Hundreds of athletes commit to further their athletic careers

Cameron Mellor (@CamMellor)
February 5, 2015



National Signing Day is a day that many wait for years to come. While many athletes commit to play their respecitve sport weeks, months and even years in advance, the first Wednesday of February is a day that many continuously wait for. February 4, 2015 signified the day in which all prespective college football athletes can sign their National Letter of Intent to play for their college or university of choice.


Coaching staff members, fans, families, friends and teammates all anxiously await some of the most sought after recruits biggest decision of their lives - where they will spend the next four years of their lives. 


For the athletes signing, it is a ceremonial culmination to their high school careers as they begin the journey into college athletics. 


As the Letters of Intent have been faxed in and the dust has settled, we here at Digital Scout thought it time to reveal all of our athletes who will be continuing their academic and athletic careers at the next level and playing college football.


We will break down the athletes by the college or university they signed.


Air Force Academy

WR - Jake Matkovich, 6'5, 175, Marquette University High School (WI)

TE - RJ Jackson, 6'4, 215 Beloit High School (KS)

OL - Nicholas Maxey, 6'0, 240, Pinnacle High School (AZ)

OL - Mitch Williams, 6'4, 275 Bentonville High School (AR)

DB - Ronald Cleveland, 5'9, 165Battle Ground Academy (TN)

ATH - Eric Carrera, 6'0, 190, Christian Brothers College Prep (MO)


Akron University

RB - Vince Lockett, 5'11, 200, St. Vincent St. Mary High School (OH)


University of Alabama

OG - Brandon Kennedy, 6'2, 290, Wetumpka High School (AL)

OG - Lester Cotton, 6'4, 321, Central (Tuscaloosa) High School (AL)


Appalachian State University

TE - Collin Reed, 6'3, 230, Boiling Springs High School (SC)

DE - Devin Papenheim, 6'6, 220, South Sumter High School (FL)


Arizona State University

DT - Joseph Wicker, 6'2, 200, Long Beach Polytechnic High School (CA) 

CB - Kareem Orr, 6'0, 185, Notre Dame School (TN)


Arkansas State University

QB - DJ Pearson, 6'3, 195, Northview High School (GA), stats from 2013 season*

RB - Jamal Jones, 5'9, 170, Trezevant High School (TN)

OL - Dalton Ford, 6'4, 195, Webb City High School (MO)

DT - Javier Carbonell, 6'2, 285, Bentonville High School (AR)


University of Arkansas

LB - Tyler Phillips, 6'1, 206, North Little Rock High School (AR)

DB - Byron Keaton, 5'9, 170, Camden Fairview High School (AR)


Army (United State Military Academy - West Point)

QB - Troy Smith, 6'0, 185, Harker Heights High School (TX)

RB - Calen Taylor, 5'7, 160, Christian Brothers College Prep (MO)

DE - Nathan Rodriguez, 6'3, 245, Westerville Central High School (OH)

LB - Harrison Rooney, 6'1, 215, Bentonville High School (AR)

LB - Marco Carrabotto, 6'1, 215, Thomas Dale High School (VA)

DB - D'Angelo Amos, 6'1, 175, Meadowbrook High School (VA)

DB - Jaylon McClinton, 5'9, 180, Charlotte Christian School (NC)

DB - Tank Scott, 6'0, 185, Highland Springs High School (VA)


Auburn University

OL - Tyler Carr, 6'5, 320, Southside (Gadsden) High School (AL)


Ball State University

QB - Riley Neal, 6'5, 200, Yorktown High School (IN)

WR - Clayton Cook, 6'2, 185, Wawasee High School (IN)

OL - Zak Ricketts, 6'5, 290, Bremen High School (IN)

OL - Andrew Poenitsch, 6'4, 285, Hamilton High School (WI)


Boise State University

RB - Raymond Sheard, 6'1, 180, Arlington High School (TX)


Boston College

ATH - William Harris, 6'1, 210, Choate Rosemary Hall High School (CT)

DE - Zach Allen, 6'5, 240, New Canaan High School (CT)


Bowling Green University

DE - Terrance Rudolph, 6'0. 285, Dublin Coffman High School (OH)

LB - Matthew Finkler, 6'3, 235, Kirtland High School (OH)

OL - J.C. Bartok, 6'5, 260, Worthington Kilbourne High School (OH)


Brigham Young University

QB - Kody Wilstead, 6'6, 215, Pine View High School (UT)

QB - Koy Detmer Jr., 5'10, 165, Somerset High School (TX), walk-on*

RB - Riley Burt, 6'2, 185, Box Elder High School (UT)

WR - Akile Davis, 6'1, 186, DeSoto High School (TX), stats from 2013 season*

LB - Jeremiah Ieremia, 6'0, 230, Hurrican High School (UT)


University of California Berkeley

ATH - Billy McCrary III, 5'11, 195, Rouse High School (TX)


Central Michigan University

QB - Jon Wassink, 6'1, 180, South Christian High School (MI)


University of North Carolina at Charlotte

WR - Alex Barrow, 5'11, 170, Butler High School (NC)

WR - Nate Mullen, 5'8, 170, Hickory Ridge High School (NC)


