TWIR: Phillips, DeMatha Beat Good Counsel

All 18 of Virginia Tech’s high school senior recruits were in action this past weekend.  QB Andrew Ford , who has consistently come through with top performances this season, along with WR Cam Phillips and RB  Marshawn Williams highlight the list of standout performers from this past week.


– WR Jaylen Bradshaw had touchdown receptions of 14, 65, and 18 yards as Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA) routed Lakeland, 56-6.  The Tigers improve to 4-0 on the season.

– Cedar Cliff (Camp Hill, PA) notched its fifth win of the season (to zero losses) with a 35-7 decision over Red Land. Andrew Ford ‘s outstanding senior season continued as he completed 12 of 19 passes for 281 yards and four touchdowns and one interception.  This link provides a game story plus video highlights.

– Kathleen (Lakeland, FL) defeated Winter Haven to improve to 4-1 on the year. WR/CB Javon Harrison , a Virginia Tech commitment, caught the game-winning touchdown in overtime.  Harrison had two touchdowns in total — one rush, one receiving — in the 21-14 win.

Travon McMillian had another big week, but it wasn’t enough as Hylton (Woodbridge, VA) dropped a 31-21 decision to Patriot.  The Bulldogs fall to 3-1.

In defeat, McMillian completed 12 of 19 passes for 229 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.  He also had 19 carries for 134 yards, including a 55-yard touchdown run that opened the game’s scoring.

Cam Phillips is headed to Virginia Tech as a wide receiver, but it was his big play on defense — a 97-yard interception return for a touchdown — that helped DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, MD) capture a 21-0 over archrival Good Counsel.  The Stags are now 2-0 in the WCAC, 5-1 overall.

On offense, Phillips had three catches for 36 yards.

– Phoebus (Hampton, VA) running back Marshawn Williams racked up 233 yards rushing and four touchdowns in a 42-0 win over Hampton, where Williams attended for his first three years of high school.  Williams now has 1,012 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns on the year, and Phoebus is now 4-1.


– Brunswick (Lawrenceville, VA), which is led by TE/DL Xavier Burke , defeated Windsor by a score of 47-10.  The Bulldogs have now won two straight to even their record at 2-2.

Terrell Edmunds and the Dan River Wildcats (Ringgold, VA) cruised to a 62-0 win over Nelson County.  Dan River is now 4-1 on the year.  Edmunds, a defensive back recruit, rushed six times for 154 yards including touchdown runs 59 and 68 yards.  He rushed for over 300 yards in a win the previous week.

– Council Rock South (Holland, PA) continues to struggle in 2013.  This past weekend OL Eric Gallo and company lost to Pennsbury by 36, falling to 0-5 on the year.

– Massaponax (Fredericksburg, VA) remains undefeated (5-0) after a 33-15 win over Franklin County last week.  The Panthers host Riverbend this Friday night, but it is not known if Virginia Tech-bound defensive end Vinny Mihota will suit up.  Mihota has been sidelined for several weeks while recovering from a foot injury.

– Paramus Catholic (Paramus, N.J.), which features VT offensive line recruit Billy Ray Mitchell , defeated Cleveland (OH) program St. Ignatius, 44-10.  Paramus Catholic is 4-0 and enjoys a bye this week.

– L.C. Bird (Chesterfield, VA), which features Tech-bound defensive back/wide receiver prospect Shawn Payne , blasted Monacan, 73-7.  The Skyhawks, 4-0 on the year, appear ready to take on Norfolk power Lake Taylor on Friday night.  Last season, Lake Taylor captured the AAA Division 5 state championship while Bird took home the AAA Division 6 crown.

– Patrick Henry (Deshler, OH), which is led by senior OL Colt Pettit , has now won four consecutive games after dropping its season opener.  Last week’s victory came against Evergreen by a score of 50-6.

CJ Reavis and the Thomas Dale Knights (Chester, VA) outscored Hopewell 13-2 in the 4th in a 32-23 victory.  Dale evens its record at 2-2.

– Athens Academy (Athens, GA) is now 3-1 following a 35-7 victory over Lakeview Academy.  Virginia Tech recruit Michael Santamaria is Athens’ quarterback and place-kicker.

– OL Tyrell Smith and the Don Bosco Prep Ironmen (Ramsey, N.J.) lost to DePaul, 35-25, to drop to 1-3.

– Stonewall Jackson (Manassas, VA) scored a much needed win this past week, defeating Gar-Field by a score of 21-15. The Raiders are now 2-3.  Virginia Tech-bound athlete Greg Stroman , the Raiders’ starting quarterback, has missed some action this season due to a hip injury.  I could not find if he returned to action this past week, but if he didn’t he could be back this week against Freedom.

– OL/DL Brady Taylor and his Bishop Ready (Columbus, OH) teammates continue to roll along in 2013, this time downing Fisher Catholic by a score of 49-14 last week.  Bishop Ready is 5-0 heading into this week’s matchup against Washington.

Previous “Week In Review” Reports, The 2013 Season

September 3rd

September 10th

September 16th

September 25th

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  1. Chris,

    Is Marshawn just that good, or is his offensive line just that good to opening up holes?

  2. I thought the talent between Phoebus and Hampton was much closer… what happened? Marshawn is putting up some monster stats! Awesome to see. Same with Jaylen Bradshaw, especially for someone who the recruiting ranking websites think is just a two star prospect.

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