In all fairness, Shea Patterson didn't break any records. He was only able to tie the passing touchdowns record (18) at IMG Academy. But, before making any rash comments down low, let's remember that Shea Patterson only played eight regular season games and rarely ever played an entire four quarters. Now, let that sink in. This past week saw the No. 1 player in the country go about his business with ease accounting for five total touchdowns and defeating the Eastern Christian Academy (Md.) Honey Badgers 50-16.
The 6'2, 193-pounder had his way with the Honey Badgers' secondary as he tossed three touchdown passes, two to Ole Miss four-star wide receiver target Drake Davis, and also scampered in for two touchdown runs, a two-yard plunge and a 12-yard dash. It has become the norm this fall as we've seen Shea Patterson find any way possible to lead the Ascenders to wins week in and week out as they conclude their season with a 8-0 record and he finished with 18 touchdown passes and four interceptions for the season. Or could this really be it? Rumors are starting to fly now that there might be a bowl game at the end of the year to decide who is the No. 1 team in the country as Bishop Gorman (Nev.) High School could very possibly want to face IMG in December.
Next game: TBD
4-star Justin Connor, ATH
4-star DeKaylin Metcalf, WR
The Oxford Monster has been a man possessed as of late as DeKaylin Metcalf made life miserable for the Center Hill (Miss.) Mustangs this past week. The Oxford Chargers improved to 8-2 as they traveled to DeSoto county and won a shootout by the score of 54-30. And to say that Metcalf had a hand in the victory would be quite the understatement. The 6'3, 211-pound receiver hauled in seven receptions for 184 yards and three touchdowns. Metcalf does a helluva job of shielding defenders away from the football using his larger than life frame and then plucking the football out of the air with his hands that are basically the size of oven mitts. The No. 3 receiver in the country reminds a lot of people of Laquon Treadwell with his effortless style of play as he just makes it look so easy to glide through secondaries and just outmuscle and outrun everyone. He is also a stickler for getting downfield and blocking which we all know is one of Treadwell's favorite things to do.
Next game: Friday, November 6th, 7:00 p.m. CT vs Lake Cormorant (Miss.)
3-star Jarrion Street, RB
After exiting last week's game with an injury, the three-star Jarrion Street returns to the Friday Night Highlights column with an all-star performance in a loss to the undefeated Clay-Chalkville (Ala.) Cougars 53-35. Street did most of the work on the ground for the Hewitt-Trussville (Ala.) Huskies as he ran the ball 25 times for 170 yards and two touchdowns. Street, who has been mentioned as a potential Husky candidate for Dave Wommack's Landshark defense all of a sudden, has been an absolute monster this fall. Street, despite not having an offer from the two SEC schools in the state, has been on a mission to prove that he is worthy. In 10 games, Street has run for 1,386 yards and 16 touchdowns, averaging over 136 yards per game in Alabama's highest classification.Next game: Thursday, November 5th, 7:00 p.m. CT vs James Clemens (Ala.)