Tracking recruits, Cousins makes debut for Redskins

Here is your weekly recap of how some future Spartan football players performed this weekend.

Beaver Dam (Wis.)  running back R.J. Shelton was one of the standout performers this week, while Erie Cathedral Prep quarterback Damion Terry and Grand Rapids Christian wide receiver Drake Harris continued their dominant seasons with more strong performances.

Here is looking at how they fared.

R.J. Shelton – The Beaver Dam (Wis.) running back ran for 232 yards on 16 carries and had four touchdowns in a 34-6 win over West Bend East. He had touchdown runs of 60, 56, 29 and 16 yards.

Damion Terry – Was 18 of 30 passing for 193 yards and four TDs to lead Erie Cathedral Prep to a 41-27 win over Erie McDowell. He led a 98-yard touchdown drive in fourth quarter to help put the game away. His teammate Delton Williams, who will decide between MSU and West Virginia on Tuesday, had 12 carries for 139 yards and 11 receptions for 139 yards.

Drake Harris – The Grand Rapids Christian receiver had seven catches for 103 yards and two TDs in a 34-0 win over Jenison.

Jay Harris – The Downingtown East receiver had two touchdowns, including a 15-yarder reception in the third quarter and a four-yard run in the fourth quarter, to help Cougars improve to 6-0.

Jon Reschke – The Birmingham Brother Rice linebacker had 10 tackles and an interception in a 20-14 win over Detroit Catholic Central

Shane Jones – The Cincinnati Moeller linebacker had nine tackles in a 17-13 loss to Elder

Jalyn Powell – Had a 47-yard punt return for a touchdown in Warren (Ohio) Harding’s 28-20 win over Euclid

Darian Hicks – Had a 20-yard touchdown reception in Solon’s (Ohio) 56-28 loss to Mentor.

Byron Bullough – Had 19 carries for 63 yards in Traverse City St. Francis’ 13-7 win over Saginaw Nouvel

Dylan Chmura – The Waukesha (Wis.) West tight end had a catch for 12 yards in a 52-7 loss to Arrowhead

Gerald Holmes – Was limited to 15 yards rushing on eight carries in Flint Carman-Ainsworth’s 32-7 loss to Flint Powers. Entered the game averaging 112.2 yards per contest.

And looking at some former Spartans, Kirk Cousins got his first NFL regular season action in relief of Redskins starting QB Robert Griffin III, who went down with an injury. It was a mixed debut for Cousins, as he threw a 77-yard TD pass to Santana Moss and finished 5 of 9 passing for 111 yards with two interceptions in Washington’s 24-17 loss to Atlanta.

Chicago tight end Kellen Davis had two catches for 26 yards in the Bears’ 41-3 win over Jacksonville and Jerel Worthy had a tackle in Green Bay’s loss to Indianapolis. Domato Peko had three tackles for Cincinnati and Brandon Fields had a 49.6 yard average on his five punts for Miami.

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25 Responses to Tracking recruits, Cousins makes debut for Redskins

  1. avatar Spartan 81 says:

    Cousins did well today, looking forward to Drake Harris in a big way.

    Chris any more news on Sims injury?

    • avatar The eternal optimist says:

      Two INTs in nine passes is doing well?

      • avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

        Yea it was, considering the emergency fill in role he was thrown into, his first drive included the TD toss to give the Skins the lead with 9 minutes left in the 4th, the Skins D immediately surrendered that lead in less than 2 minutes. Both ints were when the intended targets zigged when he thought they were going to zag.

        • avatar GoSt8Go says:

          As a backup QB, that’s the gig now, being ready to play whenever you are called upon. Loved his Santana Moss pass. Not sure the 2nd INT is totally on Cousins as he was hit at the same time. Unfortunately, 2 INT’s is 2 INT’s. That said, when the defense gives up 17 4th Quarter points, you won’t win many football games.

    • avatar Ghost of Biggie says:

      Coach doesn’t talk about injuries so information will probably have to come from indirect sources. Hopefully Chris or Brian have some. We know the other guy won’t. After today no one will talk to him.

      • avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

        Yup, he’s burned all his bridges to info in what the 1st 6 games of the season. What a guy.

      • avatar SpartanGeoff71 says:

        I was really looking forward to having a local kid on board, but man, that hasn’t worked so well. Won’t even click on that sarcastic blog of his.

      • avatar headeast says:

        After years of covering the Broncos and the Freeport Pretzels this is who they picked to take Joe’s place?…

        • avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

          ya know what is really sad is that this pinstew actually thinks he’s a journalist. It’s so comical. It’s not that his writing is bad – it reads like an essay in the 11th grade English class – but he is just so wrong in ALL he has to say.

      • avatar vas says:

        I’ve had it with Mr. Couch….I stopped reading his dribble…I think the Drew Sharp comparision was spot on. He is Dave Mayo reincarnated (although I think he has less factual errors in his writing…Mayo almost always had at least one error/omission).

        Couch’s blog title was a not so subtle indication of his feelings about MSU and the tenor of his writing.

        I would hope that most of the readers have complained to the LSJ editors about it and I would expect that if Mr. Couch stays at the LSJ his blog title will be changed by the powers that be (HINT HINT).

        Go State!

  2. avatar Ghost of Biggie says:

    Brian thanks for the regular updates on Spartan recruits. A lot of extra work for you to do it. Looking forward to the same during the hoops season. Not quite so many of them to follow.

  3. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    Here’s the latest headline from the Cracker: Graham Couch: Burbridge changes dynamic of MSU’s Offense.

    1.) He has the same narcissistic bent as Drew or Mitch (and GoldGirl and Dhaini, for that matter)

    2.) the dynamic of the offense hasn’t changed just because somebody caught some passes, the dynamic is the same as it was, just the results have changed. Give an ape enough time and he too could type “The myth of Sisyphus”.

    3.) I need the word that Spartan 79 uses for DHSFB’s to adequately label this fool.

  4. avatar GoSt8Go says:

    Thanks Brian. Shelton sounds like a beast.

  5. avatar The Director says:

    Appreciate the updates. However, I am worried about only having one OL on the list. Seems like it should have been a recruiting priority, what am I missing?

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