With the playoffs coming up for most high school football programs, the 2016 Michigan football commitments had several big time games this past weekend, including multiple rivalry games. Though several commits' teams are struggling, most of them put on impressive performances on Friday night.
QB Brandon Peters vs Zionsville
Peters and Avon moved to 6-2 on the season after the Michigan quarterback commit put on a show and led the Orioles to a 49-21 win over the Eagles.
- Final Stats: 16-23 for 266 yards, 4 TDs and 1 INT
QB/ATH Victor Viramontes vs Roosevelt
Viramontes may not end up at quarterback in the Maize and Blue but he'll at least make the Michigan coaching staff think about it with his performance during his season season. To keep a great season going, he helped Norco move to 5-1 on the season after a nice 42-28 win over Roosevelt.
- Final Stats: 12-16 for 277 yards and 3 TDs; 8 rushes for 81 yards and 2 TDs
RB Kingston Davis and LB Dytarious Johnson vs Enterprise
The day after winning the coveted Pepsi/Buffalo Rock Player of the Game award, Davis had himself another nice day on the field. Though he had a tough time getting it going in the first half (40 yards on 11 carries), the Michigan commit ended up finding his groove and rushing for over 160 yards in total but it wasn't enough as Davis, Johnson and Prattville lost a heartbreaker 28-20 to one of the nation's best car rental agencies (not really).
- Final Stats: 22 carries for 161 yards
WR Brad Hawkins and DE Ron Johnson vs Camden Catholic
The Michigan commitment duo were in Ann Arbor for the Northwestern game but had a game of themselves on Friday night. While Hawkins had himself a great game, Camden lost a close game to undefeated Camden Catholic, 21-16, and moved to 3-2 on the season.
CC 3 and out Brad Hawkins 65 rec has Camden in business at CC 27 #CAMvsCC— Bill Evans (@BEvansSports) October 9, 2015
Camden QB brad Hawkins I run for touchdown. Pass failed 8-0 Camden with 5:50 left in first— S.J. Sports Digest (@sjsportsdigest) October 9, 2015
Camden thwarts CC scoring chance when Brad Hawkins forces and recovers fumble at 8 yard line— Philip Anastasia (@PhilAnastasia) October 10, 2015
Camden gets TD on 3 yard pass from Drew Harris to Brad Hawkins. Camden Catholic 21, Camden 14 with 101 left— Philip Anastasia (@PhilAnastasia) October 10, 2015
ATH Kiante Enis vs Tri
Out of every commit, there may not have been one that had a better Friday night performance than Enis. The Mr. Do-it-all for Winchester had nearly 300 yards of total offense in a dominating win over Tri, 56-8, and moved the Golden Falcons to 6-2 on the season.
While you slept: Winchester's Kiante Enis rushed for 215 yards & 3 TD's in win over Tri. Unofficially at 1,466 yards through 8 games.— Brian Beaver (@DelCoPreps) October 10, 2015
- Final Stats: 23 rushes for 215 yards and 3 TDs; 3 punt returns for 61 yards
ATH Chris Evans vs Lawrence Central
Evans had himself a big Friday night as well, using big plays to help lead Ben Davis over Lawrence Central, 28-22, moving his team to 4-4 on the season.
@MGoFish Evans with a 55 yrs TD. GO BLUE— Shawn Orr (@Hail2themaiznbl) October 9, 2015
@MGoFish 75 yrd TD for Evans— Shawn Orr (@Hail2themaiznbl) October 10, 2015
@MGoFish Evans runs back the punt 75 yards. The boy is fast!— Shawn Orr (@Hail2themaiznbl) October 10, 2015
TE Sean McKeon vs Wachusett Regional
While I was unable to track down his stat line, McKeon and Shepherd Hill picked up their first win of the season (1-4) with a 27-20 win over the Mountaineers.
OT Erik Swenson vs Downers Grove North
Swenson and Downers Grove South took on their arch-rival, North, on Friday night but did not have the outcome they were looking for. The Mustangs fell 21-14 to the Trojans and are now 2-5 on the season.
OT Devery Hamilton vs St Frances Academy
Hamilton's Gilman Greyhounds are one of the top teams in the country and continue to prove it week in and week out. This week, they dominated St Frances, 63-12, and moved to 6-1 on the season.
OL Ben Bredeson vs South
There is only one undefeated recruit left in the 2016 class and it's Bredeson's Arrowhead Warhawks. And it continued as they moved to 8-0 on the season after a blowout, 46-7, win over South.
OG Michael Onwenu vs Denby
Another week, another big win for Cass Tech and Onwenu as the Technicians beat Denby, 41-7, and moved to 7-1 on the season. The Michigan commit helped anchor the defense that gave up less than 10 points 6th time this season and helped open up the holes on the line that has lead Cass Tech's offense to their 4th 40+ point game.
DL Rashad Weaver vs Western
In another rivalry game, Cooper City took on Western but did not have a very good showing. Weaver and the Cowboys lost 41-3 and moved to 2-4 on the season.
LB David Reese vs Harrison
One more rivalry game, this one may be more well known to southeast Michiganders, as Reese's Farmington Falcons took on Farmington Hills Harrison on Friday night. However, the Michigan commit and his team suffered a close loss, 13-12, and fell to 4-3 on the season. But that didn't stop Reese from making a couple big time plays on both sides of the ball.
CB Sir Patrick Scott vs Bullis
Playing multiple spots in the secondary, Scott helped lead Riverdale Baptist to a big 38-14 win over the Bullis Bulldogs and are now 4-3 on the season.
S Devin Gil and S Josh Metellus
The Michigan commit duo and their Flanagan Falcons played another top Florida team on Friday but walked away as the superior team. Both Gil and Metellus helped lead the defense a 35-0 shutout over Plantation. Metellus also helped the offense out as he scored on a 17 yard rushing touchdown.
- WR Ahmir Mitchell - Bye Week
- RB Matt Falcon - Bye Week
- CB Antwaine Richardson - Injured