RECRUITING: Future Cougars Gridiron Report

THE HIGH SCHOOL football season has begun and the Cougar commits are throwing TD passes, running to daylight, tackling everything that moves and taking interceptions back to the house. Here's the CF.C performance update on the 14 known commits in Paul Wulff's 2012 class...

Box scores and defensive stats in some cases are hard to come by. CF.C in going forward has reached out to the coaches in an effort to obtain stats to pass onto you.

QB Austin Apodaca, Silver Creek High
Apodaca completed 29-of-37 passes for 390 yards and four TDs in No. 3 ranked Silver Creek's thrilling but ultimately heartbreaking overtime loss to No. 2 Kent.

Next: Frederick Warriors. And how's this for rabid crimson followers of recruiting -- you can watch the game live tonight online at 6pm PT. Click to

RB Terrell Davis, Mount Douglas Secondary
Davis rushed for 149 hashes and two TDs in a 34-31 win in Hawaii against Kapa'a High. He also had seven tackles on defense.

(Note: File this one away, younger brother Marcus Davis in the class of 2014. Some say he has budding D-I talent as well. He had six receptions for 80 yards, two interceptions and five tackles.)

No. 2 ranked Mount Douglas plays Friday against the No. 3 ranked W.J. Mouat Hawks of Abbotsford.

WR/CB Dalen Jones, Woodland High
Jones was Mr. All-Around last year and has picked right off where he left off for his senior campaign. Jones completed 13 of 17 passes for 163 yards and a touchdown, ran for 53 yards and two scores on 14 attempts and returned an interception 52 yards for another touchdown.

(Jones in 2010 rushed for 430 yards and eight scores, had 515 receiving yards and four TDs, passed for 230 yards and three scores and also intercepted five passes.)

Jones and Woodland play Saturday in a non-league game vs. Rio Americano.

WR Travis Gardner, Eastlake High
Eastlake runs a wing-t but Gardner made the most of his pass catching opportunities, with two receptions for 49 yards. He also added 2 carries for 8 yards as No. 2 Eastlake beat No. 3 Helix 21-14.

Last season Gardner caught 24 passes for 423 yards and three touchdowns as a junior.

Eastlake plays Scripps Ranch this week.

Rashad Jackson and Vershad Jackson, Marshall High
Rashad and Vershad both have appx.. 12-15 tackles this season apiece, and Rashad has an interception to his credit.

It's been a rough early start in Missouri City, Texas for the boys from Marshall, they lost 60-6 in opener and 28-7 in Week 2. The results have been more than a little surprising with a minimum of five D-I future athletes on the squad.

The Jacksons and Marshall take on Alief Elsik on Friday.

OT Eduardo Middleton, Oceanside
No. 2 Oceanside (Div II) opened with a powerhouse, No. 1 Servite (Div I) and couldn't get anything going offensively all night. They gave up two killer turnovers and rushed for only 43 net yards. Nevertheless, Middleton and Oceanside look to be going places this year, and may well take it out on this week's opponent.

Next: Middleton and Oceanside play host to Chaparral on Friday.

OG/C Sam Flor, O'Dea High
Flor helped pave the way for a 100-yard rusher as O'Dea bested Capital 28-14.

Next: O'Dea, ranked No. 3 in state Class 3A, takes on No. 10 Ferndale this week.

OT B.J. Salmonson, Nooksack Valley High
Salmonson led the way for the Nooksack Valley offense to rack up 464 total yards but the offense turned the ball over four times and fell to Cascade 25-15.

Next: Nooksack Valley travels to meet up with LaConner on Friday.

OG/C Denzell Dotson, Cactus High
Dotson powered a Cactus rushing attack that gained 266 yards in a 53-0 shutout over Moon Valley.

Next: Dotson and teammates meet Peoria this week, ranked 50th in the state my Maxpreps. Cactus is at No. 41 in Maxpreps' rankings.

DT Maurice Bennett, Madison Central High
Helped Madison Central top Petal last week by a score of 28-14 after starting off the season with two losses.

Next: Bennett and M-C head out of state to take on West Monroe of Louisiana this week.

MLB Jordan Pulu, Federal Way
Thanks to crack reporter Sandy Ringer of the Seattle Times, we can tell you that Pulu was the leading tackler in Federal Way's blowout win over Graham-Kapowsin. Pulu had 8 tackles (5 solo, 3 assists), including 1 tackle for loss (5 yards). His night was over early but he was still Federal Way's leading tackler.

Next: Federal Way tangles with Puyallup on Friday.

S David Bucannon, Vanden High
David Bucannon turned in a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown as Vanden rolled to a 48-12 win over Christian Brothers.

Bucannon and Vanden take on Wood this Friday.

S Taylor Taliulu, Kamehameha
No. 8 Kamehameha (2-2) shocked No. 2 Saint Louis 28-21 this past week and Taylor Taliulu put this one to bed. Taliulu broke up a pass on fourth down with just over a minute left to seal the win. Earlier this season, he also returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown against Farrington.

Next: Kamehameha has some time off before they take on the Pac-Five Wolfpack on Sept. 23.

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