason Bendigo, QB, Eureka (Mo.), Illinois

 

Akili Taylor, RB, Ready, Kent State

 

Tristan McClone, RB, Warsaw Community (Ind.), Army

 

Jason Fao, DT, Long Beach Poly, UTEP

 

Anthony Holmes, WR, Valley (Iowa), Wyoming

 

David Morrison, QB, Concordia Lutheran (Ind.), Ball State

 

Evan Martin, OG, Lee’s Summit West, Navy

 

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HSGameCenter Users Shine on Signing Day

Congratulations to HSGC users across the state of Missouri

 

By: Cameron Mellor
January 16, 2014

 

 

As National Signing Day nears, signifying the culmination of a number of high school careers, we see no better time than the present to reflect on a terrific football season and continue to unveil the first-annual, All-HSGC Award Lists for the 2013 football season.

 

Working now on a state-by-state basis, the same extensive parameters and essential criteria were considered for the coveted list. The All-HSGC Awards signify excellence on the field of key offensive positions and defensive players as a whole.

 

The quintessential component of the list was basic and to-the-point – your team must utilize the HSGameCenter program being delivered by Digital Scout. From there, the grading criterion included, but was not limited to, yards and touchdowns, team winning percentage, percentage of team total offense and much more.

  

After careful deliberation and hours of scouring over statistics from programs across Missouri, the list of the first ever All-Missouri HSGC Awards are here.

 

All-Missouri Player of the Year:

Brock Broughton, Kearney High School (12-2)

Running Back No. 32

2841 total yards, 42 total touchdowns

 

All-Missouri First Team

Quarterback:

Drew Lock, Lee’s Summit High School (10-2), No. 3

3193 total yards, 38 total touchdowns

 

Trent Nally, Maryville High School (14-0), No. 9

2030 total yards, 35 total touchdowns

 

Running Back:

Dalvin Warmack, Blue Springs High School (14-0), No. 1

2467 total yards, 30 total touchdowns

 

Caleb Kizer, Palmyra High School (12-1), No.

1912 total yards, 27 total touchdowns

 

Wide Receiver:

Monte Harrison, Lee’s Summit West High School (13-1), No. 3

1550 total yards, 29 total touchdowns

 

Darius Shepherd, Blue Springs, No. 8

1559 total yards, 15 total touchdowns

 

All-Missouri Second Team

Quarterback:

Ian Brown, Blue Springs, No. 12

2409 total yards, 31 total touchdowns

 

Austin Hinck, Kearney High School (12-2), No. 9

2966 total yards, 30 total touchdowns

 

Running Back:

Adam Yancey, Eureka High School, (11-2), No. 31

1724 total yards, 21 total touchdowns

 

Brody McMahon, Maryville, No. 34

1841 total yards, 17 total touchdowns

 

Wide Receiver:

Nick Griffith, Park Hill South High School (7-5), No. 4

1112 total yards, 14 total touchdowns

 

Paul Silvio, Liberty North High School (9-5), No. 17

1252 total yards, 8 total touchdowns

 

All-Missouri Third Team

Quarterback:

Mason Bendigo, Eureka, No. 15

2511 total yards, 30 total touchdowns

 

Thomas Ganaden, Lee’s Summit West, No. 14

2546 total yards, 27 total touchdowns

 

Running Back:

Trey Parra, Webb City High School (14-1), No. 32

1419 total yards, 24 total touchdowns

 

Josh Drake, Raytown High School (5-6), No. 23

1874 total yards, 23 total touchdowns

 

Wide Receiver:

Connor Ratcliff, Parkview High School (5-5), No. 20

1412 total yards, 11 total touchdowns

 

Kiante Hardin, Webb City, No. 5

1018 total yards, 13 total touchdowns

 

All-Missouri Honorable Mention

Quarterback:

Brock Butler, Palmyra, No. 5

2118 total yards, 33 total touchdowns

 

Dalton Duane, Savannah High School (7-3), No. 7

2139 total yards, 24 total touchdowns

 

