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.
The New York Jets rallied past the Bills in a key AFC East showdown. And while Buffalo’s Stevie Johnson stole the headlines with a questionable touchdown celebration, Mount Hebron’s Aaron Maybin had two big sacks to key the Jets’ 28-24 victory.
Dunbar won the Turkey Bowl on Thursday with a win over Coolidge, and on Sunday one of its proud NFL alums — Josh Cribbs — nearly led his team to an upset in Cincinnati over the Bengals. Although Cribbs only had one catch for 18 yards, he combined for 127 yards on eight punt and kick returns. The Browns nearly sneaked out a win, but the Bengals prevailed, 23-20.
In college football this weekend, four athletes were worth highlighting for their outstanding performances on the filed. First, West Springfield quarterback Bryn Renner tied the school record for the most passing touchdowns in a single season. Renner threw for 274 yards on 21 of 34 attempts and tacked on three touchdowns and an interception. Renner led his UNC Tar Heels to a 37-21 victory over rival Duke.
Wake Forest wide receiver Michael Campanaro (River Hill) has emerged this season, and was one of the Demon Deacons’ few bright spots in a 41-7 loss to Vanderbilt. Campanaro had six catches for 45 yards and ran once for 18 yards.
Finally, St. John’s running back Antwon Bailey had one of his best days of the year in another Syracuse defeat. Bailey rushed for 135 yards on 27 carries and caught five passes for 44 yards in a 30-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bearcats. On a brighter note, Antwon Bailey did surpass the 2,000 yard mark for his career.
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