One of the most talented running backs in the state of Florida and the nation brought his game to Marion County and left many in attendance shaking their heads in awe of his ability. Scarbrough, a four-star prospect by recruiting services is committed to Alabama, said afterwards that Florida State is still highly interested. Scarbrough rushed for 170 yards and four touchdowns of 24, 24, 7 and 44 yards in the win over Trinity Catholic.
Trinity Catholic got off to a nice start with a safety but from there it was mainly Scarbrough and IMG lighting up the scoreboard putting up 33 unanswered points before Trinity Catholic would score again, they led 20-2 at the break. Scarbrough had plenty of help as four-star quarterback Mike O’Conner (verbal to Penn State) tossed the ball around the yard for 186 yards and two touchdowns despite a low completion percentage of 35%.
Trinity Catholic would hang tough despite being down and only converting on four-of-fourteen third downs on the night. Quarterback Reid Carlton passed for just under 200 yards while tossing two touchdowns to Rudi Outar and Dominique Brown. The Celtics also got a solid rushing effort from Johnny Taylor and Mark Franklin. Taylor and Franklin combined for 150 yards rushing on the night but IMG was too much dowing the Celtics 47-23.
IMG Academy is not your grandfathers high school. The Bradenton, FL boarding school gains national attention with plenty of high level recruiting prospects such as Scarbrough, it’s training facilities and athletic camps for both youths and adults. IMG has ten players in this years 2014 class that recruiting services are tracking and expect to have a big signing day come February.
Trinity Catholic (3-1) will look to rebound this week on the road against Clearwater Central Catholic (3-1) who is coming off of a 49-0 win over Stonecrest Prep. IMG Acdemy (4-0) will look to remain undefeated when they face First Academy (3-1) out of Orlando.