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Penn State Football Commits In Action: Week 12

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While it was a rough weekend for the Nittany Lions, multiple future Nittany Lions had strong performances in postseason play over the weekend

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Future Nittany Lion linebacker Curtis Jacobs led Maryland powerhouse McDonogh to an 11-0 record and a 29-23 victory in a playoff victory on Friday night. Jacobs did it all for the Eagles. With :35 seconds remaining in the game he hauled in a 23-yard touchdown catch, and the two-point conversion, to give McDonogh a 29-23 lead. He followed this up with a game sealing interception.

Continuing to play quarterback for Atlee High School in the Commonwealth of Virginia, future Nittany Lion tight end Tyler Warren had a big night in the Raiders 55-13 blowout victory over Hanover. Warren was 8-for-14 for 231 yards and 4 touchdowns, he also rushed for 45 yards and a score.

At the JUCO level wide receiver Norval Black and safety Ji’Ayir Brown helped the Lackawanna Falcons pick up a 37-30 victory over Georgia Military College. With the win, the Falcons punched their ticket for the JUCO National Championship Game on December 5th. In the win, Black was held off the score sheet while Brown missed his second consecutive game with an injury.

Micah Bowens and the Bishop Gorman Gaels kicked off postseason play in the state of Nevada with a 52-7 victory. Bowens finished 8-for-13 with 2 touchdowns and no interceptions. He also rushed for 62 yards and a pair of scores.

In the state of Indiana the Carmel Greyhounds picked up a 35-7 victory in postseason play. Defensive tackle Cole Brevard recorded 3 tackles in the victory. With his senior season now in the books, defensive lineman Brandon Taylor released his senior film this past Thursday. Taylor will have the ability to play defensive end or defensive tackle for the Nittany Lions, and there is plenty of good clay there for Sean Spencer to mold.

Canadian wide receiver Malick Meiga also released his senior HUDL tape. While there is a lot to like with Meiga — he’s a great athlete, his size will make him a match up nightmare, and he high points the ball well — his route running needs a lot of work. There sure is a heck of a lot of mold to clay there with Meiga, though.

Sticking with the wide receiver position, Connecticut product Jaden Dottin had a big game in a 41-14 victory for the Suffield Academy Tigers. Dottin hauled in 4 passes for 135 yards and a touchdown, while also recording a pair of tackles in the victory.

2021 tight end Nick Elksnis had 6 receptions for 91 yards and 2 touchdowns, to go with 7 tackles and a sack in a 35-25 playoff victory for the Episcopal School of Jacksonville. In the PIAA playoffs, offensive lineman Nate Bruce and the Harrisburg Cougars picked up a 33-29 victory over the Wilson Bulldogs.