University of Cincinnati

DE - Marquise Copeland, 6'3, 230, Bedford High School (OH)

DT - Norman Oglesby, 6'0, 265, Ben Davis High School (IN)

DT - Garret Jansen, 6'1, 250, Pella High School (IA)

LB - Matthew Draper, 6'0, 195, Brush High School (OH) 

DB - Malik Clements, 6'0, 180, George Washington High School (VA)


Clemson University

OL - Noah Green, 6'4, 285, Boiling Springs High School (SC)

QB - Kelly Bryant, 6'4, 205, Wren High School (SC)


University of Colorado Boulder

DT - Boogie Sewell, 6'0, 295, Desert Hills High School (UT)

DT - Lyle Tuiloma, 6'2, 285, Nanakuli High School (HI)


Colorado State University

RB - Chukwuma Obinnah, 6'0, 210, Grandview High School (CO)


University of Connecticut

TE - Chris Lee, 6'7, 255, Severna Park High School (MD)

DT - Felton Blackwell, 6'2, 325, Cedar Creek High School (NJ)

K - Michael Tarbutt, 6'0, 180, Canisius High School (NY)


Eastern Michigan University

DT - Branden Johnson, 6'3, 295, Dixie Heights High School (KY)

RB - Breck Turner, 6'0, 195, Norwalk High School (OH)


University of Florida

OL - Brandon Sandifer, 6'3, 330, Northside High School (GA)


Florida International University

WR - Austin Maloney, 5'11, 175, Columbus High School (FL)


Florida State University

RB - Jacques Patrick, 6'1, 225, Timber Creek High School (FL)

DT - Darvin Taylor II, 6'2, 310, Thomas Dale High School (VA)


University of Georgia

DE - Chauncey Rivers, 6'2, 250, Stephenson High School (GA)


Georgia State University

DE - Drew Harris, 6'5, 235, Stephenson High School (GA)

WR - Tyler Taylor, 6'3, 180, Stephenson High School (GA)


Georgia Institute of Technology

RB - Nathan Cottrell, 5'10, 185, Knoxville West High School (TN)


University of Houston

OL - William Noble, 6'4, 280, Rouse High School (TX)

OL - Bryce Wilds, 6'6, 310, Brazosport High School (TX)

DE - Tyrell Thompson, 6'3, 255, Copperas Cove High School (TX)


Indiana University Bloomington

QB - Austin King, 6'2, 190, Alpharetta High School (GA)

OL - Hunter Littlejohn, 6'3, 285, Olentangy Liberty High School (OH)


University of Iowa

QB - Ryan Boyle, 6'1, 215, Dowling Catholic High School (IA)

WR - Colten Rastetter, 6'2, 205, Clayton Ridge High School (IA)

DT - Garret Jansen, 6'1, 250, Pella High School (IA)

ATH - Nick Wilson, 6'2, 205, Dowling Catholic High School (IA)

ATH - Jack Hockaday, 6'1, 205, Maroa-Forsyth High School (IL)


Iowa State University

WR - Carson Epps, 6'2, 190, Jenks High School (OK)

LB - Marcel Spears, 6'2, 205, Olathe North High School (KS)


University of Kansas

QB - Ryan Willis, 6'4, 200, Bishop Miege High School (KS)

TE - Josh Moore, 6'5, 250, Olathe North High School (KS)

OL - Hunter Saulsbury, 6'4, 280, Blue Valley West High School (KS)

OL - John Chamberlin, 6'3, 290, Christian Brothers College Prep (MO)


Kansas State University

RB - Tyler Burns,  5'11, 200, Trinity Academy (KS)

WR - Isaiah Zuber, 6'0, 170, Stephenson High School (GA)

TE - Blaise Gammon, 6'8, 235, Blue Valley West High School (KS)

OL - Evan Applegate, 6'6, 270, Mill Valley High School (KS)

DE - Kyle Ball, 6'2, 230, Shawnee Mission East High School (KS)

DT - Bryce English, 5'11, 330, DeSoto High School (TX), stats from 2013 season*

K - Nicholas McLellan, 6'2, 170, Dowling Catholic High School (IA)


Louisiana Tech University

LB - Collin Scott, 6'0, 200, Manvel High School (TX)


University of Louisville

WR - Jaylen Smith, 6'1, 200, Pascagoula High School (MS)


Louisiana State University

TE - Bry'Kiethon Mouton,  6'2, 230, Acadiana High School (LA)


University of Maryland

OL - Will McClain, 6'5, 295, Middletown High School (MD)


University of Memphis

OL - Keenen Davis, 6'4, 295, Horn Lake High School (MS)

OL - Drew Kyser, 6'4, 300, Opelika High School (AL)

DT - Jared Gentry, 6'2, 320, Opelika High School (AL)

DB - Kameron Prewitt, 5'11, 171, Clay-Chalkville High School (AL)


University of Miami

WR - Terrell Chatman, 6'4, 185, Central (Baton Rouge) High School (LA)

DB - Michael Jackson, 6'1, 192, Spain Park High School (AL)


Miami University

OL - Sam McCollum, 6'3, 270, Dublin Coffman High School (OH)

DT - Jack Schroer, 6'5, 245, New Albany High School (OH)


