Prime Ticket Spotlight - Blackledge runs wild
Devon Blackledge
Devon Blackledge
Director of Scouting
Posted Sep 18, 2009

Ventura, Calif. - Last week's PrimeTicket game of the week featured a powerful St. Bonaventure team running roughshod over a rebuilding Long Beach Poly. Rebuilding or not, Devon Blackledge's 300 yard rushing performance was impressive for the Seraphs.

On last Friday's Prime Ticket game of the week, St. Bonaventure used a powerful rushing attack and a stingy defense to shut down Long Beach Poly. With USC commitment Giovanni Di Poalo clearing the way, running back Devon Blackedge did the rest with over 300 yards rushing against Poly.

Di Poalo plays left tackle for St. Bonaventure, and is one of the more athletic linemen in the country. On several of Blackledge's long runs, Di Poalo can be seen running with him downfield, looking for an extra man to block.

Blackledge is a runner with good speed and excellent vision. He has the strength to pull away from a tackler and the speed to run away from many. He does a good job of both finding his holes and taking advantage of them once he's gotten some daylight. Blackledge currently claims an offer from Colorado, and after a two week performance that includes eight total touchdowns, it's easy to see him getting more offers through the fall.

The lone bright spot of the night for Poly may have been the play of sophomore receiver/return man Randall Goforth. Goforth took Poly's first touch for a touchdown on a kick return to even the score at 7-7, but it was mostly downhill from there for the Jackrabbits.

Here are some of the highlights from Last Friday's action.

#4 RB Devon Blackledge
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#70 LT Giovanni Di Poalo
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Poly -

#4 WR Kaelin Clay
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#12 WR Randall Gofort
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This week's game of the week features Crespi visiting Servite on FS West at 8:00 Pacific.

Both teams are 2-0 heading into the game tonight, and here are some players to watch for each team.


QB - Bryan Bennett
Oregon Commitment

OL Hroniss Grasu
Oregon Commitment

OL Ben Loth

TE Pierce Richardson


DT Kirifi Taula

QB Cody Fajardo

Tune in to FS West at 8:00 Pacific to See tonight's action.

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QB Bryan Bennett (profile)
RB Devon Blackledge (profile)
WR Kaelin Clay (profile)
C Giovanni Di Poalo (profile)
QB Cody Fajardo (profile)
WR Randall Goforth (profile)
C Hroniss Grasu (profile)
OT Ben Loth (profile)
TE Pierce Richardson (profile)
DT Kirifi Taula (profile)
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