As the current Spartan wide receivers struggle to make big plays, the pass-catching recruits are having no such troubles.
Downingtown East's Jay Harris (2013) and Grand Rapids Christian's Drake Harris (2014) both are having tremendous seasons for their high school teams, and last week, Jay Harris made a big play in his team's 37-0 win.
According to the Daily Local News, Jay Harris appeared to be stopped after hauling in a screen pass, but changed direction and broke three tackles and was gone down the sideline for a 70-yard touchdown.
“It was a screen pass in the flat and I had a tunnel and I actually went to the wrong hole and then someone had me, but I broke free,” Harris said to the Daily Local News. “Then, I just crossed the field and my blockers did a great job for me. They led me down the field and did a great job.”
Through seven games, Jay Harris has 36 catches for 539 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Drake Harris continued putting up big numbers as he had 10 catches for 205 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-16 win against Forest Hills Central. He now has 56 catches for 1,112 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Cincinnati St. Xavier receiver Trey Kilgore returned from an injury and had a 20-yard touchdown catch.
Erie Cathedral Prep's Damion Terry continued his great season passing the ball, going 28-of-40 passing for 352 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-9 win. He also ran for 40 yards and a touchdown.
CP is undefeated this season at 7-0. Terry now has thrown for 1,872 yards on 126-of-176 passing and 25 touchdowns to just two interceptions.
The latest MSU commit Delton Williams helped CP to the win with seven catches for 63 yards and a 5-yard touchdown run.
Solon's Darian Hicks had six catches for 109 yards, including touchdown grabs of 32 and 34 yards.
Flint Carman-Ainsworth returned to its winning ways after suffering its first defeat and running back Gerald Holmes had a touchdown on six carries and 34 yards in the 49-0 victory. Holmes has 61 carries for 722 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Holmes' future backfield mate R.J. Shelton (Beaver Dam, Wisc) carried 15 times for 80 yards and a touchdown in a 33-10 loss, the final game of the season for Beaver Dam. He eclipsed the 5,000-yard mark for his career in the game. He wrapped up the season with 1,302 yards rushing on 149 carries with 15 touchdowns.