Michael Johnson Jr. continued to make plays with both his right arm and his legs for the Sheldon (OR) Irish. In a 45-20 victory, Johnson rushed for 142 yards which included a 93-yard touchdown run. Through the air, he was 12/20 for 130 yards, a touchdown, and a pair of interceptions.
Johnson Jr.’s fellow quarterback commit, Taquan Roberson, also had a big game on Friday night. Leading the DePaul Catholic (NJ) Spartans to a 44-19 victory and a 6-1 record, Roberson was 11/24 for 206 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Up in the state of Michigan, future Nittany Lion linebacker Lance Dixon played a big role in the West Bloomfield Lakers improving to 6-2 on the season. In a 27-21 victory over previously undefeated Oak Park, Dixon rushed for 105 yards and a pair of Laker touchdowns. Also, in the second quarter he recorded a sack to set up a punt that he blocked. His highlights from Friday night are below.
On the JUCO circuit, the Lackawanna Falcons improved to 7-0 with a 21-7 victory over Monroe College. Safety Jaquan Brisker had 7 tackles, a sack, and a tackle for a loss. Offensive tackle Anthony Whigan helped pave the way for 234 Falcon rushing yards.
Future Nittany Lion wide receiver Emery Simmons continues to play a big role for the now 7-0 South View (NC) Tigers. While he had just 33 yards of total offense, and was kept out of the end zone for the first time all season, in Friday’s 20-16 victory, he had an interception in the closing minute that sealed the game for the Tigers.
In Florida, fellow wide receiver commit John Dunmore played a key role in a 35-21 victory for Chaminade-Madonna over Booker T. Washington. Dunmore took the top off the Washington defense with a 75-yard touchdown reception in the victory.
Zach Blostein of 247 Sports was on hand for the game, and you can read his observation of Dunmore’s performance here.
Running back Devyn Ford helped the North Stafford (VA) Wolverines improve to 5-1 on the season with a 49-14 victory. In the win, Ford racked up 114 all-purpose yards and he rushed for a touchdown.
Tight end Brenton Strange helped the Parkersburg (WV) Big Red improve to 5-3 on the season by rushing for a touchdown, and catching six passes for 84 yards. He also recorded five tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss, and a sack.
State College Little Lion star Keaton Ellis was held in check by Central Dauphin on Friday night. In a 35-28 Little Lions victory, Ellis caught four passes for 40 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 3 yards.