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Commit Tracker: How Notre Dame Pledges Performed Over The Weekend

Notre Dame’s football commitments are nearing the end of their high school football seasons, and Blue & Gold Illustrated is tracking their performances.

Here is a breakdown of how the future Fighting Irish players did over the weekend.

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Notre Dame quarterback commit Drew Pyne had his best game of the year on Friday, completing 16 of 22 throws for 224 yards with five touchdowns plus a rushing score in New Canaan (Conn.) High’s 42-0 win over Norwalk (Conn.) McMahon.
Notre Dame quarterback commit Drew Pyne had his best game of the year on Friday, completing 16 of 22 throws for 224 yards with five touchdowns plus a rushing score in New Canaan (Conn.) High’s 42-0 win over Norwalk (Conn.) McMahon.

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The Skinny: Phoenix Pinnacle (8-2) threw for 200 yards and ran for 168 in a 52-0 win against Anthem (Ariz.) Boulder Creek (4-6).

Up Next: at Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic (9-0) in the first round of the Arizona Open Division playoffs Nov. 15

The Skinny: Rushed six times for 13 yards and a score, and recorded five tackles and an interception he returned 22 yards, in Danville (Ky.) Boyle County’s (10-0) 42-7 triumph over Berea (Ky.) Madison Southern (5-4) to complete a perfect regular season.

Official Season Stats: 40 rushes for 301 yards and 10 touchdowns in eight games played … 22 total stops, two tackles for loss and an interception.

Up Next: vs. Lawrenceburg (Ky.) Anderson County (4-6) in the first round of the 4A Kentucky state playoffs Nov. 8

The Skinny: Recorded two sacks to help lead Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic (5-3) to a 42-7 victory against Freehold (N.J.) Township (3-6).

Unofficial Season Stats: 12 receptions for 154 yards and three touchdowns.

Up Next: Red Bank Catholic has a firs- round bye and will wait for an opponent for its home game in the New Jersey Non-Public Group 3 state playoffs Nov. 22

The Skinny: Made four stops in a 21-14 triumph for Honolulu St. Louis (10-0) over Honolulu Punahou (10-2) in the Interscholastic League of Hawai'i championship game at Aloha Stadium ... St. Louis is ranked as the No. 6 team in the country by MaxPreps.

Unofficial Season Stats: 49 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks.

Up Next: vs. Mililani (Hawai'i) High (8-4) in the semifinals of the First Hawaiian Bank/Hawai'i state playoffs Nov. 22

The Skinny: Hauled in four passes for 112 yards and a touchdown during Shrewsbury (Mass.) Saint John’s (6-2) 14-7 victory versus Holden (Mass.) Wachusett Regional (7-1-1).

Unofficial Season Stats: 37 receptions for 920 yards and eight touchdowns.

Up Next: at Worcester (Mass.) Doherty Memorial (7-1) Nov. 8

The Skinny: Mars (Pa.) High (6-5) fell 47-6 to McMurray (Pa.) Peters Township (10-1) in the first round of the Class 5A Western Pennsylvania playoffs.

Up Next: His senior season at Mars High is finished, but he will play in the All-American Bowl Jan. 4 in San Antonio

The Skinny: Caught one pass for four yards in a 49-7 triumph for St. Louis De Smet (10-0) versus Maryland Heights (Mo.) Pattonville (2-8).

Official Season Stats: 22 receptions for 441 yards and eight touchdowns (per The St. Louis Post-Dispatch).

Up Next: vs. St. Louis Christian Brothers (8-2) in the second round of the Class 6 Missouri state playoffs Nov. 8

The Skinny: Recorded six stops, three tackles for loss and a pair of sacks to help Denver Mullen (4-6) defeat Lakewood (Colo.) High (5-5) 27-21.

Official Season Stats: 68 tackles, including 12 tackles for loss with four sacks, two fumble recoveries, six forced fumbles and a blocked field goal.

Up Next: vs. Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Mountain Vista (3-7) in the first round of the 5A Colorado state playoffs Nov. 8

The Skinny: Caught six passes for 124 yards and a score, plus had two rushes for 13 yards, in a 17-0 triumph for Middletown (N.J.) Mater Dei (6-3) over Englishtown (N.J.) Manalapan (5-3).

Official Season Stats: 31 receptions for 479 yards and two touchdowns ... Eight rushes for 42 yards.

Up Next: vs. Sparta (N.J.) Pope John XXIII in the first round of the New Jersey Non-Public Group 3 state playoffs Nov. 16

The Skinny: Park Hills (Ky.) Covington Catholic (10-0) had a bye.

Official Season Stats: 35 receptions for 679 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Up Next: vs. Union (Ky.) Cooper (5-5) in the first round of the 5A Kentucky state playoffs Nov. 8

The Skinny: Made seven stops in Lake Forest (Ill) High’s (6-4) 21-14 victory versus Belvidere (Ill.) North (7-3) in the first round of the 6A Illinois state playoffs.

