Thursday, November 15, 2012

Plenty of UConn recruits in postseason action on Friday

North Branford's Cory Jasudowich will wrap up a brilliant four-year run at Cheshire Academy when the UConn commit leads the Cats against Governor's Academy in the Tom Flaherty Bowl tomorrow night. But the four-year starting offensive guard and middle linebacker is far from the only future Husky playing in a postseason game tomorrow.

Running back Josh Marriner leads his Western Branch of Chesapeake, Va. squad against Ocean Lakes in the third round of the VHSL Division 6 tournament.

Marriner ran for 169 yards, going over the 2,000 yard mark on the season in a 23-21 second-round win over Bethel.

Both of the commits from the state of Pennsylvania will be in action.

Quinn Thompson and his General McLane squad are two wins shy of qualifying for the PIAA state quarterfinals.

General McLane plays Slippery Rock Friday with the winner advancing to meet either Warren or Cathedral Prep in the final round of AAA district play on either Nov. 23 or 24. Thompson projects to be a tight end for the Huskies but he plays quarterback for his high school team. In a Nov. 9 win over Oil City he ran 15 times for 104 yards and a touchdown and also threw a touchdown pass.

Linebacker Junior Joseph leads Wilson High against Central York in a PIAA Class AAAA district playoff game. If Wilson can win tomorrow and beats the winner of the Penn Manor/Governor Mifflin game next weekend, it will advance to the state quarterfinals. Joseph ran for 51 yards in last week's win over Dallastown. Joseph has 55 tackles and three sacks so far this season.

Offensive line recruit Kyle Schafenacker leads Ft. Lauderdale powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas against Miami Beach in Florida's Region 4-7A quarterfinal. Schafenacker has helped St. Thomas Aquinas average more than six yards per carry and 186 rushing yards per game.

Highly-touted quarterback commit Richard Lagow and his Plano (Tex.) squad will play Skyline on Friday in a Conference 5A Division 1 district game. Lagow has completed 61.8 percent of his passes for 1,754 yards for Plano this season.

Closer to home, Matt Walsh and the Hand High squad defeated Notre Dame (West Haven) on Thursday to improve to 9-0. The Tigers wrap up the regular-season with a game against Guilford on Wednesday before heading to the Class L playoffs.

Noel Thomas and his St. Luke's squad was denied the Fairchester title with a loss to King last week but did receive a bid into New England Prep School Athletic Conference tournament and will play the Hyde School on Saturday at noon in the Dan Rorke Bowl at Kingwood-Oxford in West Hartford.


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