Many players from our area take their skills to play in college, some even to the NFL. These kids are the same kids that you grew up with and more likely than not dominated your high school team. Some will forget about these guys, but others ask, “Where are they now?” We have the answers.
On Sunday, Paint Branch’s Darnell Dockett (left) recorded four tackles (1 solo) as the Arizona Cardinals beat the St. Louis Rams, 19-13 in overtime. Dockett made a key stop for the Cardinals on third and one at their own 32-yard line.
Another NFC West standout, Dunbar tight end Vernon Davis, has been contributing to a hot San Francisco 49ers team. Davis caught four passes for 44 yards in a 19-11 win over the depleted Washington Redskins.
One of the Cleveland Browns’ most consistent defensive players, Friendly graduate Joe Haden (below) had a solid defensive performance against the Houston
Texans’ high-powered offense. Haden recorded seven solo tackles. The Browns, who were without their top two running backs, lost 30-12, their fourth loss in the last five games.
Quince Orchard linebacker Alex Twine is having an immediate impact at the collegiate level. Twine recorded 10 tackles (5 solo) in a 31-13 loss to Virginia. The 2010 All-Met has 23 tackles (11 solo) on the season and is seeing valuable playing time as a true freshman.
Another true freshman, Good Counsel’s Blake Countess, had to step up in an important conference game. The Michigan cornerback had six tackles (4 solo) in a nail-biting 24-16 upset loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Last Wednesday, Toledo and Northern Illinois combined for a total of 123 points. Heritage defensive back Ross Madison recorded seven tackles (4 solo) for Toledo, but the Rockets came up short in a 63-60 loss to NIU.
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