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Week 8: Lawrence vs. Fields


What a week it was for the top two prospects in the 2018 class. Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields each led their teams to victories and both turned in five-star performances.

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Lawrence kept the streak going and it is now at 37 straight wins as the starter at Cartersville (Ga.). The Clemson commit did not take a snap in the second half against Lagrange (Ga.) due to the dominance by the Hurricanes, who ended up winning 56-0.

In the first half, Lawrence threw six touchdown passes β€” that’s right, six in one half. His record in one game is seven, which happened in 2016.

Out of his eight completions, six went for touchdowns and he finished with 227 yards. He finished 8-11 passing in this contest.

His longest touchdown of the night was 43 yards. He made it look easy much of the night, but he again flashed the athleticism so many overlook with a great scramble before completing a 10-yard touchdown pass.

Lawrence can sneak up on people with his ability to escape the rush and extend plays. He does not get enough credit for that. So many are just in awe of his arm (as they should be) that they forget that he has two legs too.

Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek is next up for Lawrence as he works to lead his team to their third straight state title.

What a day it was for Fields.

Around 11am ET, the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the country announced his commitment to Georgia at a Kennesaw (Ga.) Harrison pep rally. That, without question was the story of the day in recruiting, and it may have been the story of this recruiting cycle to date.

He committed to the in-state Bulldogs over Auburn, Florida State and LSU.

The excitement did not stop there. It carried late into Friday night.

At the end of the first half, Harrison led Marietta (Ga.) Sprayberry 42-14. Fields was off to a good start and he took his team to a 63-41 victory.

While Lawrence tossed six touchdown passes in two quarters in his game, Fields accounted for seven touchdowns in his. He threw for five touchdowns and he added touchdown runs of 37 and 32 yards.

He put on a show β€” as usual.

At the end of the night, Fields, after giving Kirby Smart big news earlier in the day, he finished 16-20 passes for 263 yards and he rushed the ball eight times for 135 yards. Fields was extending plays, throwing darts, showing touch and making spectacular plays with his legs in this game.

Harrison will host Kennesaw (Ga.) South Cobb on Friday the 13th.