Weekend Wrap: Fitzgerald shines for Chargers

Weekend Wrap: Fitzgerald shines for Chargers

Each week during the football season, Illinois football beat writer Matt Daniels will recap how commits and targets for Tim Beckman's program fared during the previous weekend's worth of games.

The commits

DRE BROWN, a senior running back at DeKalb (Ill.) High School who committed to Illinois on March 7, and the Barbs opened the season with a 33-14 home win against Vernon Hills (Ill.) High School on Friday night. Brown rushed for 169 yards in the victory. Brown and the Barbs (1-0) get back in action at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at West Chicago (Ill.) High School.

REGGIE CORBIN, a senior running back at Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga College High School who committed to Illinois on May 27, and the Eagles won 42-3 at Neshaminy (Pa.) High School on Friday night. Corbin produced 183 yards on only 10 carries and scored two touchdowns. Corbin and the Eagles (1-0) continue their season at 7 p.m. this Friday at Centerville (Va.) High School.

ANDREW DAVIS, a sophomore tight end at Iowa Western Community College who committed to Illinois on June 1, and the Reivers beat Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College 57-35 on Saturday at home. Davis and the Reivers (1-0) resume play at 6 p.m. this Saturday with a home game against Butler (Kan.) Community College.

HENRY ENYENIHI, a sophomore running back at Sacramento (Calif.) City College who committed to Illinois on July 3, and the Panthers haven't started their season yet. Sacramento City's first game is slated for 8 p.m. this Saturday at home against Laney (Calif.) College.

JIMMY FITZGERALD, a senior quarterback at Champaign (Ill.) Centennial High School who committed to Illinois on Feb. 1, and the Chargers started the season with a 62-12 win on Saturday night at Morton (Ill.) High School. Fitzgerald went 12 of 17 for 238 yards and four touchdowns, and also contributed on the ground with 114 rushing yards on nine carries and two touchdowns. Fitzgerald and the Chargers (1-0) are back in action at 7 p.m. this Friday with a home game against Marion (Ill.) High School.

ZACH HEATH, a sophomore offensive lineman at American River (Calif.) College who committed to Illinois on July 1, and the Beavers haven't started their season yet. American River hosts Modest (Calif.) Junior College at 8 p.m. this Saturday.

ZEKE MARTIN, a senior offensive lineman at Medina (Ohio) High School who committed to Illinois on June 18, and the Bees debuted with a 36-0 loss at Brunswick (Ohio) High School on Friday night. Martin and the Bees (0-1) host Eastlake (Ohio) North High School at 6 p.m. this Friday.

SAM MAYS, a senior wide receiver at The Kinkaid School in Houston who committed to Illinois on July 6, and the Falcons began their season with a 38-24 loss at Houston St. Thomas High School on Friday night. Mays compiled five catches for 121 yards and a touchdown. Mays and the Falcons (0-1) return to the field at 7 p.m. this Friday at home against Bay City (Texas) High School.

GABE MEGGINSON, a senior offensive lineman at Jacksonville (Ill.) High School who committed to Illinois on April 25, and the Crimsons lost 44-38 to Springfield (Ill.) Lanphier High School on Friday night at home.  Megginson and the Crimsons (0-1) host Springfield (Ill.) Southeast High School at 7 p.m. this Friday in their next game.

A.D. MILLER, a senior wide receiver at Dallas Bishop Dunne Catholic School who committed to Illinois on July 5, and the Falcons opened the season with a 58-0 home win against Dallas Christian on Friday night. Miller had a superb game, hauling in five passes for 158 yards and three touchdowns. Miller and the Falcons (1-0) are off this weekend before hosting Dallas Madison High School at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12.  

PAT NELSON, a senior defensive back at Chicago Hales Franciscan High School who committed to Illinois on June 25, and the Spartans defeated Chicago Bogan High School 34-6 on Saturday night at home. Nelson rushed for 50 yards on 12 carries in the win. Nelson and the Spartans (1-0) resume play at 7 p.m. this Friday at home against Chicago Noble/Comer High School.