Running Back:

Charlie Mueller, Pembroke Hills High School (8-2), No. 4

1529 total yards, 20 total touchdowns

 

Kahluna Bouchard, Staley High School (6-5), No. 7

1584 total yards, 14 total touchdowns

 

Brett Geisz, Eureka, No. 7

1432 total yards, 22 total touchdowns

 

Wide Receiver:

Aliek Reed, Platte County High School (4-6), No. 8

1243 total yards, 14 total touchdowns

 

Caymen Metcalf, Lee’s Summit, No. 23

917 total yards, 11 total touchdowns

 

Zack Davis, Kearney, No. 22

999 total yards, 8 total touchdowns 

 

All-Missouri Defensive Player of the Year

Elijah Lee, Blue Springs, No. 11

57 total tackle, 57 solo, 18 tackle for loss, 9 sack, 1 interception

 

All-Missouri Defensive Honorable Mention

Bailey Sutko, Staley, No. 62

54 total tackle, 46 solo, 20 tackle for loss, 8 sack

 

Dennis McKinney, Staley, No. 91

49.5 total tackle, 37 solo, 14.5 tackle for loss, 9.5 sack, 1 interception

 

Austin Hightower, Palmyra, No. 59

52.5 total tackle, 22 solo, 21 tackle for loss, 4.5 sack

 

Eddie Morse, Lee’s Summit, No. 6

74.5 total tackle, 48 solo, 21 tackle for loss, 3 sack

 

Khalil Davis, Blue Springs, No. 95

50 total tackle, 50 solo, 20 tackle for loss, 5 sack

 

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All-Missouri HSGC Awards

Congratulations to HSGC users across the southeast region of the country

 

By: Cameron Mellor

January 12, 2014

 

In light of the annual high school All-American games that took place the first weekend of 2014, signifying the culmination of the high school football season, we see no better time than the present to continue to unveil the first-annual, All-HSGC Award Lists for the 2013 football season.

 

With extensive parameters and essential criteria to be considered for the coveted list, the All-HSGC Awards signify excellence on the field of key offensive positions and defensive players as a whole. The quintessential component of the list was basic and to-the-point – your team must utilize the HSGameCenter program being delivered by Digital Scout. From there, the grading criterion included, but was not limited to, yards and touchdowns, team winning percentage, percentage of team total offense and much more.

 

The southeast region contains users from the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

 

After careful deliberation and hours of scouring over statistics from programs far and wide, the list of the first ever All-Southeast HSGC Awards are here.

 

All-Southeast Player of the Year:

Kenny Purvis, Central Cabarrus (N.C.) High School (11-2)

Running Back No. 6

3192 total yards, 39 total touchdowns

 

All-Southeast First Team

Quarterback:

Chase Noonan, North Paulding (Ga.) High School (12-2), No. 5

3602 total yards, 45 total touchdowns

 

Running Back:

Tyler Rogers, Mobile Christian (Ala.) High School (9-4), No. 2

2689 total yards, 40 total touchdowns

 

Jamaz Richardson, Lejeune (N.C.) High School (13-1), No. 23

2089 total yards, 29 total touchdowns

 

Wide Receiver:

Josh Malone, Station Camp (Tenn.) High School (9-2), No. 3

1833 total yards, 24 total touchdowns

 

 

KJ Hill, North Little Rock (Ark.) High School (10-3), No. 5

1645 total yards, 21 total touchdowns

 

All-Southeast Second Team

Quarterback:

Jake McKenzie, Monroe (Ala.) Academy (13-0), No. 4

3132 total yards, 41 total touchdowns

 

Running Back:

Isaiah Johnson, Rossview (Tenn.) High School (9-4), No. 23

2589 total yards, 30 total touchdowns

 

 

Joel Evans, Riverside (N.C.) High School (8-3), No. 4

2563 total yards, 26 total touchdowns

 

Wide Receiver:

Deion Holliman, Camden Fairview (Ark.) High School (10-2), No. 5

1984 total yards, 19 total touchdowns

 

