5 Things We Learned This Week

5 Things We Learned This Week

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5 Things We Learned This Week

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Yulee (Fla.) running back Derrick Henry is ready for his close-up: The same day he committed to Alabama, he goes out and runs for 366 yards and six touchdowns in his team’s 42-6 defeat Friday of Glades Day (Belle Glade, Fla.) and their uber-back, Kelvin Taylor. It’s not that Taylor embarrassed himself, rushing for 233 yards and a touchdown, but Henry seemed a step above while running for his 38th consecutive game of 100 yards or more.

The Trouble with Texas: For the second consecutive week, a ranked team from Texas suffered its first loss. Last week, it was then-No. 14 Lake Travis (Austin) and this week, it was No. 16 Allen, which fell 27-24 in overtime at Coppell. The Eagles' loss follows the departure from the Super 25 earlier this season of Carroll (Southlake) and Trinity (Euless). It’s not that these teams aren’t good, it’s just that there’s a lot of competition in the state, where it’s hard for any team to dominate.

Defense still matters: Papillion-La Vista (Papillion, Neb.) quarterback Alec Ditoro had an amazing game, throwing for a state-record 482 yards and six touchdowns Friday. Unfortunately, his teammates couldn’t stop Millard North (Omaha) running back Isaac Aakre, who ran for 277 yards and five touchdowns to lead Millard North to a 49-42 win.

Truckee keeps on truckin’: Truckee, Calif., known for its skiers, now has another sports distinction. The Wolverines won their 41st consecutive game in Nevada, tying a state record, with a 34-3 defeat of Spring Creek. While Truckee is in California, the school is only 12 miles from Nevada and plays the majority of its games against Nevada teams.

A boon of blowouts: With the exception of two Super 25 teams who lost over the weekend, most of the rest won easily. How easily? By an average of 39.1 points.

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