University of Michigan

RB - Caleb Richard, 5'11, 190, H H Dow High School (MI)

DE - Tyrone Wheatley Jr., 6'6, 260, Canisius High School (NY)

DB - Tyree Kinnel,  6'0, 205, Wayne High School (OH), stats from 2013 season*


Michigan State University

QB - Brian Lewerke, 6'2, 194, Pinnacle High School (AZ), stats from 2013 season*

WR - Felton Davis, 6'4, 170, Highland Springs High School (VA)

DE - Justice Alexander, 6'4, 230, Nordonia High School (OH)

DE - Mufi Hunt, 6'6, 215, Taylorsville High School (UT)


Middle Tennessee State University

ATH - Terrelle West, 5'9, 185, Clay-Chalkville High School (AL)


University of Minnesota

RB - James Johannesson, 6'1, 215, Fargo South High School (ND)

OL - Nick Connelly, 6'7, 277, Red Wing High School (MN)

LB - Colton Beebe, 6'2, 250, Piper High School (KS)

LB - Jaylen Waters, 6'1, 230, Copperas Cove High School (TX)

ATH - KiAnte Hardin, 5'10, 185, Webb City High School (MO)


University of Mississippi

OL - Alex Givens, 6'6, 275, Nashville Christian School (TN)


Mississippi State University

DE - Kendall Jones, 6'4, 250, Clay-Chalkville High School (AL)

DE - Keith Joseph Jr.,  6'3, 220, Pascagoula High School (MS)

DB - Maurice Smitherman, 5'9, 175, Minor High School (AL), stats from 2013 season*

ATH - Cam Myers, 6'2, 185, Oak Grove High School (MS)


University of Missouri

QB - Drew Lock, 6'3, 205, Lee's Summit High School (MO)

RB - Marquise Doherty, 6'0, 195, Winnetonka High School (MO)

RB - Ryan Williams, 5'10, 180, Lee's Summit West High School (MO)

OL - AJ Harris, 6'2, 300, Blue Valley High School (KS)

OL - Tanner Owen, 6'6, 265, Keaney High School (MO)

K - Corey Fatony, 5'11, 185, Franklin High School (TN)


Northern Illinois University

DE - Quintin Wynne, 6'2, 210, Christian Brothers College Prep (MO)

DE - Max Morris, 6'2, 235, Dowling Catholic High School (IA)

RB - D.J. Brown, 5'9, 180, North Little Rock High School (AR)


United States Naval Academy

K - Bennett Moehring, 5'9, 192, Bentonville High School (AR)

ATH - Dom Childress, 6'0, 185, Independence High School (TN)


North Carolina State University

OL - Philip Walton, 6'7, 260, Charlotte Christian School (NC)


University of Nebraska-Lincoln

WR - Nekyle Lundie, 6'2, 210, Stephenson High School (GA)

DT - Carlos Davis, 6'3, 270, Blue Springs High School (MO)

DT - Khalil Davis, 6'3, 270, Blue Springs High School (MO) 


New Mexico State University

ATH - Izaiah Lottie,  6'0, 185, Cherokee Trail High School (CO)


University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

QB - Anthony Ratliff, 6'2, 195, Butler High School (NC) 

ATH - Charlie Heck, 6'7, 250, Rockhurst High School (MO)


University of North Texas

OL - Creighton Barr, 6'3, 250, Marcus High School (TX)

OL - Chett Munden, 6'6, 305, Marshall High School (TX)


University of Notre Dame

LB - Asmar Bilal, 6'3, 195, Ben Davis High School (IN)


Ohio University

WR - Alex Alders, 6'2, 205, Nordonia High School (OH)

TE - Keith Kay, 6'3, 215, Bishop Hartley High School (OH)

LB - London Cloud, 5'11, 230, Bedford High School (OH)

LB - Najee Stevens-McKenzie, 6'4, 205, Bedford High School (OH)


Ohio State University

WR - K.J. Hill, 6'1, 194, North Little Rock High School (AR)

OL - Matthew Burrell Jr., 6'4, 300, C D Hylton High School (VA)

LS - Liam McCullough, 6'1, 300, Worthington Kilbourne High School (OH)

DE - Dre'Mont Jones, 6'4, 265, St. Ignatius High School (OH)

LB - Nick Conner, 6'2, 225, Dublin Scioto High School (OH)

DB - Denzel Ward, 5'11, 170, Nordonia High School (OH)


University of Oklahoma

WR - Dahu Green, 6'4, 190, Westmoore High School (OK)

DT - Marquise Overton, 6'1, 300, Jenks High School (OK)


Oklahoma State University

LB - Kevin Henry, 6'2, 205, Central (Baton Rouge) High School (LA)

ATH - Louis Brown, 6'6, 205, Burton High School (TX)


University of Oregon

WR - Alex Ofodile, 6'1, 200, Rock Bridge High School (MO)


Penn State University

DE - Robert Windsor, 6'5, 260, Fond Du Lac High School (WI)


University of Pittsburgh

RB - Darrin Hall, 5'11, 195, Austintown Fitch High School (OH), stats from 2013 season*


Purdue University

RB - Markell Jones, 5'9, 205, Columbus East High School (IN) 