CALEB REAMS, a senior tight end at Gurnee (Ill.) Warren High School who committed to Illinois on Aug. 9, and the Blue Devils beat LaGrange (Ill.) Lyons Township High School 17-14 on Friday night in their season opener at home. Reams had a 7-yard touchdown catch in the win. Reams and the Blue Devils (1-0) take to the field again at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at Winnetka (Ill.) New Trier High School.

ADAM SOLOMON, a senior offensive lineman at Indianapolis Bishop Chatard High School who committed to Illinois on May 31, and the Trojans have started the season with two straight wins. The Trojans easily won 75-0 at Indianapolis Broad Ripple on Friday night, which came after Chatard won its season opener 17-14 against Indianapolis Brebeuf Jesuit Prep School at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Aug. 22. The Trojans (2-0) are slated to play at 6 p.m. this Friday at Indianapolis Roncali High School.  

Targets to watch

WESLEY ANNAN, a senior defensive tackle at Lake Forest (Ill.) Academy, and the Caxys started the season with a 41-10 loss at Highland Park (Ill.) High School on Friday night. Annan, who has offers from Ball State, Boston College, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Duke, Illinois, Maryland, Miami (Ohio), Mississippi State, New Mexico, Rutgers, Syracuse, Toledo, Tulane, Virginia, Western Michigan and Wyoming, and the Caxys (0-1) continue their season at 7 p.m. this Friday at Libertyville (Ill.) High School.

DORANCE ARMSTRONG, a senior defensive end at Galena Park (Texas) North Shore High School, and the Mustangs opened the season with a 36-16 win on Friday night at home against League City (Texas) Clear Springs High School. Armstrong, who has offers from California, Houston, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Memphis, Michigan State, Northwestern and Oregon State, and the Mustangs (1-0) are back in action at 7 p.m. this Friday at Manvel (Texas) High School.

RASHOD BERRY, a senior defensive end at Lorain (Ohio) High School, and the Titans began the season with a 30-26 loss at Grafton (Ohio) Midview High School on Friday night. Berry, who has offers from Akron, Bowling Green, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kent State, Miami (Ohio), Minnesota, Syracuse and Toledo, and the Titans (0-1) return to the field at 6 p.m. this Friday at Elyria (Ohio) High School.

TUF BORLAND, a junior linebacker at Bolingbrook (Ill.) High School, and the Raiders started the season with a 23-15 home loss against Hinsdale (Ill.) Central High School on Friday night. Borland, who has offers from Illinois and Massachusetts, and the Raiders (0-1) have their next game at 7 p.m. this Friday at Romeoville (Ill.) High School.

BRYAN BROKOP, a junior offensive lineman at New Lenox (Ill.) Lincoln-Way West High School, and the Warriors won 14-13 at Sycamore (Ill.) High School on Saturday. Brokop, who has offers from Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, North Carolina State and Syracuse, and the Warriors (1-0) host Chicago Heights (Ill.) Bloom Township High School at 7:30 p.m. this Friday.

DESMOND CAIN, a senior cornerback at Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage School, and the Stallions lost 14-7 to Miramar (Fla.) High School on Friday night at home in their season opener. Cain, who has offers from Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Illinois, Rutgers, South Florida, SMU and Virginia, and the Stallions (0-1) get back in action at 3 p.m. this Friday at Coral Gables (Fla.) Gulliver Prep.

SHAWN CURTIS, a senior linebacker from Doral (Fla.) Ronald Reagan High School, and the Bison opened the season with a 16-13 win at Miami Gardens (Fla.) Pace High School on Thursday night. Curtis, who has offers from Army, Bowling Green, Duke, Florida International, Illinois, Marshall, Massachusetts, Mississippi State and Pittsburgh, and the Bison (1-0) continue play at 6 p.m. this Friday at Miami Lakes (Fla.) Barbara Goleman High School.

