How did Clemson’s commitments perform in their games on Friday night? The Clemson Insider has you covered with the top performances from future Tigers in Week 10:
Clemson commits Derion Kendrick, B.T. Potter and South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C.) defeated York (S.C.) 41-27 to improve to 10-0 on the season and claim the Region 3-4A title.
Kendrick (pictured) was stellar, leading his team to victory with two touchdowns through the air and two more on the ground. Kendrick threw for scores of 38 and 3 yards and ran for scores of 3 and 25 yards. He finished with 145 yards rushing on 13 carries (11.2 average) and went 10-of-14 passing for 170 yards.
Potter, meanwhile, booted five extra points. He was a weapon on kickoffs, as well, as York started every possession not gained by a turnover at its own 20-yard line.
On the defensive side of the ball, Clemson defensive tackle commit Darnell Jefferies of Newton (Covington, Ga.) made one of the best plays of his team’s 37-0 stomping Shiloh (Snellville, Ga.). In the first quarter, Jefferies gave Newton a 14-0 lead after intercepting a pass and returning it 25 yards for a touchdown. Jefferies finished with seven tackles, including three for loss, and also had a reception for 15 yards.
Clemson linebacker commit Jake Venables helped Daniel (Central, S.C.) end an eight-game losing streak with a 24-7 win against Pickens (S.C.). Venables recorded five tackles for loss on a defense that allowed just 43 yards of offense in the game and only six yards after halftime.
Other scores of note: Clemson defensive end commit Justin Mascoll and South Gwinnett (Snellville, Ga.) fell to Archer (Lawrenceville, Ga.) 14-0, while defensive tackle commit Josh Belk and Lewisville (Richburg, S.C.) blew away Great Falls (S.C.) 54-0.
Clemson commit Trevor Lawrence of Cartersville (Ga.) needs just two more touchdown passes to break Deshaun Watson’s Georgia high school record of 155 touchdown passes, but Lawrence will have to wait until next week to try to do it as Cartersville had an open date on Friday.
Clemson commits Xavier Thomas and Mike Jones of IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) were also on bye this week, as was Clemson commit Kyler McMichael of Greater Atlanta Christian (Norcross, Ga.).
As for Clemson’s lone commitment in the 2019 class, defensive back Joseph Charleston helped his team to a 34-10 at Lambert (Suwanee, Ga.).
In case you missed it, TCI was live from Lambert to see Charleston as part of our Tour of Champions.