LB - Markus Bailey, 6'1, 205, Hilliard Davidson High School (OH)


Rice University

DB - Brandon Douglas, 6'0, 175, Hutto High School (TX)

OL - Crockett Mokry, 6'4, 310, Pleasanton High School (TX)


University of South Carolina

WR - Dexter Neal, 6'2, 200, Stephenson High School (GA)

DE - Quandeski Whitlow, 6'4, 230, Opelika High School (AL)


San Diego State University

RB - Jatory Sparks-Brown, 5'11, 200, DeSoto High School (TX), stats from 2013 season*


San Jose State University

WR - Kanya Bell, 6'0, 160 , Long Beach Polytechnic High School (CA)

LB - Frank Ginda, 6'0, 230, Pacheco High School (CA)


Southern Methodist University

WR - James Proche, 5'11, 185, DeSoto High School (TX)

WR - Kevin Thomas, 6'2, 180, DeSoto High School (TX) stats from 2013 season*

WR - D'erren Wilson, 6'3, 190, Greenville High School (TX)

TE - Hunter Thedford,  6'7, 225, Comanche High School (TX)


University of Southern Mississippi

OL - Tyler Pollard, 6'6, 310, Oak Grove High School (MS)

DT - Jauan Collins, 5'11, 295, Pascagoula High School (MS)

DT - Ladarius Harris, 6'1, 260, Clay-Chalkville High School (AL)

LB - Isaiah Spencer, 6'0, 205, Oak Grove High School (MS)


Stanford University

OL - Brian Chaffin, 6'2, 285, Charlotte Christian School (NC)

OL - Jack Dreyer, 6'8, 285, Serra (San Mateo) High School (CA)


Texas Christian University

LB - Mike Freeze, 6'3, 215, Graham High School (TX)


University of Tennessee, Knoxville

QB - Quinten Dormady, 6'4, 210, Boerne High School (TX)

DE - Andrew Butcher, 6'2, 250, Alpharetta High School (GA) 

LB - Darrin Kirkland Jr., 6'2, 235, Lawrence Central High School (IN), stats from 2013 season*


University of Texas at Austin

QB - Matthew Merrick, 6'2, 180, Cistercian Prep School (TX)


Texas A&M University

OL - Keaton Sutherland, 6'6, 280, Marcus High School (TX)


Texas State University

DE - Dustin McWhorter, 6'4, 240, Graham High School (TX)


Texas Tech University

DE - Coleman Dennis, 6'1, 240, Frenship High School (TX), walk-on*


University of Toledo

QB - Mitch Guadagni, 6'2, 190, Hudson High School (OH)

WR - Reid Robinson, 6'3, 190, Hudson High School (OH)

TE - Nick Potts, 6'6, 210, Hilliard Davidson High School (OH)

OL - Cameron Bell, 6'8, 370, Nordonia High School (OH)


Troy University

ATH - Anthony Smiley, 6'4, 200, Spain Park High School (AL)


Tulane University

ATH - Malik Eugene, 5'10, 165, Acadiana High School (LA)


University of Tulsa

DB - Reggie Robinson, 6'1, 185, Cleburne High School (TX)


University of California, Los Angeles

DB - William Lockett, 5'11, 185, Manvel High School (TX)

DB - Colin Samuel, 6'2, 180, Long Beach Polytechnic High School (CA)


University of Louisiana at Lafayette

QB - Christopher Weaver, 5'11, 200, Saraland High School (AL)

WR - Gary Haynes, 5'9, 160, Manvel High School (TX)


University of Louisiana at Monroe

OL - Austin Blair, 6'3, 275, North Little Rock High School (AR)


University of Southern California

LB - Cameron Smith, 6'2, 240, Granite Bay High School (CA)

CB - Iman Marshall, 6'1, 195, Long Beach Polytechnic High School (CA)


University of Texas at San Antonio

QB - Manny Harris, 6'0, 225, Copperas Cove High School (TX)


University of Utah

LB - Dareus Brown, 6'1, 215, Stephenson High School (GA)

ATH - Chad Hekking, 6'4, 220, Vacaville High School (CA)


Vanderbilt University

RB - Dare Odeyingbo, 6'2, 240, Cistercian Prep School (TX)

TE - Kyle Anderton, 6'4, 255, Station Camp High School (TN)

OL - Ean Pfeifer, 6'4, 290, Bentonville High School (AR)


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

RB - Coleman Fox, 5'11, 185, Salem High School (VA)

OL - Zachariah Hoyt, 6'5, 275, Salem High School (VA)


University of Washington

OL - Jared Hilbers, 6'6, 270, Beaverton High School (OR)


West Virginia University

OL - Rob Dowdy, 6'5, 295, Westerville South High School (OH)


Western Kentucky University

DE - Nick Coffey, 6'5, 235, Russell County High School (KY)


Western Michigan University

WR - Sean Bunting, 5'11, 160, Chippewa Valley High School (MI)


University of Wisconsin-Madison

LB - Chris Orr, 6'0, 207, DeSoto High School (TX), stats from 2013 season*

OL - Ian Dretzka, 6'6, 285, Kettle Moraine Public School (WI) walk-on*


University of Wyoming

ATH - Skylor Clinton, 6'3, 220, Prescott High School (AZ)


*All stats reported are by a member or members of the coaching staff at each specific high school. Any inquiries, email Cameron Mellor


Final week of the regular season in Ohio, who do you think will win

Digital Scout Staff (@DigitalScout)
October 30, 2014


Over the past several years, we here at Digital Scout have competed in a friendly game of who-knows-more-than-who when it comes to Ohio High School Football.


