Ahmard Vital, Midlands Recruiting Analyst
College Station (Texas) A&M Consolidated vs Conroe (Texas) The Woodlands
It was all about defense in this one and A&M Consolidated came out on top with a 21-14 win over The Woodlands. It was a great showing on the night from A&M Consolidated, three-star defensive end/outside linebacker Jimmie Gilbert, who is coming off a great night and was followed up by an official visit to Purdue this past weekend. Playing in more of a hybrid linebacker role, Gilbert played well coming off the edge or playing in space. On occasion he would drop back into coverage and was able to hold his own. He ended his night with seven tackles, two quarterback hurries and three sacks. Colorado and Iowa State is a couple of the other major players in his recruitment.
For The Woodlands, Colorado offensive linemen commits with Sam Kronshage and Jonathan Huckins, both had a pretty good game, as The Woodlands ran for 191 yards on the ground. Jayme Taylor, a Northwestern commit, played quarterback in this game as he does for the team. Not a lot of production, but is a tough, solid playmaker when given the time and space to operate.
Also, as stated, look out for 2015 running back in Patrick Carr. The shifty, scat back type will be a prospect in the coming years.
Katy (Texas) Cinco Ranch vs Katy (Texas) Morton Ranch
It was an emotional game here that went into overtime. And, it marked history as Morton Ranch won its first contest over Cinco Ranch in school history 38-35. Early on, it was Morton Ranch running back E.J. Achelus who set the tone for the game. He’s a patient, shifty runner who can get north and south in a hurry. Achelus is a 2014 back who ended the night with 171 yards and a score. He is already been contacted by SEC powers LSU and Alabama.
His teammate Deon Williams also had a solid night with 10 carries for 179 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught the game-winning score with a 96-yard touchdown catch. Williams is a thicker back (5-10, 200) who runs with more power, but still has the speed to outrun more than a few secondary players at this level. He is starting to pick up some interest, including Tulsa and Houston. He could be a player who will benefit from his first half of season video circulating.
On the other side, Notre Dame commit from Cinco Ranch Jamel James, was not as productive. He did find the end zone a couple of times, but ended the night with only 54 yards. He never seemed to get into a rhythm at any time throughout the night and was hit in the backfield often.
Greg Powers, National Recruiting Analyst
Carrollton (Texas) Creekview vs. Carrollton (Texas) Newman Smith
It was a back and forth battle all night between cross-town rivals but it would be Creekview powered by a timely Raquon Dobbs catch late that would fend off a feisty Newman Smith bunch in triple overtime. Newman Smith was led on defense by defensive end Taryn Davis. But D1 kicker prospect Edward Valadez had a big night showing he has the leg to be a success somewhere in college.