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Friday Night w/ Golden Recruits: Jordan Morgan Led Blue Ridge to Rally Past Rival Show Low

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October 22, 2010 | 15 | 8 | 1


Friday Night Lights

  • Blue Ridge Yellow Jackets (Lakeside, AZ) remained undefeated, rallying past rival Show Low 36-18 [1][2][3][4]. Jordan Morgan, S (Cal) completed 2 of 3 passes for 24 yds and ran 13 times for 109 yds. Morgan scored a rushing TD w/ 2:28 left in the 4th quarter to seal the victory against the Cougars. He also intercepted a pass on D to complement his offensive output.

    After Ricedorff [Show Low's QB] threw the first of two second-half interceptions, Blue Ridge's line controlled the trenches and Morgan made big plays with his arm and legs. He ran for 16 yards, completed a 14-yard pass, ran for 30 more yards. His runs of 3 and 9 yards was followed by Russell's 1-yard run that gave Blue Ridge a 22-18 lead.

    "My dad told me to get ready for it," Morgan said. "My dad (former Show Low coach Bill Morgan) said Show Low is like that. I knew they were going to try to set me off. That's kind of how they are."

    Morgan scored the last touchdown on a 5-yard run with 2:28 left to put away Show Low.

    "Coach told us in the second half we couldn't let them have the ball, because they're an explosive offense," Morgan said. "It was so emotional with all the turmoil going on. But my coaches and teammates kept me strong [5]."

  • The King's Academy Knights (San Jose, CA) crushed Terra Nova 41-28 [6][7][8][9]. Amir Carlisle, RB ran for 297 yds and 3 TDs in the victory. Carlisle was named San Jose Mercury News Player of the Week.

    "The thing about Carlisle is his speed," Terra Nova coach Bill Gray said. "And he has heart and desire. He's a tremendous back."

    Carlisle is verbally committed to Stanford, but took an official recruiting visit to USC recently. He strained his left MCL in last week's loss to Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton, but showed no signs of injury in running through the Tigers.

    "I just came out and played hard with my teammates," said Carlisle, who is hovering around 1,300 yards rushing for the season [10].

  • Benet Academy Redwings (Lisle, IL) humbled by Joliet Catholic 0-45 [11]. Despite of already reaching the playoffs, Patrick Flavin, OT felt the Redwings needed to regain their competitive edge.
    • Vista Panthers (Vista, CA) recovered to defeat St Pasqual 42-28 [12]. Stefan McClure, CB caught a Panthers' TD to even the score in the 3rd quarter.
    • Serra Cavaliers (Gardena, CA) remained perfect over St. Paul 34-7 [13]. George Farmer, WR once again was the star of the night, grabbing 7 passes for 133 yds and 3 TDs. Marqise Lee, ATH contributed w/ a TD of his own. Lane Kiffin of USC and UCLA coaching staff all showed up in Serra's victory.
      "Our chemistry always grows stronger as the year progresses," standout receiver George Farmer Jr. said after another crisp outing for Serra - seven catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns. "We connect a lot better, and once we've started playing together for a few weeks, we're a lot more familiar about how to work with each other. Team building is really important here [14]."
    • Pleasant Valley Vikings (Chico, CA) blanked Chico 32-0 in the 40th Annual "Almond Bowl [15]." Jordan Rigsbee, OG (Cal) opened up running lanes and felt better about the Vikings' playoff chances after the game.
    • Jalen JeffersonSt Bonaventure Seraphs (Ventura, CA) shut out Thousand Oaks 52-0 [16][17]. Jalen Jefferson, ATH (Cal) controlled the stars of Thousand Oaks w/ his Seraphs teammates.
    • Archbishop Mitty Monarchs (San Jose, CA) ripped St. Francis 42-14 [18]. Kyle Boehm, QB (Cal) passed for 102 yds, putting him over 1,000 yds for the season while rushing for 2 TDs.
    • Todd BarrLakewood Lancers (Lakewood, CA) marched over Jordan 42-28 [19][20]. Todd Barr, DT was dominant on offense and defensive, catching a TD and sacking Jordan's QB.
    • DeAnthony ArnettSaginaw Trojans (Saginaw, MI) couldn't get a break, losing to Arthur Hill 6-41 [21]. DeAnthony Arnett, WR was held w/o a catch the entire game.
    • The Woodlands Highlanders (The Woodlands, TX) held off a late charge and overcame Kingwood 41-35 [22][23][24]. Daniel Lasco, RB (Cal) ran 20 times for 179 yds and scored 3 TDs.
    • Lamar Redskins (Hoston, TX) won a defensive struggle against Bellaire 13-7 [25][26]. Darren Ervin, ATH (Cal) rushed for lone Redskins TD before halftime.
    • Richard RodgersSt. John's Pioneers sped past Leominster 42-12 [27][28]. Richard Rodgers, TE (Cal) led all receivers with 5 catches for 67 yds and 1 TD.
    • Richard RodgersChino Hills Huskies (Chino Hills, CA) triumphed over Damien 42-7 [29]. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB caught a 66 yds TD but was otherwise limited as RB after getting banged up the previous week.
    • Colt LyerlaHillsboro Spartans (Hillsboro, OR) overpowered McMinnville 42-6 [30][31][32][33]. Colt Lyerla, ATH rushed for 275 yds on 18 carries and 2 TDs for the victory.
    • Summit Skyhawks (Fontana, CA) trumped Bloomington 22-13 [34]. Devon Blackmon, ATH played at QB, rushing 10 times for 92 yds and completed 3 of 4 passes for 49 yds.
    • Valley Christian Warriors (San Jose, CA) controlled Bellarmine 20-7 [35][36][37]. Byron Marshall, RB {2012} rushed for 3 TDs w/ 17 carries for 131 yds. He also blocked a field goal on special teams. For his efforts, Marshall was named Player of the Game [38]. Photo Gallery [39].

    • St. John Bosco Braves (Bellflower, CA) fell to Servite 24-32 [40][41][42][43][44]. Bryce Treggs, WR {2012} caught 10 passes for 87 yds and 2 TDs. He also intercepted one pass on D.
    • San Ramon Valley Wolves (Danville, CA) succumbed to De La Salle 0-28 [45]. Zach Kline, QB (Cal) {2012} was proud of the defense of the Wolves, holding De La Salle to 1 TD in the first half. He finished with 10 for 19 w/ 89 yds passing with no INTs.


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