Weekend Wrap: Cain, Stallions advance

Weekend Wrap: Cain, Stallions advance

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

DESMOND CAIN, a senior cornerback at Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage School who committed to Illinois on Nov. 4, and the Stallions beat Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade Prep 58-21 on Friday night in a Class 3A regional semifinal playoff game. Cain and the Stallions (9-1) advanced to play at 6:30 p.m. this Friday at Miami Westminster Christian School in a 3A regional final playoff game.

REGGIE CORBIN, a senior running back at Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga College High School who committed to Illinois on May 27, and the Eagles saw their season end with a 21-14 loss to Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic High School on Sunday during a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference semifinal playoff game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Corbin rushed for 78 yards on nine carries, including a 9-yard touchdown run in the loss. Corbin helped the Eagles finish the season with an 8-3 record. 

HENRY ENYENIHI, a sophomore running back at Sacramento (Calif.) City College who committed to Illinois on July 3, and the Panthers lost 44-23 at home on Saturday to American River (Calif.) College. Enyenihi rushed for 33 yards on six carries in the loss. Enyenihi and the Panthers are 6-4 and awaiting word on a possible bowl game.

ZACH HEATH, a sophomore offensive lineman at American River (Calif.) College who committed to Illinois on July 1, and the Beavers won 44-23 at Sacramento City (Calif.) College on Saturday. Heath has missed most of the season since sustaining a season-ending torn labrum in the Beavers’ season opener. The Beavers (9-1) are set to play at City College of San Francisco this Saturday in a California Community College playoff game. 

A.D. MILLER, a senior wide receiver at Dallas Bishop Dunne Catholic School who committed to Illinois on July 5, and the Falcons received a bye this past weekend in the first round of the Division I Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools playoffs. Miller and the Falcons (9-1) will host Midland (Texas) Christian School in the Division I state quarterfinals this Friday night. 

JUSTICE WILLIAMS, a senior linebacker at Frisco (Texas) Wakeland High School who committed to Illinois on Sept. 24, and the Wolverines lost 24-21 in overtime to McKinney (Texas) North High School on Friday night at Kimbrough Stadium in Murphy, Texas, in a Class 5A Division I first-round playoff game. Williams recorded five catches for 78 yards and a touchdown to go along with 22 rushing yards on three carries in the loss. Williams helped the Wolverines finish the season with an 8-3 record. 

Targets to watch

DORANCE ARMSTRONG, a senior defensive end at Galena Park (Texas) North Shore High School, and the Mustangs opened the Class 6A Division I playoffs with a 38-17 first-round win against Pasadena (Texas) Dobie High School on Friday night. Armstrong, who has offers from California, Houston, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Memphis, Michigan State, Northwestern, Oregon State and Purdue, and the Mustangs (7-4) are slated to host Clear Springs (Texas) High School at 7 p.m. this Friday in a 6A second-round playoff game.

TUF BORLAND, a junior linebacker at Bolingbrook (Ill.) High School, and the Raiders lost 25-13 at Homewood-Flossmoor (Ill.) High School on Saturday night in a Class 8A state quarterfinal playoff game to end their season. Borland, who has offers from Illinois, Massachusetts, Northwestern and Wisconsin, helped the Raiders finish with an 8-4 record this season. 

TRENARD DAVIS, a senior athlete at Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage School, and the Stallions opened the Class 3A playoffs with a 58-21 home win against Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade Prep in a regional semifinal game. Davis caught a 41-yard touchdown pass in the win. Davis, who has offers from Florida Atlantic, Illinois, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, South Florida, SMU and Temple, and the Stallions (9-1) will play at 6:30 p.m. this Friday at Miami Westminster Christian School in a 3A regional final playoff game.

CHRIS HART, a senior linebacker at Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas High School, and the Raiders shut out Hialeah Gardens (Fla.) Mater Academy 57-0 on Friday night in a Class 7A regional quarterfinal playoff game. 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 (10-1) will host Plantation (Fla.) High School at 6:30 p.m. this Friday in a Class 7A regional semifinal playoff game.

DONTA THOMPSON, a senior wide receiver at Ennis (Texas) High School, and the Lions beat Sulphur Springs (Texas) High School 52-47 on Friday night at Lindale (Texas) High School in a Class 5A Division II first-round playoff game. Thompson hauled in six passes for 140 yards in the win. Thompson, who has offers from Arkansas State, Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, Purdue, Texas Tech, Texas State, Texas San Antonio and Texas El Paso, and the Lions (9-2) will play Mansfield (Texas) Timberview High School at 7:30 p.m. this Friday in a 5A Division II second-round playoff game at Vernon Newson Stadium in Mansfield. 

BRECK TURNER, a senior running back at Norwalk (Ohio) High School, and the Truckers saw their season end with a 35-24 loss to Clyde (Ohio) High School on Friday night at Sandusky (Ohio) Perkins High School during a Division III regional semifinal playoff game. Turner, who has offers from Akron, Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Kent State, Marshall, Minnesota, Navy, Toledo and Western Michigan, rushed for 226 yards and a touchdown in the loss. Turner helped the Truckers finish the season with an 11-1 record.

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