Following a busy few days of high school football, it is time to not just recap a slew of action, but also unveil our first-ever Noontime Sports Stars of the Week for Monday, August 31, 2020.
Our ‘Stars of the Week’ post will highlight a slew of national high school football players that made an impact this past week for their respective teams.
No matter the outcome, our goal for this post (and future high school football content) remains the same: promote the student-athletes we cover in a positive way.
Again, we are super excited to begin the first of many Monday posts that will highlight the action taking place around the country this summer and fall.
Noontime Sports’ High School Football Stars of the Week (Monday, August 31, 2020)
Let’s begin in Utah where Jaxson Dart led Corner Canyon to its third-straight win of the season as the Chargers topped the Bingham Miners, 42-20.
Dart concluded the game by tossing six touchdowns while rushing for a team-high 132 yards on 11 carries. The senior signal-caller connected with four different receivers for touchdowns, including classmates Talmage Handley and Noah Kjar, who concluded with two scoring receptions, respectively.
On defense, Ryan Cahoon led Corner Canyon with 14 total tackles, including 10 solo stops.
Dart and the Chargers, who are averging 49 points per game, will visit the Jordan Beetdiggerson Friday, September 4. The Beetdiggers are seeking their first win of the 2020 season.
In Texas, Armando Lee Juarez II rushed for four touchdowns while completing four of five passes for 117 yards and one touchdown as Madisonville rolled past Diboll, 49-20.
The win – the Mustangs’ first of the 2020 season – also included a touchdown reception by Patrick Brazzell, along with two Madisonville players – Jeramiah Burns and Jace Snook – finishing the contest with 10 total tackles.
Juarez commended his entire offensive unit after the contest concluded, telling Campbell Atkins of The Madisonville Meteor that a majority of the team’s touchdowns occured from the “QB blast plays.”
In Ohio, Mentor High School won its season-opener against Medina, despite the game being delayed for 45 minutes due to lightnining.
The Cardinals, who scored an impressive 37-19 win, were led by seniors Ian Kipp and Riley Coughlin, who combined for 246 yards of total offense. Kipp, who is the Mentor quarterback, toss two touchdowns while Coughlin rushed two more scores.
Here are some additional ‘Stars of the Week’:
Nathan McCahill (Cathedral | Indiana | Quarterback): McCahill led the Fighting Irish to an impressive 44-28 win over Carmel by completing 20 of 29 passes for 374 yards and and three touchdowns.
As noted by High School Football America, McCahill has tossed eight touchdowns this season as the Fighting Irish scored an opening day win one week earlier over Westfield.
Andrew Body (Roy Miller High School | Texas | Quarterback): The senior signal-caller guided Miller to a 62-20 win over Tuloso-Midway by completing 14 of 22 passes for 265 yards and four touchdowns. Body also rushed twice for 37 yards.
Reise Meechan (New Philadelphia | Ohio | Running Back): The junior tailback rushed for 206 yards and three touchdowns as the Quakers rolled past Canton Central Catholic by a score of 40-7.
Rylan Galvan (Sinton | Texas | Running Back): The junior halfback rushed for 302 yards on 20 carries and four touchdowns against Orange Grove.
J.B. Mitchell III (Thompson | Alabama | Wide Receiver): The senior wideout, who was tabbed the Warrior Nation Network Offensive Player of the Week, concluded last Saturday’s win over Sparkman with eight receptions for 140 yards and one touchdown.