GAME OF THE WEEK
This wild, back-and-forth shootout saw seven lead changes in the season opener for the Gardena Serra Cavaliers and the home-standing Notre Dame Knights. A defensive slugfest at the half (ND leading 3-0) transformed into an offensive shootout by night's end in Sherman Oaks.
Kudos to College Level Athletes' Aaron M. Plunkett and Danny "DSPN" Dabiri for their expert coverage of this early-season instant classic.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Tyler Huddleston, York Institute HS (TN)
A season-ending shoulder injury with three games left in his junior campaign forced the do-everything senior to intensify his summer conditioning. The results have paid off for the powerfully-built 5'9", 170-pound Jamestown resident.
In York's opening week 40-6 victory over Sequatchie, Huddleston scored three rushing touchdowns and another on a punt return. In this weekend's 44-7 blowout of Scott County, he piled up 140 rushing yards, three more rushing touchdowns and over 200 yards in all-purpose yardage.
As impressive as Huddleston's breakaway speed (4.45/40) and strength (255/bench, 385/squat) numbers are, his most impressive attribute is his academic standing: a perfect 4.0 GPA.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
The Terriers of Hillsborough HS (FL) in South Tampa are bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Issac, but that didn't prevent acrobatic senior wideout Benjamin Joseph from flaunting his one-handed snags in warm-ups and then in an opening season burial of rival Plant City, 17-7.