Greg Powers, National Recruiting Analyst
Olathe (Kan.) South at Gardner-Edgerton (Kan)
In the rain and high powered wind of a fall Kansas night it would be Gardner-Edgerton propelled by 2014 Scout300 running back Traevohn Wrench, who rushed for an impressive 310 yards on 29 carries and scored four touchdowns. He is a patient runner who picks his holes wisely and makes people miss in the open field. On the losing end was the No. 11 overall prospect in the 2014 class Braden Smith. Smith played both ways on the line in the loss. He is easily one of the most physically impressive players I have ever seen.
Ahmard Vital, Midlands Recruiting Analyst
Houston (Texas) Stratford at Missouri City (Texas) Marshall
With the grinding out of offensive linemen Maurice Porter and Darius Moore, Marshall came away with a 42-31 victory. Porter and Moore, who are headed to Texas Tech and Baylor respectively, both had solid nights at the tackle positions. Each had strong showing, especially Moore, who got a great push off the line, most of the time on top of a Stratford defensive end.
Speaking of defense, edge rusher/outside linebacker and UCLA commit Deon Hollins was in rare form as the game drew to a close. In the first half, Hollins took on a lot of double teams, which allowed his linebackers and other defenders to make plenty of plays. In the second half, Stratford needed to move the ball quicker and Hollins got into what his coach called ‘jet mode,’ which is basically the idea of edge player pinning their ears backs and trying to only get to the quarterback. Marshall sophomore quarterback JW Ketchum was also solid tossing a few touchdown passes and working the offense.
For Stratford, three-star lineman Christian Daimler, an Arizona State commit had a solid game as well. He’s a long player who has developed quite a bit since we saw him during spring practices during the off season. He had a great drop step on pass pro and fired off well when his team ran the ball.
Humble (Texas) Summer Creek at Kingwood (Texas) Park High
So far, the Summer Creek team has been running through all of its competition in a dominating fashion. And that continued Friday night with a 42-14 win over Park. In the win, 2014 quarterback Aaron Sharp, was solid throwing for over 250 yards and three touchdowns. He was strong in the pocket. Sharp delivered a number of passes, but the most impressive was an over-the-top touchdown pass that was thrown perfectly to where only his receiver could make the play. In postgame interviews, he stated that UTEP was his only offer, but Northwestern and Texas Tech were showing strong interest.