Just like the program to which they’re committed, many recruits had byes this week as they waited for their playoffs to start. There were still plenty of games played, however, with some big individual and team results. Let’s check out how everyone performed.
Matchup of the Week
This past weekend was the fabled Nobles/Milton Weekend, where Massachusetts rivals Milton Academy and Noble & Greenough face off against each other in a bunch of different sports over a weekend every fall.
The two football teams have played since 1886, making it one of the longest-running rivalries in the country. This year it featured four-star Michigan commit Kalel Mullings, who helped his team cap off an undefeated regular season 29-14.
Mullings played on both sides of the ball as usual, punching in the ball from eight yards out for a touchdown, as well as catching a 60-yard pass. There were no defensive stats available for the blue chip linebacker. With their victory, Milton Academy earned a bowl bid against Deerfield Academy next week.
Two weeks into the Michigan high school playoffs, Belleville has still yet to find an opponent worthy of their talent. Belleville and four-star cornerback Andre Seldon made easy work of Woodhaven, beating them 67-14 on Friday night.
Woodhaven runs the option, which would seemingly limit the impact Seldon could make. However, Seldon was still able to find ways to contribute, nabbing an interception and taking a punt 63 yards back to the house for a touchdown.
This win sets up a huge matchup between Belleville and West Bloomfield this week for the regional final in a game that will feature plenty of Michigan commits and targets. Belleville narrowly edged out the Lakers in the playoffs last year; we’ll see if they can pull it off again.
Most Impressive Stat Line
247Sports just gave three-star tight end Matthew Hibner another huge jump in their rankings last Friday, moving him up to the No. 7 player at his position. Hibner made them look very smart later that day by going off with eight catches, 131 yards and two touchdowns on offense. He also added 9 tackles and a sack from his defensive end position and even punting twice for a 44.5 yard average.
While it was not enough for his team to get the victory, Hibner’s performance has shown that he is deserving of his lofty ranking with his athleticism that shines in all three phases of the game. The local coaches agreed, recently naming him 1st team all-league at tight end and defensive end, as well as 2nd team at punter.
Three-star athlete Eamonn Dennis is no stranger to this section given his ability to score any time he touches the ball. In St. John’s 55-14 win over Doherty Memorial this weekend, he showed that he doesn’t even have to catch the ball at wide receiver to score a touchdown.
After his teammate fumbles the ball after a reception, Dennis is in the perfect position to scoop it up and take it the rest of the way for an unlikely recovery touchdown:
Eamonn Dennis with the fumble recovery for a TD. @SJShrewsbury leads @DohertyFootball 14-0 with 3:54 remaining in Q1. @HerewegoJoe @MassVarsity @Noontime_FB @SJHS_PioneersAD @SJHS_HM pic.twitter.com/deNpeAWhzI— Matt Siegel (@SportVideoMA) November 8, 2019
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