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August 30, 2013

Friday Night Lights: Week Two

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
Cameron Albright
School: Kennesaw (GA) North Cobb
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6-2
Weight: 201
Game Stats:
Result: North Cobb defeats Starr's Mill 48-7
Next Opponent: North Cobb will take on Walton High School (Ga.) next week.
Notes: North Cobb is 1-0 with the opening week victory.
Josh Allen
School: Jacksonville (FL) University Christian School
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6-2
Weight: 280
Game Stats:
Result: University Christian defeats Carrolwood Day (Fla.) 48-0.
Next Opponent: University Christian will play Providence (Fla.) next week.
Notes: Allen's teammates bounced back strong after an unflattering performance on ESPNU in last week's opener.
Allen Artis
School: Marietta (GA) Wheeler
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Game Stats: N/A
Result: Wheeler was off this week.
Next Opponent: Wheeler will be at Pope High School (Ga.) after having a bye week in Week Two.
Notes: Wheeler is 1-0 on the year. N/A
Ayden Bonilla
School: Woodstock (GA) Etowah
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6-2
Weight: 193
Notes: Bonilla will miss the 2013 season due to knee injury.
Josh Cabrera
School: Jacksonville (NC) Northside
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6-2
Weight: 187
Game Stats: 82-yard kickoff return for a touchdown
Result: Northside defeated Jacksonville (N.C.) White Oak, 15-12
Next Opponent: Northside (1-1) will be at home next week vs. Jacksonville (N.C.) (2-0)
Notes: "It's cliche, but great players will make some great plays. We have to get him (Cabrera) the ball more. We might have to line him up at tailback so that somebody has to stop him 12 or 13 times instead of one." ---Northside head coach Bob Eason to the Jacksonville Daily News
Malik Carney
School: Alexandria (VA) T.C. Williams
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6-2
Weight: 208
Game Stats: 12 rushes for 77 yards and a 54-yard touchdown run
Result: T.C. Williams defeated Oakton (Va.) 38-2.
Next Opponent: T.C. Williams will be at Centreville (Va.) next week.
Notes: The Titans have two blowout victories on their resume so far this season and move to 2-0 on the year.
Jeremiah Clarke
School: Alexandria (VA) T.C. Williams
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6-4
Weight: 276
Game Stats: Two recorded sacks
Result: T.C. Williams defeats Oakton (Va.). 38-2.
Next Opponent: T.C. Williams will play at Centreville (Va.). next week.
Notes: This was T.C. Williams second blowout victory in as many weeks as they move to 2-0.
Cayson Collins
School: Charlotte (NC) Phillip O'Berry Academy of Technology
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6-1
Weight: 215
Game Stats:
Result: Berry Academy was off this week.
Next Opponent: Berry Academy will travel to Mallard Creek next week.
Notes: Mallard Creek defeated Butler in Week Two 20-7.
Robert Dinkins
School: Charlotte (NC) Olympic
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6-1
Weight: 236
Game Stats:
Result: Olympic was off this week after their thrilling performance in Week One.
Next Opponent: Dinkins' Olympic teammates will take on perennial power Charlotte Independence in Week Two.
Notes: Independence has yet to give up a touchdown in its first two games of the season. In stark contrast, their offense has scored 49 and 42 points in consecutive weeks respectively.
Avery Edwards
School: Raleigh (NC) Ravenscroft
Position: Tight End
Height: 6-5
Weight: 228
Game Stats:
Result: Providence Day School (N.C.) defeats Ravenscroft 34-21.
Next Opponent: Ravenscroft will travel to Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.) in Week Three.
Notes:
Lorenzo Featherston
School: Greensboro (NC) Page
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6-7
Weight: 215
Game Stats:
Result: Page falls to Northern Guilford 21-0
Next Opponent: Page will be at Butler (N.C.) next week for their Week Three match-up.
Notes: Page moves to 1-1 on the season.
Brandon Fritts
School: Menter (OH)
Position: Tight End
Height: 6-4
Weight: 215
Game Stats: Recorded a 25-yard touchdown reception
Result: Mentor defeats McDowell (Oh.) 44-30.
Next Opponent: Mentor will take on St. Ignatius (Oh.) next week.
Notes: Mentor is 1-0 on the year.
Caleb Henderson
School: Burke (VA) Lake Braddock
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6-4
Weight: 223
Game Stats: 201 passing yards (14 of 25, three touchdowns covering 33, 29, and 20 yards), 112 rushing yards on 20 carries, one rushing touchdown (1 yard)
Result: Lake Braddock defeats Robinson (Va.) 38-22.
Next Opponent: Lake Braddock will be at Stone Bridge (N.C.) next week.
Notes: Lake Braddock moves to 1-0 for the year.
Elijah Hood
School: Charlotte (N.C.) Catholic
Position: Running Back
Height: 5-11
Weight: 221
Game Stats: 36 carries, 189 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown
Result: Charlotte Catholic loses 38-17 at Rock Hill (S.C.) Northwestern.
Next Opponent: Charlotte Catholic (1-1) will be at Charlotte Country Day (1-0) next week.
Notes: Hood's performance was good enough to break the Mecklenburg County career rushing record. Hood's total stands at 6,003 yards, besting former Butler star (and former Tar Heel running back Ryan Houston's 5,948 mark (per Charlotte Observer)