In a game dubbed as the "Digital Scout Ohio Pick 'Em", our staff members make selections each week on high school football games in our home state of Ohio. 


Whether they be our neighboring schools, big matchups in either the Ohio Capital Conference, Central Catholic League or the Greater Catholic League or just a marquee matchup from somewhere across the state, we at Digital Scout compete for office bragging rights in a cumulative score contest.


It is at this time, that we wanted to share this fun with our loyal readers and fans alike. 


Our staff will be making their selections soon, and we encourage you to do the same. Leave a comment with your picks, tweet your picks to us, let us know on Facebook which school you’re pulling for. Hashtag #OhioPickEm and mention @DigitalScout to be in the conversation!


Let it be known! Show your school pride.


Make your picks!


Games list:

Wayne vs Centerville Friday, October 31, 7:00

Archbishop McNicholas vs Badin Friday, October 31, 7:00

La Salle vs Elder Friday, October 31, 7:00

St. Xavier (Kentucky) vs St. Xavier (Ohio) Friday, October 31, 7:00

Trinity (Kentucky) vs Moeller Friday, October 31, 7:00

Hillard Darby vs Hilliard Bradley Friday, October 31, 7:30

Bishop Ready vs Bishop Hartley Friday, October 31, 7:30

Cadinal Mooney vs Austintown Fitch Friday, October 31, 7:30

St. Edward vs St. Ignatius Saturday, November 1, 7:00



Coffman, Liberty square off to stay atop the Ohio Capical Conference

By: Cameron Mellor (@CamMellor)
October 21, 2014


Remember way back in early September when Olentangy Liberty hosted Olentangy High School? Two cross-town rivals, both pegged to finish near the top of their divisions, squaring off against one another in an early season marquee matchup.


Remember when that game went all the way down to the wire with two of the Ohio Capital Conference’s top teams squaring off? Tied at 28 at the end of regulation, the Braves score first in the extra period and force the Patriots to retaliate with a touchdown of their own.


Remember when Liberty scored and could have seemingly tied the ball game once again to force a second overtime with a simple extra point? How about instead, do you remember when their two-point conversion attempt from Alex Lando to Jacob Wiseman fell incomplete and the Patriots were cut short of an upset over their bitter rivals?


Of course you remember all of that. Or well, at least now you remember.


That game should seem like mere peanuts however, come this Friday when Dublin Coffman comes to town.





While that 35-34 overtime loss to an undefeated Olentangy team remains the Patriots lone blemish, this season has turned out to be an incredibly successful 2014 campaign for the Patriots.


Liberty is averaging nearly 30 points per game this season and have gained a total of 2794 total yards of offense through eight games.


Both the rushing and passing attacks have seen equal shares of success in 2014 as the Patriots have gained 1468 yards on the ground while accumulating 1326 through the air.


The Liberty offensive attack averages over five yards per play (5.3) while averaging just under 350 yards per game (349.3).


Led by sophomore quarterback, the aforementioned Alex Lando, the Patriots have thrown for 12 touchdowns this season and have scored 20 touchdowns on the ground. Senior Nicholas Durtschi leads all rushers with 958 yards and nine touchdowns while fellow senior, Wiseman has recorded eight touchdowns and 342 yards on the ground.


He also has seven touchdowns on the receiving end of Lando throws.


Durtschi himself leads the team by averaging 195.4 yards per game between rushing, receiving, kick and punt return yards. Wiseman and Durtschi have combined for 1979 of the teams 2784 offensive yards this season.


When the Patriots take the field this Friday night at 7:30, they will be facing their stiffest test to date lining up against an undefeated, 8-0 Dublin Coffman team.


The Shamrocks will head to Powell, bringing with them an eight-game winning streak and a prolific offense that averages 37.4 points per game.


Coffman, similar to their foe on Friday, has seen a fair share of success both in the rushing and passing attacks this season. The ’Rocks have scored 20 rushing touchdowns and 19 passing touchdowns this season, compared to just five turnovers.


Maybe even more impressive than their offense this season – is their defense.


Through eight games in 2014, the Coffman defense has held opponents to just 50 points combined. They have forced 12 turnovers, are holding opponents to 171 yards of offense per game and have held two of their past three opponents to 153 total yards or under.


Led by Isaac McKinney and Griffin Grady on the defensive side, the ’Rocks will battle this Friday night at 7:30 in a game that should not only decide the ever-important playoff seeds, but also for who can call themselves the outright leader of the Central Division of the Ohio Capital Conference.


Digital Scout will be live at the game this Friday night and keeping fans up to date with up-to-the-minute stats and breaking plays as two of Central Ohio’s top teams duke it out in the second to last week of the regular season.


Follow live on Twitter (@DigitalScout) and tell us you’re going to the game by signing up at our event page on Facebook to possibly be featured next week on our site. You can also follow live on the NFHS Network.

