Sack machine Jeffrey Simmons leads ALL-USA Performances of the Week

Sack machine Jeffrey Simmons leads ALL-USA Performances of the Week

ALL-USA Performances of the Week

Sack machine Jeffrey Simmons leads ALL-USA Performances of the Week

Jeffrey Simmons (Photo: Chris Todd, Special for the Clarion Ledger)

Jeffrey Simmons (Photo: Chris Todd, Special for the Clarion Ledger)

Jeffrey Simmons, a defensive end from Noxubee County in Mississippi, has already shown why he has quickly moved up in the recruiting rankings.

Simmons, a four-star recruit, had 17 tackles, five sacks, five hurries, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal in a season-opening , 26-20 victory against Starklville in double overtime. Then he added 15 tackles and two sacks in a 25-8 victory against Columbus.

Simmons told Gannett partner The Jackson Clarion Ledger that he is considering making his five official visits to Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Alabama, Auburn and LSU.

For his efforts to start the season, he leads the first American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performances of the Week for the fall season.

Look for the ALL-USA Performances of the Week every Friday on USATODAYHSS.com.

The rest of the top performances as sports get going around the nation:

JK Dobbins, football, La Grange (Texas)

Dobbins, a 2,000-yard rusher last season, ran for 275 yards on 27 carries and five touchdowns as La Grange beat Liberty Hill (Williamson County, Texas) 35-20.

Joel Dunkle, football, Zane Trace (Chillicothe, Ohio)

In a 34-28 overtime victory against Logan Elm (Circleville), the dual threat QB rushed for 130 yards on 30 carries and scored four rushing touchdowns. In the air, Dunkle was 8-for-18 for a touchdown and another 129 yards. Most important of his five touchdowns was the game-winner in overtime.

Julio Arias, boys soccer, Woodstock (Ill.)

The senior scored four goals in the final three games of the Oregon Hawk Classic. In all, he has six goals and four assists in Woodstock’s 6-0 start.

Wide receiver Luke Montgomery (Guillermo Hernandez Martinez, Springield News-Leader)

Wide receiver Luke Montgomery (Guillermo Hernandez Martinez, Springfield News-Leader)

Luke Montgomery, football, Glendale (Springfield, Mo.)

The receiver hauled in 16 catches for 280 yards and three touchdowns in a 62-28 victory against Hillcrest. “We just do what we did,” Montgomery told Gannett partner The Springfield News-Leader. “We scored points and stayed focused. It’s good to get on the right track and know where we’re going, and I think we’re on the right page.”

Mallory Mattingly, girls volleyball, Seminole (Sanford, Fla.)

The senior outside hitter registered 25 kills as Seminole beat Trinity Prep (Winter Park,). Her team is 3-0 to start the season.

Aaron Thompson, boys tennis, Mater Dei, Evansville, Ind.

Thompson, considered one of the top tennis recruits in the Great Lakes despite just starting his freshman year, opened his season with an 8-0 record.

Giao Huynh, right, of West Shore (Photo: Craig Bailey/Florida Today)

Giao Huynh, right, of West Shore (Photo: Craig Bailey/Florida Today)

Giao Huynh, girls volleyball, West Shore, Melbourne, Fla.

The sophomore posted 61 kills, 3.5 blocks and eight aces as the Wildcats went 3-0 with victories against Covenant Christian, Heritage and Satellite.

Cali Cortese, field hockey, Lakeland (Shrub Oak, N.Y.)

Cortese scored three goals as Lakeland, ranked No. 1 in the USA TODAY/MaxFieldHockey.com Northeast regional rankings, opened with a 7-1 victory against Scarsdale.

Blake Rutherford, baseball, Chaminade College Prep (Simi Valley, Calif.)

Rutherford hit a three-run home run in a five-run ninth inning as Team USA downed Cubs 6-5 at the WBSC U-18 World Cup in Japan. It was the first home run of the summer for Team USA. Rutherford worked a full count and then ripped an inside fastball over the fence.

Contributing: USA TODAY High School Sports

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