A look at Penn State football commits’ performances in Week 3


Week three of high school football season is in the books. So, here is VBR’s weekly look at how Penn State football commits performed over the weekend.

Throughout the 2017 football season I will take a look at how Penn State football commits perform in their high school football games each week. With high school football now in full swing across the country, there is plenty to talk about after this past weekend.

We will start down in the DMV where wide receiver commit Daniel George and running back commit Ricky Slade each played huge roles in their teams being victorious.

George had five receptions for 47 yards, as well as the game sealing interception for Oxon Hill in their 19-12 victory over Riverdale Baptist. Meanwhile, Slade continued his huge senior season for the Hylton Bulldogs as he rushed for 185 yards in their 41-0 victory over Osbourn. This included a 93-yard touchdown run as one of his three total touchdowns.

Sticking to the DMV, offensive tackle Nana Asiedu helped pave the way to a 48-12 for North Stafford High School. Led by Asiedu’s blocking the Wolverines rushed for over 300 yards in this game. PJ Mustipher and McDonogh Eagles improved to 2-0 with a 42-7 victory over Bishop McNamara. Up next for the Eagles is a showdown with national powerhouse DeMatha Catholic.

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In the Garden State, five-star wide receiver Justin Shorter had a huge game for South Brunswick High School in their 35-6 season opening victory. Shorter caught touchdown passes of 12 and 52 yards, he also had a 77-yard touchdown run. Shorter finished the game with 165 yards of total offense.

Meanwhile, Dorian Hardy and Paramus Catholic was defeated by DePaul Catholic 35-14.

Back in the Keystone State, four-star safety Isheem Young put on a show for Imhotep Charter on Friday. Young finished the game with a touchdown run and an interception return for a touchdown in the 27-6 Panther victory. You can watch his touchdown and interception here.

Tight end Zack Kuntz and Camp Hill were defeated by Annville-Cleona 39-20. In the loss, Kuntz caught five passes for 63 yards. Juice Scruggs helped lead Erie Cathedral Prep to a dominating 63-7 victory over Erie McDowell. The blocking up front from Scruggs has helped the Ramblers average 47 points and 372 yards per game so far this season.

The Mercyhurst Prep Lakers and Jesse Luketa defeated Titusville 52-7 to improve to 3-0 on the season. Luketa caught a touchdown pass and recorded four tackles in the Laker victory. Charlie Katshir and Cumberland Valley shut out Central York 35-0 to improve to 2-0. On top of helping the Eagle defense pitch a shut out, Katshir had 91 receiving yards and a pair of receiving touchdowns.

The Pennridge Rams improved to 2-1 with a 29-0 victory over Perkiomen Valley. In the game, Nick Tarburton recorded a safety while helping the Ram defense record their first shut out of the season. Meanwhile, Penn State’s newest commit, class of 2019 cornerback Keaton Ellis, had 79 all-purpose yards in the Little Lions’ 55-27 victory over Hollidaysburg.

Down in the Sunshine State cornerback Jordan Miner and Wiregrass Ranch improved to 3-0 this season with a 14-9 victory over Sunlake High School. Miner finished the night with five tackles and he also scored his third touchdown in as many games this season. Judge Culpepper and Plant High School had the week off.

In the Lonestar State the Sachse Mustangs and Isaiah Humphries dominated Plano West 48-0. Humphries recorded four tackles in the Mustang victory. Meanwhile, Trent Gordon and the Manvel Mavericks still have yet to play a game this season due to the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

In the Midwest, kicker commit Jake Pinegar booted a pair of field goals and was successful on his lone extra point attempt in Ankeny Centennial’s (IA) 13-6 victory over Roosevelt. AJ Reed and Muskegon High School (MA) remained undefeated with a 68-0 victory over Fruitport. Offensive tackle Bryce Effner is still out due to mono and defensive tackle Aeneas Hawkins is out due to injury as well.

In the state of Connecticut, the Xavier Falcons and quarterback Will Levis were defeated 40-37 in their season opener. Despite the loss, Levis had over 300 yards of total offense. He threw three touchdowns and rushed for a score as well.

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That will do it for this week. Throughout high school football season continue to check back with Victory Bell Rings for the lowdown on how Penn State Football commits performed on the field the previous weekend.