 

Rashaan Gaulden, Independence (Tenn.) High School (6-4), No. 7

1045 total yards, 14 total touchdowns

 

 

All-Southeast Third Team

Quarterback:

Donquell Green, Burke County (Ga.) High School (9-2), No. 5

3068 total yards, 40 total touchdowns

 

 

Running Back:

Terry ‘Gus’ Nichols, Hector (Ark.) High School (12-2), No. 3

1981 total yards, 33 total touchdowns

 

 

Arien Beasley, North Oldham (Ky.) High School (10-4), No. 30

2841 total yards, 19 total touchdowns

 

 

Wide Receiver:

Matty Biondich, Northview (Ga.) High School (5-5), No. 11

1321 total yards, 14 total touchdowns

 

D’Kwan Sandolph, St. James (La.) High School (6-7), No. 5

1705 total yards, 16 total touchdowns

 

All-Southeast Honorable Mention

Quarterback:

Jarrad Hayes, Central (La.) High School (11-2), No. 9

2642 total yards, 31 total touchdowns

 

Brock Humphrey, Harrison (Ark.) High School (3-7), No. 12

2478 total yards, 32 total touchdowns

 

Running Back:

Vic Wharton, Independence (Tenn.), No. 3

2630 total yards, 26 total touchdowns

 

 

Daniel Bitulli, Nashville Christian (Tenn.) High School (12-1), No. 34

1845 total yards, 28 total touchdowns

 

 

Wide Receiver:

Gary Triplett, Central (La.), No. 2

1540 total yards, 13 total touchdowns

 

Jacob Rogers, Union County (Ga.) High School (6-5), No. 22

1124 total yards, 10 total touchdowns

 

Brian Clark, Clay Chalkville (Ala.) High School (10-2), No. 7

1191 total yards, 15 total touchdowns

 

 

All-Southeast Defensive Player of the Year

Davondrick Lison, McGehee (Ark.) High School (7-3), No. 9

92.5 total tackle, 72 solo, 32.5 tackle for loss, 14.5 sack

 

All-Southeast Defensive Honorable Mention

Tajai Liles, Hopewell (N.C.) High School (6-6), No. 27

39 total tackle, 30 solo, 19.5 tackle for loss, 12.5 sack

 

Edwin Alexander, St. Thomas Aquinas (La.) High School (9-3), No. 99

39 total tackle, 32 solo, 22.5 tackle for loss, 9 sack

 

Chauncey Rivers, Stephenson (Ga.) High School (8-4), No. 10

46 total tackle, 32 solo, 22 tackle for loss, 10 sack

 

McKenzie Hill, Evangelical Christian (Tenn.) High School (11-1), No. 54

36.5 total tackle, 31 solo, 21 tackle for loss, 7.5 sack

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All-Southeast HSGC Awards

Congratulations to HSGC users across the northeast region of the country

 

By: Cameron Mellor

January 8, 2014

 

In light of the annual high school All-American games that took place this past weekend, signifying the culmination of the high school football season, we see no better time than the present to continue to unveil the first-annual, All-HSGC Award Lists for the 2013 football season.

 

With extensive parameters and essential criteria to be considered for the coveted list, the All-HSGC Awards signify excellence on the field of key offensive positions and defensive players as a whole. The quintessential component of the list was basic and to-the-point – your team must utilize the HSGameCenter program being delivered by Digital Scout. From there, the grading criterion included, but was not limited to, yards and touchdowns, team winning percentage, percentage of team total offense and much more.

 

The northeast region contains users from the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington D.C.

 

After careful deliberation and hours of scouring over statistics from programs far and wide, the list of the first ever All-Northeast HSGC Awards are here.

