Dontavis Bruce sets school record for all-purpose yards in win

Dontavis Bruce sets school record for all-purpose yards in win


Dontavis Bruce sets school record for all-purpose yards in win


Dontavis Bruce did a little bit of everything for Olive Branch, Miss., in the Conquistadors' opener with Ridgeway (Memphis) on Friday. The junior slot receiver set a school record with 378 all-purpose yards, including 157 yards rushing, 117 yards receiving and 104 yards on returns in a 38-22 victory. He also scored two late game-clinching touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving.


"He's a playmaker," said Olive Branch coach Scott Samel. "He's a 4.4 guy (in the 40-yard dash) and he does a lot, whether he's running the ball, catching it or returning."

While Bruce hasn't said which college he intends to sign with, he's being pursued by Memphis and Mississippi, Samsel said.

Bruce leads our list of American Family Insurance All-USA Players of the Week. The rest of this week's outstanding performers:
Shuler Bentley, QB, Byrnes, Duncan, S.C.
Senior passed for six touchdowns, including four to wide receiver Shaedon Meadors, in a 51-36 defeat of then-No. 22 Apopka, Fla., on Saturday.
Chase Burke, RB-LB, Union City, Ind.
Junior ran for a touchdown and had seven tackles, a sack, an interception and a fumble recovery in a 38-12 defeat of Tri (Straughn) on Friday.
Andrew Cota, QB, Salpointe Catholic, Tucson, Ariz.
Senior, playing just more than two quarters, completed 13 of 18 passes for 266 yards and five touchdowns and ran for a touchdown in a 48-7 defeat of Liberty (Henderson, Nev.) in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Anthony Griffith, RB, Eielson AFB, Alaska
Junior ran for 200 yards and three touchdowns on just six carries, all in the first half of a 68-0 defeat of Valdez on Saturday. He has run for more than 400 yards in his team's first two games.

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Treon Harris, QB, Booker T. Washington, Miami, Fla.
Senior threw for 284 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for 65 yards in a 55-0 defeat of then-No. 6 Norcross, Ga., on Saturday.
Elijah Hood, RB, Charlotte (N.C.) Catholic
Senior ran for 325 yards and five touchdowns, including a game-winning 4-yard touchdown, in a 35-28 defeat of Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) on Saturday.
Markell Jones, RB, Columbus East, Columbus, Ind.
Junior ran for 253 yards and five touchdowns on 16 carries in a 49-21 defeat of Bloomington (Ind.) North on Friday.
Josh Ringelberg, QB, Greendale, Wis.
Junior threw six touchdowns and ran for a touchdown in his team's 51-33 defeat of Cedarburg on Thursday. He was 10 for 17 with 251 passing yards and three of his touchdowns went to junior wideout Cody Kmetz.
Mason Rudolph, QB, Northwestern, Rock Hill, S.C.
Senior passed for five touchdowns and ran for a score Friday in a 51-19 defeat of then-No. 43 Gaffney, S.C.
Karson Sharpe, QB, East Forsyth, Kernersville, N.C.
Junior he threw for 283 yards and six touchdowns in his first start, a 51-6 defeat of Reynolds (Winston-Salem) on Friday.

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