Jacques Patrick paces Timber Creek to a 42-21 victory over University

By: Nick Bray (@nabray92)
October 20, 2014


Timber Creek fans were granted another dominant performance from their star running back Jacques Patrick, as he scored all of Timber Creek’s (Fla.) touchdowns in a victory over district foe University High School (Fla.) this past Friday night. Whether it was the offensive line opening up wide running lanes for Patrick or just his singular ability, the senior rushed 24 times for 284 yards and six touchdowns en route to a 42-21 Timber Creek victory.


The Wolves (5-2, 2-0) offense moved the ball with ease against the Cougars (4-4, 1-2) scoring on four of their first five possessions to start the game. 


After a false start penalty by the Timber Creek offense opened the game, Patrick took the very first handoff up the middle and raced into the end zone for a 76-yard touchdown, untouched. The 230 pound running back ran right past a Cougar defense that seemed timid to tackle him. 


On the very next possession, just one Timber Creek play later, Patrick would score from 14 yards out breaking through tacklers and spinning his way into the end zone. 


He knew there would be more to come as after his second touchdown, Patrick signaled ‘two’ to the home crowd.  


The University Cougars would respond, however, as Aaron Gipson would run in a touchdown that gave his team a spark of confidence. Timber Creek held the lead 14-7 at the end of the first quarter. 


The star running back’s remarkable night would continue into the second quarter by scoring on three straight drives and widening the Timber Creek lead to 35-14 at halftime. He looked determined near the goal line, rumbling in two touchdowns from the one yard out. After one of those scores, the Timber Creek coaching staff decided to go for a 2-point conversion after a failed point after kick the possession before. The Wolves called for Patrick to showcase his passing skills, so he did, finding Hunter Wilkins in the back of the end zone for two more points.


His fifth touchdown of the evening would be a little different than his previous two, one-yard punch ins. Timber Creek, faced with a long field with the ball at their own 27 yard line, the Wolves figured what better way to score than to give Patrick the ball. 


A handoff later, Patrick caught a few blocks on the outside and sped down the sideline for a 73-yard touchdown run. 
The home crowd erupted and was left on their feet chanting the running back’s name over and over again as Patrick held up five fingers on his way back to the bench. 


Nearing the end of the third quarter, the Wolves looked to put the game away up 35-14. Patrick had one more big play in him to leave the fans sure of a victory and ran 47 yards for his sixth and final touchdown of the evening. After kneeling down and pointing to the sky, Patrick then held up six fingers to the crowd in celebration of his career night.


Preston Samoden accounted for 88 yards passing on just four completions to increase the total offensive yards gained by the Timber Creek offense to 417. The Wolves averaged nearly 11 yards per play and did not commit a single turnover. 


The Timber Creek Wolves remain undefeated in district play and sit at 5-2 overall. Their next game will be at home against district foe, Hagerty High School (Fla.) on October 23. The loss drops University High School to 4-4 overall and 1-2 in the district. After a bye week, the Cougars next game will also be against Hagerty High School on Halloween night, October 31.


Patrick now has 1607 yards on the ground and 23 touchdowns through seven games this season.   

Manchester travels to Cosby for the 'Battle for Chesterfield'

By: Cameron Mellor (@CamMellor)
October 16, 2014


The Manchester Lancers (Va.) will take the field at Cosby High School (Va.) this Friday night at 7:30, having not played a game on their home soil in over a month. The Lancers (6-0, 3-0) are seemingly unfazed heading in to their fourth consecutive road game as they have held all but one of their opponents under seven points or less en route to an unblemished 6-0 record so far this season.


The Lancers’ host this week, cross-town rival Cosby Titans (5-1, 1-1), had seen similar success heading in to their game last week against James River. Despite dropping their first game of the season a week ago, a close fought 13-6 defeat, the contest against Manchester is arguably the biggest game of the season for the two programs.


“It’s a really huge game, not only for me, but for our team,” Manchester quarterback Daniel Rose said. “It’s basically the battle for Chesterfield.”


Cosby has allowed just 20 points over the past four games, including two shut out victories over Huguenot and Clover Hill. Manchester is outscoring their opponents by a combined margin of 243-44 this season.


One of the major reasons for the Lancers success this season is Rose (@d_rose202), their dual-threat quarterback. The 6-foot-2 senior QB has thrown for 909 yards this season and nine touchdowns will also rushing for 308 yards and four touchdowns.


Daniel Rose has thrown for 909 yards and rushed for 308 yards this season. He has accounted for 13 total touchdowns.


Adding more intrigue to an already interesting matchup, Cosby scheduled Manchester as their opponent for their Homecoming game this Friday night. Something that did not sit well with the Manchester QB.


“The two schools absolutely dislike each other,” Rose said. “Plus they picked us for their Homecoming (game), which was disrespectful.”


When asked if that would be a little fuel to the fire for the Lancers this weekend, Rose replied very matter-of-factly.


“Yes sir, definitely,” Rose said.


Rose’s dual-threat ability has led to increased success from running back Justin Pendergrass so far this season. Pendergrass has rushed for 570 yards this season and 15 TDs through just six games. He also returns punts and kicks for the Lancers and is a threat out of the backfield in the passing game.


