Super 25 Roundup: No. 1 Miami Central wins exhibition opener

No. 9 Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) becomes first Top 10 team to lose in 2012

Saturday's Games

No. 2 Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) 27, Brophy Prep (Phoenix, Ariz.) 14

Johnny Stanton threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 86 yards and two more scores to lead Santa Margarita over Arizona-power Brophy Prep.

Santa Margarita overcame four turnovers and a 7-0 deficit by holding Brophy to 210 total yards on offense.  

Still, Brophy pulled to within 21-14 when D’Amani Grayer recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown with 6:44 to go. But Santa Margarita marcheddown the field, capping the drive when Stanton’s 3-yard touchdown run extended the lead to 27-14 with less than a minute left.

Ryan Wolpin ran for 146 yards – 127 in the second half – for Santa Margarita. 

No. 5 Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.) 42, No. 17 Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.) 21

Akia Booker scored five of Byrnes’ six touchdowns – two catches and three runs – to lead the Rebels to an impressive road win at Virginia-power Oscar Smith. 

Booker caught 10 passes for 141 yards and ran for 31 more yards. Shuler Bentley added 333 passing yards and three touchdowns for Byrnes, which had four sacks, a blocked punt and three turnovers on defense. 

Melvin Vaughn caught a 55-yard touchdown pass for Oscar Smith. 

No. 11 Booker T. Washington (Miami, Fla.) 32, Northwestern (Miami, Fla.) 6

D’Von Ballard ran for an 80-yard touchdown on the game’s first play, setting the pace for Booker T. Washington’s preseason win.

Treon Harris threw for three first-half touchdowns, including 34- and 44-yard passes to Deltron Hopkins. 

Darren Parker returned a 42-yard interception for a score for Washington.

Darius Tice scored Northwestern’s lone touchdown, a 4-yard run late in the first half.  

No. 19 Cass Tech (Detroit, Mich.) 25, Brother Rice (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 18

Gary Hosey’s 74-yard touchdown run with 2:09 left iced the win for Cass Tech in the Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic headliner.

Sophomore quarterback Jayru Campbell threw for 160 yards and a touchdown for Cass Tech, the defending Division 1 Michigan champion. 

Brian Walker ran for 108 yards for defending Division 2 champ Brother Rice, and his 6-yard score cut the deficit to 19-18 late in the fourth before Hosey extended Cass Tech’s lead.

Josh Flye caught six passes for 106 yards and touchdown for Brother Rice. 

No. 6 Grayson (Loganville, Ga.) 31, McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.) 12

Jordan Germany ran for 81 yards and a touchdown and David Fennell added 76 rushing yards to lead a dominant Grayson ground attack on Saturday. 

The Rams rushed for 314 yards and featured five players with at least seven carries and 38 yards. Preseason American Family American ALL-USA selection Robert Nkemdiche ran for a score for Grayson. 

Grayson led just 14-12 at halftime but outscored McEachern 17-0 in the second half to pull away. 

Tymashian Clemons ran for a 79-yard touchdown for McEachern. 

Friday's Games

No. 1 Miami Central (Miami, Fla.) 15, Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) 7

Joseph Yearby ran for a 15-yard touchdown and Emilio Nadelman kicked three field goals to lead Miami Central to a comeback win over Dwyer in an exhibition on Friday night.

Central, which starts the year ranked No. 1 in the USA TODAY Super 25, fell behind 7-0 in the first quarter but used four turnovers (two interceptions, two fumbles) to hold Dwyer scoreless the rest of the game. 

Yearby finished with 35 yards rushing. 

Clay Meister threw a touchdown pass to Clinton Stephens for Dwyer’s lone TD.

Central opens the regular season next week against No. 6 Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)

No. 3 Manatee (Bradenton, Fla.) 49, Osceola (Seminole, Fla.) 14

Kelvin McKnight’s 90-yard opening kickoff return set the pace for Manatee’s opening win over Osceola.

Marquis Dawsey and Trevon Walters also scored early, giving Manatee a 21-0 lead with 8:11 left in the first. Cord Sandberg’s 71-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Lauro then put Manatee up 28-0 with a minute left in the first.

Sandberg threw for 156 yards and also ran for a score.

Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) 27, No. 9 Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) 22

Anu Solomon threw for 243 yards and three touchdowns as Bishop Gorman held on for a win over national-power Good Counsel.

Solomon also ran for a score.

Gorman led 27-7 late in the third before Good Counsel took advantage of two fumble recoveries to close the gap.

Dorian O’Daniel’s 1-yard touchdown run with 2:05 left in the fourth pulled Counsel within 27-22, but Gorman ran out the clock.

O’Daniel ran for 130 yards.

No. 10 Plant (Tampa, Fla.) 36, Boyd Anderson (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.) 12

Aaron Banks threw two touchdown passes before leaving with an injured hip in the third quarter, helping Tampa overcome five turnovers to beat Boyd Anderson in an exhibition.

Mitchell Wright and Justin Mikus each had two sacks for Plant, which had seven sacks overall.

Banks is only expected to miss a few days with the injury.

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