Unofficial Season Stats: 29 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and three sacks in six games played.

Up Next: vs. Maple Park (Ill.) Kaneland in the second round of the Illinois 6A state playoffs Nov. 8

The Skinny: Made a pair of stops in Southaven (Miss.) High’s (2-8) 31-28 setback against Southaven (Miss.) DeSoto Central (5-5).

Unofficial Season Stats: 20 tackles, one interception, seven passes defended, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and a 22-yard blocked-punt return touchdown.

Up Next: vs. Horn Lake (Miss.) High (4-6) Nov. 8

The Skinny: Washington (D.C.) St. John’s College High (5-4) defeated Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha (5-3) 24-20.

Up Next: vs. Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga (8-1) Nov. 9

The Skinny: Completed 16 of 22 passes for 224 yards with five touchdowns, plus had two carries for 13 yards and a score, to lead New Canaan (Conn.) High (5-2) past Norwalk (Conn.) McMahon (3-6) 42-0.

Official Season Stats: 101-of-164 passing for 1,193 yards with 14 touchdowns and five interceptions ... 30 carries for 127 yards and three scores.

Up Next: vs. Trumbull (Conn.) High (2-5) Nov. 8

The Skinny: Did not play (ankle) in Chester (Va.) Thomas Dale’s (6-3) 35-0 victory against Norfolk (Va.) Granby (3-7).

Official Season Stats: 55 carries for 553 yards and nine total touchdowns.

Up Next: at Dinwiddie (Va.) High (5-4) Nov. 8

The Skinny: Hauled in four receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown, plus tallied four tackles (one for loss) and made an interception, for Omaha (Neb.) Burke (9-1) in a 31-7 victory against Omaha (Neb.) Millard North (4-6) in the first round of the Nebraska state playoffs.

Official Season Stats: 57 receptions for 1,016 yards and 13 scores ... 57 tackles, two tackles for loss, two interceptions, six passes defended and two defensive touchdowns.

Up Next: vs. Bellevue (Neb.) West (10-0) in the quarterfinals of the Class A state playoffs Nov. 8

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The Skinny: Caught one pass for six yards in Hartwell (Ga.) Hart County’s (7-2) 28-7 win versus Carnesville (Ga.) Franklin County (2-6).

Official Season Stats: 30 receptions for 308 yards and three touchdowns.

Up Next: at Madison (Ga.) Morgan County (7-2) Nov. 8

The Skinny: Completed 21 of 32 passes for 303 yards with three touchdowns, while adding 129 yards and two scores on 12 rushing attempts, in a 49-0 victory for La Jolla (Calif.) The Bishop’s School (10-0) against Solana Beach (Calif.) Santa Fe Christian (6-4).

Official Season Stats: 196-of-286 passing for 3,358 yards with 41 touchdowns and five interceptions for a QB rating of 141.0 ... 93 rushes for 1,149 yards and 20 scores.

Up Next: The Bishop’s School has a first-round bye and will wait for an opponent in the California Interscholastic Federation San Diego Section Division II playoffs Nov. 15

The Skinny: Caught three passes for 35 yards and added an interception return for a score in Athens (Ga.) Academy’s (9-0) 27-0 victory against Dacula (Ga.) Hebron Christian Academy (6-3).

Official Season Stats: 26 receptions for 532 yards and nine total touchdowns.

Up Next: at Dacula (Ga.) Hebron Christian Academy (6-3) in the Class A Region 8-A championship game Nov. 8

The Skinny: Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy (9-1) posted a 38-7 victory versus Hoover (Ala.) High (8-1) ... IMG is ranked as the No. 14 team in the MaxPreps Top 25.

Up Next: IMG completed its regular season and does not have a postseason.

The Skinny: Avon (Ind.) High (9-1) fell 27-24 to Brownsburg (Ind.) High (6-3) in the first round of the 6A Indiana state playoffs Nov. 1.

Up Next: Avon’s season is over.

The Skinny: Made 10 stops for St. Peters (Mo.) Lutheran of St. Charles (8-2) in a 78-0 triumph against St. Charles (Mo.) Orchard Farm (2-8).

Official Season Stats: 99 tackles and 16 sacks (per The St. Louis Post-Dispatch).

Up Next: vs. Moberly (Mo.) High (7-3) in the second round of the Class 3 Missouri state playoffs Nov. 8

The Skinny: Helped lead Pickerington (Ohio) Central (9-1) to a 42-6 triumph versus Grove City (Ohio) High (1-9).

Up Next: vs. Reynoldsburg (Ohio) High (7-3) in the first round of the Division I Ohio state playoffs Nov. 8

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