2014 Week In Review: Seventh Edition

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The “Week In Review” is a look at how University of Virginia commitments — both class of 2015 and class of 2016 — have performed on the gridiron in this 2014 season. Senior quarterback Nick Johns, senior receiver David Eldridge III and senior running back Christopher Sharp were some of the top performers last week, helping their respective school’s to victory.

Let’s get to the action…


Ryan Bischoff, OL, Plymouth Whitemarsh (Plymouth Meeting, PA)

Plymouth Whitemarsh (5-3) racked up 426 yards rushing on 44 yards in a 37-24 win over Hatboro-Horsham.

Next: Home versus Cheltenham on Friday, October 24

Richard Burney Jr., TE, Hickory (Chesapeake, VA)

Hickory’s struggles continued last week with a 21-7 loss to Lakeland. The Hawks are 1-6 on the season.

Next: Away versus Nansemond River on Friday, October 24

Rasool Clemons, DE, South Aiken (Aiken, S.C.)

South Aiken lost to Irmo, 38-17, for its fourth straight loss. The Thoroughbreds are now 2-6.

Next: Away versus White Knoll on Friday, October 24

Tanner Cowley, TE, Manasquan (N.J.)

Manasquan dropped to 3-3 following a 28-21 loss to Rumson-Fair Haven. A Manasquan touchdown and Cowley’s 2-point conversion run tied the game with just under three minutes left, but a Rumson Fair-Haven touchdown pass with 16.8 seconds was the difference.

Next: Away versus Matawan on Friday, October 31

David Curry, S, Buford (GA)

Buford defeated Monroe Area, 51-12, to improve to 7-0.

Next: Away versus North Oconee on Friday, October 24

David Eldridge III, WR, Kettle Run (Nokesville, VA)

Eldridge had a 10-yard touchdown run and amassed 105 yards receiving in Kettle Run’s 21-15 win over Culpeper. The Cougars (5-2) were down 12-0 at the half before rallying.

He now has at least 25 receptions for 399 yards on the year.

Next: Home versus Brentsville District on Friday, October 24

Kareem Gibson, CB, Greater Johnstown (Johnstown, PA)

Greater Johnstown overcame a 21-7 halftime deficit to claim a 35-34 win over Forest Hills. Gibson returned a kickoff 63 yards and had 4 total tackles (2 solo) in the win, which was Greater Johnstown’s sixth of the season to two losses.

Next: Away versus Bishop Guilfoyle on Saturday, October 25

Eli Hanback, OL/DT, Patrick Henry (Ashland, VA)

Patrick Henry took down Thomas Jefferson, 36-6, to up its 2014 season record to 3-4.

Next: Home versus John Marshall on Friday, October 24

Johns, shown here at Virginia's Junior Day on March 1, had 244 yards passing in a win last week (photo courtesy of Johns)
Johns, shown here at Virginia’s Junior Day on March 1, had 244 yards passing in a win last week (photo courtesy of Johns)

Nick Johns, QB, Gonzaga College (Washington, D.C.)

Johns connected on 11-of-13 passes for 244 yards and three touchdowns in Gonzaga’s 49-21 win over O’Connell. The UVa-bound signal caller also had a 21-yard touchdown run in the victory. Gonzaga improves to 6-1 heading into this week’s contest against DeMatha Catholic.

Next: Versus DeMatha on Saturday, October 25

Kareem McDonald, LB, Woodrow Wilson (Washington, D.C.)

Wilson is 4-4 after a 50-0 blowout victory over Anacostia. McDonald, who had two sacks in the previous week’s win over Coolidge, had five total tackles in the win.

Next: Home versus H.D. Woodson on Saturday, October 25

Gladimir Paul, DE, Northeast (Philadelphia, PA)

Northeast has won two straight games to improve its record to 3-5. Last week, the Vikings defeated Frankford by a score of 35-18.

Next: Home versus Olney on Friday, October 24

Grant Polk, OL, Charlotte (Punta Gorda, FL)

Charlotte lost to Fort Myers, 31-21. The Fightin Tarpons (4-3) have lost two straight but hope to rebound tonight against Ida Baker.

Next: Home versus Ida Baker on Friday, October 24

RJ Proctor, OL, Liberty (Bealeton, VA)

Liberty dominated Brentsville District, 55-7, to improve to 6-1 on the season.

Next: Away versus Eastern View on Friday, October 24

Myles Robinson, ATH, Good Counsel (Olney, MD)

Good Counsel defeated a tough St. John’s squad in overtime, 20-19. The Falcons (7-1) remain in control of the WCAC with a perfect 4-0 conference mark.

Next: Away versus Carroll on Saturday, October 25

Christopher Sharp, RB, The Hun School (Princeton, N.J.)

The Hun School blew away Hill School, 49-6, to improve to 4-1. Sharp achieved his fourth 100-yard rushing outing of the year, going for 131 yards and two scores in the victory.

Next: Home versus Lawrenceville School on Saturday, October 25

Jahvoni Simmons, LB, Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA)

Ocean Lakes continues to roll in 2014. The Dolphins (7-0) cruised to a win over First Colonial last week. This week presents a challenge in a Landstown team that has captured two straight wins, including a victory over a good Salem Sun Devils squad.

Next: Away versus Landstown on Friday, October 24

C.J. Stalker, LB, Lakota West (West Chester, OH)

After winning two straight, Lakota West dropped a home game against Mason, 23-7. The Firebirds are now 4-4 with two regular season games remaining.

Next: Away versus Fairfield on Friday, October 24

Juan Thornhill, DB, Altavista (VA)

Altavista continued its winning ways with a dominating 48-0 victory over Nelson County. The Colonels are 7-0. Thornhill, who Nelson County coach Mark Poston called “clearly a Division 1 college player” in postgame comments, had a rushing touchdown and a passing score.

Next: Home versus Chatham on Friday, October 24

James Trucilla, DT, Cathedral Prep (Erie, PA)

After being tied at 21 after the first quarter, Cathedral Prep turned it on and ultimately earned a 56-21 victory at General McLane. The Ramblers are 8-0.

Next: Away versus St. Joseph’s Collegiate on Saturday, October 25

Brandon Wilson, DE, West Orange (Winter Garden, FL)

West Orange downed Olympia, 48-7, to move to 8-0 on the season. The Warriors have a bye this week.

Next: Home versus Evans on Friday, October 31

Olamide Zaccheaus, RB, St. Joseph’s (Philadelphia, PA)

St. Joseph’s Prep downed Father Judge, 35-14, and is now one game above .500 at 4-3.

Next: Away versus Roman Catholic on Friday, October 24


Cole Blackman, WR, Glen Allen (VA)

Glen Allen dropped to 1-6 on the season after losing to Atlee, 45-14. Blackman had a 2-point conversion catch in the loss.

Next: Home versus Varina on Friday, October 24

Joseph Reed, WR, Randolph-Henry (Charlotte Courthouse, VA)

Randolph-Henry lost to Lunenburg Central, 47-6. The Statesmen (1-7) have lost three straight.

Next: Away versus Amelia County on Friday, October 24

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