JACKED UP FOR DOWNERS
Though its offense did not score a touchdown, No. 16 seed Homewood-Flossmoor stunned No. 1 Downers Grove South 16--0 in the first round of the Illinois Class 8A playoffs last Friday. The Vikings got three field goals from senior Andrej Skiba and a 79-yard interception return for a touchdown by senior linebacker Stephan Sewell.
Massillon ( Ohio) senior Chris Willoughby's one-yard QB sneak in OT gave the Tigers a 23--20 win over archrival Canton (Ohio) McKinley last Saturday, the 116th game in the series. Massillon RB Devoe Torrence (right), an Ohio State recruit, rushed for 134 yards and two TDs.
Seniors Jon Major of Ponderosa ( Parker, Colo.) and Brendan Beal of Liberty (Pa.), among rival.com's top five recruits for their position, made oral commitments to Colorado and Florida, respectively. Major (6'4", 230 pounds) has 136 tackles at his OLB spot; Beal (6'4", 235) has 98 at OLB.