Week four of the high school season has ended. Before getting to the Top 25, Mr. Hanky takes a look at some noteworthy items about the nation's top running backs.
The nation's #5 (Rivals) running back, Soso Jamabo, had a 484 yard (31 carries) six touchdown night in a Plano West 63-49 win against Garland (TX) Sachese after gaining only six yards on six carries in the first quarter. Click on his name for highlights.
The nation's #2 (Rivals) running back, Jacques Patrick, became the 4th florida running back to amass over 6,000 career yards on Friday night. Click on his name for the Orlando Sentinel story.
Unranked Michael Davis of Meigs HS of Pomeroy, OH scored nine touchdowns, in a 79-69 win over (Proctorville, OH) Fairland on Friday night. Yes NINE! He played running back, quarterback, wide receiver, and cornerback during the game. He ran for 352 yards and scored eight touchdowns as a running back and caught a touchdown pass as a wide receiver. Unbelievable, but the 2015 recruit has no offers. Hear that, Vince? Click on his name for the USA Today story.
Meanwhile, in Kentucky.......
The nation's #1 running back and Kentucky favorite son (Damien Harris) ran for 321 yards on 19 carries and 7 touchdowns, including a 91 yard kickoff return. He wound up with over 400 all purpose yards. His first touchdown run was for 30 yards on his first carry which was called back due to a Madison Southern penalty. Not to worry, he followed that with a 50 yard TD on his 3rd carry after getting stuffed on his 2nd. He added touchdowns covering 53 yards, 58 yards, 8 yards and 31 yards before the first half ended. He only scored two touchdowns in the second half on a 43 yard run and that 91 yard kickoff return. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that Madison Southern beat Lexington's Paul Laurence Dunbar in Lexington 49-35. Read about it in the Lexington Herald-Leader by clicking on his name. Watch video highlights from WLEX TV with Alan Cutler and crew here. His season stats so far this year: 1019 yards rushing for an average of 18/carry.
On to the nation's top 25 high school action:
USA Today Top 25 results:
1. St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA) beat Portland (OR) Central Catholic 42-14
2. St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale) lost to # 21 Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, NJ) 24-7
3. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) beat Corona Centennial (CA) 43-42
4. St. Edward (Lakewood, OH) beat St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, NJ) 42-0
5. Allen (TX) beat Boyd (McKinney, TX) 58-28
6. Katy (TX) lost to The Woodlands (TX) 24-7
7. Booker T. Washington (Miami) beat Carol City (Miami) 38-14
8. Colquitt County (Moultrie. GA) beat Enterprise(AL) 28-14
9. Miami Central beat Coral Reef (Miami) 47-0
10. Cedar Hill (TX) lost to Dallas Skyline 40-30
11. Gonzaga (Washington, DC) beat Georgetown Prep (North Bethesda, MD) 38-3
12. St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City) beat Bergen Catholic (NJ) 49-20
13. Jenks (OK) lost to Tulsa Union 24-13
14. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) Open Date
15. Archbishop Rummel (Metairie, LA) lost to Hahnville (Boutte, LA) 37-31
16. Mountain Pointe (Phoenix, AZ) beat Maryvale (Phoenix) 73-0
17. Warren Easton Fundamental (New Orleans) vsWest Jefferson (Harvey, LA) - Suspended (weather)
18. Bingham (South Jordan, UT) beat West Valley City (UT) Hunter 42-0
19. Ben Davis (Indianapolis) beat Center Grove (Greenwood, IN) 28-0
20. De La Salle (Concord, CA) beat Byrnes (Duncan, SC) 56-28
21. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, NJ) beat #2 St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale) 24-7
22. Buford (GA) Bye
23. Long Beach Poly (CA) beat Westlake (Westlake Village, CA) 34-24
24. Bellevue (WA) beat Alta (Sandy, UT) 45-0
25. Eden Prairie (MN) beat Osseo (MN) 41-15
Kentucky High School Football
This week's rankings are regional and district rankings,according to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA).
I've linked each school to the KHSAA database for all you alumni.
