Notre Dame commit recap: Avery Davis powers Cedar Hill to another victory
A Notre Dame commit has yet to win a state championship this season, but nine remain in play to win some hardware. ND Insider recaps how 11 Irish pledges fared in action last week.
QB Avery Davis and CB Paulson Adebo | Cedar Hill (Texas) High 56, Mansfield 28: Davis directed the Cedar Hill offense to 603 yards in a runaway win. Davis completed 11 of his 14 passes for 265 yards with touchdown connections of 21 and 74 yards. He also rushed six times for 53 yards including a 38-yard touchdown. Even though Mansfield’s defense struggled, Adebo still found a way to impact the game on offense, catching seven passes for 164 yards. Cedar Hill (11-2) will take on DeSoto (13-0) again in the UIL Conference 6A Division 2 quarterfinals on Saturday. DeSoto won the first meeting 33-18 in September.
CB Elijah Hicks | La Mirada (Calif.) High 36, Los Alamitos 20: Hicks provided the big plays in the passing game on both sides of the ball. He caught nine passes for 183 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown, and also recorded an interception. The Matadores threw for only 86 yards on passes not thrown to Hicks. He added four tackles on defense. La Mirada (11-2) will host Edison (12-1) Friday in the CIF Southern Section Division 3 championship.
WR Jordan Pouncey | Winter Park (Fla.) High 31, Seminole 48: Pouncey made plays, but it wasn’t enough for Winter Park. He scored on touchdown runs of 65 and 52 yards. Pouncey finished with 10 carries for 135 yards, four catches for 35 yards and three tackles. The Wildcats (9-4) ended their season in the FHSAA Class 8A regional finals.
LB David Adams and DT Kurt Hinish | Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic 62, Williamsport 21: Adams, Hinish and the Central Catholic defense limited the high-scoring Williamsport offense to 245 yards. Williamsport entered the game averaging 500 yards and more than 48 points. Adams, who revealed this week that he’s been playing with a partial tear of the UCL in his right elbow, led the team with eight tackles. He also scored on a three-yard touchdown run. Playing on the offensive line, Hinish helped the Vikings rush for 319 yards. Central Catholic (13-1) will play Wilson (12-1) in the PIAA Class 6A semifinals on Saturday.
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LB Drew White | Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas 50, Mater Academy 10: White tallied a team-high 11 tackles as St. Thomas Aquinas dominated. The Raiders (10-2) will host Venice (12-0) in the FHSAA Class 7A semifinals on Friday.
WR Michael Young | Destrehan (La.) High 21, John Ehret 14: Young was limited to a supporting role as sophomore running back John Emery stole the show in Destrehan’s victory with three touchdowns. Young caught one pass for 14 yards. Destrehan (12-0) will play against Landry-Walker (11-2) in the LHSAA Class 5A semifinals on Friday.
LB Bo Bauer | Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep 30, Thomas Jefferson 13: Bauer recorded a sack as the Cathedral Prep defense helped its team build a commanding 20-0 lead at halftime. Thomas Jefferson entered the game averaging 48 points but was held to 304 yards of offense. Cathedral Prep (12-0) will take on Berks Catholic (12-1) in the PIAA Class 4A semifinals on Friday.
DT Darnell Ewell | Norfolk (Va.) Lake Taylor 15, Dinwiddie 29: Ewell and the Lake Taylor defense couldn’t hold onto a late lead. Tye Freeland’s 35-yard touchdown run with 2:38 remaining in the game gave Dinwiddie a 22-15 lead. The touchdown ended a 27-minute scoreless streak. Dinwiddie sealed the win with an interception returned for a touchdown. The Titans (11-2) ended their season in the VHSL Group 4 quarterfinals.
DE Jonathon MacCollister | Orlando (Fla.) Bishop Moore 7, American Heritage 20: MacCollister and the Bishop Moore defense couldn’t slow down running back Jordan Johnson, who finished with 175 rushing yards and two touchdowns. American Heritage scored all 20 of its points in the first half. The Hornets (11-2) ended their season in the FHSAA Class 5A regional finals.
Off week: DE Justin Ademilola, DT Jayson Ademilola.
Season finished: RB CJ Holmes, OL Dillan Gibbons,OL Robert Hainsey, TE Brock Wright,OL Josh Lugg, LB Pete Werner, RB Markese Stepp, TE Cole Kmet, LB Ovie Oghoufo, S Isaiah Robertson, QB Phil Jurkovec.
*Stats reported were provided by players, coaches or the following news organizations: MaxPreps, Erie Times-News, Orlando Sentinel, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Dallas Morning News.