Weekend wrap – Culmer's switch pays off
Malcolm Culmer will play wide receiver at Maryland. It's a position he's flourished in at Willingboro (N.J.) High.
But on Friday night, the future Terp was switched to running back, and the move paid off for his Chimeras squad. Culmer rushed for 113 yards on nine carries to propel Willingboro to a 34-20 win over Delran.
“[Culmer's] last touchdown was just phenomenal,” [Delran coach Pete] Miles said. “It was all him. That burst, that last 40 or 50 yards — that’s a kid going to Maryland. It’s obvious right there, that’s the difference between a Division 1 football player and a regular high school kid.”
Roosevelt (7-0) got two touchdown runs and a touchdown pass from senior quarterback Shawn Petty. From his linebacker spot on defense, Petty also had a significant impact on the game, as he covered Flowers' standout tight end Monte Taylor, who did not have any catches on Saturday.
Stefan Houston caught a 55-yard touchdown pass and threw a two-point conversion pass to lead the No. 10 Coyotes past the Colonels.
Rowe, who completed 17 of 24 passes, threw touchdowns of 6 yards to Bryton Griffin, 31 yards to Martin Harbin and 9 yards to Brennen Griffin.
McEachern’s Amba Etta-Tawo scored from 43 yards out on a Trent Thompson completion in the second quarter of a 52-14 win at Pebblebrook.
The Lancers played nearly the entire second half without star running back Joe Riddle, who left the game with what Conner believed is a high-ankle sprain. Riddle's status for next week's game at Thomas Johnson is uncertain.
The 6-foot-9, 250-pounder took an official visit to UGA over the weekend, and will make a recruiting trip to Georgia Tech on Friday. Carter will also visit Florida, Florida State and either Kentucky or Maryland within the next few weeks.
The other side of [Arlington Country Day’s] bookend wings definitely stands on his own. Torian is as talented and athletically gifted as any player in the country. He has a terrific stroke and is unbelievably quick with the basketball. He is a tough kid who always plays hard and has played through several injuries. Memphis, Baylor, Kentucky, Maryland, NC State and a dozen other BCS schools are all hoping to land this big-time prospect.
[Vermont Academy coach Jesse] Bopp said that Woodson has collected scholarship offers from TCU, Baylor, Oklahoma, Michigan State, Illinois. In addition, Bopp mentioned that other schools involved are Florida, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, Texas, Michigan, North Carolina State, Vanderbilt and Maryland.
The only other senior on hand was 6-7 forward Amile Jefferson from Philadelphia (Friends Central High), who is on an official visit to UConn this weekend.