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Friday Night Lights

How did Clemson’s commitments do in their games on Friday night? The Clemson Insider has you covered with the top performances from future Tigers in Week 6:

Trevor Lawrence had another five-star game for Cartersville (Ga.). The five-star quarterback threw for five touchdowns, including three in the first quarter, as he led his team to a 55-6 win over Carroll Central (Carrollton, Ga.).

Before leaving the game midway through the third quarter with his team up by 42 points, Lawrence completed 16-of-23 passes for 308 yards, including touchdowns of 64 and 54 yards. Lawrence has now thrown 20 touchdown passes against just one interception this season, while he is up to 1,846 passing yards for his career. Cartersville, the two-time defending 4A state champions, have won 36 consecutive games.

Wide receiver commit Derion Kendrick, who plays quarterback for South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C.), tossed a pair of touchdown passes before being ejected in the second quarter of his team’s eventual 56-19 victory at Ridge View (Columbia, S.C.). Kendrick exchanged words and shoves with an opposing player after having his helmet ripped off and was subsequently tossed. He finished 7-of-12 passing for 79 yards and the two scores, and also rushed for 27 yards on five carries.

Kendrick’s teammate and fellow Clemson commit, B.T. Potter, scored 12 points in the win. He kicked six extra points and booted field goals of 38 and 25 yards. Kendrick, Potter and South Pointe are now 6-0 on the season.

Defensive back commit Kyler McMichael sees a lot of action at running back for Greater Atlanta Christian (Norcross, Ga.) and ran for two touchdowns in his team’s 55-7 rout at Fannin County (Blue Ridge, Ga.). Both touchdowns came in the first quarter and one was a 26-yarder.

On the defensive side of the ball, defensive tackle Darnell Jefferies and Newton (Covington, Ga.) squared off against defensive end Justin Mascoll and South Gwinnett (Snellville, Ga.). South Gwinnett was defeated 30-8, though Mascoll recorded a couple of sacks and six tackles. Jefferies, meanwhile, posted a number of tackles with a few sacks and tackles for loss included.

Clemson linebacker commit Jake Venables impressed in his first game at defensive end. The Central (S.C.) Daniel standout totaled five tackles, four sacks and five quarterback hurries in his team’s 35-14 loss to Wren (Piedmont, S.C.).

Another score of note: Defensive tackle Josh Belk and Lewisville (Richburg, S.C.) overwhelmed McBee (S.C.) in a 66-12 win.

Clemson commits Mike Jones, Xavier Thomas and IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) host Northwestern (Miami, Fla.) at 7 p.m. tonight.

In case you missed it, TCI was on location at South Gwinnett on Friday night to see the matchup between Jefferies and Mascoll as part of our Tour of Champions.

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