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Published: September 6, 2012
Weekend 2 (Aug 30 – September 1):
RB Thomas Tyner (Aloha HA – Beaverton, OR) vs. Thurston HS
FINAL SCORE: W 45-0
The highly anticipated RB out of Beaverton’s Aloha HS started off the prep season in style. After battling numerous injuries that sidelined him for more than half of the 2011 season, Tyner showed why he is one of the best HS players ever to come out of Oregon. Aloha came into the game seeking revenge after Thurston knocked them out of the first round of the 2011 OSAA playoffs. They scored early and often en route to a 45-0 demolishing of Thurston HS.
Tyner displayed his blazing track speed (10.2 in the 100m) on the second play of the game with a 46 yard touchdown and later on a straightaway 82 yard touchdown, which saw him pull away easily from the pack. But he also that showed he has more in his repertoire than just pure speed with a dynamic 18 yard touchdown run that showed his elusiveness as he was able to slip past defenders with quick cuts and finish it off with power as he plowed the final defender at the goal line. He finished with a staggering 216 yards and 4 touchdowns on 10 carries, while also contributing through the air with 34 yards and a touchdown on 4 receptions. An extremely good debut for the future duck, but is also needs to be taken into consideration that Thurston’s front seven lost a good amount of players to graduation and are lacking in depth.
Next up for Tyner and the Warriors are the Tigard Tigers.
10rush, 216yds, 4tds
4rec, 34yds, 1td
CB Chris Seisay (American Canyon HS – American Canyon, CA) vs. Armijo HS
FINAL SCORE: W 48-16
Seisay is coming off a great junior season in which he was one of the main receiving options for American Canyon. He was their most valuable player and the Newcomer of the Year on the 2011 All-Napa County team, while recording over 900 receiving yards. But his role on offense has diminished because of his new focus on playing corner. Oregon coaches have made it clear to him that he will best fit in playing cornerback during his collegiate career. Because of this he has been forced to learn on the run (as it’s his first season playing the position), but his coaches have had nothing but positive things to say about his progression, “He is excelling at our practices and he really got better at cornerback while at the Oregon camp. He said he learned a lot from the coaches up there”.
So it is no surprise that Seisay has done most of his damage on the defensive side of things this year. American Canyon cruised through this game, gaining control of the early and never looking back. The defense as a whole, led by Seisay, played well forcing three turnovers and picking up three sacks. Seisay also contributed on offense with an 18 yard touchdown reception in the 2nd quarter, which helped push American Canyon out to a comfortable 20-2 lead.
1 rec. 18 yds, 1td
WR Darren Carrington (Horizon Jr Sr HS – San Diego, CA) vs. Mountain Empire HS
FINAL SCORE: W 34-0
3-star receiver Darren Carrington and Horizon high school won their season opener 34-0 over Mountain Empire. Unfortunately Carrington was injured earlier during camp, while participating in two-a-days. The coaches played it safe with his tweaked knee and rested him for the game. Carrington himself said after visiting with doctors that the injury wasn’t serious and that he was held out only for precautionary reasons. Horizon HS is hoping for a speedy recovery in time for a big matchup against Mission Bay HS.
None – Injured
RB Dontre Wilson (DeSoto HS – DeSoto, TX) vs. Martin HS
FINAL SCORE: W 36-20
Dontre Wilson and the offense started off the season in a big way. Wilson along with dynamic quarterback Desmon White helped the offense total 36 points and 460 yards. Wilson did it all for DeSoto in this game: through the air (4 catches, 94 yards), on the ground (11 rushes, 75 yards, 1 td), and even on special teams (94 yard PR TD). “Dontre just showed us tonight why he’s an All-American,” DeSoto coach Claude Mathis said. He outplayed another top ranked RB on the other side of the field, University of Texas commit Kyle Hicks, who totaled 97 yards on 23 carries.
Martin HS, coming off their best season in school history, just didn’t have the talent necessary to keep up with DeSoto HS and the deadly duo of Desmon White and Dontre Wilson. Dontre and DeSoto will have little time to rest as they take on Oklahoma powerhouse Jenks next Saturday.
11rush, 75yds, 1td
4rec, 94yds, 1td
1pr, 97yds, 1td
LT Evan Voeller (West Linn HS – West Linn, OR) vs. Coeur d’Alene HS
FINAL SCORE: L 58-20
Coeur d’Alene, the two-time defending Idaho 5A state football champions, won its 23rd straight game in a route of Evan Voeller’s West Linn HS. West Linn had no answer for the speed of Coeur d’Alene’s offense. West Linn kept the game respectable early trailing just 7-6 after scoring a few inutes in the second quarter, and totaled a respectable 310 yards . Junior Louie Germain rushed for 106 yards on 16 carries, helped by the blocking of right tackle Evan Voeller. But it was not nearly enough as Coeur d’Alene offense couldn’t be stopped as they racked up nearly 600 yards of offense.
Next week, the schedule lightens up as West Linn will take on Grants Pass.
TE John Mundt (Central Catholic HS – Modesto, CA) vs. Placer HS
FINAL SCORE: L 48-30
Mundt and company struggled all game containing the running game of Placer HS (Auburn, CA). Placer was able to dominate in the trenches thanks in part to an offensive line loaded with next-level talent. Mundt recorded 5 tackles during the game, but he struggled on the offensive side. He is hardly to blame since Central Catholic has struggled in the past with their passing game. This week, those struggles continued as they completed only 7 passes on 20 attempts with an interception.
1 rec, 1 yd
5 tackles (3 solo)
RG Alex Redmond (Los Alamitos HS – Los Alamitos, CA) vs. Paramount
FINAL SCORE: 29-26
The offensive lineman out of southern California helped his team squeeze past Paramount HS 29-26.
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