Every Monday during the prep football season, IlliniHQ will give a wrap-up of how some Illini commits and targets fared during the previous weekend's games. Here are a few highlights and notes from week 1.
AARON BAILEY and Bolingbrook beat Plainfield South 33-6 on Friday night. Bailey, a senior quarterback who committed to Illinois in April and is ranked among Rivals.com's 250 best prospects in the nation, checking in at No. 147, rushed for 148 yards, including three touchdowns, and threw for 105 yards, including a touchdown.
JESSE CHADWELL, a senior offensive lineman out of Clarkston High School in Clarkston, Mich., and his Wolves beat Rochester Adams 42-28. Chadwell committed to the Illini in March.
JARROD CLEMENTS and REON DAWSON of Trotwood-Madison High School (Ohio) lost 33-7 to Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University on Sunday afternoon in a game televised nationally on ESPN. Clements is a senior defensive end who committed to Illinois in May. Dawson, projected as a defensive back with the Illini, committed in late May. Trotwood-Madison fell to 0-2 with the loss.
CALEB DAY, a senior athlete from Hilliard, Ohio, helped lead Darby High School to a 70-28 win on Friday against Whetstone. Day committed to Illinois in mid-June. Day is ranked No. 211 on Rivals' top 250 prospects for the Class of 2013.
CHRISTIAN DiLAURO, a senior tight end from Uniontown, Ohio who plays for Green High School, which lost its season opener to rival Lake Tech 20-14 on Friday. DiLauro committed in mid-April.
BRYCE DOUGLAS and Plainfield Central beat Chicago Amundsen 42-6 on Friday night in the Wildcats' season opener. Douglas, son of former lllinois basketball great Bruce Douglas, committed to Illinois in June.
KENDRICK FOSTER, a senior running back from Peoria Richwoods, rushed for 216 yards on 22 carries in the Knights' 18-14 season-opening win on Friday night against Metamora. Foster committed in mid-April.
KENTON GIBBS, a senior defensive tackle out of Detroit who attends Cass Tech High School, helped Cass Tech beat Brother Rice 25-18. Cass Tech is the defending Division I state champion in Michigan, with Brother Rice the defending Division 2 state champ. Gibbs committed in early May.
MICHAEL HERMOSILLO, a senior running back out of Ottawa (Ill.) High School, rushed for a school-record 351 yards on only nine carries and five touchdowns in Ottawa's 49-0 win in its season opener on Friday night against Yorkville. Hermosillo, projected as a slot wide receiver at Illinois, committed on Aug. 20.
MERRICK JACKSON and Belleville Althoff beat Collinsville 20-13 on Friday night in its season opener. Jackson, a senior defensive tackle, committed to Illinois in late April. He had a 46-yard interception return for a touchdown in the win against the Kahoks.
JOSHUA JONES, a senior defensive back from Walled Lake, Mich., and his Western High School teammates lost their season opener 27-14 to Saline on Friday night. Jones, who committed in late June, had a 2-yard touchdown run.
DARIUS MOSELY, a senior cornerback at O'Fallon, ran a punt back 41 yards for a touchdown in O'Fallon's 42-8 win against Cahokia on Friday night. Mosely committed in late June.
REGGIE SPEARMAN, a senior linebacker from Chicago Simeon, had nine tackles, including two for loss, in Simeon's 20-0 loss to Loyola Academy on Saturday afternoon. Spearman committed in early August.
JOSH AUGUSTA, a senior defensive tackle from Peoria Central, had an interesting season opener. The Lions beat Chicago Hope 55-0 on Saturday afternoon in a game that only lasted a half after Hope said it did not have enough players to play in the second half, according to various media reports. Augusta is considering Illinois, Michigan State and Missouri.
KAPRIX SLOAN and Granite City lost 41-35 at Marion on Friday night. Sloan, a senior running back, is considering Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Missouri and Western Kentucky.
LAQUON TREADWELL, a senior wide receiver at Crete-Monee, had six receptions for 155 yards and one touchdown in the Warriors' 38-7 win against Thorton Fractional South on Friday night. Treadwell, one of the nation's most sought-after wide receivers and Rivals.com's top wide receiver, has interest from Illinois, Florida, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi, Ohio State, Notre Dame and many others.