Another weekend has passed and Ohio State has once again done their part in delaying the inevitable onset of "S.A.D" (seasonal affectiveness disorder, a disease that sounds as made up as the idea that Nickelback makes "music,) with another win, their 23rd in a row. We begin Michigan week here at 11W with a recap of the weekend's results from a number of Ohio State commitments and key targets' high school football games, some who've seen their seasons continue towards a state title showdown, and others suffering disappointing losses.
We'll get started in Georgia, where Ohio State's future signal-caller, Stephen Collier, put up a valiant effort in defeat, a loss that ends his high school career and turns his focus to enrolling at Ohio State in just under six weeks.
COLLIER PUTS UP BIG NUMBERS IN LOSS
Sports are the absolute best and the absolute worst, they bring out the best of us in difficult times and they separate the wheat from the chafe when our backs are against the wall. Friday night in Georgia, Stephen Collier couldn't help but learn a valuable — and painful — lesson. Unless you're playing basketball, the efforts of one man hardly will dictate the outcome of a game against a good football team.
"Football is the ultimate team game," Collier said. "I've not stopped thinking about the game since Friday. Thinking about the things I could have done different."
Collier's numbers were impressive: he accounted for five touchdowns (three rushing, two through the air) and 392 total yards, but as usual the perfectionist that he is couldn't be silenced, especially as he and his Trojan teammates saw their remarkable season come to an end. A season that by all accounts will go down as the best in school history, but for Collier, it was not enough. He had a chance, one final drive, but as his pass on fourth-and-ten fell incomplete at the goal line, Lee County fell 41-35 and Collier is only thinking about what he could have done different.