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- Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 220 yards on 26 carries and scored three times as Burroughs defeated Monett 28-7. Burroughs is 13-0
- Myles Autry had a 64-yard TD catch and a 46-yard punt return in a playoff win over Chattahoochee (Ga.).
- Demarre Kitt caught seven passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns (including a 47-yarder) in a 55-0 playoff win over Eastside (Ga.).
- Speedy Noil ran for 114 yards and 3 TD on 11 carries and threw for 169 yards and a TD in a 35-14 win over Shreveport Northwood
- Alex Bars, Josh Malone & Todd Kelly unofficially visits Vanderbilt
- Vanderbilt offers Ian Bunting
- Moral Stephens & Dillon Bates unofficially visits Florida
- Texas A&M offers Quincy Wilson
- Jalen Christian unofficially visits West Virginia
- Caleb Henderson unofficially visits Michigan State
- Jamarco Jones & Mikale Wilbon unofficially visits Illinois
- Joey Duckworth unofficially visits Cincinnati for the Rutgers game
- Demorea Stringfellow & Marcelys Jones unofficially visits UCLA
- Dareian Watkins & Mason Cole unofficially visits Notre Dame
CLYDE -- The Central Catholic football juggernaut kept right on rolling Friday night, using three touchdowns in the final 3:33 of the first half to break things open and pave the way to a 42-14 victory over Avon in the Region 6 championship game at Clyde’s Robert Bishop Stadium.
“I’ve had the pleasure of doing this before [during 2005 D-II championship run], so to see these kids do it is just phenomenal,” Irish coach Greg Dempsey said of Central’s first advancement to a state semifinal in seven years. “They’re playing great. Monday through Thursday, this is how they practice, and they’re really locked in. It shows up on Friday night. They’re just a great group of kids.”
The Irish will face fifth-ranked Aurora (12-1) in a D-II semifinal Friday at 7:30 p.m. at a site to be determined.
One of the nation's top recruits gave the thumbs up as he exited the stadium Friday night.
Senior receiver James Quick of Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) left the stadium on a stretcher after being hit in Friday night's playoff game against St. Xavier.
With Trinity trailing 14-0, Quick remained on the turf for several minutes after the hit and was eventually put into a neck brace, laid on a stretcher, and taken out of the stadium.
As Quick exited, he did manage to give the thumbs-up sign to the anxious crowd.
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound athlete is ranked by MaxPreps as the No. 7 receiver in his class and the No. 44 recruit overall. While Quick has drawn interest from numerous Division I football programs, he has yet to commit to a college.
New Albany 32, Marion-Franklin 30 (this week news)
With his team’s season on the line in the final minute of the Division II, Region 7 final Nov. 16 at Gahanna, New Albany High School football coach Mark Mueller had just one thought as Marion-Franklin quarterback Corry Benson threw from near midfield.
“Darron, go catch it,” Mueller said of his quarterback and safety, Darron Lee. “Someone, go catch it. We had three guys there. That ball didn’t get past us. But one guy jumped over everyone else.”
Lee’s interception of Benson at the New Albany 17-yard line ended the Red Devils’ last-ditch comeback attempt, and the fourth-seeded Eagles escaped with a 32-30 victory for their second regional championship and 11th consecutive victory.
“We knew they needed a big play,” said Lee, an Ohio State recruit who earlier returned a punt 82 yards for a touchdown and ran for a 36-yard touchdown in the second half. “We had coverage by our corners and all our outside defenders. Luckily I was able to make a big play.”