Stanford's game against Wazzu didn't go as planned... but there was high school action out the wazoo! Who came out on top?
QB Davis Mills - Greater Atlanta Christian School (Norcross, Ga.)
Mills again impressed this week, throwing for 196 yards and three touchdowns in a 69-12 beatdown of East Hall HS.
I want to clear the air on something. I know I've beat the "quarterback of the future" drum half to death in the past month since Mills' knee healed and he reverted to 2015-16 form, but I still think, despite the talent Stanford could add closer to signing day, that the Georgia gunslinger will be the best player in this class.
TE/DE Colby Parkinson - Oaks Christian HS (Westlake Village, Calif.)
I'm so glad to hear that Parkinson finally returned to the field this week. Adjusting back into game speed after recuperating the past few weeks from a nagging high ankle sprain can be difficult, but the senior looked better than good after being out so long.
In reviewing Parkinson's highlight tape I counted 11 receptions (actually 10 catches for 159 yards) as well as one sack, but the senior's snag of a short pass over the middle into a 54-yard catch-and-run was his play of the night, setting up a three-yard touchdown run for Lions running back Zach Charbonnet on the next play.
Check out Parkinson's full-game workload below:
It was a seesaw offensive game, with both teams combining for over 1,200 yards from scrimmage. Fortunately, Oaks Christian outdueled Newbury Park HS, 63-49.
WR Osiris St. Brown - Mater Dei HS (Anaheim, Calif.)
St. Brown tallied 112 yards and two touchdowns in a 62-14 blowout of Santa Margarita HS. The senior standout and his brother have become more-than-comfortable options for sophomore QB J.T. Daniels, who is catching fire in national recruiting circles and seems to have some early interest in coming to Palo Alto. I'd like to think that is due to the presence and persistence in recruiting the entire St. Brown family the last few years, but who knows.
DB Stuart Head - Etowah HS (Woodstock, GA)
Head and the Etowah defensive backfield were burned by Woodstock quarterback Liam Byrne, who accounted for two passing scores and one rushing touchdown. The Eagles were handily defeated by the cross-town rival Wolverines, 35-7. However, Etowah's lone points came courtesy of Head's 57-yard fake punt scoring run.
RB Sione Heimuli-Lund - Brighton HS (Salt Lake City, UT)
Lund again played the role of workhorse, eclipsing 1000 yards rushing this season with 144 on eight carries in a 35-17 loss to West Jordan HS. Ten Bengal penalties for 100 yards didn't make matters much better. Brighton shot themselves in the foot with those mistakes and wasted another great 100+ yard outing from Lund.
TE Tucker Fisk - Davis Senior HS (Davis, Calif.)
Fisk and Davis High edged the top twenty-ranked Sheldon Huskies, 24-21. No individual stats were available for this game, but I assume that the closeness of the score means it was a good one.
OL Drew Dalman - Palma HS (Salinas, Calif.)
Despite being a mainstay on the offensive line, Dalman did most of his damage on the defensive line in Palma's 33-7 win over Salinas HS.. The Chieftains are rolling through their league, already with two wins. Drew helped Palma get their second league victory, wrapping up ball carriers in the backfield all night and his 30-yard fumble return to set up another Chieftain drive was icing on the cake.
QB Jack West - Saraland HS (Saraland, AL)
West threw two touchdowns but also lost two turnovers (one interception and one fumble). However, the junior's two miscues didn't matter in the end, as running back Johnathan Perryman paced the offense with 208 yards rushing and four scores, helping the Spartans deter Baldwin County HS, 35-14.