The 2015 regular season is underway for five members of Virginia Tech’s class of 2016 – wide receivers Divine Deablo and Sam Denmark, offensive lineman Patrick Kearns, defensive end Jimmie Taylor, and linebacker Emmanuel Belmar. Deablo and Denmark, talented wideouts who plan to enroll at Tech in January of 2016, had distinctly different experiences last week.
The Week In Review
Divine Deablo, WR, Mount Tabor (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
Mount Tabor (0-1) lost to a powerful East Forsyth squad, 42-7. Deablo, a 6’3″, 200-pound senior, left the game in the second quarter with an arm injury. The good news is that, according to this report, Mount Tabor head coach Laymarr Marshall does not believe the injury to be serious.
Sam Denmark, WR, Hanahan (S.C.)
After earning an invite to the Blue/Grey All-American Bowl earlier in the week, Denmark had two scores to help Hanahan (1-0) defeat James Island, 35-14. The 6’1″ speedster, a state champion in the 100 meters in track, had a 67-yard touchdown reception and a 20-yard rushing touchdown. Click here for the game story.
Patrick Kearns, OL, Darlington (Rome, GA)
Darlington traveled to Walt Disney World’s Wide World of Sports (Orlando, FL) for its season opener. The trip was worthwhile, as Kearns and company returned home with a 20-7 win over Melbourne Central Catholic. Click here for the game story.
Jimmie Taylor, DE, Southwest Onslow (Jacksonville, N.C.)
Jacksonville handed Southwest Onslow a 41-0 loss in its season opener, which was Southwest Onslow’s first game under new head coach Charlie Dempsey. Coach Dempsey took some time last week to discuss Taylor, a 6’3.5″, 225-pound defensive end recruit, in this TSL Pass article.
Emmanuel Belmar, LB, Collins Hill (Suwanee, GA)
Belmar and his Collins Hill teammates took a 22-7 lead into halftime of its season opener against Dacula. Unfortunately, Collins Hill surrendered 29 unanswered points and dropped to 0-1 on the year. Click here for the game story.