Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights


Friday Night Lights


Each week throughout the season, The Clemson Insider keeps you posted on the performances of Clemson’s commitments in their respective high school football games.

In our Friday Night Lights feature, we look at how the future Tigers fared in Week 10:

Another week, another big game for Clemson running back pledge Demarkcus Bowman. The five-star prospect rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 carries while leading Lakeland (Lakeland, Fla.) to a 51-6 win vs. Kathleen (Lakeland, Fla.). He also had a 54-yard touchdown run called back due to a penalty.

Entering Friday’s game, Bowman was averaging 13 carries per game, 12 yards per carry and nearly 150 rushing yards per game this season.

Bowman wasn’t the only Clemson running back commit that shined Friday night. Kobe Pryor ran for a pair of scores to propel Cedartown (Cedartown, Ga.) to a 15-8 victory vs. Troup County (LaGrange, Ga.), while Phil Mafah recorded touchdown runs of 71 and 38 yards and added a 10-yard touchdown catch for Grayson (Loganville, Ga.) in its 30-14 win at Newton (Covington, Ga.).

Five-star Tiger quarterback commit DJ Uiagalelei of St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) played in a high-profile showdown against Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) on Friday night. Mater Dei is ranked as the No. 1 team in the country, while Bosco was No. 2 going into the game.

Uiagalelei threw touchdown passes of 48 and 9 yards with one interception and had 312 yards passing, though Bosco fell to Mater Dei by a score of 38-24. Uiagalelei also had a touchdown run negated because of a holding call.

Meanwhile, Clemson safety commit Tyler Venables, who plays quarterback for Daniel (Central, S.C.), went 12-of-17 passing for 91 yards and two touchdowns in Daniel’s 45-0 win vs. Pickens (Pickens, S.C.).

Tight end commit Sage Ennis logged a rushing score for Lincoln (Tallahassee, Fla.) in its 42-23 win vs. Palmetto (Palmetto, Fla.). On the defensive side of the ball, safety commit R.J. Mickens posted a quarterback sack for Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas) in its 35-7 win vs. Keller Central (Keller, Texas).

Here are other scores from this week’s games involving Clemson commits:

WR Ajou Ajou, Clearwater Academy International (Clearwater, Fla.) – 18-8 win at McCallie (Chattanooga, Tenn.)

LB Sergio Allen, Peach County (Fort Valley, Ga.) – 57-20 win at Central (Macon, Ga.)

DL Bryan Bresee, OL Ryan Linthicum, Damascus (Damascus, Md.) — 51-16 win vs. Blake (Silver Spring, Md.)

WR Dacari Collins, McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.) — 42-7 win at Kennesaw Mountain (Kennesaw, Ga.)

DB Fred Davis, Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Fla.) — 17-14 (OT) win at Raines (Jacksonville, Fla.)

OL Mitchell Mayes, Leesville Road (Raleigh, N.C.) — 42-6 win at Southeast Raleigh (Raleigh, N.C.)

DE Myles Murphy, Hillgrove (Powder Springs, Ga.) — 44-17 win vs. North Paulding (Dallas, Ga.)

OL Walker Parks, Frederick Douglass (Lexington, Ky.) — 56-0 win at Montgomery County (Mt. Sterling, Ky.)

OL Marcus Tate, NSU University School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) — 21-13 win at Bishop Verot (Fort Myers, Fla.)

OL Paul Tchio, Milton (Milton, Ga.) — 37-7 win at Forsyth Central (Cumming, Ga.)

OL Bryn Tucker, Knoxville Catholic (Knoxville, Tenn.) — 31-13 win at Brentwood (Brentwood, Tenn.)

WR E.J. Williams, Central (Phenix City, Ala.) — 34-7 win at Auburn (Auburn, Ala.)

OL John Williams, Creekview (Canton, Ga.) — 37-0 win vs. South Cobb (Austell, Ga.)

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