By Tony Gerdeman
With the high school season now under way, we will once again be tracking the Ohio State football commits throughout their respective seasons. While some are now two weeks into the season, others have yet to even kickoff.
Despite the season being brand new, there have already been some outstanding performances.
Curtis Samuel, ATH (Erasmus Hall, Brooklyn, NY)
Erasmus Hall begins their season Friday night against Tottenville.
Malik Hooker, ATH (New Castle, New Castle, PA)
New Castle (0-1) lost to Central Valley (1-0) 29-6. New Castle's lone score came on a 10-yard touchdown catch by Hooker. He was stopped on the subsequent two-point attempt.
Demetrius Knox, OL (All Saints, Fort Worth, TX)
All Saints Episcopal (1-0) proved an offensive force with a 70-27 win over Brownwood. Knox helped lead the way for 494 yards of total offense in the victory.
Jamarco Jones, OL (De La Salle, Chicago, IL)
Jones is currently not playing as he is still recovering from shoulder surgery that took place in the offseason. However, De La Salle (1-0) still managed to come away with a 51-48 win over Chicago Phillips.
Terry McLaurin, WR (Cathedral, Indianapolis, IN)
McLaurin had a huge game with eight receptions for 238 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-28 loss to Warren Central. He scored on receptions for 10, 80 and 74 yards. Cathedral is now 0-2 on the season.
[Season Stats: 11 rec 284 yards 3 TDs | 6 carries for 40 yards | 5 KR for 93 yards | 2 PR for 33 yards]
Stephen Collier, QB (Lee County, Leesburg, VA)
Collier amassed six total touchdowns, throwing four and rushing for two more in a 55-6 win over Dougherty. He finished 8-13 passing for 193 yards, and added 38 yards rushing on four attempts for Lee County (1-0).
Jalyn Holmes, DE (Lake Taylor, Norfolk, VA)
Holmes and Lake Taylor will begin their season Friday night at 8pm on ESPNU against Oscar Smith.
Sean Nuernberger, K (Oldham County, Buckner, KY)
Nuernberger hit all four of his extra points for Oldham County (1-1) in a 31-28 loss to North Oldham. He punted the ball seven times for a 33.1-yard average, with a long of 59 yards.
[Season Stats: 9 punts for 320 yards (35.6 avg), 59 long | FG 1-2, 46 long | PAT 7-7]
Dante Booker, LB (SVSM, Akron, OH)
Booker finished with 10 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss in St. Vincent - St. Mary's (1-0) 63-0 win over Garfield. Booker helped hold Garfield to just 97 yards of total offense.
Lonnie Johnson, ATH (West Side, Gary, IN)
West Side lost via forfeit to Chicago Lindblom. Officially it was a 2-0 loss. The forfeit drops West Side to 0-2.
[Season Stats: 9 rec 119 yards 2 TDs]
Kyle Berger, LB (St. Ignatius, Cleveland, OH)
Berger is out for the season with a torn ACL.
Sam Hubbard, ATH (Moeller, Cincinnati, OH)
Moeller (1-0) got a last-minute 37-33 win over Indianapolis Pike. Hubbard finished with seven tackles and also blocked an extra point.
Dylan Thompson, DL (Montini Catholic, Lombard, IL)
Thompson finished with 10 tackles, four tackles for loss and two sacks in a 21-19 season-opening win over Maine South.
Parris Campbell, ATH (SVSM, Akron, OH)
Campbell didn't play much in the Irish's 63-0 rout over Garfield, and in fact started the scoring with a 52-yard punt return for a touchdown. He finished with four carries for 98 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown run on St. Vincent - St. Mary's second play from scrimmage.
Kyle Trout, OL (Lancaster, Lancaster, OH)
Trout helped lead his Lancaster (1-0) team to a 57-7 win over Logan. Lancaster ran for 518 yards on the ground, which was the most ever given up by the Logan Chieftains.
Damon Webb, CB (Cass Tech, Detroit, MI)
Webb caught a slant pass and took it 26 yards for a touchdown, which proved to be the game's winner in Cass Tech's (1-0) 18-14 victory over Southfield. He was not tested on the defensive side of the ball as the Southfield quarterback avoided him for most of the day.
Marcelys Jones, OL (Glenville, Cleveland, OH)
Glenville lost its season opener 40-24 to St. Edward.
Eric Glover-Williams, 2015 ATH (McKinley, Canton, OH)
Glover-Williams, who plays quarterback for McKinley, carried the football 24 times for 145 yards and a pair of seven-yard touchdown runs in the Bulldogs' 35-0 season-opening victory over Akron Buchtel. He had a long rush of 34 yards. He finished 4-6 passing for 66 yards and a 40-yard touchdown pass.
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