Recap: Kathleen vs Ridge Community

Recap: Kathleen vs Ridge Community

SunStateFootball.com was at the match-up between Kathleen and Ridge Community. The game was filled with blocked kicks,turnovers, and a last second stand by Ridge Community, who upset the Red Devils 28-22. Here are look at some of the prospects who shined on the field.

Kathleen

The Red Devils offense featured 2012 tight end Kerwin Harrison, who continues to impress. In the Kathleen spread offense, Harrison is more of a big, athletic wide receiver. In that roll, he is a tough match-up for opposing defenses at 6'4" 230 with great hands. On the perimeter, he is also a good blocker who really provides space for the Kathleen running backs to run free in.

Throwing to Harrison this year is 2013 QB Atreyu Farrior. Farrior at 6'1" 180 has the height and arm to play the position, but at this early stage needs to work on accuracy and timing. His mobility and speed make him a dangerous weapon in the spread offense and could even get him looks at wide receiver at the next level.

Another offensive player who had a good night was 2012 running back Terry Bentley. The 5'8.5" 195lb Bentley has excellent quickness and can run with power, utilizing his stout build to run through some tackles while keeping his feet churning. Bentley ran for a very important touchdown in the fourth quarter to bring Kathleen within one point of Ridge.

On the offensive line, Kathleen has two guys who did well: 2012 OG Adam Schertzer and 2013 OT Jessie Culpepper. Schertzer (6'3" 250) continues to showcase strength and good lateral movement. He was great at run blocking and has the ability to get to the second level to make blocks. With some more size, he could make a great Center in college as he is a very smart player who understands how to play both Guard and Center. Culpepper stood out due to his size at nearly 6'6" 300lbs. He is a road paver at Guard, utilizing his strength run blocking. With his size he could have a shot to play Tackle at the next level, but he will need to improve in pass protection.

For Kathleen's defense, 2013 defensive lineman Joe Dixon had a good night. He showed good strength and bull rush against a smaller Ridge Community line, getting in the backfield to disrupt plays. With added weight and the development of some moves, he could be a good athletic DL.

In the secondary, 2013 cornerback Greg Abram played well, making good open field tackles. Abram is not overly big at 5'8" 160, but he is quick and athletic.

Ridge Community

Ridge Community's biggest star of the evening was 2013 QB/S Shykeem Pitts. Pitts is a pure athlete with great speed. At 5'11" 180, he does not have the conventional size looked for in a quarterback at the next level, but he still has a solid arm. It is on defense however where he shines. Pitts has tremendous range and a knack for the ball. He does a great job of going up for balls at the highest point as well as jumping routes and getting his hand in the receiver's way.

Another player with great speed and athletic ability, but not the prototype size is 2012 running back Anthony Parnell. Parnell is fast with the ability to make quick cuts, but at 5'8" 155, he is definitely on the small side. In space, Parnell can make opposing defense pay, which he showed on a 70 yard run in the fourth quarter.

On defense, 2011 DB Reggie Maddox had a good game. Maddox (5'11" 170) is a solid tackler in the open field with good speed and range. His hips are a little stiff, but does a good job playing both man and zone coverage. He seems a better fit to play free safety than cornerback.

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