High School Games of the Week

Posted by Cara Steinocher on 11/22/17 10:33 PM

This week brings us a mix of quarterfinal and semifinal games for leagues across the country. Teams are buckling down with state titles in reach. 

Preview these top matchups and tune in LIVE for another incredible weekend of high school football on the NFHS Network:

1. #1 Thompson vs. #3 Hoover (AL)

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These two Alabama powerhouses met earlier this season, with the Thompson Warriors pulling out a 32-25 victory. Thompson might hold the #1 spot in Alabama, however Hoover is in the pursuit of reaching the championship round for the 16th time in the past 18 seasons. With 10,000 people in attendence at their last game, there has been talk of moving the game to a larger venue, but Thompson Principal, Wesley Hester, assured fans that they will keep the game at their home stadium, despite it only having a capacity of 5,000. So if you can't make it in the stadium, watch the game LIVE on the NFHS Network.  

Players to watch...

Hoover

George Pickens / Class od 2019 / Auburn Committ / #32 rated WR in the COUNTRY (#6 in Alabama)

Shedrick Jackson / Class of 2018 / Auburn Committ / #13 rated player in Alabama - WR

Mike Maye / Class of 2018 / Georgia Tech Committ / #59 rated OG in the COUNTRY 

Thompson

Mackie McNeal / Class of 2018 / Sanford Committ / #40 rated player in Alabama - DT

Amari Kight / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted / #15 rated OT in the COUNTRY (#4 in Alabama)

Taulia Tagovailoa / Class of 2019 / Alabama Committ / #8 rated Dual-Threat QB in the COUNTRY 

Game Time: Friday, November 24th at 7:00 PM CT 

Watch #1 Thompson vs. #3 Hoover 

 

2. #1 Bishop Gorman vs. #2 Liberty (NV)

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This semifinal game will be a rematch of Nevada's 2016 state title game. Last year, Bishop Gorman pummeled Liberty, 84-8, in their third straight state title. This game will hopefully be a close one with each team fighting for their spot in the championship. 

Players to watch...

Bishop Gorman

Palaie Gaoteote / Class of 2018 /  USC Commit / #1 rated ILB in the COUNTRY 

Dorian Thompson-Robinson / Class of 2018 / UCLA Committ / #4 rated Dual-Threat QB rated in the COUNTRY

Brevin Jordan / Class of 2018 / Miami Commit / #3 rated TE in the COUNTRY

Jacob Isaia / Class of 2018 / Michigan State Committ / #17 rated OC in the COUNTRY 

Adam Plant / Class of 2018 / Arizona Committ / #7 rated player in Nevada - WDE

Kyu Kelly / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted / #3 rated player in Nevada - CB

Liberty 

Kenyon Oblab / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted / #9 rated player in Nevada - QB

Troy Fautanu / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted / #4 rated player in Nevada - WDE

Game Time: Friday, November 24th at 2:10 PM PT

Watch #1 Bishop Gorman vs. #2 Liberty 

 

3. #3 Archer vs. #5 Colquitt (GA)

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Colquitt is fresh off an upset over Walton last week, and they'll need another one this week. Archer comes in undeafeated and ranked 17th in the country. 

Players to watch...

Archer

Taiyon Palmer / Class of 2018 / Duke Commit / #33 rated CB in the COUNTRY

Will Choloh / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted / #79 rated DT in the COUNTRY

Jayln Phillips / Class of 2019 / Troy Commit / #20 rated S in the COUNTRY

Colquitt

JJ Peterson / Class of 2018 / Alabama Commit / #1 rated OLB in the COUNTRY

Steven Krajewski / Class of 2018 / Connecticut Commit / #45 rated Pro-Style QB in the COUNTRY

Game Time: Friday, November 24th at 7:30 pm ET

Watch #3 Archer vs. #5 Colquitt

 

4. #2 Central Phenix City vs.  #6 McGill-Toolen Catholic (AL)

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Both schools are coming off big wins in the previous rounds of their Class 7A playoffs. Class 7A teams only play four playoff rounds, so this game's winner will advance to the Super 7 State Championship which will be at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. 

Players to watch...

Central Phenix City

Justyn Ross / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted / #8 rated WR in the COUNTRY

Jahil Ryles / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted/ #70 rated player in Alabama - 0G 

McGill-Toolen Catholic

Jacob Garror / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted / RB

Game Time: Friday, November 124th at 7:00 pm CT

Watch #2 Central Phenix City vs.  #6 McGill-Toolen Catholic

 

5. #12 Columbus vs. #18 Miami Senior (FL)

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Friday has another close matchup in store for us. Columbus and Miami met back in Spetember, where Columbus squeaked by with a score of 21-20. The two teams will fight for a spot in their division's final four and for a chance at the State Title. 

Columbus

Tyler Harrell / Class of 2018 / Louisville Commit / #178 rated WR in the COUNTRY

Miami Senior 

Derek Gainous / Class of 2018 / UCF Commit / #133 rated CB in the COUNTRY 

Lamont Finnie / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted / ATH

Dontae Lucas / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted / #9 rated OG in the COUNTRY 

Game Time: Friday, November 24th at 1:00 pm ET

Watch #12 Columbus vs. #18 Miami Senior

 

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