September 10, 2007
Prep Roundup: Ingram does it again
Player of the week:RB Mark Ingram of Flint Southwestern High School:
For the second time in three weeks Mark Ingram of Flint Southwestern Academy is the SpartanMag.com Player of the Week. In a showdown between his new school and his old school, Ingram rushed for 220-yards on 28 carries and scored 4 touchdowns as SWA defeated Grand Blanc by a score of 39-29.
Grand Blanc jumped out to a 21-0 lead early on, but then Ingram went to work. Ingram scored on a 34-yard urn with a little over 8 minutes left to give SWA its first lead of the night. He scored his last touchdown with 2:27 left and put the nail in the coffin on an impressive come from being victory.
Ingram is averaging over 200-yards per game so far this season and is making a bid to move up the Rivals.com Rankings and become a 4-star prospect.
DE Tyler Hoover of Novi High School:
We stated that Novi High School was much better than their 0-2 record and this weekend they proved it. The Wildcats came out with something to prove and rolled over Pickney High School by a score of 41-13.Novi is now 1-1 in the KVC and will be a dangerous team in the can make the playoffs.
OL John Deyo of Gull Lake High School:
The game between Gull Lake and South Haven was supposed to be a very competitive; however Deyo's team cruised to a 29-7 victory in a battle of unbeaten teams. The win improved Gull Lake to 3-0 in the conf3nc and they are now in the drives seat to bring home that championship.
OL Anthony Woods of Melvindale High School:
Melvindale improved to 3-0 on the year with another blowout victory. This time the Cardinal rolled over Dearborn Edsel Ford by a score of 48-6. Melvindale was already a strong program; the addition of Woods and few other players from the closing of Detroit McKenzie has made them a team to beat.
LB Drew Stevens of Olentangy High School, Ohio:
Stevens rushed 14 times for 69 yards and scored two touchdowns as Olentangy High School (1-1) beat Thomas Worthington High School (0-2) by a score of 23-0. Stevens helped lead a defense that limited Worthington to 95 total yards.
DL Chris McDonald of Utica Ford High School:
Ford needed a big win to get back on track and that is exactly what they got as they defeated L'Anse Creuse by a score of 47-27. Next week Ford plays Sterling Heights Stevenson. The winner will be in great shape top make the playoffs. The loser could end up on the outside looking in.
DB Charles Burrell and Fred Smith of Detroit Southeastern High School:
Spartanmagomc predited thatteh Denby game would be a tough test for Souteastern and the Jungaleers dropped a hard-fought contest by a score of 25-14. Denby looks to be on a collision course with Detroit King. Look for Southeastern to get back on track next weekend when the play Detroit Osborn. Burrell went 12-for-24 with 186 yards and a touchdown for Southeastern
OL Ethan Ruhland of Lake Orion High School:
Lake Orion dropped another game to fall to 1-2 on the season. This time it was Rochester Adams that defeated the Dragions by a score of 21-7.
DB Trenton Robinson of Bay City Central High School:
Central had all of its starters back for the game against Midland, but it did not make a difference. The Chemics handed Central its first loss of the season by a score of 19-13. Central running back Luther Ware had 17 carries for a game-high 137 yards for the Wolves. He is getting serious Big Ten looks.
Other top in-state prospects:
RB Caulton Ray of Brother Rice:
Brother Rice traveled down to Cincinnati to play Ohio powerhouse Archbishop Moeller High School. Moeller got the best of the Warriors in a 14-6 victory. Brother Rice quarterback Andy Lentz was lost for the season in game one and teams have been stacking the box with 8 or even 9 defenders to stop the run. Ray was unable to get on track and was held to under 100 yards.
LB Kenny Demens and RB Jonas Gray of Detroit Country Day:
Country Day rolled over Flint Kearsley by a score 42-7. Gray scored two touchdowns for the Yellowjackets on runs of 28 and 16-yards. Demens led a defense that allowed only one touchdown and under a 150-totoal yards of offense. The win improves DCC to 2-1 on the season.
RB Norman Shuford and Bruce Horner of Farmington Hill Harrison:
Horner played his first game for the Hawks and he did not disappoint, he ended the game with 9 catches for 101 -yards and a touchdown. The passing attack also helped Shuford get back on track as he rushed for 166-yards on 14 carries and had 2 touchdowns. Next week Horner will face his old team, Birmingham Groves and Deonte Pannell.
RB Darrin Williams of Detroit King:
Williams continues to be the straw tha stors tehdrink for King as they improved to 3-0 with a 48-0 victory over Detroit Pershing by a score of 48-0. Williams rushed for 135-yards on 21 carries and scored 2 touchdowns. Nick Perry continued to terrorize opponents on defense. He already has double-digit sack numbers in only 3 games.
CB Boubacar Cissoko of Cass Tech:
The Cass Tech vs Crockett game was supposed to be a close contest, but the Technichians got rolled over by a score of 26-0. The loss dropped Cass Tech to 1-2 on the season and it is obvious that the team needs to turn things around quick. With games the next two weeks against Denby and King, the season could be over unless they can get the ship righted.
RB Deandre Johnson of Madison Heights Madison:
Johnson oince again was unstoppable as Madiosn cruised ro an easy victory over Lamphere High School by a score of 40-6. Johnson once again broke the 200-yards mark by rushing for 205-yards on 14 carries. He also scored 4 touchdowns in the victory. Madison improved to 3-0 and they have defeated every opponent by at least 28 points.
QB Brandon Kay of Marine City High School:
Kay is fully healed from the hamstring injury that limited him in the week one loss to Melvindale. This past Friday night he completed 11 of 12 passes for 262-yards and four touchdowns in a 48-6 victory over Clintondale High School. Marine City improved to 2-1 on the season.
DB Kyle Demaster of Macomb Dakota High School:
Top ranked Dakota got a stern test this past weekend from Utica Eisenhower, but prevailed by a score of 29-22. DeMaster played a key roll in the victory. In addition to playing his normal tough defense, he also caught a 47-yard touchdown pass. Dakota improved to 3-0 on the year.
DB Larry Capers of Battle Creek Central High School:
The top class of 2009 prospect had a solid day as he rushed for 113-yards on only 12 carries as Central thrashed Sturgis High School by a score of 45-13. Central improved to 2-1 on the season. Capers has been on campus several times since Mark Dantonio was hired at Michigan State. The Spartans offered Capers last winter.
Charles Hollowell of Detroit Renaissance High School:
Hollowell had an impressive game this past weekend as he rushed for 199-yards on 12 carries as the Phoenix rolled to a 38-7 victory over Detroit Southwestern. Though he is listed as a running back in the Rivals.com database, some believe Holowell could project as a defensive back or slot wide receiver at the next level. Hollowell is another example of just how good a year it is for talent in the Detroit PSL.
Class of 2008 Sleeper recruit:
Isaac Harper of East Lansing High School
The local track standout rushed for 162-yards on 19 carries and scored 5 touchdowns as East Lansing High School rolled to a 41-13 victory over Jackson High School. The victory was the first for Trojans who dropped two tough games in weeks one and two. Harper will be counted on next week as East Lansing faces Holt in a key conference match-up
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