Some questioned the ability of Trotwood wide receiver Roy Roundtree, probably not a good idea. Purdue is getting a steal. He catches everything and he is elusive in the open field. The most impressive aspect of his game was his fearlessness coming acrossed the middle of the field.
Doug Rippy struggled the first few series of the game, but he seemed to find his groove as the game went on. It's likely that Rippy had a case of the butterflies in only his second game with the Rams.
Brandon Moore had a disappointing evening, but it wasn't entirely his fault as nothing was thrown his way. The problem we saw was he doesn't seem to like blocking very much and if he ever plans on playing tight end in the Big Ten he needs to acquire a taste for it fast.
A bigger, stronger Ike Washington had a solid game for the Rams. He was a stalwart on the defensive line and he made a number of plays.
Dominique Britt threw for almost 300 yards, but I would not say he had a solid performance. Most of the yards were gained by his receivers and backs after the catch. Britt needs more polish. At times he seems to run when he should be a little more patient and wait for things to develope.
Junior running back Josh Connor put himself on the map for Highlands. Connor had more than 150 yards of total offense for the Bluebirds. He is a solidly built 6-1, 191-pounds.
Quarterback Clay Cecil had a solid game running the ball and looks like he could be a very good safety at the next level.