The “Week In Review” will be a weekly feature throughout the 2012 regular season and into the playoffs. It’s a look at how UVa’s recruits performed on the gridiron in the past week. Sadiq Olanrewaju, an offensive tackle out of Salisbury School (Salisbury, CT), still has yet to play a regular season game. That will change this week, though, when Salisbury takes on Hotchkiss in its 2012 season opener.
The premier game, both in Beach District play as well as where Virginia football recruiting is concerned, was Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA) versus Bayside (Virginia Beach, VA). Ocean Lakes dominated, racking up 45 points (all in the first three quarters) while blanking a typically potent Marlins offense. As you’ll read below, Dolphins quarterback Corwin “Turtle” Cutler turned in his best performance of the season.
- Zach Bradshaw, LB/WR, Damascus (MD)
Three regular season games, three straight impressive wins for Damascus. The Hornets have outscored their opponents 113-14 this season, including a 37-8 win over Wootton this past week.
- Malcolm Cook, S/ATH, Fork Union Military Academy (VA)
FUMA is 3-1 on the year after defeating Powhatan, 41-20. Coach Micky Sullivan’s group has come back nicely after a big season opening loss to Hermitage.
- Hipolito Corporan, CB, Westside (Houston, TX)
Westside falls to 1-2 after losing to Port Arthur Memorial by a score of 31-16. The Wolves will look to snap a 2-game losing streak this Friday, when they travel to Kempner.
- Corwin “Turtle” Cutler, QB, Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA)
The 6’3″, 190-pound signal caller was outstanding in the Dolphins’ (4-0) big victory, completing 10 of 11 passes for 223 yards and three touchdowns (18, 1, 21).
- Jack English DT/TE, St. Christopher’s (Richmond, VA)
After being dealt its first loss of the season the previous week, St. Christopher’s trampled St. Anne’s-Belfield by a score of 35-10. The Saints improve to 2-1 on the season.
EDGE subscribers should be sure to check out last Friday’s “Recruiting News & Notes” feature, which includes info on English and sophomore Ricky DeBerry, Jr. DeBerry, who came up big against St. Anne’s with 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks, recently was verbally offered by UVa.
Good Counsel destroyed H.D. Woodson last week by a score of 49-0, improving its record to 3-1. WCAC-rival Gonzaga awaits this Saturday.
Marshall, a 6’5″, 200-pound signal caller, completed six of his eight passes for 127 yards and one touchdown. Garner had only one catches for seven yards, but he ran in a 2-point conversion and also helped the Falcons defense record its first shutout of the season.
Levrone Jr. remains sidelined while recovering from a broken left tibia suffered in the season opener.
- Tim Harris, CB, Varina (VA)
In a contest between two of the Central Region’s most talented teams, Varina crushed Thomas Dale 37-8. The Blue Devils’ defense, which features Harris, a top cornerback recruit, has surrendered only 15 points in two games (both wins) this season.
- Brad Henson Jr., OL, Monsignor Donovan (Toms River, N.J.)
Monsignor Donovan had a field goal, a safety, and a touchdown in the second half to defeat Lakewood, 18-14. Donovan (1-1) trailed 14-7 at halftime.
- Keeon Johnson, WR, A.L. Brown (Kannapolis, N.C.)
A.L. Brown dominated Robinson, 69-21, to move to 4-1 on the season. Johnson did not play due to a toe injury, but Brown coach Mike Newsome told the Independent Tribune that the injury is not considered serious. The talented wideout may have to miss another game, though.
- Zack Jones, WR, Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA)
Zack Jones had a touchdown catch of 40 yards as Oscar Smith (2-1) rolled over Indian River, 42-6. All three of Jones’ touchdowns have come in the last two games, with the 40-yard effort being the shortest of the three. He had TD catches of 55 and 76 yards the previous week.
- Micah Kiser, LB, Gilman (Baltimore, MD)
Gilman evened its record at 2-2 after crushing Charlotte Christian, 37-14.
- Jack McDonald, OL, Boston College High (Boston, MA)
BC High dropped to 0-2 after dropping a 27-7 decision to North Attleboro. The struggling Eagles have yet to score an offensive touchdown this season.
- Taquan “Smoke” Mizzell, RB, Bayside (Virginia Beach, VA)
The Marlins’ running game was bottled up by Ocean Lakes, as Mizzell and company finished with only 47 yards on 27 attempts. Bayside, which falls to 2-2 on the season, will try to rebound this Friday against Kempsville.
- LaChaston Smith, LB, South Iredell (Statesville, N.C.)
Smith hopes to be able to return just after midseason after suffering a broken fibula in South Iredell’s season opener. His coach updated his status — physically and academically, as Smith hopes to enroll early at UVa – in an EDGE article last week.
- Donta Wilkins, DT/OL, Potomac (Dumfries, VA)
Potomac has now lost two straight after falling to Battlefield this past week, 33-14. Wilkins and company are now 1-2 on the season.
- Chris Nelson, DT, Victory Christian Academy (Lakeland, FL), Class of 2014 recruit
VCA is now 0-3 in 2012 after falling to Florida Air Academy, 48-20.
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