Over the last season and a half of high school football I’ve recapped here at Maize N Brew, I’ve been waiting for a week in which every team won their matchup. This week, I think we’ve gotten the closest it’s ever been, with teams of Michigan commits only dropping a singular game by a measly three points, which we’ll get to right now.
Matchup of the Week
A good reason why Michigan commits had such a successful week is probably because nobody really played a very tough opponent. Except for Reece Atteberry and his Eaglecrest squad that is. Atteberry doesn’t get talked about much on here because he’s an offensive lineman, but his team has been off to a great start this year, running up to 5-0 and a No. 7 local ranking.
This week, though, Eaglecrest faced off against No. 4 Grandview, to whom they lost in last year’s state playoffs. Unfortunately, this year’s game had the same result, with Eaglecrest dropping a close one by the score of 14-11. Atteberry, who plays on both sides of the line, helped compose a stout defensive effort, but it was not enough to come away with the victory. Hopefully they’ll be able to get their revenge in this year’s state playoffs.
I’m going back to a familiar well for this section this week with St. Frances Academy’s big 49-7 victory over Venice (FL). Mostly I want to be able to highlight another impressive Blake Corum performance. The four-star running back racked up 262 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. What’s even more impressive is that he put almost up almost all of these yards before halftime, which is par for the course for most starters for St. Frances Academy.
Next week Corum and the other three Michigan commits on the team will have a much tougher test when they square off against IMG Academy.
Most Impressive Stat Line
Since I just talked about Corum in the last section, I can comfortably give space for Eamonn Dennis’ incredible day here. Dennis touched the ball six times in St. John’s 63-52 win over Shepherd Hill, and scored five touchdowns.
The three-star athlete was an explosive play waiting to happen all day, with long touchdown runs of 62, 50, and 32 yards on the ground. Dennis also chipped in with 91- and 70-yard kick return touchdowns to keep pace in the shootout win. If he keeps up this performance as a running back, Dennis could be seen as a second running back to pair with Corum in the class.
Andre Seldon is known for smothering receivers as a defensive back, but he got a chance on Friday night to show off his skills on the other side of the ball. In a tight battle between No. 2 Belleville and No. 10 Fordson, Seldon helped put his team into position to score in the fourth quarter with a 43-yard reception deep in Fordson’s territory.
As Seldon’s tweet mentions, the four-star had a chance to show off his wheels while burning past the defensive back and making the grab. After the ensuing touchdown tied the game, Belleville eventually prevailed 20-19.
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