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Commits In Action: Another Big Game For Keaton Ellis, Brenton Strange Goes Off, & More

It’s high school football playoff SZN, y’all!

NCAA Football: Wisconsin at Penn State Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Keaton Ellis continued his phenomenal senior season for the State High Little Lions by helping his team earn a 55-20 victory over McDowell. Ellis had one carry for 20 yards, and five receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown.

The Parkersburg (WV) Big Red and Brenton Strange picked up a 28-21 playoff victory over Wheeling Park on Friday night. Strange had a huge game hauling in seven passes for 206 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, he chipped in eight tackles, a sack, and two TFLs.

In the New Jersey non-public school playoffs Taquan Roberson and the defending state champion DePaul Catholic Spartans had their season ended by Mater Dei 28-23. Roberson was 23/41 for 381 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. He also rushed for 78 yards.

As for fellow QB commit Michael Johnson Jr., his performance helped lead the now 9-2 Sheldon (OR) Irish to a 44-28 playoff victory. MJJ was 8/11 for 125 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception through the air. He also rushed for 116 yards and a pair of scores.

In a 14-7 defeat, Emery Simmons caught four passes for 63 yards and a touchdown. Simmons and the South View (NC) Tigers finished the regular season 8-2 and will begin playoff action this weekend.

Running back Devyn Ford and the North Stafford Wolverines kicked off playoff action in Virginia by steamrolling Hallifax County 60-19. While Ford had just two carries in the game, one went for a touchdown. He also had two receptions, with one resulting in a trip to the end zone.

In the state of Michigan, linebacker Lance Dixon and the West Bloomfield Lakers suffered a season-ending 13-10 playoff defeat. You can checkout Dixon’s senior highlights below, and you totally should because he’s a heat seeking missile and they’re quite fun to watch.

Defensive athlete Joey Porter Jr. and the North Allegheny Tigers saw their season come to an end at the hands of Seneca Valley. In the 31-14 loss, Porter Jr. had two receptions for 45 yards. He also had four tackles and returned a kickoff 10 yards.

On the JUCO circuit, the Lackawanna Community College Falcons picked up a 30-15 victory over Georgia Military College to finish their season a perfect 10-0. The blocking of Anthony Whigan helped the Falcons pick up 20 first downs and 209 rushing yards. Meanwhile, safety Jaquan Brisker had a big game racking up seven tackles, two sacks, three TFLs, and forcing a fumble.