ThelegendofShawnMcCarthy returns for the Halloween installation of,"So, how did they do?" Purdue recruits are giving high school opponents nightmares.
Markus Bailey (LB/RB):
Markus’s Hilliard Davidson team took care of business against Thomas Worthington 45-7. Hilliard Davidson 5-4 on the season and is currently ranked 86th in Ohio and 1349th nationally. Markus, however, was conspicuous by his absence in the box score. It appears that Thomas Worthington wasn’t a legit threat to Hilliard, so it’s possible that Bailey got a week off to heal up and get ready for the playoffs. I really have no idea. Anyone out there on the interweb have any information? Hilliard Davidson 5-4 on the season and is currently ranked 86th in Ohio and 1349th nationally.
Tyshawn Brown (WR):
Brown’s Mays team picked up a big win against Carver 35-14. Brown continues to slog through his senior season with no real production. Brown had 2 carries for 19 yards and 1 reception for 3 yards. Honestly, he hasn’t been putting up division 1 type numbers this year. I hope he has been banged up, because he was a surprise pick up for Purdue, and thought to be one of the better prospects in this class. It should be noted that Rivals does not have Brown as a Purdue verbal. 247 and ESPN have him as a Purdue recruit. Mays is currently ranked 33rd in Georgia and 687th nationally.
Andy Chelf (DB):
Carroll maintained their undefeated season by dispatching a surprisingly game Heritage team 45-23. Chelf continued to impress posting 9 tackles, 1 pass defended, and returned 4 kickoffs for a total of 71 yards (17.8 yard average). Unless there is a shocking upset in the next 2 weeks (the next 2 teams on Carroll’s schedule have 1 combined win) Carroll will enter the Texas playoffs undefeated and one of the favorites. Carroll is currently ranked 2nd in Texas and 15th in the nation.
Cook’s McDonogh team dropped a defensive struggle 3-8 against St. Frances Academy. This was McDonogh’s first loss to a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference opponent since 2012. Per usual, McDonogh’s team stats are nowhere to be found on the internet. In lieu of stats, enjoy watching this clip from earlier in the year. Cook certainly looks like a middle linebacker. McDonogh is currently ranked 3rd in Maryland and 102nd in the nation.
Dawson's Plant City team finally got their offense working, defeating Strawberry Crest 37-16. Dawson had a decent game, registering 4 tackles, 2 QB hurries, 1 recovered fumble and a punt block. Dawson has 2 regular season games remaining to ramp up his senior year production. Plant City is currently ranked 223rd in Florida and 4170th in the nation.
Robert Ennis(RB): Ennis is suspend from the Millville team. His status as a Purdue recruit is currently unknown.
Tario Fuller (RB):
Lanier continues their magical run through Georgia High School football, defeating Salem 42-35. Fuller was once again called upon to carry the load for Lanier and he responded with 151 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries. When Lanier needs offense, Fuller gets the ball. Lanier 8-0 and is currently ranked 57th in Georgia and 1248th nationally.
Markell Jones (RB):
Jones and his Columbus East squad administered an 82-13 beating to South Dearborn in the first round of the playoffs. I'm really not sure what putting 82 points up on any team proves, other than that team doesn't belong on the same field as your team. To be fair, Columbus East dialed it back and didn't score in the 4th quarter, so I guess they showed mercy in not putting 100 points on the scoreboard. Jones got his night over quickly, putting up his usual stat line of 238 and 5 touchdowns on 11 carries. Columbus East's next victim is Madison High School. They should put up a little more of a fight. Columbus East is currently 10-0 and is ranked 7th in Indiana and 338th in the nation. Their closest game so far was their opener against Bloomington North, which they won 42-19.
Shelton Lewis (DB):
Lewis had the week off, which was probably much needed after two straight close losses. Just to clarify Lewis's status as a Purdue recruit; Rivals does not have Lewis as a Purdue commit but 247 and ESPN have him listed as a Purdue verbal.
Ben Makowski (Snapper/Reaper):
Makowski's undefeated Penn team dispatched Portage 43-7 in the first round of the playoffs. It is rare that a long snapper/center is the center of a state championship run, but Makowski is a rare talent. He scythes down opponents with razor sharp snaps and bone crushing blocks. He is a reaper and his opponents are merely stalks of wheat. Penn is 10-0 on the season and is ranked 8th in the state and 383rd in the nation.
