RECRUITING: Hansen, Ebel’s production highlights week 3 HS games

It was an eventful week 3 of action on the high school football fields Friday night – check out how every Iowa State commit faired below:

Cyclone commit performance of the week


Lakeville South 34, Lakeville North 0

For the second straight week, Carson Hansen sets the standard for our Cyclone commit performance of the week. In a rivalry game against Lakeville North 21, Hansen led his team with 252 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the offensive side of the football. The two-way star also broke his school’s record for longest run on an 87-yard trip down the field.

Inside the state of Iowa:


Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn (2-1) 22, South O’Brien (1-2) 6

Kooper Ebel showed out for his high school team in the most impressive performance by an in-state recruit this week. In a 22-6 win, Ebel rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns, playing in a quarterback spot where he attempted only seven passes. He also earned 6.5 tackles on the defensive side of the ball.


Southeast Polk (3-0) 42, Waukee Northwest (0-3) 21

Abu Sama rushed for 74 yards on just six carries in this week’s win for Southeast Polk over Waukee Northwest. The ATH commit to Iowa State earned a touchdown in the three-score win and did not record any defensive statistics in the game.


Dowling Catholic (2-1) 17, Ankeny (2-1) 10

J.J. Kohl did all that he could to try and help his Ankeny High School squad hold off Dowling Catholic. Throwing for 130 yards and rushing for another 29, Kohl and the Hawks just didn’t have enough for the Maroons. Jamison Patton turned four receptions into 32 yards in Ankeny’s first loss of the year.


Urbandale (2-1) 10, Valley (1-2) 7

Kai Black earned 33 yards on a pair of receptions during his second time in action this season in his team’s win over Valley.


West Marshall (2-0) 35, Nevada (1-1) 31

Carson Rhodes, Iowa State’s first commitment in the 2023 class, did not register any stats in Nevada’s second win of the season.

Around the Midwest

Position, name (high school, home state)

ATH Cam Smith (Austintown-Fitch, Ohio)
Austintown-Fitch 42, Ursuline 34
Cam Smith had a stout performance in his team’s fourth-straight win to start the season. It included an 85-yard pick-six.

LB Jack Sadowsky (Batavia, Illinois)
Wheaton North 27, Batavia 24
Jack Sadowsky finished with six tackles in his team’s close loss to Wheaton North.

DL Anthony Cunningham (Belleville East, Illinois)
Belleville East 52, Metea Valley 19
Anthony Cunningham recorded one tackle in his team’s blowout win in week three.

DL Trevor Buhr (Washington, Missouri)
Holt 33, Washington 7
Trevor Buhr’s stats in his school’s game Friday were not listed.

OL Brandon Henderson (East St. Louis, Missouri)
Creekside 10, East St. Louis 8
Brandon Henderson, as an offensive lineman, did not have any stats listed in his team’s loss on Friday.

EDGE Samuel Same (Derby, Kansas)
Derby 69, South 20
Samuel Same had a sack during his team’s blowout win over South. Complete stats were not listed.

WR Beni Ngoyi (Lincoln High, Nebraska)
Lincoln High 43, Omaha Central 7
Beni Ngoyi did not have any listed stats in his team’s win over Omaha Central this week.

Florida & elsewhere

Iowa State boasts four commits from Florida and another non-Midwest commit from Oklahoma, each of which will kick off the season this Friday:

DL Jason Hammond (St. Thomas Aquinas, Florida)
St. Thomas Aquinas 42, Cocoa 14
Jason Hammond had two sacks in his teams 42-14 victory, opening the season at 3-0.

S Tashawn James (Carl Albert, Oklahoma)
Muskogee 35, Carl Albert 28
Tashawn James played on both sides of the ball for Carl Albert on Friday, recording 117 yards receiving and a touchdown as a wideout along with nine tackles and an interception:

S Norris Davis (Tampa Bay Tech, Florida)
Tampa Bay Tech 28, Steinbrenner 3
Norris Davis recorded five tackles in his team’s win over Newsome to start 3-0 on the season.

WR Michael Parkes (Bayside, Florida)
Bayside 13, Central 6
Bayside High School did not list offensive statistics for its win over Central, however, Parkes did score a touchdown on the receiving end:

OL Brendan Black (The Bolles School, Florida)
Brunswick The Bolles School 20, Mandarin 3
Brendan Black and The Bolles School dropped to 2-1 on the season Friday night.