Week One's Top Performers
Corey Johnson
Corey Johnson
MichiganVarsity.com
Posted Aug 29, 2007


Week one featured some big performances from some of the state's top recruits. Here is the run down on how Michigan's top rated prospects fared in their debuts.

Dearborn Fordson junior RB Ali Alaboody is making some noise. The junior rushed for 134 yards and 2 TDs against Dearborn Divine Child and also locked down his side at cornerback, nearly intercepting two passes. Teammate Hassan Amen carried 15 times for 139 yards and a score.

No Ronald? No problem for Muskegon as Corey Johnson had 4 receptions for 74 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Big Reds' win over Creston. QB Chris Crawford was 6 of 10 for 90 yards and the 3 scores and also added one on the ground.

Troy Tidwell, who made 2nd team All-Army Junior Combine this past year backed it up on the field his first game. The Detroit Southwestern cornerback had an interception, returned a punt for a score and rushed for 155 yards.

Dearborn QB Anthony Mifsud, facing a tough Highland Park defense went 9-11 for 105 yards and a TD as they pulled out a 7-6 victory over the Polar Bears.

Farmington Hills Harrison's dynamic duo faired well. QB Craig Sacha went 6 for 8 for 136 yards and ran for a score. RB Norman Shuford had 200 yards on 18 carries and 2 touchdowns.

Anyone questioning how good Jimmy Saros actually is got their answers. The Grosse Pointe South receiver is on record breaking pace and got his season started off right with a 6 catch, 106 yard performance. One of those catches was a touchdown, he also added another TD on a punt return and picked off a pass on defense.

Madison Heights Madison RB DeAndre Johnson, one of the state's most productive players rushed for 190 yards and 3 TDs.

Detroit Renaissance WR Sam Gaymon had 5 catches, 166 yards and a TD in the Phoenix' win over U of D Jesuit. QB Jeray Carraway carried the ball 7 times for 166 yards and 3 touchdowns, he also went 17 of 25 through the air for 152 yards and the TD to Gaymon.

Darrin Williams, a Cincinnati commit ran for 149 yards and 3 touchdowns as King won 33-0 over Detroit Mumford.

Antother Cincinnati commit, Kalamazoo Central RB/WR Camerron Cheatham ran for 2 touchdowns in his first game. Junior QB Juwan Hemphill, a name to remember, rushed for 184 yards and a TD on 17 carries.

Orchard Lake St. Mary's RB Dominique White scored four touchdowns as OLSM beat Cass Tech 28-6.

Troy QB Branko Hamilton, who we noted performed well at the Grand Valley State camp rushed for 80 yards and 2 TDs and threw for 120 as Troy won 28-14 over Birmingham Seaholm.

Another top performer at that camp was Saline WR Sam Burchyett. Against Flint Carmen-Ainsworth this week, Burchyett had a 71 yard kickoff return which set up one score and on 4th and 11, with his team down 24-20, caught a 13 yard fade which won the game for the Hornets.

Rochester WR Cameron Nabors had 8 catches for 115 yards in their win over North Farmington.

Jackson RB Tyler Thomas had 20 carries for 153 yards and 2 TDs.


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