Following the future: How Alabama commits this week

Each week we’ll take a look at all of Alabama’s commits, look at their plays and how they stood out. Across the country, on the high school front, things are starting to come to a close; however, the good thing is that most of the commits will play in the playoffs.

Here we break down last week’s performances.

On Friday, Ocean Springs improved to 9-0 with a 58-33 victory over Gulfport. Deadly in the passing game, Hubbard had a sub-par night with 112 yards completing 9 of his 14 attempts, including one interception. However, in the running, Hubbard went wild with 199 yards on 29 carries and four touchdowns.

Ocean Springs will take on Harrison Central (3-6) to try to finish the regular season undefeated.

Another week, another win seems to be the case for Hutchinson as they improved to 8-0 over the weekend with a 31-7 victory over Highland Community College.

Benson had a somewhat normal day, finishing the day with six receptions for 56 yards.

Next week, Hutchinson takes on Independence Community College (3-4).

Young and his teammates had an interesting year when you factor in the hurricane/cancelled games, however, Lehigh performed well moving forward and rallied after a 1-3 start to the year.

On Friday night, Lehigh defeated Riverdale in the “Battle for the Bell” that helped Lehigh secure the district championship.

After losing to Stanley 37-0 last week, North Kansas City and Hill responded well in their first playoff game, beating Central (5-5) in overtime 34-28.

Hill and company will face Fort Osage (7-2) next week in the second round of the playoffs.

Pulido and his Apple Valley (Calif.) teammates finished the regular season Friday night with a 56-2 fashion win. They finished the regular season 8-2 and will now face Inglewood (10-0) this coming weekend.

Pulido was considered one of their most consistent blockers, directing many attacks through him and his side.

Since their loss to St.Augustine, Zachary has played a role as they defeated Liberty Magnet (1-7) 62-12 to improve to 7-1 on the year and one game away from the playoffs.

Holstein finished with 183 yards on 13-of-18 passing, including one touchdown. On the ground, Holstein finished with 23 rushing yards and one touchdown.

In the final game of the season, Zachary will take on Catholic-BR (8-1) this coming Friday to finish the regular season and determine the final playoff spots. Expect a big game from Holstein.

For the first time in 12 years, Pearl River CC won six games to end the year at a high level and clinch a playoff spot for the school’s first playoff appearance since 2008.

Justin must have known it was a big night as he finished with 12 tackles, one sack and 2.5 tackles for loss. He played when it mattered and now Pearl River CC is looking at the playoffs.

Tyler Legacy has had a difficult season, losing some tough games; however, on Friday, Legacy got back into the win column with a 31-24 victory over North Forney (3-6). Legacy has a very slim chance of making the playoffs, currently 2-8 with Rockwall (8-1) coming up.

Renaud finished the night with several tackles for loss and a sack.

Collins’ stats were not available in Rome’s 30-0 win at Creekview. The Wolves will finish their regional schedule on the road against Etowah on Friday.

Haynes had another effective game on the ground rushing for 161 yards and two touchdowns on six carries in Buford’s 56-7 win against Mountain View. Haynes now has over 1,000 yards rushing as he averages over 120.3 yards per game along with 13 touchdowns.

McElderry and Anniston went undefeated, shutting out Cleburne County 42-0. The Bulldogs are the No. 1 seed and will host Sipsey Valley in the first round of the playoffs.

Formby led the way as Northridge cruised to a 41-14 win against Alma Bryant. The Jaguars will travel to Pelham for a first-round game in the state playoffs. For more information on Formby’s performance, click here.

Downs and Mill Creek beat Dacula 45-0 to close out the region schedule. The No. 1 safety in the nation scored two touchdowns on the night, one rushing and one receiving. He has over 500 yards of total offense this season while leading the defense with 44 total tackles and four interceptions.

The Hawks clinched second place in their region and will host Mountain View in their final regular season game.

Alinen and Loomis Chaffee fell 26-15 at Choate Rosemary Hall on Saturday to hand the Pelicans their first loss of the season. With two home games remaining, Loomis is second in the Founders League.

Clay-Charkville was on a bye this week. Mbakwe has missed the last two games with a shoulder injury and will look to be back in uniform when the Cougars host Parker in the first round of the playoffs on Friday.

Thompson High School was off this week and will host Huntsville in the first round of the playoffs.

Hewitt-Trussville also had this week off as it prepares for Friday’s showdown with Florence.

Pierre and Eufaula have not played this week as the Tigers prepare to host Faith Academy on Friday.

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