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OFFENSIVE CHAMPION: JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA, WR, 2020
As he has all season, Jaxon Smith-Njigba put up unreal numbers on Friday night and also put himself into the Texas record books.
Smith-Njigba went off, finishing with 10 catches for 176 yard and four receiving touchdowns, and to top it all off, he also returned a punt 55 yards to the house for a fifth touchdown on the night. With the performance, Smith-Njigba also became the record holder for career receiving yards at the 6A level in Texas.
If all that was not impressive enough, Smith-Njigba is also just two weeks removed from sustaining a grade one sprain in his AC joint in a game against Longview High School.
OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES FROM BUCKEYE COMMITMENTS:
- Julian Fleming and Jayden Ballard both had more than 100 receiving and 2 touchdowns.
- Cameron Martinez did it all for his team with 287 total yards of offense.
- Defensive back commit Ryan Watts caught 2 key touchdowns in a close win.
DEFENSIVE CHAMPION: LEJOND CAVAZOS, CB, 2020
While his team lost and his stat line isn't too eye-popping, Ohio State cornerback commit Lejond Cavazos played a heck of a game against one of the best teams in the country.
IMG had a tough task this week as they took on St. Frances Academy, who likes to run the ball, and that's what they did. In a game where he wasn't going to get challenged outside a ton, Cavazos stepped up and had some very good tackles at the cornerback position, showing his physicality and willingness to stop the run.
Cavazos has already showed his coverage skills, but on Friday night he proved another aspect of his game.
OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES FOR BUCKEYE COMMITMENTS.
- Mitchell Melton and Darrion Henry both had a sack and multiple defensive pressures.
- Reid Carrico had more than 10 tackles in his team's win.
|JULIAN FLEMING||WR||SOUTHERN COLUMBIA||MONTOURSVILLE||WIN, 35-0||7 REC, 123 YARDS, 2 TOUCHDOWNS|
|PARIS JOHNSON JR.||OT||PRINCETON||OAK HILLS||WIN, 40-7||LED AN OFFENSE THAT HAD 551 TOTAL YARDS (358 RUSHING, 193 PASSING)|
|CLARK PHILLIPS III||CB||LA HABRA||SUNNY HILLS||WIN, 49-7|
|JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA||WR||ROCKWALL||NORTH MESQUITE||WIN, 76-7||10 REC, 176 YARDS, AND 4 TOUCHDOWNS|
|GEE SCOTT JR.||WR||EASTSIDE CATHOLIC||SEATTLE PREP||WIN, 48-35|
|LUKE WYPLER||OL||ST. JOSEPH REGIONAL||DON BOSCO PREP|
|MOOKIE COOPER||WR||PATTONVILLE||RULED INELIGIBLE BY THE STATE OF MISSOURI. TRANSFERRED HIGH SCHOOLS|
|LATHAN RANSOM||S||SALPOINTE||CANYON DEL ORO||WIN, 35-0||63 TOTAL YARDS|
|CODY SIMON||LB||ST. PETERS PREP||PARAMUS CATHOLIC||WIN, 35-10|
|KOURT WILLIAMS||LB/S||ST. JOHN BOSCO||ORANGE LUTHERAN||WIN, 63-6|
|JACOLBE COWAN||DL||PROVIDENCE DAY||TRINITY CHRISTIAN||WIN, 38-19|
|DARRION HENRY||DL||PRINCETON||OAK HILLS||WIN, 40-7||5 TOT, 4 SOLO AND 1 SACK|
|JACK MILLER||QB||CHAPARRAL||MOUNTAIN POINTE||WIN, 28-9|
|LEJOND CAVAZOS||CB||IMG ACADEMY||ST. FRANCES ACADEMY||LOSS, 7-35||9 TOT|
|RYAN WATTS||CB||LITTLE ELM||LIBERTY||WIN, 27-24||5 REC, 71 YARDS, AND 2 TOUCHDOWNS|
|CAMERON MARTINEZ||ATH||MUSKEGON||MONA SHORES||WIN, 53-0||3/6 FOR 117 YARDS AND 2 TOUCHDOWNS, 170 YARDS AND 2 TOUCHDOWNS RUSHING|
|GRANT TOUTANT||OL||DE LA SALLE COLLEGIATE||HAD SURGERY ON A TORN LABRUM. OUT FOR THE SEASON.|
|JOSH FRYAR||OL||BEECH GROVE||EAST CENTRAL||LOSS, 15-49|
|JOE ROYER||TE||ELDER||WINTON WOODS||WIN, 42-37||4 REC, 61 YARDS, A TOUCHDOWN|
|MITCHELL MELTON||OLB||OUR LADY GOOD COUNSEL||ST. JOHNS||LOSS, 31-34||9 TOT, 1 SACK|
|TY HAMILTON||DL||PICKERINGTON CENTRAL||PICKERINGTON NORTH||WIN, 16-7||3 TFL|
|JAKOB JAMES||OL||ELDER||WINTON WOODS||WIN, 42-37||LED AN OFFENSE THAT HAD 453 TOTAL YARDS (218 RUSHING, 253 PASSING)|
|TREY LEROUX||OL||NORWALK||PERKINS||WIN, 45-6||LED AN OFFENSE THAT HAD 274 YARDS|
|JAKE SEIBERT||K||LA SALLE||ST. XAVIER||WIN, 22-15||1/2 FG, LONG 32 YARDS. 1/3 XP. 4 PTS|
|JACK SAWYER||DE||PICKERINGTON NORTH||PICKERINGTON CENTRAL||LOSS, 7-16||13/20 FOR 109 YARDS AND 1 INTERCEPTION|
|KYLE MCCORD||QB||ST. JOSEPH'S PREP||FATHER JUDGE||WIN, 47-7|
|BEN CHRISTMAN||OL||REVERE||ROOSEVELT||LOSS, 20-21|
|JAYDEN BALLARD||WR||MASSILLON WASHINGTON||BARBERTON||WIN, 49-25||6 REC, 106 YARDS, AND 2 TOUCHDOWNS|
|REID CARRICO||LB||IRONTON||DAWSON-BRYANT||WIN, 49-12||12 ATT, 170 YARDS, 4 TOUCHDOWNS|