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October 20, 2013

Following the future: Week 8

Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway (7-1) and wide receiver commit Ricky Rogers lost a heart breaker to Penn-Trafford 35-34. Gateway senior Quarterback Jimmy Moore tossed 13 passes for 390 yards and undecided 2014 prospect Montae Nicholson caught six of those passes for 253 yards. Gateway will look to bounce back with a big win over undefeated McKeesport.

Morgantown (W.Va.) High School (7-1) is back on their winning ways as they disposed of Musselman 44-20. Morgantown will travel to John Marshall this Friday before there big match-up with University on November 1st.

Baltimore (Md.) Dunbar (6-1) defeated Poly 34-6 behind the play of West Virginia commit and Poet Quarterback William Crest. The playmaker had a hand in all four of Dunbar's offensive touchdowns with three touchdown passes and a late touchdown run to give the Poets yet another Baltimore city victory. Dunbar will take on National Academy Foundation on Friday night.

"It was a big win," Crest said. "I lost to Poly my sophomore year and it didn't sit well with me so I wanted to get this big win."

Springfield (Oh.) High School (0-8) continued to struggle as they lost to Beavercreek 38-12. Springfield will try for that elusive first win against Northmont this coming Friday evening. West Virginia linebacker commit Davonte James plays for Springfield.

Avon (Oh.) High School (8-0) continue to roll as they defeated Rocky River 56-41. Offense has not been an issue at all this season as this was Avon's 5th game with over 40 points scored. Most of that success has been based off the production of Avon's offensive line, including Walter Rauterkus as they started the game 49-7 before the back-ups allowed Rocky River back in the game late. Avon will travel to Olmsted Falls this Friday.

Niles (Oh.) McKinley (4-4) broke their two game losing skid with a 50-20 victory over Howland with offensive line commit Josh Krok helping pave the way. McKinley will travel to Struthers to gain a much needed conference victory.

Miami (Fla.) Coral Reef (5-3) dropped a thriller to Southridge 12-10. Even with three catches for 89 yards, Jacob McCrary and Barracudas couldn't Southridge out of the endzone late in the fourth quarter. McCrary has far and away been the most productive receiver for Coral Reef with 23 catches for 478 yards and three touchdowns. Coral Reef will have a bye week this week before they take on South Dade on November 2nd.

Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington (8-0) held point as they defeated Gulliver Prep 41-7. West Virginia commit Lamar Parker had his least productive game of the season with only two catches for 18 yards. So far Parker is sitting on 28 catches for 475 yards and six touchdowns this season. Booker T. will go up against Norland this coming Friday evening.

Miami (Fla.) Jackson (3-4) had a valiant comeback but fell short against Cardinal Gibons 31-30. Junior Jovon Durante hauled in four catches for 74 yards and a touchdown. Durante also took a third quarter punt 61 yards for another touchown. On the season Durante has 13 catches for 388 yards and five touchdowns. Jackson will take on Monsignor Pace this Friday.

Oviedo (Fla.) High School (4-3) had a bye week. It couldn't have come at a better time as Oviedo is looking to bounce back from a three game losing streak. West Virginia commit defensive end Tyree Owens and his Lion teammates will try to change their luck as they take on Winter Park.

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Clarksdale (Miss.) Coahoma Community College (1-7) tried to build off their first victory of the season but fell short as they lost 20-7 to Mississippi Delta Community College. Offensive lineman Sylvester Townes had a good game, as he didn't give up a sack or tackle behind the line of scrimmage. Coahomas will finish their season on October 29th against Holmes Community College.

"I think I played pretty well," Townes said. "I fired off the ball well on the run. My footwork on the pass was all right but that's one thing I need to work on once I get to WVU."

Woodland Hills (Ca.) Pierce College (5-1) bounced back after an upset loss the week before to defeat Los Angeles Valley College 42-9. Behind the blocking of West Virginia commit Justin Scott, the Brahams were able to pound out over two hundred yards on the ground on only allowed one sack all game. Pierce will take on undefeated Santa Barbara next Saturday.

"The game went well," Scott explained. "I played well but not a lot though as it was a blow out."

Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College (6-2) easily dispatched of Fort Scott Community College 63-39. Jaylon Myers had his NJCAA-leading 8th interception of the season, this time for a 66-yard touchdown which capped the scoring Saturday. Hutchinson will play their last regular season game of the season against Butler Community College this coming Saturday evening.

Wesson (Miss.) Copiah-Lincoln Community College (6-2) dropped just their second game of the season with a heart breaking loss to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College 21-7. Currently Edward Muldrow, West Virginia's newest commit, has 50 tackles, 4.5 sacks and an interception. Copiah-Lincoln will finish their regular season against Southwest Mississippi Community College on Thursday October 24th.

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