With the 2012 high school football season reaching it’s midpoint, ISD will be keeping you up to date with who the Notre Dame's commitments will be playing on a weekly basis and also giving you the final results of those games on Mondays.
Malik Zaire QB Archbishop Alter:
Archbishop Alter (5-0-1) will put their undefeated record at stake on Saturday when they travel to Cincinnati to face Archbishop McNicholas (4-2).
I think McNicholas will put up a fair game, but I’m not sure they can slow down Zaire and the Knights who are averaging 48 points-per-game.
Last season, Alter escaped with a victory over the Rockets, 27-24.
Jamel James RB Cinco Ranch:
Cinco Ranch (3-1) will face another stout opponent this week in Morton Ranch (3-1) James returned to action last week and had a great game. This week he’ll take his hard-nosed running style against a tough Maverick defense.
This could be a high scoring affair with both offenses averaging over 30 points-per-game.
Last season, Cinco Ranch defeated Morton Ranch, 33-13.
Will Fuller WR Roman Catholic:
Roman Catholic (2-2) hopes to pick up their third win of the season when they travel to face Archbishop Ryan (3-2) on Saturday.
Fuller has been facing double and triple teams all season and he’s hoping to bust out.
Last season, Roman Catholic barely escaped Archbishop Ryan, 28-26.
James Onwualu WR Cretin-Derham:
The Raiders (3-2) will host the Forest Lake Rangers (0-5) tonight at Cretin-Derham Hall.
Onuwalu only played one half because of Cretin-Derham’s early lead last week and it could quite possibly be the same this week.
The reason I suspect that is because Forest Lake’s defense is currently surrendering 45 points-per-game.
Last season, Cretin-Derham buried the Rangers, 35-6.
Corey Robinson WR San Antonio Christian:
The San Antonio Christian Lions (2-2) are on a two game winning streak and will be looking to add another ‘W’ when they host St. Joseph (1-3) tonight.
Robinson sat out last week because of an undisclosed injury.
He’ll be a game time decision. Last season, San Antonio Christian defeated St. Joseph, 27-7.
Torii Hunter Jr. WR Prosper:
Hunter Jr. and the Eagles (4-0) will face their toughest test of the season when they host fellow undefeated Centennial (4-0).
Hunter will be testing his skills against a tough Titan defense that features Division I prospects DB Ranthony Texada (TCU) and DE K.J. Smith (Baylor).
These teams didn’t face each other last year.
Mike Heuerman TE Barron Collier:
Barron Collier (4-1) will travel to face unbeaten Naples (5-0) at Staver Field.
Something will have to give tonight as Barron Collier’s defense (surrendering only 3.8 points-per-game) face Divison I RB prospect Manny Morgan (uncommitted) and a Golden Eagle offense that’s scoring over 54 points a game.
Last season, the Cougars lost to Naples, 21-14.
Hunter Bivin OL Apollo:
Apollo (1-5) have been struggling this year and it doesn’t look to get any easier this week as they travel to face Christian County (6-1).
As much as hate to say it, this will probably get real ugly for Apollo because of Christian County’s high powered offense (46 points-per-game).
Last season, Apollo was destroyed by the Colonials, 53-16.
Steven Elmer OL Midland:
The undefeated Chemics (6-0) will travel to Saginaw High School tonight to face the Saginaw Trojans (2-4).
With their victory last week, Midland secured a post-season berth for the playoffs.
Last season, Midland shut-out Saginaw, 40-0.
Mike McGlinchey OL Penn Charter:
Penn Charter (3-1) will have a bye week.
Colin McGovern OL Lincoln-Way West:
Lincoln-Way West (3-3) will host the Stagg Chargers (2-4) tonight in New Lenox, Illinois.
Last season, Lincoln-Way West had their way with Stagg, 35-7.
John Montelus OL Everett:
The Everett Crimson Tide (3-1) will look to bounce back tonight when they play Cambridge Rindge & Latin (2-2) at Russell Field.
Everett was ranked #1 in the state going into last Friday’s contest with #2 Barnstable and ended up losing 13-7 in overtime. This loss snapped Everett’s 28-game winning streak.
Last season, Everett crushed the Falcons, 48-8.
Jacob Matuska DE Bishop Hartley:
Tonight, bragging rights will be at stake for a couple of 2013 Irish commits, as Bishop Hartley (6-0) host, Jaylon Smith, and Indiana powerhouse Bishop Luers (5-2).
I would have to say Bishop Hartley has the edge here, but you can never count out the Bishop Luers Knights.
These two didn’t play each other last season.
Isaac Rochell DE Eagle’s Landing Christian:
Eagle’s Landing Christian (4-1) has a bye week.
Alex Anzalone LB Wyomissing:
Wyomissing (5-0) look to continue rolling through their competition when they travel to face the Kutztown Cougars (1-4).
Kutztown’s only win has come by forfeit and their other losses have been by pretty bad, so look for Anzalone to run wild.
Last season, Wyomissing blitzed Kutztown, 70-7.
Michael Deeb LB American Heritage:
American Heritage (3-1) will travel to Hallandale, Florida tonight to face Hallendale (0-2).
Last season, American Hertiage won a hard fought contest against Hallandale, 35-29.
Danny Mattingly LB Mead Senior:
Mead (4-1) will look to get back to their winning ways tonight when they face the Shadle Park Highlanders (2-3) at Albi Stadium.
Mead picked up their first loss of the season in a close contest with Gonzaga Prep (5-0) by the score, 33-27.
Last season, Mead beat Shadle Park, 31-7.
Jaylon Smith LB Bishop Luers:
(See Jacob Matuska above)
Doug Randolph and Greer Martini (2014) LB’s Woodberry Forest:
Woodberry Forest (2-2) will host Collegiate (3-1) tonight at Woodbury Forest High School in Richmond, Virginia.
Randolph is still out with a broken leg.
These teams didn’t play each other last year.
Devin Butler CB Gonzaga:
Gonzaga (4-2) will host Archbishop Carroll (1-3) Saturday afternoon in Washington, D.C..
This should be a walk in the park for Gonzaga as their opponents only victory came by forfeit, and their three losses are by the combined score of 130-14.
Last season, Gonzaga played a close game with Carroll winning the game, 29-22.
Rashad Kinlaw CB Absegami:
Absegami (3-1) will host the Holy Spirit Spartans (1-2) tonight at Absegami High School.
Kinlaw is still out with a broken right leg he sustained while playing for team USA earlier this year.
Justin Brent WR Speedway:
Speedway (5-2) will host the Indianapolis Lutheran Saints (4-3) In Indianapolis.
Last season, Speedway lost to the Saints, 33-27.