 

All-Northeast Player of the Year:

 

 

Steven Peoples, Galax (Va.) High School (6-5)

Running Back No. 22

3598 total yards, 44 total touchdowns

 

All-Northeast First Team

Quarterback:

Mark Pyles, Lebanon (Pa.) High School (7-4), No. 5

3919 total yards, 48 total touchdowns

 

Running Back:

 

 

Josh Sweet, Woodgrove (Va.) High School (9-4), No. 4

2818 total yards, 40 total touchdowns

 

Deshaun Wethington, Kings Fork (Va.) High School (9-3), No. 4

2157 total yards, 23 total touchdowns

 

Wide Receiver:

Swahneek Brown, Mechanicsburg (Pa.) High School (5-5), No. 1

1112 total yards, 18 total touchdowns

 

Jeremy De la Cruz, Lebanon, No. 11

1123 total yards, 12 total touchdowns

 

All-Northeast Second Team

Quarterback:

Kent Henry, Western Albemarle (Va.) High School (10-3), No. 16

3571 total yards, 51 total touchdowns

 

Running Back:

Qadree Ollison, Canisius (NY) High School (9-2), No. 7

1496 total yards, 22 total touchdowns

 

Brad Rinehart, Middletown (Md.) High School (14-0), No. 22

1665 total yards, 29 total touchdowns

 

Wide Receiver:

Nicholas Negron, Lebanon, No. 4

1014 total yards, 13 total touchdowns

 

Steven Hearn, Western Albemarle, No. 10

801 total yards, 13 total touchdowns

 

All-Northeast Third Team

Quarterback:

Nick Cascione, New Canaan (Ct.) High School (13-1), No. 15

3439 total yards, 45 total touchdowns

 

Running Back:

Gavin Berkely, Meyersdale Area (Pa.) High School (8-2), No. 36

1121 total yards, 20 total touchdowns

 

Frank Cognetta, New Canaan, No. 4

1441 total yards, 16 total touchdowns

 

Wide Receiver:

Jonathan Duhart, Manchester (Va.) High School (8-3), No. 11

1103 total yards, 10 total touchdowns

 

Jordan Stewart, Arundel (Md.) High School (9-3), No. 5

1127 total yards, 9 total touchdowns

 

All-Northeast Honorable Mention

Quarterback:

Ben Nardo, South Carroll (Md.) High School (9-3), No. 16

3065 total yards, 35 total touchdowns

 

Anthony Messenger, Arundel, No. 4

3014 total yards, 31 total touchdowns

 

Alex Lipscomb, Ritchie County (WV) High School (8-4), No. 15

2723 total yards, 27 total touchdowns

 

Running Back:

Justin Jones, Chilhowie (Va.) High School (7-5), No. 20

1623 total yards, 21 total touchdowns

 

Brent Hinson, Tabb (Va.) High School (7-4), No. 33

1798 total yards, 15 total touchdowns

 

Mikell Moore, McKeesport Area (Pa.) High School (10-1), No. 24

1136 total yards, 16 total touchdowns

 

Wide Receiver:

Dylan Mellor, Woodgrove, No. 2

915 total yards, 8 total touchdowns

 

Andrew Fischer, East Rochester (NY) High School (7-2), No. 81

599 total yards, 12 total touchdowns

 

Charles Sobieraski, Lockport (NY) High School (3-6), No. 81

526 total yards, 11 total touchdowns

 

 

All-Northeast Defense

Player of the Year:

George Aston, Sherando (Va.) High School (10-2), No. 10

126.5 total tackle, 62 solo, 6.5 tackle for loss, 2 sack, 3 interception

 

Honorable Mention Defense:

Logan Casey, Middletown, No. 67

53.5 total tackle, 43 solo, 17.5 tackle for loss, 6.5 sack

 

Ricky Leonard, Middletown, No. 83

39 total tackle, 30 solo, 25 tackle for loss, 14 sack

 

Anthony Marconi, West Morris Mendham (NJ) High School (6-6), No. 59

117 total tackle, 85 solo, 5.5 tackle for loss, 2.5 sack, 1 interception

 

Marshall Taylor, Lockport, No. 65

38 total tackle, 21 solo, 14 tackle for loss, 7.5 sack

 

