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Monday Recruiting: Ifeatu Melifonwu Leads The Way For Grafton

In Grafton’s (MA) first game of the season Saturday, 2016 SU wide receiver commit Ifeatu Melifonwu dominated, leading his team to a 27-7 win over Westborough. Playing running back, Melifonwu rushed for 165 yards on only 9 carries in the win. He finished the day with three touchdowns.

Following the victory, Grafton coach Chris McMahon spoke highly of Melifonwu to the MetroWest Daily News.

He’s a dynamic player,” coach McMahon said. “He can do it in the running game and the passing game, and we want to get him the ball as much as we can. His teammates and the coaches, we look at him to make plays and he steps up and makes plays when we ask him to. He’s been doing that for a few years now.”

300 miles south, in Pennsylvania, Tommy DeVito’s Don Bosco (NJ) team found itself on the wrong side of the record books Saturday. Bosco lost to St. Joseph Prep of Philadelphia 35-24, to fall to 0-2 for the first time since 1994.

DeVito did his best to win the game for Bosco. He threw for 210 yards and two scores. With 1:40 to go in the game and his team down three, DeVito got Bosco into field goal range, but a missed kick meant a second straight loss for the New Jersey powerhouse.

In Russell Thompson-Bishop’s opening game for Bloomfield (CT) on Friday, the Syracuse receiver commit made a key fourth down reception to help his team win.

In the second quarter of Bloomfield’s match up against Berlin, Thompson-Bishop hauled in a 30-yard pass on 4th and 11. That drive ended in a touchdown and Bloomfield went on to win 36-14.

Finally, in Maryland, another dominant performance from Dakota Davis and the rest of the Glenelg offensive line resulted in a 49-7 victory over River Hill on Friday.

After the drubbing, River Hill coach Brian Van Deusen mentioned Davis by name speaking to the Baltimore Sun.

“They’re huge up front,” said Van Deusen. “That’s the key to the game – it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out. They’ve got a guy, Dakota Davis, going to Syracuse and another guy going Division-I, and we’ve got linemen weighing 200 or 180 pounds. We hung in there as long as we could.”

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Posted: Connor Morrissette

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