In his first game since suffering a fracture in his left (non-throwing) forearm, Oklahoma State quarterback commit Luke Del Rio promptly got his team on track to its first win of the season.
Valor Christian, in the Denver area, suffered a pair of one-point losses to start the year, but Del Rio and the offense posted 35 quick points in Friday's first quarter on the way to a 42-0 win over Heritage of Littleton, Colo.
Del Rio, the son of Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, was 14 of 21 passing for 173 yards and two touchdowns. One of the touchdown tosses went to Christian McCaffrey, the son of former Broncos receiver Ed McCaffrey.
Morrow helps Emporia to fast start
Emporia, Kan., athlete Jerel Morrow was a big-play machine Friday night, helping his team to a 50-14 win over Highland Park.
The OSU commit had four catches for 185 yards and two touchdowns, all in the first half.
He had an 85-yard TD catch in which he out-jumped two defenders at midfield and broke free for the score. Morrow, 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, added another leaping TD catch in the second quarter.
Ateman plays big
At 6-foot-4, Wylie (Texas) East receiver Marcell Ateman is a big target, and he produced big results in a 34-31 win over Denton Ryan Friday night.
Ateman had eight catches for 92 yards as Wylie East scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns for the comeback win.
Rough night for Samples
One of OSU's top receiver commits in the 2013 class, Dallas Skyline's Ra'Shaad Samples, was held in check by another star recruit he could cross paths with again in the Big 12 Conference.
Samples had only one catch for 17 yards in a 38-36 upset loss to Arlington Bowie on Friday night, facing tight coverage from cornerback Steve Wesley, who is bound for TCU.
Skyline was ranked No. 2 in Texas' largest class. Samples is still having a strong season, now with 245 yards and five touchdowns through three games.