"It's like we said all week; we weren't going to stop him (Hood). We just had to try to find a way for him, bottom line, not to beat us and that's what we did. If you'd have told me going into the game that our defense was only going to give up one touchdown, I'd have taken it all day." ---Northwestern coach Kyle Richardson to the Charlotte Observer
Freeman Jones
School: Bunn (NC)
Position: Kicker
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
Game Stats: Connected on a 45-yard field goal and converted six of seven extra point attempts
Result: Bunn (N.C.) defeats North Johnston (N.C.) 51-20
Next Opponent: Bunn will be at Southern Nash (N.C) next week.
Notes: Bunn falls to 0-2.
Tyler Powell
School: Midlothian (VA) Cosby
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6-4
Weight: 252
Game Stats: Midlothian gave up four touchdowns on defense. The other touchdown for Douglas Freeman came on an interception return.
Result: Douglas Freeman (Va.) defeats Midlothian 35-0.
Next Opponent:
Notes: There weren't a whole lot of positives to take away from Midlothian's defensive performance in this one. They gave up four touchdowns, three of them on the ground.
Austin Proehl
School: Charlotte (NC) Providence
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5-10
Weight: 170
Game Stats: Proehl caught a 61-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, and finished with six catches for 111 yards.
Result: Providence defeats East Mecklenburg (N.C.) 52-22.
Next Opponent: Providence will play at Porter Ridge (N.C.) next week.
Notes: Providence's air attack was on point as they put two touchdowns in the endzone through the air.

"Our offense felt a lot better and looked a lot faster tonight," Proehl said of the no-huddle approach to the Charlotte Observer. "We want to go as fast as we can, because a lot of times the other teams aren't ready for it. We felt like we had them on their heels all night."
Caleb Samuel
School: Macon (GA) First Presbyterian Day School
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6-6
Weight: 260
Game Stats:
Result:George Walton Academy (Ga.) defeats First Presbyterian Day 36-10.
Next Opponent: First Presbyterian will be at Poke County (Ga.) next week.
Notes:
Bentley Spain
School: Charlotte (NC) Providence
Position: Offensvie Tackle
Height: 6-6
Weight: 285
Game Stats: Providence punched in five rushing touchdowns in their Week Two victory.
Result: Providence defeats East Mecklenburg (N.C.) 52-22.
Next Opponent: Providence will be at Porter Ridge (N.C.) next week.
Notes: Much better performance this week compared to their Week One effort.
Donell Stanley
School: Latta (SC)
Position: Offensive Guard
Height: 6-5
Weight: 320
Game Stats:
Result: Latta defeats East Clarendon 28-10.
Next Opponent: Latta will travel to Dillon (S.C.) for next week's game.
Notes: With the victory Latta moves to 1-1 on the year.
Marvin Stewart
School: Arlington (VA) Yorktown
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6-0
Weight: 184
Game Stats: Stewart ran for 220 yards.
Result: Yorktown defeats Coolidge 49-0.
Next Opponent: Yorktown will play at Langley next week.
Notes: It's been well-documented that Stewart wants to play the cornerback position in college. However, it's hard not to admire his skills on the offensive side of the ball with performances like this one.

"I don't know (what it is that makes Stewart so good)," said Yorktown head coach Bruce Hanson after the game to the Washington Post. "He's good, he's going to be tough to stop all year. We've got a pretty good player in M.J., so he makes us good."

"It's always my offensive line," Stewart added in a postgame interview with the Post. "Once they get me past the line of scrimmage, it's not hard to do the rest from there. The wide receivers did a great job of blocking, they gave me open holes."
Tyrell Tomlin
School: Marietta (GA)
Position: Linebacker
Height: 5-11
Weight: 229
Game Stats: Recorded a 28-yard interception return for a touchdown in the victory.
Result: Marietta defeats Pope (Ga.) 63-13.
Next Opponent: Marietta will travel to Hillgrove in Week Three.
Notes: With the win the Blue Devils move to 2-0.



 

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