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Friday Night Lights – Future Duke Footballers Shine

Welcome back to another edition of Friday Night Lights as Blue Devil Nation takes you on a tour around the United States, checking on gridiron performances of future Blue Devils. This edition starts in Northern Virginia as we check in with Defensive Back Evrett Edwards.

Edwards had three receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown as Woodbridge defeated Gar-Field 48-20. After the game, Edwards stated, “It went well. We had almost 500 yards rushing, a great rivalry game.” On the defensive side of the ball, Edwards was credited with four tackles.

In North Carolina, after Statesville defeated North Iredell 42-0, cornerback Breon Borders exclaimed, “We dominated the whole game…but me individually, there isn’t really much to say. I didn’t let my receiver off the line the whole game. They didn’t pass to my side one time!”  Borders recorded four solo tackles in the win.

In California, running back Joseph Ajeigbe rushed for 127 yards in Norco’s 39-16 victory over previously undefeated La Serna. La Serna built a 16-6 lead in the first quarter, but Norco responded by reeling off 33 straight points. Discussing his role in the victory, Ajeigbe declared, “I was more a decoy this game. They were loading eight in the box in preparation for the run.”

Looking toward next week, Ajeigbe stated, “This week we have a big game coming up. We’re playing nationally ranked Mission Hills Alemany. It should be a good test for us as a team as we prepare to go into league play.”

In Georgia, defensive tackle Mike Ramsay described The Walker School’s victory, “We won a tough one 21-14 over Mt. Zion. We are now 4-0 for the first time in Walker School history.”

Heading to Texas, offensive lineman Austin Davis commented on Mansfield’s loss to South Grand Prairie, “We lost on a game-winning field goal 21-23. We rushed for 200 yards and had an average game. I did a good job and handled my opponent.”

This week’s edition closes out by checking in with three prospects in Florida.

Dual threat quarterback Parker Boehme passed for 148 yards (10-18-0) and rushed for 81 more but Sandalwood came out on the short end of a 23-21 decision against Fletcher. Here is a video clip.

T.J. Douglas ran for 94 yards on 12 carries, including a 69-yard touchdown and tossed a 31-yard touchdown pass as Fort Myers defeated Riverdale 15-0 to improve to 4-0 on the season. Douglas is number 10 in green in the video clip.

Wide Receiver Johnell Barnes scored a touchdown on a four yard run as Ft. Myers Dunbar blasted Lake Placid 49-0.

Friday Night Lights – Future Dukies Flourish

Blue Devil Nation starts this week’s review of high school gridiron action in Columbia, South Carolina, where Heathwood Hall Episcopal defeated Laurence Manning Academy 12-9 in overtime. Lineman Gabe Brandner spoke to Blue Devil Nation about the game and stated, “It went into overtime at 6 to 6. We held them to a field goal then we scored a touchdown – the final was 12-9. We rushed for over 200 yards again and I had 10 tackles.”

In California, [private] wide receiver Darren Andrews demonstrated big play skills as Bishop Amat defeated Charter Oak 30-14. Andrews returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown, but the play was negated by a personal foul penalty. After Charter Oak scored to go up 7-0, Andrews returned the ensuing kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown. This time the play counted.

Andrews also caught two passes on 3rd down as Bishop Amat built a 30-7 halftime lead. Unfortunately, Andrews was ejected from the game toward the end of the first half due to a scuffle in the end zone with a Charter Oak player.

Moving over to Norco, running back Joseph Ajeigbe rushed for 231 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in a 54-33 victory over Rancho Cucamonga Los Osos.

In Florida, quarterback T.J. Douglas completed 10 of 20 passes, but for only 55 yards as Ft. Myers struggled to mount sustained drives in a 27-0 victory over Cypress Lake. Video clip and a game recap is located here.

Also in Ft. Myers, Dunbar lost to Riverdale 24-10 as wide receiver Johnell Barnes was limited to two catches for 36 yards. Riverdale’s sophomore cornerback Ryan Pulley played an excellent game in a one-on-one matchup against Barnes.

Up in Jacksonville, quarterback Parker Boehme and Sandalwood dropped a 13-7 decision to Trinity Christian. Boehme had a tough night against Trinity’s aggressive blitz package, completing only 3 of 16 passes for 24 yards with one interception.

In Marietta, GA, The Walker School and defensive tackle Mike Ramsay remained undefeated with a 56-6 pounding of Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy. [/private]

Friday Night Lights – Duke Verbals shine

Welcome back to another edition of Friday Night Lights. This week Blue Devil Nation starts its roundup in Florida:

Parker Boehme threw four touchdown passes and rushed for a fifth as Sandalwood defeated Wolfson 41-12. Boehme completed 27 of 44 for 275 yards. This video clip includes one of Boehme’s touchdown passes. The Sandalwood highlights start at the 3:00 mark.