Bishop Chatard ended Lebanon's season in convincing fashion, winning 34-0. Purdue blogging celebrity/fearless leader Travis Miller was on hand for the game and had the following report:
"He had a decent night, but didn't do a whole lot as Chatard's offense only had 254 total yards. He didn't give up a sack, but the running game was pretty much bottled up and only had one run over 8 yards (a 53-yard TD run)."
Chatard hooks up with Roncalli on Halloween in a rematch from the regular season which Bishop Chatard won 20-7. Bishop Chatard is 8-2 on the season and is ranked 17th in Indiana and 691st nationally.
Joe "The Show" Schopper(P):
Schopper's Cathedral team defeated Richmond 49-13 in the first round of the playoffs. For some reason I'm having a hard time find the statistics for the game, but I doubt Joe had much work with Cathedral putting 49 on the board. Cathedral plays Anderson in the second round (or whatever you call it in Indiana) and it should be another light work day for Schopper. Cathedral is currently 4-5 on the year and are ranked 14th in Indiana and 621st in the nation.
Sindelar and his Caldwell County team took care of buisness again, this time defeating Crittenden County 63-6. Sindelar was 10-11 for 206 yards and 4 touchdowns. He passed Tim Couch as Kentucky High School's all time touchdown passing leader. Sindelar has 134 touchdown passes in his career, and would have blown the record away a long time ago if he didn't sit out the second half of many Caldwell County games. Caldwell County is currently 9-0 and is ranked 34th in Kentucky and 2402nd in the nation.
Peyton Truitt (OT):
Truitt was the first Purdue commit be eliminated from the playoffs. His West Lafayette team fell to favored Yorktown 35-48. West Lafayette's offense handled their business, racking up 251 yards and 5 touchdowns on the ground and throwing for 205 yards on 31 attempts, but 3 interceptions and a grinding Yorktown run game were too much for the Red Devils to overcome. West Lafayette finished the season at 7-3 and are currently ranked 54th in Indiana and 2401th in the nation. The next time Truitt takes the football field it will be in a Purdue jersey.
Ike Warren (DB):
Warren's John Tyler team steamrolled another opponent, this time imposing their will on Corsicana 33-3. Warren recorded 4 tackles from his cornerback position. No word on whether Warren was able to watch Kansas State shut out Texas 23-0. I watched part of the game and then fell asleep. Texas is bad, really just terrible on offense, and I'm not sure it's going to get much better in Austin anything soon. While Texas is epically bottoming out, Purdue is on the rebound. Tyler is currently 7-2 on the season and is ranked 22nd in Texas and 148th in the nation.
Richard Worship (RB):
Worship was unable to drag his Valley Forge to an upset victory over 7-1 Garfield Heights, but came up just short, 20-28. Worship once again carried the Valley Forge attack, rushing for 184 yards and 2 touchdowns on 32 carries. Garfield Heights' coach had this to say about Worship:
"He's a heck of a back. We made a couple adjustments defensively because we knew Worship (was going to get some) yards but we couldn't keep giving him six, seven yards. So we crowded the line a little more with our linebackers and it really helped us."
Valley Forge is currently 3-6, but several of those losses came with Worship out of the lineup. They are ranked 333rd in Ohio and 5560th in the nation.
Grant Weatherford :(WR/DB (this week)):
Weatherford led his Hamilton Heights to a thrilling 28-27 over Indian Creek in the first round of the the playoffs. Hamilton Heights decided to deploy Weatherford as a receiver in this game and he had 8 receptions for 134 yards and a touchdown. On defense Weatherford recorded 11 tackles from his safety position. He also had 1 interception he returned 37 yards and three passes defended. He also had one kick return for 16 yards. After upsetting Indian Creek, Hamilton Heights has a little better matchup with a 4-6 Rushville team. Someone is going to have to explain to me how Indiana puts their high school brackets together because it doesn't make any sense to me. Hamilton Heights is 8-2 on the year and is ranked 83rd in Indiana and 3668th in the nation.