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Commits In Action: Lance Dixon Scores Playoff Winner, Another Big Game For Michael Johnson Jr., & More

Even as high school regular seasons begin to wrap up across the country, Penn State’s 2019 recruiting class remains busy on the gridiron

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The Michigan state playoff continued over the weekend and this included Lance Dixon and the West Bloomfield Lakers defeating Catholic Central in overtime 20-17. In this overtime thriller it was Dixon that scored the game winning touchdown for the Lakers.

Quarterback Michael Johnson Jr. led the Sheldon (OR) Irish to a 42-6 blowout victory to start their postseason run. MJJ was 10/11 through the air for 193 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 48 yards and a pair of scores. Meanwhile, Taquan Roberson was 2/2 for 65 yards and a touchdown in DePaul Catholic’s blowout victory in the New Jersey state playoffs on Friday night.

In the commonwealth of Virginia, the North Stafford Wolverines suffered a 17-14 loss against Colonial Forge in their regular season finale. Devyn Ford was held to just 29 rushing yards on 18 carries, he also had 10 yards receiving.

Also in Virignia, five-star linebacker Brandon Smith recorded double digit tackles to help the Louisa County Lions finish the regular season 10-0. He also forced three tackles for the Lion defense. You can check out his highlights from Friday night below, and you totally should because they’re fun to watch.

Emery Simmons was held to just three receptions, but two of the three went for touchdowns. He also had seven tackles, a TFL, and two pass breakups in a 43-29 victory for the South View (NC) Tigers.

Future Nittany Lion tight end Brenton Strange had three receptions for 21 yards and a touchdown in a 28-10 victory for Parkersburg (WV) over Parkserburg South. Strange also recorded three tackles for the Big Red who begin the playoffs this weekend.

Helping to lead the State College High School Little Lions past Mifflin County, Keaton Ellis had 33 yards of total offense and two touchdown receptions. One of his touchdown receptions was a one handed dandy of a grab to boot.

Ellis also had a pass breakup in the end zone as the Little Lions rolled past Mifflin County to take home the District-6 6A Championship.

In a 35-0 victory over University High School, John Dunmore had a pair of touchdown receptions for Chaminade-Madonna Prep in Florida. His two TD grabs included this impressive, contested reception.