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Friday Night w/ Golden Recruits: Daniel Lasco of the Woodlands Carried the Highlanders to District Title

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November 5th, 2010


Friday Night Lights

  • The Woodlands Highlanders (The Woodlands, TX) dominated College Park 42-10 for the Texas District 14-5A title [1][2]. Daniel Lasco, RB (Cal) carried 25 times for 195 yds and 2 TDs. Since coming back from his high ankle injury Lasco has amassed 629 yds and 8 TDs in four games. His comeback and on-field performance earned Lasco Montgomery County Courier Player of the Week [3].

    "A lot of people forget that Daniel was out — I don’t — but this is really only like his fourth ball game back," The Woodlands coach Mark Schmid said. "With being in a boot and not being able to run around, it takes awhile to get back into that football shape, but he’s starting to hit his stride and that’s really promising to see [4]."

    "During practice and stuff everybody takes a play or two off every now and then," he said. "After the injury it made me realize that you really don’t know when something terrible could happen. Now I just go through every single play like it could be my last."

    When Lasco first turned his ankle in the Highlanders’ season-opener against Monterrey Tech, the first thing he thought about wasn’t the pain or the severity of his injury but when he would be back [5].

  • Richard RodgersSt. John's Pioneers fell to Xaverian 16-20 [6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14], ending their run for a perfect season. Richard Rodgers, TE (Cal) caught 8 passes for 101 yds and 1 TD. Rodgers suffered a bad leg cramp during the game but recovered a fumble later in Pioneers' loss.

    St. John's QB Dan Light & Coach John Andreoli discussed the loss:

  • Colt LyerlaHillsboro Spartans (Hillsboro, OR) crushed Tigard 47-14 [15][16][17]. Colt Lyerla, ATH played like a man among boys, busting open for a 42 yd run and a 54 yd TD pass in the first half, ending the night with 11 carries for 191 yds, 246 yds total offense, and 4 total TDs.

    Lyerla and his Coach Ken Ingram talked about the win:

    Lyerla, considered one of the nation's top prospects in the 2010 recruiting class, did most of his damage in the first half on "Senior Night," scoring on 42-yard run, a 54-yard pass from Fernstrom, and a 60-yard run that gave the Spartans a 29-0 lead.

    "We came out tonight and wanted to earn a little respect," Lyerla said. "We knew what we wanted to do and everybody played their role and did their part, so it was a good feeling [18]."

  • Archbishop Mitty Monarchs (San Jose, CA) tied Serra 40-40 [19][20]. Kyle Boehm, QB (Cal) was sacked 6 times but rushed for 105 yds on 21 carries and 1 TD in the rain. He also passed for a TD before the halftime.
  • Serra Cavaliers (Gardena, CA) remained perfect over Harvard-Westlake 52-13 [21]. George Farmer, WR shined with 4 catches for 179 yds on Senior Night. In the span of 5 minutes, Farmer returned a punt 65 yds for a TD, ran for another TD with a short toss, and finally taking another pass for 86 yds into the end zone for his 3rd TD.

    "He's a special player and Conner can get the ball to him in any way," Serra head coach Scott Altenberg said, "Every time he touches the ball, you don't know what's going to happen."

    In only five minutes, Farmer had 231 total yards. He added a 13-yard touchdown catch early in the second quarter to finish his night.

    "My coach told me we had to come out strong," Farmer said, "Me and Conner [Preston, QB for Serra] kept connecting and I told to keep feeding me."

    Game highlights [22][23] (Farmer #3 in Red & Blue)

  • Todd BarrLakewood Lancers (Lakewood, CA) disposed Millikan 55-7 [24][25]. Todd Barr, DT contributed a passing TD catch on offense.
  • Antoine ArnoldChaparral Pumas (Temecula, CA) emerged victorious against Temecula Valley (Temecula, CA) 24-6 [26]. Antoine Arnold, WR caught 1 TD pass.
  • Vista Panthers (Vista, CA) upset by Mission Hill 28-31 [27]. Stefan McClure, CB was double-covered on offense and fumbled a punt return in the loss.
  • The King's Academy Knights (San Jose, CA) stopped by Burlingame 16-28 [28]. Amir Carlisle, RB was held to 129 yds rushing but scored both TKA TDs.
  • Summit Skyhawks (Fontana, CA) shut out Jurupa Valley 63-0 [29][30][31]. Devon Blackmon, ATH scored 4 TDs from offense, defense, and special teams. He carried twice for two TDs and 113 yds.

    Blackmon (#12) showed off his extra gear in this rushing TD (0:37-0:50).

  • St. John Bosco Braves (Bellflower, CA) lost by the narrowest margin possible to Santa Margarita 41-42 [32]. Bryce Treggs, WR {2012} caught 7 passes for 123 yds and 1 TD.
  • Valley Christian Warriors (San Jose, CA) dominated St. Ignatius 56-20 [33]. Byron Marshall, RB {2012} shined and ran for 4 TDs for 177 yds.
  • San Ramon Valley Wolves (Danville, CA) trounced Livermore 31-7 [34][35]. Zach Kline, QB (Cal) {2012} completed 16 of 22 passes for 221 yds and 1 TD to 7 different receivers. He also snuck 1 TD in on a QB keeper.
  • Skyline Raiders (Dallas, TX) defeated The Lakes 39-14 [36][37][38][39] to capture the Texas District 9-5A title. Thomas Johnson, ATH {2012} caught 9 passes for 110 yds and 1 TD, picking up check-down passes for big gains.


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