Notre Dame commit recap: QB Phil Jurkovec finds perfection on another milestone night

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Fifteen Notre Dame commits took the field last week for another round of high school football action. ND Insider recaps how each Irish pledge fared.

• QB Phil Jurkovec | Gibsonia (Pa.) Pine-Richland 56, Peters Township 7: Jurkovec finished a perfect night of passing by completing all 14 of his attempts for 247 yards and three touchdowns. His three carries turned into 20 rushing yards for Pine-Richland (7-0). Jurkovec has now thrown for more than 6,000 yards in his high school career.

• RB Jahmir Smith | Sanford (N.C.) Lee County 50, Harnett Central 0: With Irish running backs coach Autry Denson in town to watch him play, Smith scored three touchdowns in an easy victory for Lee County (7-0). Smith totaled 88 yards on 11 carries and caught two passes for 42 yards. He capped his night with a 58-yard touchdown run on his only carry of the second half.

• WR Kevin Austin | Coconut Creek (Fla.) North Broward Prep 41, La Salle 19: Austin caught four passes for 94 yards including a 43-yard touchdown in the North Broward Prep win. Austin also scored on a 56-yard touchdown run for the Eagles (5-1).

• DT Ja’mion Franklin | Ridgely (Md.) North Caroline 42, Easton 3: Franklin and the North Caroline defense kept the opposing offense out of the end zone for the third time this season. Franklin’s night included five tackles, three tackles for a loss and one sack for the Bulldogs (6-0).

• LB Ovie Oghoufo | Farmington Hills (Mich.) Harrison 17, Oak Park 14: Oghoufo and the Harrison defense limited an Oak Park team that had scored 144 points in the previous three games. Oghoufo chipped in with seven tackles and one tackle for a loss. He also caught three passes for 75 yards.

ֽ• ROV Shayne Simon, DT Jayson Ademilola and DE Justin Ademilola | Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep 22, DePaul Catholic 21: St. Peter’s Prep needed a late two-point conversion and a missed field goal as time expired to overcome a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win. Jayson and Justin Ademilola led the trio of Notre Dame commits on St. Peter’s Prep (4-1) with seven tackles each. Justin had a sack. Jayson had one tackle for a loss. Shayne Simon pitched in with five tackles and two tackles for a loss. But Simon, the team’s leading receiver to date, was limited to just one nine-yard reception.

• OL Cole Mabry | Brentwood (Tenn.) High 42, Father Ryan 21: Mabry and the Brentwood offensive line provided protection for quarterback Carson Shacklett, who threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a pair of scores in win for the Bruins (7-1).

• WR Micah Jones | Gurnee (Ill.) Warren Township 34, Waukegan 0: Jones served more as a decoy than go-to target as Warren Township running back Martin Walker took over the game with 171 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Jones did score a touchdown of his own on a 19-yard reception for the Blue Devils (5-2).

• LB Bo Bauer | Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep 33, Detroit De La Salle 23: Bauer scored on a one-yard rumble as the Ramblers (7-0) hit the road in Michigan. On defense, Bauer helped limit De La Salle to only 10 points in the first three quarters.

• OL John Dirksen | Maria Stein (Ohio) Marion Local 44, New Bremen 7: Dirksen and the Marion Local offensive line cleared the way for four rushing touchdowns as the Flyers (7-0) stayed unbeaten.

• S Derrik Allen | Marietta (Ga.) Lassiter 30, Roswell 36, OT: Allen scored the two-point conversion that allowed Lassiter to force overtime, but the Trojans (4-2) weren’t able to score again. Allen converted a pair of two-point attempts and caught a 41-yard touchdown pass as a part of the offense. He also made six tackles.

• DT Jacob Lacey | Bowling Green (Ky.) South Warren 17, Ravenwood 31: Lacey recorded four tackles and three quarterback hurries in the first half, but he was held out of the second half with a shoulder injury. Ravenwood scored the last 21 points of the game with Lacey sidelined for South Warren (7-1).

• TE George Takacs | Naples (Fla.) Gulf Coast 12, Barron Collier 45: Takacs and the Gulf Coast offense couldn’t find any consistency in the Catfish Bowl. The Sharks (3-1) finished with 261 yards of offense, but 120 of those yards came on two plays.

Bye week: QB Cade McNamara.

Injured: LB Jack Lamb (knee), RB Markese Stepp (undisclosed).

*Stats reported were provided by players, coaches or the following news organizations: MaxPreps, Miami Herald, The Daily Standard, Williamson Herald, Marietta Daily Journal, Erie Times-News, Detroit Free Press, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Bowling Green Daily News, Lake County News-Sun, Naples Daily News.


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Notre Dame quarterback commit Phil Jurkovec surpassed 6,000 career passing yards last week. (Photo courtesy of Trib Total Media/Steph Chambers)