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Jason Schmitt is the editor of, the high school sports website for The Oakland Press. He has served as the sports editor for a number of newspapers, including the Daily Tribune in Royal Oak and the Macomb Daily in Mount Clemens. In his time in the industry, he has covered every high school sport and has served a a beat writer for boys and girls soccer, boys and girls tennis, hockey, wrestling, bowling and cross country.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

We're seeing something special with Oxford's Prescott Line

Every time his team takes the field, he knows they're coming. Prescott Line knows the defense has prepared to stop HIM. But it doesn't seem to matter.
The Oxford senior running back/Mr. Everything continues to amaze. On Friday night, he willed his team past unbeaten Clarkston* (* - no, they haven't been beaten on the field prior to Friday). Line scored four rushing touchdowns and another one via an interception return.
That's 33 total touchdowns this year. Looking at the MHSAA Record Book, it won't be long until you see his name in the single season categories.
The thing that amazes me most is that he's done it against superior competition. No disrespect to anyone on this list. They're great players. But only a few (Kevin Grady - East Grand Rapids), Chris Lomasney (Chippewa Valley), Noel Aleman (East Kentwood), Issac Harper and Randy Kinder (East Lansing) and Gabe Dean and Austin Graham (Lowell) played against comparable competition.
Line has put up great numbers against some really good teams. He scored six times (to go with a school record 391 yards) against Southfield, five times against both Lake Orion and Clarkston, had three against Rochester Adams, and he also had five against Stoney Creek and Southfield-Lathrup and four against Farmington. Only Harrison, the best team in the state, kept Line out of the end zone.
Amazing to say the least. For Line to make his way into the state record books, he needs two more touchdowns. That'll also put him among the state's all-time best for points scored in a season.
He's got at least two more games to do it (regular season finale vs. Oak Park and at at least one playoff game). My guess is ... he'll get there!


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