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Friday Night Recaps Week 6: Clutch Genes

A couple commits had very different performances at QB, but everyone stuffed the stat sheet.

Michigan v Northwestern Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Welcome to another week of Friday Night Recaps! We’re in the second half of the regular season for most schools, and most of Michigan’s commits will be playing deep in the playoffs. Let’s see how everyone performed this weekend.

George Johnson

It’s been a tough season for Martin County (FL), who is quarterbacked by Johnson. The dual-threat play-maker stepped up in his school’s big rivalry game, winning the Martin Bowl 27-17 on Friday night.

The Martin Bowl is a matchup of Martin County and South Fork. The matchup has been played 35 times, with Martin County holding a 20-15 edge. Four of those wins have been contributed by Johnson, who hasn’t lost the game in his high school career.

Johnson racked up 298 all-purpose yards, and three touchdowns. He scored on 1- and 47-yard runs, and a 79-yard touchdown pass to his favorite target, the regal Sir-John Reynolds.

Martin County only improved to 2-4 on the season, but Johnson performed like he always does in the big rivalry game. Let’s hope he can bring that spirit to Michigan next fall.

DJ Turner

Last week, Turner and IMG Academy participated in one of the most highly anticipated high school football matchups in recent history, losing a close contest to California powerhouse Mater Dei.

While the field was littered with talent, Turner missed a good portion of the game with an injury. But this week he made up for it by nabbing a ridiculous interception against Miami Northwestern.

This is Turner’s second interception of the season, following a 100-yard pick six earlier this month. Needless to say, Turner has style.

Joey Velazquez

Velazquez has been one of the biggest stat stuffers this season while contributing on both sides of the ball. Last week, he added a new dimension by playing quarterback for St. Francis de Sales.

I’m not going to lie, he struggled, going 5-of-12 with 31 yards and three interceptions. But he had a touchdown pass, too! He also ran for over 100 yards and two touchdowns, while adding 11 tackles and a sack on defense.

Good thing Michigan won’t need him under center, but they are very fortunate to have him at viper.


Here’s the full grid showing commit’s stat lines and season totals. Click to enlarge.