Johnell Barnes caught a 43 yard touchdown pass in Dunbar’s 48-34 win over Lehigh in Fort Myers, Florida.

Fort Myers High School took to the road on Friday night, traveling to Naples to defeat Golden Gate High 37-23. Quarterback T.J. Douglas ran for 77 yards and three touchdowns.

Next up is the action which took place out on the West Coast:

In La Puenta, California, Darren Andrews rushed for 78 yards including a 40-yard run on Bishop Amat’s first play from scrimmage in a 34-24 victory over La Mirada.

Joseph Ajeigbe rushed nine times for 148 yards and two touchdowns as Norco routed Rancho Cucamonga Etiwanda 42-13. Ajeigbe scored on a 25-yard sweep in the 1st quarter and a 33-yard run in the 4th quarter.

After the game, Ajeigbe commented, “We are doing a good job of spreading the ball out more and utilizing all our weapons. Coach Gerhart scheduled good competition in pre-season so we can prepare for league play. The defense is doing a good job as well.”

Moving down to Georgia, Walker defeated North Cobb Christian 54-14. Walker defensive lineman Mike Ramsay told Blue Devil Nation, “Our game went great! We won 54-14. I recovered a fumble early in the game. We picked off a pass late in the 1st quarter and ran it back to go up 14-0. Our RB ran for 277 yards and 4 touchdowns.”

In Texas, Mansfield High beat Keller 35-0. Mansfield offensive lineman Austin Davis stated, ” We won 35 to 0! We dominated and rushed for 400 yards! Our defense did great. We did really good all around. I played a good game and muscled my man around! Go Duke!”

Finally, we finish this week’s edition with a look at action in Virginia:

Jake Kite caught touchdown passes of 68 and 16 yards, but Hidden Valley fell to Lord Botetourt 22-14. Overall, Kite caught four passes for 105 yards. The 68 yard touchdown is included in these video highlights.

Duke Prospects – Friday Night Lights

This week’s Blue Devil Nation review of high school gridiron action starts with in-state verbal commit Quay Mann, who scored two touchdowns, on runs of 10 and 15 yards. Mann rushed nine times for 65 yards overall. Unfortunately, Tarboro defeated Mann’s Northern Nash team 47-35. When asked for his thoughts on the game, Mann told Blue Devil Nation, “It was a good game. We kept trading leads until the very end.”

Evrett Edwards’ Woodbridge (Va.) Vikings defeated the Franklin County Eagles 27-7.  After the game, Edwards told Blue Devil Nation, “We played extremely well. I had a 46 yard kick return, four catches for 51 yards and three tackles.”

Also in Virginia, Jake Kite caught two passes for 41 yards as Hidden Valley shut out William Byrd 10-0.

Moving on to action from Florida, quarterback T.J. Douglas of Ft. Myers High racked up some impressive statistics in a 29-12 victory over Lehigh. Douglas completed eight of 14 passes for 135 yards, while scoring twice on one-yard runs. Douglas’s eight completions went to seven different receivers.

Also in the Ft. Myers area, Dunbar defeated East Lee County 45-0. Cornerback Johnell Barnes commented, “We started off a little slow, but in the second half we came out and dominated.”

In Jacksonville, quarterback Parker Boehme and Sandalwood defeated Baldwin 48-20. Boehme is #12 in these video highlights. This season preview states there are great expectations for Sandalwood this season.

WR Terrence Alls will take his official visit this weekend.

Duke Prospects – Friday Night Lights

Friday night means High School Football so here is a quick look at the performances of some of Duke’s 2013 commitments, along with a couple of preview articles:

Wide Receiver Darren Andrews [La Puenta (CA) Bishop Amat] caught four passes for 70 yards and scored twice as Bishop Amat defeated Servite 40-23 Darren Andrews shines

T.J. Douglas [Fort Myers (FL) High] threw a 49-yard touchdown pass as Fort Myers rallied to a 23-22 victory over Brandenton T.J.Douglass helps team win late

Safety Jake Kite [Roanoke (VA) Hidden Valley] suffered cramps and had his left shoulder pop out of joint during Hidden Valley’s 24-21loss to Patrick Henry

Here is a nice article on wide receiver Terrance Alls [Hialeah (FL) Dade Christian] with a video interview. In addition to his wide receiver duties, Alls will be playing cornerback and returning punts and kickoffs For more click here

Here is a preview article on running back Joseph Ajeigbe [Norco (CA) Norco] which includes a video interview.

As more high schools kick off their seasons, Blue Devil Nation will provide updates on all the players who will be joining the Blue Devils next year, so be sure to check back.