The week in prep football was highlighted by a pair of commitments from the talented Class of 2019.
Kirkwood High’s standout defensive end Arvell Ferguson gave a commitment to the University of Missouri while prime-time athlete Kendall Abdur-Rahman gave a pledge to Notre Dame.
The 6’5,” 225-pound Ferguson becomes the third player from the St. Louis area to commit to Barry Odom’s program. He joins wide receiver and Kirkwood High teammate Maurice Massey and offensive tackle Jack Buford of Lutheran North as future Missouri Tigers.
Rahman, an exciting dual-threat quarterback for the Tigers, is the second player from the St. Louis metro area to commit to the Fighting Irish. He and Vianney’s Kyren Willams will be headed to South Bend, Indiana next fall. Both players have been dynamic playmakers throughout their prep careers.
Some Individual Standouts
Senior Jeremiah Austin of Clayton had four quarterback sacks in a 34-32 double overtime victory over Jennings last Thursday.
Junior Robert Miles of Clayton had 10 receptions for 153 yards and two touchdowns in the victory over Jennings.
Sophomore Travion Ford of Lutheran-St. Charles had three sacks in a 27-12 victory over Christian-O’Fallon.
Senior Daylan Dalton of Francis Howell had five receptions for 118 yards in a victory over Granite City.
Freshman wide receiver Kevin Coleman continues to have a tremendous opening campaign for the St. Mary’s Dragons. Last week, Coleman had three receptions for 127 yards and three touchdowns in a victory over Normandy. He also returned another kickoff for a touchdown. For the season, Coleman has 16 receptions for 374 yards and eight touchdowns, with three of those scores coming on kickoff returns.
Pick Game of the Week
CBC (3-0) at DeSmet (3-0), Friday, 7 p.m. – This Metro Catholic Conference showdown features the powerhouse CBC Cadets against an up and coming DeSmet team that is showing some powerhouse tendencies. CBC is the defending Class 6 state champions while DeSmet is one the serious come-up after winning only a total of four games in the past three seasons.
CBC’s well-balanced offense is averaging 58 points a game through three weeks. They are led by quarterback Brett Gabbert, running back Bryan Bradford and receiver Julian Williams. DeSmet’s has a staunch defensive unit that has only surrendered 26 points this season. They anchored by lineman Mekhi Wingo, Carter Edwards and linebacker Lanell Carr. On offense, quarterback Nate Martens and receiver Jordan Johnson are a potent passing combination.
On tap this weekend
Trinity (1-2) at Christian-O’Fallon (2-1), Friday, 7 p.m.
Seckman (3-0) at Northwest Cedar Hill (3-0), Friday, 7 p.m.
Belleville West (3-0) at Alton (2-1), Friday, 7 p.m.
Fox (3-0) at Mehlville (2-1), Friday, 7 p.m.
Priory (3-0) at MICDS (3-0), Saturday, 1 p.m.
Lutheran South (2-1) at John Burroughs (3-0), Saturday, 1 p.m.