As the calendar turned to October, the high school football season is starting to wind down a bit. But that doesn't mean the games are less important. Several of Michigan's 2016 commitments had rivalry games that were needed to put their teams in the playoffs. And like good players tend to do, several commits turned in stand out performances to lead their teams to victory and kick off the month.
QB Brandon Peters vs Westfield
Peters led his Avon Orioles to their fourth win in a row as they beat Westfield 35-20 and moved his team to 5-2 on the season. Though he threw for 2 touchdowns in the first quarter, he struggled a bit in the 2nd half where he only completed two passes though they were up 28-0 and the weather was pretty bad. However, the Orioles defense was able to hold on to conserve the victory.
- Final Stats: 7 of 15 for 2 TDs
QB/ATH Victor Viramontes vs Serrano
Michigan's other quarterback commit was also able to lead his team to a big win on Friday night, 50-34, over Serrano. Though it was a non-conference game, Viramontes put on a rivalry-like show as he ran and threw for 100+ yards.
- Final Stats: 8 of 15 for 174 yards, 3 TDS and 1 INT; 13 carries for 113 yards and 1 TD
RB Kingston Davis and LB Dytarious Johnson vs Jefferson Davis
Jim Harbaugh loves him some Prattville high school, and for good reason. His two 2016 commitments led the Lions to another nice win, 38-20, over JD High and moved PHS to 5-1 on the season. How did they do it? Kingston Davis, that's how.
The Michigan running back commit had himself a career day as he rushed for 277 yards and 3 scores in 'Beast Mode' like fashion.
- Davis' Final Stats: 38 carries for 277 yards and 3 TDs
ATH Kiante Enis vs Shenandoah
Enis and the Golden Falcons were handed their 2nd loss of the season during their Homecoming game. To ruin the night a little more, the loss happened right after the Michigan commit received his BSN Sports Student-Athlete of the Week award:
Kiante Enis accepts his plaque for the BSN Sports Student Athlete of the Week prior to tonight's homecoming game. pic.twitter.com/XbayfhmYGn— BSN SPORTS - INDIANA (@BSNSPORTSINDY) October 2, 2015
Though his team lost, it wasn't because of Enis. He had over 160 all purpose yards, including a small interception return, and tallied both scores for Winchester.
- Final Stats: 25 carries for 164 yards and 2 TDs; 1 INT on defense
ATH Chris Evans vs Carmel
The Michigan commit took on a top Wisconsin, LB Noah Burks, in a big time match up. However, in this case, the Wisconsin commit won out as Carmel won 35-21 and moved Evans' Ben Davis Giants to 3-4 on the season.
As for Evans' stats, he had nearly 150 all-purpose yards which included big plays in the running and passing game, including this 12 yard TD reception:
- Finals Stats: 18 carries for 78 yards; 8 receptions for 63 yards and 1 TD
WR Ahmir Mitchell vs Bridgeton
Mitchell and Cedar Creek lost a sloppy, low scoring match up, 12-6, in overtime to Bridgeton and recent Michigan offered athlete, Markquese Bell.
While the Michigan commit had a rough day, Bell's overtime touchdown ended up winning the game for the Bulldogs.
WR Brad Hawkins and DE Ron Johnson vs Willingboro
The day after receiving their Semper Fi All-American jerseys, the Michigan commits led Camden to a comfortable win over Willingboro, 28-7.
2015 Semper Fidelis All Americans Ron Johnson jr.& Brad Hawkins jr. We are the only school in the country with 2 ! pic.twitter.com/SDNB9b2Yfl— Mark Phillips (@PurpleNGold_AD) October 1, 2015
While it's difficult to retrieve the defensive stats, Brad Hawkins had a nice game which included a 3 yard touchdown run.
TE Sean McKeon vs Nashoba
There isn't a commit's team that has had a tougher season than McKeon's Shepherd Hill and it continued on Friday night as they fell to 0-4 after losing to Nashoba 27-10. While it was another tough loss, the Michigan commit had his best game of the season as he hauled in 7 catches for 74 yards, including a 41 yard gain, per MaxPreps.
The loss wasn't the worst news of the weekend though for McKeon as someone went too far with a practical joke:
My trucks ruined cause someone put skittles in my gas tank lol— Sean Mckeon (@Mckeon_Sean) October 4, 2015
- Final Stats: 7 catches for 74 yards; 8 total tackles
OT Erik Swenson vs Leyden
Swenson's Downers Grove South Mustangs feel to 2-4 on the season after suffering a close loss to the Leyden Eagles, 28-24.
OT Devery Hamilton vs Mount St. Joseph
The Gilman Greyhounds and Hamilton had another dominant performance and win as they improved to 5-1 on the season after their 30-7 win over the visiting Gaels.
OL Ben Bredeson vs Kettle Moraine
Arrowhead remained undefeated in 2015 as Bredeson helped lead the Warhawks to a 34-14 win over their rival Lasers.
OG Michael Onwenu vs Crockett Tech
After receiving his Army All-American jersey earlier in the week, Onwenu helped lead Cass Tech's offense and defense to a big win over the Rockets from Crockett Tech and improve to 6-1 on the season.
DL Rashad Weaver vs McArthur
Weaver and his Cooper City Cowboys ran into a buzzsaw that is undefeated McArthur High. And though Weaver did all he could, his team fell to 2-3 on the season after their tough 52-22 loss.
LB David Reese vs Rochester
The biggest win of the week for a commit happened in Rochester as Reese helped lead his Farmington Falcons to a 47-6 win over the winless Rochester Falcons.
LB Dele Harding vs Poly Prep Country
Harding's Eastern Christian Academy (1-4) is having a rough season as they play some of the best teams, not only in Maryland, but across the country and it continued Friday night. The Honey Badgers were shutout, 25-0, by the PPC Blue Devils.
CB Sir Patrick Scott vs Georgetown Prep
The Little Hoyas from Georgetown Prep didn't play so little on Friday night as they beat Scott and Riverdale Baptist, 21-7, as the Michigan commit's team fell to 3-3 on the season. His team may have lost but he had another good game and showed off of his versatility:
Sir Patrick Scott runs fluid to the ball. You can tell he's very athletic. Already has a couple tackles. Could play safety or CB at Michigan— Josh Newkirk (@JoshNewkirk7) October 2, 2015
S Devin Gil and S Josh Metellus vs Miramar
After the quickest flag in, maybe, football history, Gil and Metellus helped lead Flanagan to a dominant win over rival Miramar, 31-6, and moved to 4-1 on the season.
Fastest flag ever! Miramar vs Flanagan wilding before game even starts kid gets flagged! pic.twitter.com/OZL7jVa7Ym— FOOTBALLVILLE (@FOOTBALLVILLETV) October 3, 2015
As for the Michigan commits, they both racked up double digit tackles, per Wolverine247's Steve Lorenz, as the defense stifled the Patriots offense.
- Gil's Final Stats: 12 tackles
- Metellus' Final Stats: 13 tackles
- RB Matt Falcon
- CB Antwaine Richardson