Romney’s Franklin Cougars came from behind to beat Canutillo on the road, scoring 21 points in the 4th quarter to win 24-13. Baylor Romney threw for 220 yards on 16-28 attempts, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. He also rushed for 55 yards on 10 carries. Franklin is the number 1 ranked team in El Paso and was playing number 2 ranked Canutillo on the road.
Down 13-10, the Cougars marched down the field and scored the go ahead touchdown on a 16 yard pass from Romney to wide receiver Aaron Smith.
OL Kendall Jennings, De Soto HS, De Soto, TX
De Soto, the number 2 ranked class 6A team in the state of %%MATCH_13%% (15th nationally) opened the season with a 55-30 win over Arlington Martin (ranked 9th in Texas). De Soto rushed for 341 yards on 40 carries in a shootout with Martin.
LB Hausia Sekona, East HS, Salt Lake City, UT
East is one of the top programs in the state of Utah. The Leopards opened the season with a 24-15 win over Northridge HS of Layton, UT. Hausia Sekona stood out in East’s second game of the season, a 42-26 loss to 4th ranked Jordan HS as reported by Scout's Doug Kimmel.
%%MATCH_12%% commit Hausia Sekona just rumbled ahead for his 2nd TD of the night. 42-26 Jordan #WolfPack— Doug Kimmel (@DougKimmelScout) August 30, 2014
Nevada DE/DT commit Hausia Sekona is one of the best "under the radar" prospects in Utah. Great motor and quickness. pic.twitter.com/FYJk8IIrGO— Doug Kimmel (@DougKimmelScout) August 30, 2014
LB Riley Brand, Lutheran HS, Orange, CA
Orange Lutheran is ranked as the #27 team in the state of California. They opened the season with a 33-7 win over Dominguez HS of Compton, CA.
WR Ricky Thomas, McQueen HS, Reno, NV
McQueen HS opens its 2014 season at Carson on September 5th.
LB Taylor Powell, Salpointe Catholic HS, Tuscon, AZ
Salpointe HS is the #5 ranked team in the state of Arizona. They opened their season 2-0 with a win August 22nd win over Buena 48-9 and a 31-21 win over Sabino.
LB Abiel Taito, Campbell HS, Ewa Beach, HI
Campbell HS first game of the season was cancelled due to the tropical storm that hit the Hawaiian islands at the beginning of August so they opened their season on August 15 with a 35-13 win over Castle HS. The 6th ranked Sabers then returned home for a 34-6 win over Moanalua. The athletic Taito played on the offensive side of the ball in the win over Castle, playing QB he rushed for 40 yards on 10 carries and threw for 107 yards on 10 of 23 passing.
DB E.J. Muhammad, De Soto HS, De Soto, TX
De Soto, the number 4 ranked team in the state of Texas (15th nationally) opened the season with a 55-30 win over Arlington Martin (ranked 18th in Texas). De Soto held Martin to 241 yards passing on 23-39 passing with 1 interception and no touchdowns.
LS Wes Farnsworth, Bishop Manogue HS, Reno, NV
Bishop Manogue opened their season with a 42-6 loss to Bishop Kelly of Boise, ID. Next up for the Miners is Spanish Springs of Sparks, NV.
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