Recruit Roundup: Playoffs and More

Last night was the first round of the Iowa High School playoffs and 5 future Hawks were in action. There were also a few games played by commits last Friday and over the weekend.

Iowa High School Playoffs:

Austin Vier: Ballard 17 - Clear Lake 31
Ballard's season ended last night falling to #2 Clear Lake. The Bomber were up 14-0 early, but Clear Lake's triple-option was too much to handle. Austin Vier started the game off well throwing an early 6 yard touchdown. But Vier got a case of Stanzi-itis and threw 4 interceptions, including one that was returned for a TD with just 2 minutes left in the game as Ballard was trying to come back. Vier finished the season going 66 of 139 (47.5%) for 748 yards. He also threw 7 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.

James Morris: Solon 42 – Mid-Prairie 13
Solon didn't miss a beat rolling over yet another opponent trying to win what would be their 3rd straight title. Solon ran all over Mid-Prairie racking up 330 yards on the ground in route to a big victory. Solon only threw the ball 5 times, 4 times by Morris who was 2 of 4 for 60 yards, but had 1 intercepted. Morris also ran 13 times for 115 yards and 1 touchdown (the first score of the day). Solon will face off against Regina, a team they beat 42-7 in week 8, on Friday.

Brandon Scherff: Denison 14 – Bishop Heelan 34
Denison-Schleswig had a rough night against Bishop Heelan Crusaders. The Monarchs allowed 2 touchdown returns on kickoffs and could not get its offense going until the 4th quarter after the deficit was already too much to overcome. Denison-Schleswig's season ends with a record of 6-4.

A.J. Derby: City High 24 – Hempstead 7
Iowa City High's defense dominated last night in a victory of Dubuque Hempstead giving up only a late 4th quarter touchdown. The offense also did its part using a couple of big pass plays to put up 24 points. Derby struggled a little running the ball and finished with 11 rushes for 40 yards. He had a good night passing though going 12-19 for 136 yards and 2 touchdowns. City High will face off against CR Washington (and Andre Dawson...wish he would commit to Iowa too!) on Friday night in a rematch of the September 5th game that the Little Hawks dominated 65-21.

Matt Hoch: Harlan 48 - ADM 0
Harlan shut out its 6th opponent of the year last night winning big over ADM. Matt Hoch had an excellent night scoring the first touchdown of the game with a 50 yard run half way through the first quarter. He also tacked on a 2 yard dive into the endzone right before halftime that put the Cyclones up 28-0. Harlan will face off against Bishop Heelan this Friday. Harlan beat Heelan 24-6 back in week 2 and it was Heelan's only loss this year.

Other Commits:

Marcus Coker: DeMatha 44 - Carroll 0
Coker sat out for the second straight week with a groin injury. DeMatha still won easily and moved to 9-0.

Jim Poggi & Anthony Ferguson: Gilman 42 - Mt. St. Joseph 0
Gilman dominated on Saturday scoring 35 first half points and ended up winning by 6 TDs. Gilman is now 3-1 in conference and this weekend will be playing for the conference title against McDonogh.

Christian Kirksey & Don Shumpert: Hazelwood East 32 – Zumwalt North 18
Hazelwood East continued to roll winning its 6th game in a row. After going into halftime tied at 12 a piece, East but up a big second half to beat Zumwalt North. Shumpert had 9 catches for 98 yards and a catch on a 2-point conversion. Kirksey yet again led the team in tackles with 9. I am really starting to believe Kirksey is going to be a special player. He has a ridiculous 143 tackles in just 10 games.

Andrew Donnal: Anthony Wayne 49 - Springfield 0
Anthony Wayne blanked another opponent winning big for the second week in a row. Anthony Wayne ends its season 7-3.

Mike Hardy: Kimberly 35 – Green Bay Southwest 6
Kimberly moves on to the 3rd round of the Wisconsin playoffs with a 29-point victory. Last week on Tuesday (in-between recruit roundups) Kimberly beat De Pere 51-31 in the first round.

Stephane N’goumou Milford 0 - Erie JJC 18
Milford lost its 3rd game of the year failing to put any points on the board despite 3 red zone trips.

B.J. Lowery Hughes Center 6 – Taft 22
In the final game of the year, Hughes Center lost to Taft 6-22. Hughes Center finishes the season with only one win.

Carl Davis Stevenson 35 - Roseville 0
Stevenson won easily despite having 4 turnovers in the Pre-District round of the Michigan High School playoffs. The team moves to 10-0 and advances to the second round of the playoff where they will face Warren Mott, a team they just beat last week 49-21.

Donovan Johnson Martin 29 - Mansfield Summet 40
Martin held a 1 point advantage at the end of the 3rd quarter but gave up 13 4th quarter points in a loss to Mansfield Summet.

De’Andre Johnson Monsignor 31 – Somerset Academy 6
Johnson still out, but Monsignor is not missing him winning big again.

Note: Some players are already done for the season so are not included in this roundup.

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