1. Scott County 60 Madison Central 24
2. Male 49 Jeffersontown 12
3. Central Hardin 28 Mercer County 13
4. Simon Kenton 46 Newport Central Catholic 13
5. Du Pont Manual 43 Pleasure Ridge Park 0
6. McCracken County bye
7. Meade County bye
8. St. Xavier 41 Fairdale 12
9. Paul Laurence Dunbar 35 Madison Southern 45
10. Lafayette 30 Boone County 14
1. Madison Southern 42 Paul Laurence Dunbar 34
2. Iroquois 41 Southern 6
3. Bowling Green 42 Owensboro 34
4. Franklin County 22 Frankfort 13
5. Bullitt Central 45 Valley 8
6. Pulaski County 41 Russell County 6
7. Covington Scott 31 Newport 14
8. Warren Central 32 North Hardin 14
9. Barren County 20 Monroe County 17
10. Bullitt East 28 Spencer County 7
1. Boyle County 48 Anderson County 26
2. Franklin-Simpson 24 Greenwood 6
3. Highlands 49 John Hardin 7
4. Knox Central 35 Harlan County 8
5. Johnson Central 57 Perry County Central 12
6. Owensboro 34 Bowling Green 42
7. Warren East 63 Ohio County 0
8. Covington Catholic 49 Henderson County 28
9. Rockcastle County 35 Whitley County 28
10. Madisonville - North Hopkins 60 Hopkinsville 42
1. South Warren 38 Elizabethtown 7
2. Lawrence County 48 Breathitt County 27
3. Mason County 49 Harrison County 7
4. West Carter 50 Morgan County 0
5. Belfry 28 Southwestern 7
6. Adair County 40 Metcalfe County 22
7. Fleming County 26 Rowan County 7
8. Estill County 48 McGoffin County 6
9. Garrard County 28 Lincoln County 14
10. Elizabethtown 8 South Warren 38
1. Louisville Christian Academy 42 Thomas Nelson 0
2. Ballard Memorial 50 Webster County 8
3. DeSales 47 Washington County 12
4. Shawnee 46 Ft. Knox 8
5. Caldwell County 50 Trigg County 20
6. Lloyd Memorial 47 Owen County 14
7. Bardstown 46 Nelson County 19
8. Leslie County bye
9. Hancock County 38 Edmonson County 36
10. Glasgow 34 Allen County - Scottsville 7
1. Pikeville beat Sheldon Clark 63-20
2. Williamsburg beat Wayne County 52-21
3. Russellville beat Logan County 55-12
4. Paris beat Pendleton County 41-0
5. Raceland beat Greenup County 25-0
6. Mayfield beat Murray 21-10
7. Louisville Holy Cross beat Henry County 34-33
8. Bethlehem beat Ludlow 53-23
9. Fairview beat Bellevue 47-22
10. Pineville beat McCreary Central 51-14
Complete Kentucky High School Scoreboard courtesy of the KHSAA.
Kentucky Wildcats Recruiting News
UK Commitment Jabari Greenwood had 4 catches, including a 57 yard TD. Total for the night was 96 yards. His #11 Gonzaga team beat Georgetown Prep 38-3.
Neal Brown has enticed the #1 QB for 2017 to take a second visit Click here to read about it.
Lakewood St. Edward beat St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, NJ) 42-0 and UK commit Alex Stump had 6 catches for 69 yards and two touchdowns.
UK commit Eli Brown has been playing QB, RB and WR lately. Friday, he popped of an 86 yard TD run in the first quarter in a 63-0 win over Ohio County.
UK commit C.J. Conrad was not allowed to catch a pass Friday as Keystone lost to Galion. Seems he was double-teamed all night. Read about it here.
Kentucky's top target at wide receiver, Tavin (ta-vin with a long "a") Richardson was the go to guy for Byrnes against De La Salle. The Duncan, SC team made the trip out to Concord, CA for a game (ESPNU telecast) with a team who once had a win streak of 151 games. They've made a movie about De La Salle's streak (Standing Tall). Richardson caught 12 passes, including one for a TD. If you watched the game, you heard the announcers mention that some predict he will commit to the Cats. You can read about the game preview here, and the results here.
Until next week, Mr. Hanky says, "Ciao."