Monday, October 21, 2013

UConn commit wins national honor

UConn commit Arkeel Newsome made some history on Thursday night when he became the state's carer rushing leader. Obviously plenty of people outside the state lines were paying attention as he was named
the U.S. Army All-American Bowl High School Player of the Week.

Newsome ran for 396 yards and six touchdowns in a 56-21 win over Masuk. He broke the state record for career rushing yards previously held by former Ansonia High star Alex Thomas.

Newsome has rushed for 1,575 yards on 106 carries and 25 touchdowns for the top-ranked Chargers this season.

He is far from the only UConn commit who had a memorable performance last week.

Running back Brice McAllister ran for 258 yards and four touchdowns, returned a kickoff 85 yards for another score and had two tackles,  fumble recover and a 2-yard reception in Suffield Academy's  56-22 win over Cheshire Academy. In five games McAllister has rushed 59 times for 807 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Alec Bloom, a tight end at Ligonier Valley (Pa.) High, had nine catches for 153 yards and three TDs in a 40-22 loss to Homer-Center. Bloom has 24 catches for 486 yards and six touchdowns in the last three games and in eight games this season has 45 receptions for 830 yards and 12 TDs.

Logan Marchi threw for five touchdowns in St. Paul's 57-20 win over Notre Dame-Fairfield.



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