In the season opening victory over Matoaca, Pendergrass took a pass out of the backfield for 39 yards and a score early in the second quarter that was just the start of a four touchdown performance against the Warriors.


In addition to a strong offense, Manchester’s defense has been nothing to scoff at as they have held their previous two opponents under 100 yards of total offense. Since allowing 21 points to Meadowbrook all in the first half, the Lancers have allowed just three points before the fourth quarter of all four games (a field goal to Clover Hill in September). 


Manchester is led by a host of players, one in senior, James Madison University commit Andre Booker, who has accrued 10 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks so far this season. His biggest play however may have not been a sack, or even a TFL. Rather, Booker (@Lancer95_) stepped up not once, but twice in the aforementioned Meadowbrook game.

Booker has accumulated 24 total tackles, 5.5 sacks and 10 tackles for loss. He will play football for JMU next fall.


Up 26-21 with time dwindling, Meadowbrook threatened to score with a 1st and goal at the Lancers three yard line. After a quick two-yard rush that put the Monarchs on the one, it was Booker’s two consecutive stops on second and third down that saved the game and sealed the victory as time ran out on Meadowbrook’s third and goal attempt.


Rose confirmed that Booker’s stops were crucial so far this season, but echoed that the defense certainly isn’t finished.


“It was a win or lose situation (for Booker),” Rose said. “It was huge, but we will definitely have more big plays this season.”


Raquan McCoy leads the team with 29 total tackles while Alex Robinson has the team lead in sacks (8) and forced fumbles (4).


The stout Manchester defense plays in to the hands of their prolific offense.


“We feed off of our defense and they feed off of us,” Rose said. “We are coached to compete and that’s what we do. When the defense scores, the offense puts up points.”


When Manchester and Cosby take the field this Friday night, emotions will be high not only because of the rivalry but also because it will be Cosby’s homecoming and the eighth consecutive regular season matchup between the two. Five of the last seven contests between these two teams have been one-possession games including last season’s 20-19 Manchester victory.


With all the anticipation for this game, Rose is preparing for something much bigger than just a victory over their rivals. He wants to make a statement.


“I love my team,” Rose said. “I love my school and the whole Manchester community.


“This is a statement game.”


Friday night’s game will be one to watch in southern Virginia and across the country as it will be featured on the NFHS Network live on Friday night with Digital Scout’s data-cast. Fans and viewers can also stay up-to-date by following Digital Scout on Twitter and liking on Facebook

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

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Jefferson County North notches first victory

Eagles score last, late in the fourth to secure the victory over Wolves

By: Nick Bray (@NickBray92)
October 13, 2014


The stadium was packed for Homecoming night at Timber Creek High School (Fla.) for a matchup with Edgewater High School (Fla.). The Timber Creek (4-2, 1-0) fans as loud as ever and covered in purple war-paint as the Homecoming festivities commenced.


The Edgewater (4-2, 1-0) fans however would have the most to cheer about in the end as the Eagles scored a last-minute touchdown to win, 21-17


The Wolves would jump out to an early lead, scoring on their first possession with a rushing touchdown, then converting on a two-point conversion putting them up 8-0. After that score however, Timber Creek had trouble getting their star player back on track. Running back Jacques Patrick had trouble all night long finding open lanes to run through, as the Edgewater front seven did a great job closing the gaps. 


With five minutes left in the first quarter, Edgewater quarterback Cortez Pembleton connected with a fade to Buck Watkins for a 35-yard touchdown, cutting the lead to 8-7 heading into the second quarter.


The second quarter was troublesome for Edgewater as the mistakes started to pile up on the field and on the scoreboard. On one Eagles possession, their punter set up to boot the ball away but stepped out of the back of the end zone while holding the ball. After the referees conferred, the play ended as a safety for Timber Creek who would get the ball back with the score now 10-7. 


Timber Creek would then drive the distance of the field, to the red zone where, on third and goal, the Wolves drew up a trick play. Patrick lined up at quarterback in a version of the Wildcat formation and as the ball was snapped to him, he faked a run up the middle and decided to throw a pass to Hunter Wilkins who was wide open in the back of the end zone. 


The Wolves lead grew to 17-7 in front of a raucous home.


After the halftime festivities for Homecoming ended, so did the momentum for Timber Creek’s football team. The Wolves began an impressive drive down the field in the third quarter before fumbling the ball at the one-yard line where Edgewater would recover and take over. 


Edgewater then responded with a 99-yard drive that culminated with Craig Rucker taking a handoff up the middle following behind lead-blocker Adam Williams into the end zone. With just five minutes left in the third quarter, Edgewater closed the gap to 17-14. 


Near the end of the third quarter, the home crowd fell silent as Patrick laid on the field rolling in pain for minutes. While the injury wasn’t serious, his leg cramps would force him off the field for their current drive. The Wolves fans would breathe a sigh of relief as Patrick jogged back out on to the field during the next offensive possession. However, they couldn’t muster much more on the offensive side this evening.


After some back and forth between the two, Edgewater would get the ball at the 50-yard line with just over five minutes left in the game with the score still 17-14. 


