Weekend Wrap: Davis, Reivers stay unbeaten

Weekend Wrap: Davis, Reivers stay unbeaten

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 lost 17-14 at Darien (Ill.) Hinsdale South High School on Friday night in a Class 6A second-round playoff game. Brown rushed for 80 yards on 15 carries, including a 46-yard touchdown run, in the loss. Brown helped the Barbs finish the season with a 9-2 record.

DESMOND CAIN, a senior cornerback at Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage School who committed to Illinois on Nov. 4, and the Stallions finished the regular season with a 41-28 home win against Palm Bay (Fla.) Heritage Beach High School on Friday night. Cain and the Stallions (8-1) will begin the Class 3A playoffs at 6:30 p.m. this Friday at home against Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade Prep in a regional quarterfinal 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 beat Washington (D.C.) St. John's College High School 20-17 on Saturday night in Gonzaga's regular-season finale. Corbin rushed for 57 yards on 18 carries and caught five passes for 38 yards in the win. Corbin and the Eagles (8-2) open the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference playoffs with a semifinal game at 11 a.m. this Sunday against Hyatsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic High School at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

ANDREW DAVIS, a sophomore tight end at Iowa Western Community College who committed to Illinois on June 1, and the Reivers won 38-10 at Iowa Central Community College on Saturday afternoon in their regular-season finale. Davis had one catch for 6 yards in the win. Davis and the Reivers (11-0) are off until the Graphic Edge Bowl game on Dec. 7 at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and will likely play East Mississippi Community College in the national championship game.

HENRY ENYENIHI, a sophomore running back at Sacramento (Calif.) City College who committed to Illinois on July 3, and the Panthers won 54-28 at Feather River (Calif.) College on Saturday afternoon. Enyenihi rushed for 40 yards on eight carries in the win. Enyenihi and the Panthers (6-3) are slated to end the regular season at 3 p.m. this Saturday at home against American River (Calif.) College.

ZACH HEATH, a sophomore offensive lineman at American River (Calif.) College who committed to Illinois on July 1, and the Beavers lost 31-28 to Butte (Calif.) College on Saturday night at home. Heath and the Beavers (8-1) will end the regular season at 3 p.m. this Saturday at Sacramento City (Calif.) College.

SAM MAYS, a senior wide receiver at The Kinkaid School in Houston who committed to Illinois on July 6, and the Falcons ended their season with a 44-20 loss against Bellaire (Texas) Episcopal High School on Friday night in the Southwest Preparatory Conference championship game. Mays hauled in six catches for 83 yards and a touchdown in the loss. Mays helped the Falcons finish the season with a 7-4 record.

A.D. MILLER, a senior wide receiver at Dallas Bishop Dunne Catholic School who committed to Illinois on July 5, and the Falcons lost 52-33 at Addison (Texas) Trinity Christian Academy in their regular-season finale on Friday night. Miller and the Falcons (9-1) received a first-round bye in the Texas Association of Private and Parocihal Schools Division I playoffs, and will play either Dallas Bishop Lynch High School or Houston St. Pius X High School in their first playoff game.

PAT NELSON, a senior defensive back at Chicago Hales Franciscan High School who committed to Illinois on June 25, and the Spartans lost 19-18 at Clifton (Ill.) Central High School on Saturday in a Class 2A second-round playoff game. Nelson rushed for 164 yards and a touchdown in the season-ending loss as the Spartans finished the season with a 7-4 record.

JUSTICE WILLIAMS, a senior linebacker at Frisco (Texas) Wakeland High School who committed to Illinois on Sept. 24, and the Wolverines ended the regular season with a 60-13 win at Frisco (Texas) Independence High School on Friday night. Williams and the Wolverins (8-2) open the Class 5A Division I playoffs at 7 p.m. this Friday against McKinney (Texas) North High School at Kimbrough Stadium in Murphy, Texas.

Targets to watch

DORANCE ARMSTRONG, a senior defensive end at Galena Park (Texas) North Shore High School, and the Mustangs ended the regular season with a 40-28 home win against Port Arthur (Texas) Memorial High School. Armstrong, who has offers from California, Houston, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Memphis, Michigan State, Northwestern, Oregon State and Purdue, and the Mustangs (6-4) are slated to play Pasadena (Texas) Dobie High School at 7 p.m. this Friday in a Class 6A Division I first-round playoff game.

