Blech. That sums up how I am feeling today after yesterday's patented gut-wrenching loss by the Broncos, but as some overly-optimistic jerk once said, "the show must go on". Today, we'll continue our look into the Broncos class of 2012 to see how our verbal commits are doing. Some had their seasons end a week ago and some are still alive in the playoffs. If you don't see a familiar name here, it's because their season has already ended—don't panic. Oh...and blame CableOne for the late entry tonight...their service was on-and-off all day.
Join me after the jump for stats galore to see how our soon-to-be Broncos are doing in their collective senior seasons.
Jack Fields, RB, Americas High (El Paso, TX)
Fields' stellar season ended on Friday night as Americas was bounced from the playoffs by Amarillo 35-21. In typical Fields fashion, however, he went out with a bang—rushing the ball 32 times for 186 yards and 2 scores. Fields finished his season with 2,442 rushing yards and 25 TDs (26, if you count receiving). A monster year for a big-time recruit...we can't wait to see Jack on the blue.
Shane Rhodes, WR, Klein Collins High School (TX)
Klein Collins also saw their season end on Friday night after a first-round playoff exit at the hands of Woodlands. Rhodes had 8 catches for 201 yards and 2 TDs in the loss and the Tigers finished their year 8-3. Rhodes had an amazing individual season for the Tigers, catching 61 passes for 1,057 yards and 11 TDs and rushed for 297 yards and 8 TDs.
Donte Deayon, CB, Summit High School (CA)
The Skyhawks won the league championship on Friday night by defeating Kaiser 21-7 and finishing their regular season 9-1. Full game stats were not available, but we do know that Deayon had at least one receiving TD in the game. Prior to the contest, Kaiser had won 10 consecutive league titles, so the victory was quite significant. The state brackets will be released later today.
Chaz Anderson, CB, Loyola High School (CA)
Loyola defeated Crespi 36-35 in OT to secure a playoff spot and 2nd place in the Serra League. The below video comes from ESPNLA.com and features a brief interview with Anderson, as well as a TD grab by Anderson (#6):
Christopher Santini, N, Leland High School (CA)
Leland finished their regular season on Friday evening with a win over Piedmont Hills and will take a 9-1 record into the playoffs. Maybe more importantly for Leland was the return of Santini, who had been out for 3 games with injuries sustained in a hit-and-run bicycle accident. Santini looked crisp in his return, rushing for 118 yards and making 12 tackles. Santini finished his regular season with 1,180 all-purpose yards (716 rushing, 115 receiving, and 349 on kickoff returns) and 15 TDs. On the defensive side of the ball, Santini finished the regular season with 80 tackles, 3 sacks, and a blocked field goal.
Chanceller James, S, Steele Canyon (CA)
Steele Canyon lost the Grossmont Hills title to Helix on Friday evening to finish their regular season 7-3. Steele Canyon will play Scripps Ranch next Friday night in the first round of the playoffs.
Nick Patti, QB, Dr. Phillips High School (FL)
Patti and the Panthers had a week off to rest for their playoff matchup with Tampa Wharton this Friday. We'll get you the stats from that matchup once it's in the books.
Andrew Pint, LB, Valor Christian (CO)
Valor Christian's winning ways continued into the first round of the playoffs as they knocked off Pueblo West 56-0. Pint had 11 tackles in the contest and his VC squad is now 11-0 on the year. Pint has 61 tackles on the year and 2 PBUs.
Armand Nance, TE/FB, Dekaney High School (TX)
Dekaney finished their regular season 9-2 after a win over College Park on Saturday. No stats were made available for the game and Dekaney will play Pflugerville next weekend to open the playoffs.
Travis Averill, OL, Servite High School (CA)
Servite finished their regular season with a 43-42 win over Santa Margarita and will end their regular season at 9-1 and 5-0 in league play. The Friars will be the top-seed in the playoffs when they begin next week.
Steven Baggett, OL, Martin High School (TX)
Martin defeated Midland 37-7 on Thursday to finish their regular season at 10-1. Martin rushed for 346 yards in the contest behind the strong blocking of Baggett and the Warrior O-line. The Warriors advance to next week's area round of the playoffs and will play
DJ Dean, Safety/WR, Eagle High School (ID)
Eagle will play in the State Final after defeating Highland 42-21 in the semifinals on Friday night. No stats for Dean were found. The Mustangs will go up against an 11-0 Coeur d'Alene squad next weekend that features QB Chad Chalich—a QB recently offered a preferred walk-on spot with the Broncos.
That's it for this week...if you have any stats, info, or otherwise to report, I would greatly appreciate it. Just send HERE.