Elijah Arroyo had three catches for 55 yards and a touchdown in Frisco (Tx.)-Independence’s 58-10 victory over Dallas (Tx.)-Woodrow Wilson in a Texas 5A Division I opening round playoff game on Thursday night.
The 2021 Hurricane tight end verbal commitment now has 13 receiving touchdowns in nine games this season.
Arroyo has caught at least one touchdown in four straight games. Independence, which qualified for the playoffs because it won a coin flip tiebreaker, is averaging 49.5 points per game during that stretch.
Miami (@canesport) TE commit Elijah Arroyo @arroyo_elijah36 is No. 246 in the new #Rivals250 after previously being unranked nationally.— Rivals (@Rivals) December 3, 2020
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In Florida, 2021 verbal commitment Malik Curtis did not win an FHSAA playoff game this year, but he did end his high school career with a victory.
Curtis was named team MVP of the 32nd Annual Rotary South All-Star Classic on Wednesday night, which pits Lee County’s top seniors against each other. Curtis caught touchdown passes of 41 yards and five yards in his team’s 27-0 victory.
High school football: Malik Curtis, Tarvarish Dawson lead South in Rotary Classic rout https://t.co/Vrcpt9RkFC— Adam Regan (@NP_AdamRegan) December 10, 2020
Six Hurricane verbal commitments will play in a state semifinal game this weekend. Four other Hurricane verbal commitments have already clinched a spot in their respective classification’s state title games as Hialeah-Champagnat Catholic and Hollywood-Chaminade-Madonna are off this week prior to their state championship matchups next week.
Several commitments will also continue their postseason journeys in South Florida’s tri-county playoffs tonight.
See the entire weekend’s schedule below:
2021 defensive lineman Leonard Taylor, 2021 wide receiver Brashard Smith: Kissimmee-Osceola at Miami-Palmetto, Saturday 6pm, Class 8A state semifinal, Traz Powell Stadium
2021 offensive lineman Laurence Seymore, 2023 wide receiver Lamar Seymore: Palmetto at Miami Central, 7:30pm tonight, Class 6A state semifinal, Traz Powell Stadium
2021 athlete James Williams: Tampa Jesuit at Plantation-American Heritage, 7:30pm tonight, Class 5A state semifinal
2021 linebacker Deshawn Troutman: Orlando-Edgewater at Niceville, 8pm tonight, Class 7A state semifinal
2021 defensive end Thomas Davis: Valdosta (Ga.)-Lowndes at Milton (Ga.), 7:30pm tonight, AAAAAA Quadrant 1 final
2021 wide receiver Jacolby George: West Palm Beach-Dwyer at Plantation, 6pm tonight, Class 7A gold level semifinal, tri-county playoffs
2021 linebacker Tyler Johnson: Miami Killian at North Miami Beach, 7pm tonight, Class 6A-1A gold level semifinal, tri-county playoffs