Get ready to read a lot about Drew Allar in commits in action updates this season. After a strong outing in a season opening victory last weekend, Allar was at it again for Medina (OH) in a 34-17 victory.
Allar threw for 246 yards and a pair of scores in the victory. He also continued to prove to be a better athlete than he gets credit for rushing for 104 yards and 2 more touchdowns.
It can not be stressed enough that Allar may be the most important recruiting victory of James Franklin’s tenure in Happy Valley. The one thing the Nittany Lions have lacked during the Franklin Era is a truly elite quarterback, as he continues to solidify himself as a top 100 overall prospect in the 2022 class Allar appears to be on his way to changing that.
While Allar had another terrific outing he was not the only future Nittany Lions signal caller to excel on the field this past weekend. In a 35-28 season opening victory over Exeter Township, Beau Pribula had a big night for the Central York Panthers.
Pribula was 17/24 for 337 yards and 4 touchdowns in the victory. He also rushed for a score as he helped to account for all 5 Panther touchdowns on Friday night. Fingers crossed between Allar and Pribula the Penn State QB room should be in great shape for at least the next 5 years.
Staying on the offensive side of the ball in Central PA, running back Nick Singleton and Governor Mifflin overwhelmed York High School 55-6 to kick off their season on Friday night.
In the victory Singleton showed why 247Sports ranks him as the top running back in the country and 26th best player in the class. Singleton ran all over the York defense to the tune of 280 yards and 5 touchdowns. His 5 touchdowns included this 70-yard run in which he just ran past the opposing defense.
Nick Singleton with his 5th TD of the game. The 70-yard score puts Gov. Mifflin up 49-6 in Q3. pic.twitter.com/DcRZPBYSoY— Rob Rose (@RobRoseSports) August 28, 2021
It was also a good weekend for Manheim Township wide receiver Anthony Ivey. While Ivey had just 3 receptions for 38 yards his impact was made on special teams where he returned the second half’s opening kick off 100 yards for a touchdown. Ivey also had a pair of tackles in the 24-21 victory over Central Dauphin East and fellow Penn State commit Mehki Flowers.
Flowers was a key offensive cog for the Panthers in their loss. He also made an impact on defense while playing safety, his likely position in college, by forcing a fumble.
In a battle of Pennsylvania powers Keon Wylie and Imhotep Charter defeated Pittsburgh Central Catholic 12-6. Wylie recorded 7.5 tackles, including 4.5 TFLs in the victory. Next up for Wylie and Imhotep is game against Maryland powerhouse, and safety commit KJ Winston, DeMatha Catholic.
Staying in Philadelphia, Northeast and defensive end Ken Talley suffered a tough 31-18 loss against St. Joe’s Prep and their tri-state roster. In the loss Talley did all he could to rally the Vikings as he was absolutely unblockable recording 15 tackles, 3 TFLs and 2 sacks. If Talley continues to play this way he could be in line for a rankings boost this fall.
Facing the now infamous Bishop Sycamore... IMG Academy and running back Kaytron Allen rolled to a 58-0 victory. Allen ran for 162 yards and 2 touchdowns on the season. Through the first two games of the season for IMG Academy Allen has already rushed for 389 yards.
Staying in the state of Florida cornerback Cam Miller and the Trinity Christian Academy Conquerors defeated the Raines Vikings 24-18. In the victory Miller had 3 tackles and he returned a kick off for a touchdown.
Lake Nona and defensive tackle Zane Durant fell to Winter Park High School 35-14. In the loss Durant was able to wreck havoc on the defensive line for the Lions recording 7 tackles, 2 TFLs, 2 QB hurries and a pass breakup.