Matt Bartnik, Cheektowaga (NY) High School (6-2), No. 21

45.5 total tackle, 36 solo, 17.5 tackle for loss, 3 sack

 

Joseph Dixon, Galax, No. 20

71 total tackle, 40 solo, 18 tackle for loss, 2.5 sack

 

Osiris Crutchfield, Western Albemarle, No. 73

41 total tackle, 29 solo, 10 tackle for loss, 8 sack

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All-Northeast HSGC Awards

Bulldogs Crowned Football Champions After Taking Down Plymouth

 

By: Cameron Mellor

December 20, 2013

 

One year removed from having their title defense snapped by the same Plymouth team, the Murphy Bulldogs exacted revenge on their new found playoff rival, winning the North Carolina 1A State Championship by the slimmest of margins.

 

It wasn’t until the Bulldogs held the Vikings out of the end zone on a two-point conversion attempt following the final score of the game that the Murphy faithful in attendance could breathe a sigh of relief, and enjoy their school’s seventh state championship.

 

For their efforts in defeating Plymouth 35-34, the Murphy Bulldogs have been selected as the HSGC National Team of the Week.

 

 

“It feels incredibly good beating a team like that,” Murphy assistant coach Caesar Campana said. “They were on a 27-game winning streak, they are very well-coached and their players really have a knack for stepping it up in the state championship game; so it was a monumental challenge for us to beat a team like Plymouth.”

 

After dropping their first two games of the season, the Bulldogs righted the ship, winning their next eight games by a combined score of 428-171. Despite dropping their final regular season game to rival Swain County, the Bulldogs came together and started to hit their stride again at the right time – the playoffs.

 

Despite notching 45 points or more in their first three playoffs victories, coach Campana credits the Bulldogs game against Albemarle in the state semi-finals as a confidence booster.

 

“The Albemarle game in the semi-finals was a huge moment,” Campana said. “They are traditionally a powerhouse program and we’ve met in the semi’s three years in a row, this season finally at home. The weather was nasty, the field all mud, and our kids rose as a unified, focused group. We won 53-21, and it gave us a tremendous boost of confidence that maybe we were peaking at just the right time.”

 

The game against Plymouth paired North Carolina’s two most recent 1A State Champions as the Vikings claimed the title away from Murphy a year prior. With their victory, the Bulldogs have won their second championship in three seasons as they’ve managed to make it to the season’s culminating game for the past four years.

 

The 2013 installment of Plymouth versus Murphy was nothing short of spectacular for players, coaches and fans alike that were treated to a back-and-forth, hard fought game. The scores came quickly and often as each team registered at least a touchdown in each quarter. It wasn’t until the Bulldogs scored late in the second quarter, increasing their lead to 21-12, that it wasn’t a one-possession game.

 

The Vikings, who did not dress a kicker for the game, continually tried for the two-point conversions upon touchdowns – a move they had succeeded with during the season but would ultimately be their demise.

 

With Murphy leading 28-20, the Vikings would score and convert their second two-point conversion of the game, tying the game at 28 points apiece. Murphy would take the ensuing possession 72 yards, dominating the clock with their Wing-T offense, and score with 4:56 left to play on a 13-yard Kenton Braswell run.

 

The clock-eating drive saw a who’s who of Bulldog players share success, similar to how they had done the entire season. Murphy saw three running backs eclipse 1000 yards on the ground this year while also throwing for over 2000 yards.

 

“We had three backs cross over the 1000-yard barrier,” Campana said. “We also threw for 2000 yards. The production falls on great offensive line play and great offensive line coaching. We’ve incorporated a lot of Spread Wing-T into our offense since 2010, and it’s been really good to us.”

 

Despite all their success on offense this season, the Murphy faithful could only watch as their season came down to one play. After Plymouth scored on a 21-yard touchdown pass from Malik Webb to Demarkice Price with 0:36 seconds left, the state championship was on the line when the Vikings lined up to go for two, down 35-34.