It was on fourth and nine that the Eagles gained most momentum by converting a first down to keep the game alive with a great catch by Rucker. Joe Clark and the Eagles would take the lead for the very first time by juking past the Wolves’ secondary for a touchdown to secure a last-minute victory and send the home fans home disappointed.   


The final score of 21-17 improved Edgewater’s record to 4-2. This Friday the Eagles play a district game at home against Lake Minneola High School (Fla.). Timber Creek dropped to 4-2 on the year and will host district rival University High School (Fla.) next as they hope to get their star player Patrick back to full health for an important district game.


Patrick finished the game with 130 yards on just 10 carries.

Published on 10/13/2014 at 08:48PM under . Tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Edgewater spoils Timber Creek Homecoming

Monarchs and Knights look to continue winning ways

By: Cameron Mellor (@CamMellor)
October 9, 2014


Friday nights during the fall in Virginia are normally nothing short of exciting. What should transpire on the field at Meadowbrook High School on Friday night could be something even more.


Meadowbrook (2-3) will host the Knights of Thomas Dale High School (3-2), winners of three straight. The Monarchs, also on a streak of their own, are winners of their past two games after dropping their first three matchups this season.


Both teams were thought of as top teams in Virginia’s stacked 5A and 6A conferences to start the season. In a 5A conference that boasts teams like south Virginia’s Henrico and Manchester and north Virginia’s Broad Run and Briar Woods, or a 6A conference that hosts teams like South County or the high-scoring Ocean Lakes, we’re talking good company. The Monarchs and Knights however have had a more disappointing beginning to their season than either could have anticipated.


Thomas Dale lost their first two games of the season by a combined six points. After a one-point loss to Cosby to start the season, 16-15, they lost a close fought contest with Virginia power Bird High School, 20-15. Meadowbrook suffered similar results, but lost their first three games of the season by a margin of only 20 points.


After dropping their first two games of the season on the road to Hermitage, 27-21 and Manchester, 26-21, they then squandered a 12-0 lead over Highland Springs, ultimately dropping that game to the Springers, 21-12.


Since those results, neither team has lost a game and each has looked sharp in doing so. Dale held on to defeat Varina, 21-14, before blowing out Hopewell and Prince George by a combined score of 103-44. During their three-game winning streak, the Knights have been paced by a dangerous rushing attack led by senior Eric Finney and junior Trent Williams.


Finney has compiled 458 yards and five touchdowns on the ground during the past three games while Williams has rushed for 291 and another three scores. Williams has also accrued another 272 yards either through the air, on kick returns or by his 88-yard interception return for a touchdown against Hopewell.


Coach Kevin Tucker’s defense has been anchored by junior Sammy Stark, whose 22 total tackles over their winning streak has topped the team.


On the other side, the Monarchs have benefited greatly from a much-needed bye week after the heart-breaking Highland Springs loss. Winners of two straight since their off week, Meadowbrook has outscored their past two opponents by a combined 75-24.


After spotting Matoaca an early 10-7 lead, Meadowbrook rattled off 26 quick unanswered points en route to defeating the Warriors, 33-17. The Monarchs followed that game with a 42-14 drudging of Hopewell in which they outgained the Blue Devils 405 to 187, a margin of 218 yards.


Running back Justin Miller has rushed for 209 yards in those two games and three scores. Quarterback D’Angelo Amos has accounted for 345 total yards and another three touchdowns either through the air or rushing on his own. He has also recorded an interception in each of the past two games.


It’s tough to find a matchup across the whole state where two teams are as hard pressed for a victory than one will find this Friday when these two meet. While both are on a tear recently, one team’s winning streak will have to come to an end. Fortunately for both squads, it seems that a loss only provides motivation for the next contest.   


The Monarchs and Knights face off Friday night at 7:00. Watch live on our VHSL Scoreboard or follow live on Twitter and/or Facebook


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Streaking teams clash in Virginia

DS/State Associations partnerships to provide state football scoreboards

By: Cameron Mellor (@cammellor)
August 8, 2014


Digital Scout football viewers across the country will now be treated to a unique, one-of-a-kind experience starting this fall. Due to a new partnership with several different state athletics & activities associations, viewers will now be able to stream data in real time from a variety of states, across our nation in one solidified place. 


For the first time in Digital Scout's nearly 20 years, users will be able to view data casts of football games on a state scoreboard for Washington D.C., Wyoming, North Dakota, Alabama, Ohio, Tennessee and areas of Texas with many more to come. 


This unique treat is due to a partnership between Digital Scout and each individual athletic or activities association.


Housed on each athletic or activities association state website, viewers will be able to watch the data stream in from any and all schools who are utilizing Digital Scout to track their stats on Friday nights.


Have a program in Texas that you want to check up on? Visit Dave Campbell's to check them out. How about your nephew's game in D.C. that you can't make it to? Maybe your alma mater has a committed athlete playing in Ohio on Friday night? With this new platform, viewers can check out scores from all across the nation as they happen.


Follow along with the Digital Scout Twitter at @digitalscout for up-to-the-minute news and further information regarding which states are partnering with Digital Scout and which games are happening live on Fridays. Make sure your favorite high school or alma mater has and will use Digital Scout this fall!


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Digital Scout partners with state associations