TRENARD DAVIS, a senior athlete at Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage School, and the Stallions started the season with a 14-7 loss at home on Friday night against Miramar (Fla.) High School. Davis, who has offers from Florida Atlantic, Illinois, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, South Florida, SMU and Temple, and the Stallions (0-1) return to the field at 3 p.m. this Friday at Coral Gables (Fla.) Gulliver Prep.

DALTON FORD, a senior offensive lineman at Webb City (Mo.) High School, and the Cardinals have started the season 2-0. Webb City won 40-14 at Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst High School on Friday night, which came after Webb City opened the season on Aug. 22 with a 21-0 victory at Carthage (Mo.) High School. Ford, who has offers from Arkansas State, Georgia State, Illinois and Syracuse, and the Cardinals (2-0) resume play at Springdale (Ark.) Har-Ber High School at 7 p.m. this Friday.    

SEAN FOSTER, a junior offensive lineman at Mundelein (Ill.) Carmel High School, and the Corsairs lost 31-20 to Oak Park (Ill.) Fenwick High School at home on Friday night. Foster, who has offers from Buffalo, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Nebraska, Nevada, Northern Illinois, Purdue, Syracuse and Toledo, and the Corsairs (0-1) are scheduled to play at 1 p.m. this Saturday at Chicago Phillips High School.

STEVEN FRANK, a junior quarterback at Oswego (Ill.) High School, and the Panthers won 40-38 at Batavia (Ill.) High School on Saturday night. Frank passed for 256 yards and four touchdowns, including a game-winning 24-yard touchdown pass as time expired. Frank, who has offers from Illinois and Miami (Ohio), and the Panthers (1-0) continue their season at 7 p.m. this Friday at home against Aurora (Ill.) Waubonsie Valley High School.

CHRIS FRENCH, a Class of 2015 tight end at Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo, Calif., and the Gauchos open the season at 9 p.m. this Saturday at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif. French has offers from Illinois and Iowa State.

CHRIS HART, a senior linebacker at Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas High School, and the Raiders started the season with a 38-7 win against Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage on Friday night at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Hart, who has offers from Boston College, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Florida Atlantic, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisville, Massachusetts, Michigan State, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Syracuse, Western Michigan and Wisconsin, and the Raiders (1-0) play next at 3 p.m. on Sept. 13. St. Thomas Aquinas travels to Army's Michie Stadium to play Don Bosco Prep out of Ramsey, N.J.  

NAQUAN JONES, a junior defensive tackle at Evanston (Ill.) High School, and the Wildkits lost 13-7 at Hillside (Ill.) Proviso West High School on Friday night. Jones, who has offers from Illinois and Iowa, and the Wildkits (0-1) resume play at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at home against Crete-Monee (Ill.) High School.  

JAMAL MILAN, a senior defensive tackle at Chicago Al Raby High School, and the Raiders, opened the season with a 30-6 win at Chicago Westinghouse College Prep on Friday night. Milan, who has offers from Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Maryland, Miami (Ohio), Minnesota, New Mexico, Northern Illinois, Syracuse and Western Michigan, and the Raiders  (1-0) resume action at 7:15 p.m. this Friday at Chicago Urban Prep Academy/West.

KENTRAIL MORAN, a junior running back at O'Fallon (Ill.) High School, and the Panthers began the season with a 16-0 home win against Cahokia (Ill.) High School on Friday night. Moran rushed for 100 yards on 25 carries. Moran, who has offers from Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Northern Illinois and Syracuse, and the Panthers (1-0) are slated to host Lisle (Ill.) Benet Academy at 7:30 p.m. this Friday.

