The monster senior season of 2021 tight end verbal commitment Elijah Arroyo continued on Thursday night.
Frisco (Tx.)-Independence topped Frisco (Tx.)-Centennial 56-20 behind four receiving touchdowns from Arroyo.
All four came on passes from Tulsa verbal commitment Braylon Braxton.
And just like that the Knights reclaim the lead! After being set up by a nice return @braylon_braxton throws across his body to find @arroyo_elijah36 for the score, with 3:15 left in the 1st @IHSKnightsFB 14@CHSTitanNation 7@GameOnSportsPro @friday_stars #txhsfb pic.twitter.com/digXl9UMhZ— Jeremy Beadling (@JiBeadling) November 13, 2020
The Hat Trick for the @braylon_braxton and @arroyo_elijah36 connection! Braylon directing traffic and Elijah turning on the wheels, with 6:39 left in 3rd @IHSKnightsFB 42@CHSTitanNation 7@GameOnSportsPro @friday_stars #txhsfb pic.twitter.com/CYKecS7wfU— Jeremy Beadling (@JiBeadling) November 13, 2020
@braylon_braxton and @arroyo_elijah36 are on the same page tonight as they connect for their 4th TD of the evening. With 8:34 left in the 4th @IHSKnightsFB 56@CHSTitanNation 20@GameOnSportsPro @friday_stars #txhsfb pic.twitter.com/P6irFoYgoi— Jeremy Beadling (@JiBeadling) November 13, 2020
Arroyo now has ten touchdowns in six games this season.
In Florida, one of the more intriguing games of the weekend will happen on Saturday night at Traz Powell Stadium at 6pm when Orlando-Dr. Phillips travels to play Miami-Palmetto.
Dr. Phillips is 5-1 with its lone loss coming to state power Apopka while Palmetto, which features 2021 commitments Savion Collins, Leonard Taylor and Brashard Smith, is one of the most talented teams in the state.
Miami Central finds itself in a unique spot amongst region playoff teams. It has now been forfeited to in consecutive weeks in the playoffs as Immokalee did so last week and Fort Lauderdale-Archbishop McCarthy bowed out this week.
While Central won’t play its previously scheduled region playoff game, 2021 offensive line commitment Laurence Seymore and 2023 wide receiver commitment Lamar Seymore and the Rockets will take on Tru Prep Academy tonight in an exhibition game.
Other Hurricane verbal commitments in action tonight are:
2021 wide receiver Romello Brinson, 2021 safety Kamren Kinchens, 2021 tight end Kahlil Brantley: Miami Northwestern at Key West, 7:30pm, Class 5A-Region 4 play-in game
2021 running back Thad Franklin, 2021 defensive lineman Allan Haye, 2022 defensive lineman Jamaal Johnson: Somerset-Silver Palms at Hollywood-Chaminade-Madonna, 7:30pm, Class 3A-Region 4 quarterfinal
2021 wide receiver Jacolby George: Plantation at Piper, 7pm
2021 athlete Malik Curtis: Fort Myers-Bishop Verot at Tampa Berkeley Prep, 7:30pm, Class 3A-Region 3 quarterfinal
2021 athlete James Williams: Melbourne-Palm Bay at Plantation-American Heritage, 7:30pm, Class 5A-Region 4 play-in game
2021 offensive lineman Michael McLaughlin: Parkland-Stoneman Douglas at Hallandale, 7pm
2021 striker Chase Smith: Wekiva at Melbourne, 7:30pm, Class 7A-Region 2 play-in game
2021 linebacker Tyler Johnson: Miami-Killian at Miami Southridge, 7pm
2021 linebacker Deshawn Troutman: Ocala-Forest at Orlando-Edgewater, 7:30pm, Class 7A-Region 2 play-in game
2021 defensive lineman Thomas Davis: Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes at Kingsland (Ga.)-Camden County, 7:30pm
2021 kicker Andres Borregales: Hialeah-Champagnat Catholic at Naples-First Baptist, 7:30pm, Class 2A-Region 4 quarterfinal
2022 defensive lineman Brandon Cleveland: St. Petersburg Catholic at Tampa-Carrollwood Day, Saturday 1pm, Class 2A-Region 3 quarterfinal