UT Commitment Stats: State Title Edition

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    Tennessee commitment Micah Abernathy

    Tennessee commitment Micah Abernathy

    The high school football season is winding down and most Tennessee commitments’ seasons are over or are about to wrap up. Here are some stats and notes gathered from various sources on how UT commitments performed over the weekend, with several commitments either winning or reaching their state title games.

    DE Dylan Jackson: Jackson Recorded 5.5 tackles, 1.5 TFLs and half a sack in Maryville’s dramatic, come-from-behind overtime victory against Ravenwood that gave the Rebels the Tennessee 6A title.

    OL Zach Stewart: Stewart played on both sides of the ball and recorded four tackles on defense in Coalfield’s 56-14 loss to Union City in the state title game.

    ATH Vincent Perry: Perry had eight carries for 33 yards and three catches for 57 yards and a touchdown in Hillsboro’s lost to West in the state title game.

    DT Quay Picou and LB Austin Smith: Buford’s defense came up big yet again, holding Cartersville to just three points in Buford’s 27-3 win that will send them to the Georgia 4A State Championship Game against St. Pius. A couple observations from on the scene:

    CB/ATH Micah Abernathy: Abernathy came up huge in Greater Atlanta Christian’s 44-41 semifinals win over Fitzgerald. Abernathy led the offense with 22 carries for 257 yards and two touchdowns, but also came up big on defense. Here’s an account from GwinnettPrepSports.com on how Abernathy helped secure the win late in the game:

    “Fitzgerald’s rushing attack wasn’t slowed down by GAC much of the game, but in the fourth quarter on fourth down on the Spartan’s half of the field Abernathy came up with a huge tackle with less than four minutes left in the game that turned the ball over on downs to GAC. The Spartans were unable to salt away the clock and protect their seven-point lead after the stop, but it was Abernathy picked up crucial yards on the final drive to put Kenworthy in position.”

    CB Darrell Miller: Miller’s Cedar Hill (Tex.) team won a quarterfinals shootout against Carroll and it was Miller that stepped up for a big late in the fourth quarter that ended any comeback hopes for Carroll.

    RB Alvin Kamara: Kamara was sidelined with a sprained MCL for Hutchinson Community College’s bowl game against Hudson Valley.