Katz completed four of five pass attempts for 100 yards and two touchdowns in just two series with the first string offense.
The second touchdown came on a swing pass to Jordan Jenkins. And what a day he had.
The West Salem product amassed nearly 200 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, and ran up and over both the first and second string defenses.
THE TONE WAS set early. On the third play, Katz unleashed a bomb deep down sideline. James Rodgers was double covered by Lance Mitchell and Brandon Hardin, but still tracked the ball and reeled it in the back of the end zone.
Quarterbacks Cody Vaz, Jack Lomax and Sean Mannion all took turns orchestrating the second string offense, and Vaz was given one drive with the first string offense.
Vaz looked sharper than he has in recent days, completing 12 of 20 pass attempts for 149 yards and two touchdowns. One errant pass resulted in an interception.
The first string offense looked like this:
QB: Ryan Katz
RB: Jordan Jenkins / Ryan McCants
FB: Will Darkins
WRs: James Rodgers, Aaron Nichols, Darrell Catchings
TE: Brady Camp
H-Back: Joe Halahuni
LT: Wilder McAndrews
LG: Grant Johnson
C: Alex Linnenkohl
RG: Burke Ellis
RT: Mike Remmers
Lomax didn't fare as well as his contemporaries. The redshirt freshman completed just three of 11 pass attempts for 68 yards and an interception. Cornerback Sean Martin returned the pick for a touchdown as he sprinted down the sideline.
DEFENSIVELY, NOT MUCH went right for the Beavers for the first or second string, although Suaesi Tuimaunei had a nice pick and return late.
The senior safety instinctively took off down the sideline, and the hit of the day was on tap.
Fullback Will Darkins was chasing Tuimaunei downfield and his head was most definitely not on a swivel. Big defensive tackle Brennan Olander was headed downfield, looking to throw blocks for the safety.
Olander crashed into Darkins full bore, opening the lane for Tuimaunei to return the interception for six.
The defensive depth chart looked like this:
DE: Taylor Henry / John Braun
DT: Kevin Frahm / Ben Motter
DT: Brennan Olander / Joe Lopez
DE: Gabe Miller / Mana Rosa
SAM: Dwight Roberson / Michael Doctor
MIKE: Rueben Robinson
WILL: Keith Pankey / Zane Norris
CB: Brandon Hardin / Sean Martin
S: Lance Mitchell / Josh LaGrone
S: Suaesi Tuimaunei / Dax Dilbeck
CB: Jordan Poyer / Ryan Handford
NOTE: This report originally had Tony Wilson as running with the 1s when it was instead Rueben Robinson.
Jordan Jenkins, 6-104; Malcolm Marable, 4-12; Ryan McCants, 8-10; Darrell Catchings, 1-4; Jack Lomax, 1-(-5); Cody Vaz, 3-(-13); Sean Mannion, 3-(-15).
Cody Vaz, 20-12-1-149-2; Ryan Katz, 5-4-0-100-2; Jack Lomax, 11-3-1-68-0; Sean Mannion, 9-6-0-51-0.
Jordan Jenkins, 5-84-2; James Rodgers, 3-81-1; Micah Hatfield, 4-67; Kevan Walker, 4-55; John Reese, 2-31; Brett Ackerman, 1-14; Darrell Catchings, 2-10; Colby Prince, 1-9; Ryan McCants, 1-6; Joe Halahuni, 1-5; Clayton York, 1-5.
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