The following is an update on former Newton County high school players and their on-the-field performances during the 2013 season:
Akeem Hunt, Newton – Hunt and the Purdue Boilermakers fell 56-0 to No. 4 Ohio State last Saturday at home.
The Buckeyes poured on 28 points in the first quarter, while shutting out the Boilermakers for the second time in as many games after Purdue fell 14-0 to Michigan State on Oct. 19.
Against the Buckeyes, Hunt rushed six times for 23 yards, while also grabbing a pair of passes for 10 yards.
Purdue was held to just 116 total yards of offense, while the Buckeyes tallied 640 total yards, including 345 yards on the ground.
Hunt and the Boilermakers return to action this Saturday against Iowa at noon for Military Appreciation Day.
D.J. Hill, Newton – Hill and the Virginia Cavalier dropped their sixth consecutive game this past weekend in a 59-10 loss to Clemson.
The Tigers’ high-powered offense threw for 435 yards through the air and three touchdowns, while the Cavaliers were held to just 277 total yards of offense.
Hill recorded three tackles in the loss, including one solo tackle and two assisted takedowns. Hill tallied half of a tackle-for-loss for a loss of two yards.
Virginia has a chance for its first win since Sept. 21 this Saturday on the road in Chapel Hill, N.C., against the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.
Devon Edwards, Alcovy – Edwards and the Blue Devils were off this past weekend, but will return to action this Saturday against N.C. State.
Duke leads the all-time series against the Wolfpack 40-36-5.
The Blue Devils won their most recent match-up against the Wolfpack in 2009, defeating N.C. State 49-28.
Game time is set for 4 p.m. The game can be viewed nationally on ESPNU.
Deandre Rashada, Newton – Rashada and the Alabama State Hornets saw their six-game win streak snapped this past weekend in a 48-14 loss to the University of Kentucky.
Rashada finished with four tackles, with two solo takedowns from his safety position.
The junior now has 47 total tackles for the season, including 30 solo tackles.
Rashada and the Hornets return to action at home this Saturday against Southern at 1 p.m.
James Johnson, Eastside – Johnson and the William & Mary Tribe earned a 17-0 shutout victory over New Hampshire at home this past Saturday.
The win was the sixth for the Tribe this season.
Johnson started along the offensive line for the Tribe, which gained 365 total yards of offense.
The Tribes’ offensive line gave up three sacks in the loss, but allowed quarterback Brent Caprio to pass for 241 total yards and a touchdown, while William & Mary’s rushing unit ran for 124 yards and a score.
William & Mary will travel to Delaware this Saturday for a 3 p.m. contest.
Shaquille Huff, Eastside – Huff and the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders captured their second win in a row last Saturday with a narrow 24-21 win over the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Huff recorded two tackles in the win, including a tackle-for-loss.
For the season, Huff has 18 total tackles with 3.5 tackles-for-loss.
The Blue Raiders now are 5-4 overall and 3-2 in Conference USA action.
Huff and the Blue Raiders return to action this Saturday at home against Florida versity at 3 p.m.