By Kevin Askeland
Terrelle Pryor, Darrell Scott and Jacory Harris all led their teams to state championship game appearances this week with outstanding performances, while Landry Jones of Artesia capped his career in style with a seven touchdown performance in the New Mexico Class 4A finals.
Riley Dodge, Carroll, Southlake, Texas
Season over. The Dragons were eliminated last week by Abilene in the Texas Class 5A Division 2 Region 1 semifinals. Dodge finishes the season with 229 completions in 331 attempts for 3,445 yards and 39 touchdowns. He was named the District 5-5A MVP.
Terrelle Pryor, Jeannette, Pa.
Another huge week for Pryor and the Jeannette Jayhawks. Besides rushing 16 times for 158 yards and a touchdown, Pryor also completed 9 of 13 passes for 142 yards and a score in a 41-21 win over Wilmington in the PIAA Class AA semifinals. Pryor capped the game with a 100-yard interception return on defense. He also had a sack. The Jayhawks advance to the state final against 14-1 Dunmore. Jeannette ranks as one of the highest scoring teams in national history with 811 points on the year. Pryor also became the first player in PIAA history, according to the Pittsburg Post Gazette, to run for 4,000 yards and pass for 4,000 yards in a career. For the season, Pryor has completed 80 of 120 passes for 1,724 yards and 20 touchdowns. He has run 131 times for 1,587 yards and 33 touchdowns. See Story.
Darrell Scott, St. Bonaventure, Ventura, Calif.
Scott and the Seraphs advanced to the CIF Division 3 Bowl Game next week thanks to a 42-28 win over Hart of Newhall in the Northern Division finals of the Southern Section playoffs. Scott ran 32 times for 156 yards and scored touchdowns on runs 7, 9 and 11 yards and also caught a touchdown pass of 40 yards. For the season, Scott has 2,293 yards on 258 carries with 31 touchdowns. See Story.
Matt Barkley, Mater Dei, Santa Ana, Calif.
Season over. Barkley finished with 213 completions on 340 attempts for 3,561 yards and 35 touchdowns. He was recently named the Gatorade State Player of the Year for California.
Dayne Crist, Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Season over. Crist finishes season with 128 completions in 224 attempts for 2,121 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also ran 76 times for 450 yards. For his career, Crist completed 216 passes in 393 attempts for 3,777 yards and 36 touchdowns.
Jermie Calhoun, Vann, Texas
Season over. For the season, Calhoun has rushed for 1,908 yards on 242 carries with 33 touchdowns. He finishes his career with 6,167 yards and 93 touchdowns
Julio Jones, Foley, Ala.
Season over. Jones ended the season with 68 catches for 1,057 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Landry Jones, Artesia, N.M.
Jones led the Artesia Bulldogs to an NMAA Class 4A state championship with a 58-31 win over Goddard. Jones was spectacular in the finals, completing 17 of 30 passes for 301 yards and a state championship game record seven touchdowns, according to the Roswell Daily Record. He also ran the ball six times for 56 yards. Jones finishes the season with 232 completions in 359 attempts with 3,490 yards and 43 touchdowns. See Story.
A.J. Green, Summerville, S.C.
Season over. Summerville lost to Byrnes 48-9 last week in the South Carolina Division 1-AAAA championship game. For the season, Green finished with 77 catches for 1,504 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Michael Floyd, Cretin-Derham Hall, St. Paul, Minn.
Season over. Floyd ends the season with 56 catches, 1,211 yards and 17 touchdown receptions. He was named the Minnesota State Player of the Year by the Minnesota High School Football Coaches Association.
Jacory Harris, Northwestern, Miami, Fla.
Jacory Harris drove the Bulls 99 yards on 12 plays in the final minutes, following a goal-line stand by the defense, to lift Northwestern to a 19-14 win over Deerfield Beach in the Florida Class 6A semifinals. Harris completed 11 of 22 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns for the Bulls, who advance to play Orlando Boone in the state final this week. For the season, Harris has completed 205 passes in 301 attempts for 3,164 yards and 47 touchdowns. See Story.
Will Hill, St. Peter's Prep, Jersey City, N.J.
Season over. St. Peter's Prep lost to Don Bosco 42-14 in the NJSIAA/Gatorade Non-Public Group 4 championship game last week.