TUF BORLAND, a junior linebacker at Bolingbrook (Ill.) High School, and the Raiders beat Oswego (Ill.) High School 31-28 in overtime at home on Saturday night in a Class 8A second-round playoff game. Borland sealed the win for the Raiders with an interception that ended the game. Borland, who has offers from Illinois, Massachusetts, Northwestern and Wisconsin, and the Raiders (8-3) are scheduled to play at 7 p.m. this Saturday at Homewood-Flossmoor (Ill.) High School in an 8A state quarterfinal playoff game.  

SHAWN CURTIS, a senior linebacker from Doral (Fla.) Ronald Reagan High School, and the Bison lost 27-22 to Miami Beach (Fla.) High School on Friday night at home in their regular-season finale. Curtis, who has offers from Army, Bowling Green, Duke, Florida International, Illinois, Marshall, Massachusetts, Mississippi State and Pittsburgh, and the Bison finished the season with a 6-4 record.

TRENARD DAVIS, a senior athlete at Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage School, and the Stallions finished the regular season with a 41-28 home win against Palm Bay (Fla.) Heritage Beach High School on Friday night. Davis, who has offers from Florida Atlantic, Illinois, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, South Florida, SMU and Temple, and the Stallions (8-1) will begin the Class 3A playoffs at 6:30 p.m. this Friday at home against Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade Prep in a regional quarterfinal playoff game.

SEAN FOSTER, a junior offensive lineman at Mundelein (Ill.) Carmel High School, and the Corsairs lost 31-14 at home to Oak Park (Ill.) Fenwick High School on Saturday in a Class 7A second-round playoff game. Foster, who has offers from Buffalo, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Nevada, North Carolina State, Northern Illinois, Purdue, Syracuse and Toledo, helped the Corsairs finish the season with a 7-4 record.

STEVEN FRANK, a junior quarterback at Oswego (Ill.) High School, and the Panthers lost 31-28 at Bolingbrook (Ill.) High School on Saturday night in a Class 8A second-round playoff game. Frank went 22 of 38 for 288 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for the other Panthers’ touchdown. Frank, who has offers from Illinois and Miami (Ohio), helped the Panthers finish with a 9-2 record.

CHRIS HART, a senior linebacker at Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas High School, and the Raiders beat Deerfield Beach (Fla.) High School 45-7 at home on Friday night in a regular-season finale. 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 (9-1) will host Hialeah Gardens (Fla.) Mater Academy at 6:30 p.m. this Friday in a Class 7A regional quarterfinal playoff game.

CHARLIE ROGERS, a Class of 2015 defensive back at Iowa Western Community College, and the Reivers won 38-10 at Iowa Central Community College on Saturday afternoon in their regular-season finale. 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 (11-0) are off until the Graphic Edge Bowl game on Dec. 7 at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and will likely play East Mississippi Community College in the national championship game.

DONTA THOMPSON, a senior wide receiver at Ennis (Texas) High School, and the Lions beat Corsicana (Texas) High School 41-14 at home on Friday night. Thompson caught six passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Thompson, who has offers from Arkansas State, Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, Purdue, Texas State, Texas San Antonio and Texas El Paso, and the Lions (8-2) return to the field at 7:30 p.m. this Friday against Sulphur Springs (Texas) High School in a Class 5A Division II first-round playoff game at Lindale (Texas) High School.

BRECK TURNER, a senior running back at Norwalk (Ohio) High School, and the Truckers opened the Division III playoffs with a 42-34 home win against Sandusky (Ohio) Perkins High School on Friday night in a Region 8 regional quarterfinal playoff game. Turner rushed for 171 yards on 27 carries and two touchdowns in the win. Turner, who has offers from Akron, Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Kent State, Marshall, Minnesota, Navy, Toledo and Western Michigan, and the Truckers (11-0) are back in action at 6:30 p.m. this Friday against Clyde (Ohio) High School in a regional semifinal playoff game at Sandusky (Ohio) Perkins High School.

NOAH TURNER, a junior tight end at Mundelein (Ill.) Carmel High School, and the Corsairs saw their season end with a 31-14 home loss to Oak Park (Ill.) Fenwick High School on Saturday afternoon in a Class 7A second-round playoff game. Turner, who has offers from Illinois and Indiana, helped the Corsairs finish with a 7-4 record this season.

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