While college football gets underway later this week, high school football is already in full swing in many states across the country. Five members of SU’s 2017 recruiting class took the field this past weekend. On Friday, Florida receiver Sharod Johnson stole the show in a matchup against fellow SU receiver commit Joshua Palmer.
Johnson had two touchdown catches (one of them was the game winner) and a two point conversion reception in Booker T. Washington’s 27-23 upset victory over the top ranked team in Florida, St. Thomas Aquinas.
Palmer had a catch for Aquinas in the game, but failed to find the end zone.
25 miles south, SU linebacker commit Nadarius Fagan’s Southridge team defeated Edison 7-0. The Southridge defense intercepted two passes in the game. The contest ended before the first half finished however, due to a lightning storm. Fagan’s Southridge squad was credited with the win.
Up in Michigan, Orange commit Allen Stritzinger was on the losing end of his team’s opening game as De La Salle fell to Lowell 36-19 away from home.
Stritzinger struggled in Friday’s game. He rushed for only 24 yards on 12 carries. It wasn’t all bad news though; Stritzinger did find the end zone twice in the defeat.
In Detroit, Cass Tech beat Oak Park on the road Sunday 45-27. Syracuse defensive end commit Zach Morton had himself an afternoon.
Cass Tech's @zmorton_ has been absolute beast this first half. Blocked passes, QB rushes, big tackles. Does it all.
— Isaiah Hole (@isaiahhole) August 28, 2016
Cass Tech improved to 1-0 with the victory.
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Posted: Connor Morrissette