The Orange may only have 15 players committed in its 2016 class, but several of those recruits are still in high school playoff races and one won a state championship this past weekend.
SU linebacker commit Taylor Riggins‚Äô Aquinas team defeated Saratoga Springs 44-19 to win the New York Class AA state championship game in the Carrier Dome Sunday.
Riggins and the rest of the Aquinas defense held Saratoga scoreless through the first three quarters in the game.
In New Jersey, Syracuse wide receiver commit Sadiq Palmer caught a 23-yard touchdown pass and also scored on a 4-yard touchdown run in his Red Bank Regional team‚Äôs 35-12 Thanksgiving win over Long Branch. RBR moved to 11-0 on the season with the victory. Palmer‚Äôs team now faces Rumson-Fair Haven in the Central Group III championship game. Red Bank beat South Plainfield and Ocean Township to get to the title game.
Moving south in New Jersey, SU defensive commits Jamal Holloway and Dymelle Parker‚Äôs Camden team knocked off Pemberton 34-13 the weekend before Thanksgiving to advance to a sectional title game December 5th.
On Thanksgiving, Camden also won against Woodrow Wilson 26-22 to move to 9-2 on the season.
In Pennsylvania, Syracuse offensive line commit Noel Brouse returned an interception for a touchdown to help his Parkland team knock off Wyoming Valley West 63-21 Friday.
With the win, Parkland advances to play a quarterfinal matchup against La Salle. The winner of that game will play for a state championship.
Finally in Louisiana, Syracuse quarterback commit Lindsey Scott continues to put up mind-boggling statistics during his Zachary team‚Äôs playoff run.
Scott threw for four touchdowns and ran for three more in Zachary‚Äôs 55-27 playoff win over Hahnville Friday. Zachary now plays in a semifinal game against Parkway December 4th.
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Posted: Connor Morrissette