 

After running back Demetrious Davis was stopped short of the goal line by Malachi Beaver and the ensuing onside kick was recovered by Bulldog Gaige Cox, the state championship was Murphy’s once again.

 

The Bulldogs have now won seven state championships in the school’s history, six of them under head coach David Gentry, with whom Campana credits as a huge component of the team’s success.

 

“A handful of things contributed to the (team’s) overall success,” Campana said. “One, we have one of the most successful head coaches in the history of North Carolina high school. Two, this group of seniors made as much progress from the end of last season to this season as any we’ve ever had. Most of all, they set the tone for an environment of selflessness – there was no single superstar on this team; any given Friday night, there could have been any number of players, and that forged a real bond between the team.”

 

That is something to be said as the Bulldogs saw Cox, Braswell and Deion Johnson each run for over 1000 yards and combine for 60 touchdowns on the ground. Quarterback Dalton Kent finished the season with 1795 passing yards and 19 touchdowns through the air.

 

The Bulldogs were paced by Austin Satterfield defensively who led the team in tackles with 99.5 while Bailey Beaver led the team with 10 sacks on the season.

 

Murphy will be a team to watch as they’ll start the 2014 season on a course to defend their title. Take a look back at their 2013 state championship run right here: Murphy Bulldogs Football

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Murphy Exacts Revenge, Wins North Carolina State Title

Powered by Hess and Kukura, Hornets win Division VI Championship

 

By: Cameron Mellor

December 9, 2013

 

It might have taken a full quarter for the Kirtland offense to get rolling in the Division VI State Championship game, but when they did get on a roll, the Kirtland offense looked like a well-tuned machine. Powered by the legs of Adam Hess and Sam Kukura, the Hornets scored 36 unanswered points on Wayne Trace in the second and third quarters en route to a 44-16 victory and the State Title.

 

For their efforts this past weekend, Kirtland has been selected as the HSGC National Team of the Week.

 

 

“Couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch of kids,” Kirtland head coach Tiger LaVerde said after the game. “The first quarter (the big plays) didn’t happen. But we were patient and got the big plays we thought eventually would happen.”

 

The game was tight to start as Wayne Trace tied the game 8-8 with an early second quarter touchdown and 2-point conversion. It was behind Hess that the Hornets opened the scoring onslaught as he took a five yard scamper for six points with 7:43 remaining in the second frame.

 

 

Hess scored his second touchdown of the game with 3:03 left in the second and on the ensuing Raider drive, Kirtland held Wayne Trace to a three-and-out, forcing a punt. Kukura would carry the ball on the very next play from scrimmage 69 yards for a touchdown, increasing the Hornet lead to 30-8.

 

“I told the guys that we were going to be able to pop some long plays (out there),” LaVerde said. “It was 22-8, and then 30-8. That last one kind of broke (Wayne Trace’s) spirit a little bit.”

 

Quarterback Sam Skiljan connected on two touchdown tosses in the third quarter before the Kirtland offense was done, hitting Ryan Loncar for 24 yards and Matthew Finkler for 52. Skiljan finished the game 6-of-9 through the air for 135 yards and those two touchdowns. He also added the first score of the game, a 1-yard touchdown run early in the first.

 

In the victory, Loncar set the state record for consecutive starts at any division with his 58th start at free safety and wide receiver over a four-year career at varsity.

 

Kukura finished the game with 194 rushing yards and Hess right on his tail with 174. The Hornet offense outgained Wayne Trace by a combined margin of 586-288, including 406 yards on the ground for Kirtland. The Raiders were held to just 22 yards on the ground.

 

 

The Hornets have now won two of the past three State Championships and were a mere one point away from winning three consecutive after dropping the 2012 title game 10-9 to Coldwater.

 

The kids from Kirtland have something special developing and while will be a force to watch for the 2014 season, you can relive Kirtland’s 2013 success at the following link: http://www.hsgamecenter.com/ohio/school/kirtland-hornets

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Kirtland stops Wayne Trace, Wins States