QUENTIN MOON, a senior linebacker at Indianapolis Pike High School, and the Red Devils have started the season 2-0. Pike won 26-22 at Fishers (Ind.) High School on Friday night, which came after a season-opening 59-19 victory at home against Brownsburg (Ind.) High School on Aug. 22. Moon, who has an offer from Illinois, and the Red Devils (2-0) are set to host Indianapolis Ben Davis High School at 6 p.m. this Friday.

CHARLIE ROGERS, a Class of 2015 defensive back at Iowa Western Community College, and the Reivers beat Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College 57-35 at home on Saturday. Rogers had 3.5 tackles, including a half-tackle for a loss. Rogers, who has offers from Georgia State, Idaho, Illinois, Miami (Ohio), Minnesota, North Texas, Ohio, Old Dominion, South Alabama and Utah State, and the Reivers (1-0) resume play at 6 p.m. this Saturday with a home game against Butler (Kan.) Community College.

DONTA THOMPSON, a senior wide receiver at Ennis (Texas) High School, and the Lions opened the season with a 34-21 loss at Mansfield (Texas) Timberview High School on Friday night. Thompson had four catches for 30 yards and tossed a 47-yard touchdown pass on his only pass of the game. Thompson, who has offers from Arkansas State, Colorado, Illinois, Texas State, Texas San Antonio and Texas El Paso, and the Lions (0-1) get back in action at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at home against Denton (Texas) Guyer High School.  

BRECK TURNER, a senior running back at Norwalk (Ohio) High School, and the Truckers beat Milan (Ohio) Edison High School 28-14 at home on Friday night in their season opener. Turner rushed for a whopping 327 yards and accounted for all four touchdowns. Turner, who has offers from Akron, Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Kent State, Marshall, Minnesota, Navy, Toledo and Western Michigan, and the Truckers (1-0) resume play at 6 p.m. this Friday at home against Cleveland John Hay High School.

NOAH TURNER, a junior tight end at Mundelein (Ill.) Carmel High School, and the Corsairs opened the season with a 31-20 home loss against Oak Park (Ill.) Fenwick High School on Friday night. Turner, who has offers from Illinois and Indiana, and the Corsairs (0-1) are scheduled to play at 1 p.m. this Saturday at Chicago Phillips High School.

KESHAWN VAUGHN, a senior running back at Nashville (Tenn.) Pearl Cohn High School, and the Firebirds have started the season 2-0. Pearl Cohn defeated Clarksville (Tenn.) Kenwood High School 59-7 on Friday night in a road game, which came after the Firebirds won 55-7 at Nashville (Tenn.) Glencliff High School on Aug. 22. Vaughn picked up 277 rushing yards on 13 carries and three touchdowns against Kenwood, which came after he rushed for 224 yards on only eight carries, and three touchdowns in the win against Glencliff. Vaughn, who has offers from Arkansas State, California, East Carolina, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Purdue, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin, and the Firebirds (2-0) host Nashville (Tenn.) Stratford High School at 7 p.m. this Friday.

JUSTICE WILLIAMS, a senior linebacker at Frisco (Texas) Wakeland High School, and the Wolverines beat Corinth (Texas) Lake Dallas High School 54-41 on Friday night at Toyota Stadium in Frisco. Williams returned a kickoff for a touchdown. Williams, who has offers from Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, North Texas, SMU, Tulsa and Virginia, and the Wolverines (1-0) are scheduled to play at Lucas (Texas) Lovejoy High School at 7:30 p.m. this Friday.  

RAEQUAN WILLIAMS, a senior defensive tackle at DePaul College Prep in Chicago, and the Rams began the season with a 21-14 loss at Round Lake (Ill.) High School on Friday night. Williams, who has offers from Akron, Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, Bowling Green, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kentucky, Missouri, Penn State, Purdue, Tennessee, Toledo and Western Michigan, and the Rams (0-1) are slated to play at 4:15 p.m. this Friday against Chicago Lake View High School at Lane Stadium in Chicago. 

 

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