Welcome to the second season of Friday Night Recaps! This series was started last year to track the performance of Michigan’s high school commits as they strive on their journey to win a state championship. I’m excited to be back writing them for the 2019 season, as there should be some impressive individual and team performances this fall.
This week will just be a primer since most high school football seasons haven’t started yet. Michigan’s class is mostly complete with 24 commits already, so there will be a full slate of games to follow right from the start. This number is including Gaige Garcia, whose scholarship status is murky but puts up insane stats that I want to track.
I want this to be more than just listing the stats of every player, though. While on the hunt for every player’s numbers every week, I always pick up interesting stories and crazy highlights that I’ll collect here so you can get a broader context on every guy’s season.
With all that being said, there actually is one game to track so far. In Hawaii, they start the season eaaaaaarrrly, with Roman Wilson and his Saint Louis Crusaders kicking off the season last Thursday. The team they played, Kapolei, was actually on their THIRD game of 2019 already, starting the season on August 2nd.
Saint Louis has unquestionably been the best team in Hawaii for a while now, winning the last three state titles. They started off 2019 on a roll, winning 34-6 with help from Wilson, who caught two balls for 66 yards. One of those catches was this 50-yard jaunt, where Wilson got to show off his elite speed:
Yeah, that 4.37 40-yard dash time checks out.
At the end of these posts I’ll include a chart that keeps information about the team’s record and player’s statistics for the week and season all in one place. This week’s chart will be mostly empty, but with the St. Frances quartet and a few others kicking off in a few days, next week will have plenty to cover.
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