We’ll start off with Miami’s highest rated recruit at the moment: 5-star RB Lorenzo Lingard. Lingard and his University (Orange City) Titans got off to a solid start against Dr. Phillips (Orlando), jumping out to a 14-0 halftime lead. Lingard scored the first TD of the evening on a 1 yard rush. He would later score a big TD in the fourth quarter from 3 yards out but it would soon be answered by Dr. Phillips who ended up escaping with the win, 24-21. Lingard would finish with 82 yards and 2 TD’s. He was the primary focus of the defense, so his production is quite impressive. Dr. Phillips also has OT commit John Campbell on their squad.
Big TE Brevin Jordan and his Bishop Gorman (NV) squad faced off against DeMatha Catholic (MD) on ESPN on Friday night. Bishop Gorman is a major HSFB powerhouse and they proved as such against DeMatha, defeated them 35-23 and increasing their winning streak to 55 games. Jordan had a pretty big night, racking up a handful of catches and a 2-point conversion to add into the win.
IMG Academy and 4-star QB commit Artur Sitkowski were also a team in action this week, extending their own winning streak to 30 straight games. Ranked No. 2, IMG faced a Chandler (AZ) team ranked No. 7. Sitkowski made some terrific throws and had a good outing in his second start in the 27-14 triumph. With so much talent around him, including fellow Cane commit and 4-star WR Brian Hightower, he should look very good in his senior season.
Miami Southridge (Mark Pope, Daquris Wiggins, and Delon Scaife), who is the defending 8A classification champ, did not have a great night in this Broward vs Dade contest. Cardinal Gibbons came in and convincingly beat Miami Southridge 27-6. None of the three Canes commits had a memorable game, so we will move on. Come on, Southridge.
In a big time, top-five match-up on Friday, Al Blades Jr. and St. Thomas Aquinas played St. John Bosco (TX). Blades did not see as much action as one would expect. Nevertheless, St. Thomas Aquinas prevailed in a defense-heavy 9-3 win in OT. Almost 30 top-300 players were on the field on Friday in this game.
Next up is Gurvan Hall and Palm Beach Lakes, who had to face off against Pahokee. This was yet another defensive contest that saw Pahokee sneaking away with a 6-2 win. Hall and his team have had a very rough start to this campaign (0-2), but will have a chance to set themselves straight against Lake Worth this week.
DB Gilbert Frierson and Coral Gables were in action on Friday against South Dade and DB DJ Ivey. In a rainy contest, Frierson scored on a 38 yard TD reception but it was not enough as Coral Gables fell, 26-18.
RB commit Cam Davis had a rough go of it on Friday, losing 6-2 to Deerfield Beach. Miami Carol City could not get anything going, and neither could Davis, recording just 12 yards on 10 carries.
Providence (Jacksonville) and 4-star TE Will Mallory had a rather forgetful night, losing to University Christian (Jacksonville) 42-14.
After a 48-0 drubbing of Celebration (Celebration, FL), OG Cleveland Reed and Fort Meade lost a tough one to Hardee (Wauchula, FL), 22-7 this past week. Fort Meade will face Lake Region on Friday.
In what was a win for a Miami commit, Nesta Silvera and American Heritage defeated Bishop Sullivan Catholic (VA) in Virginia. American Heritage is a top-ten team in the country this year and they got by Bishop Sullivan 14-7 at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex. Silvera had a really strong game, making a handful of tackles and a big 4th down tackle-for-loss. American Heritage will be back home in South Florida for this week, welcoming Liberty (NV).
Champagnat Catholic traveled to Doral Academy this week and improved to 2-0 on the year with a 13-9 win. Gregory Rousseau is going to play more DE this year than last which is likely his position in college. He is a giant on the field and will look to continue to impress next week against Barringer (NJ) at home in Hialeah.
Not in action: Josh Jobe, Cheshire Academy (CT) and Bubba Baxa, Pasadena Memorial (TX).