Future Cougars Report: Week 4

IT WAS AN ODD past week for the prep football seniors who have verbally pledged to Washington State. A couple had big showings, while a few didn't play a single down in their respective contests. A future crimson linebacker had an especially big week, helping lead his team to a decisive victory.

Here's the run down on how all the future Cougs did last week:

LB Greg Hoyd; (6-2, 200); Vista Murrieta High; Vista Murrieta, Calif., Hoyd recorded seven tackles, deflected a pass and took an interception all the way to paydirt in Vista Murrieta's 69-14 win over Redlands East Valley.

DT Marcus Griffin; (6-3, 292); Bellevue High; Bellevue: Bellevue manhandled Sammamish High, 49-0, in a match up that was so lopsided that some Bellevue starters didn't even play. Such was the case with Griffin – he didn't play a down. Griffin assured CF.C he is just fine, and it was the coach's decision to sit most of the starters.

WR Zaire Andre; (6-0, 170); Inglewood High, Inglewood, Calif., Andre had a giant outing against Burbank High of Santa Barbara, pulling in eight catches for 140 yards and a touchdown.

WR Calvin Green; (5-10, 175); Burbank (Luther) High; Sacramento: Bye week.

OT Jordan Rose; (6-6, 305); Freeman High; Rockford, Wash., Freeman throttled Bonners Ferry , 49-0.

CB Kevin Griffin; (6-1, 180); De La Salle High; Concord, Calif., Griffin did not record a statistic in De La Salle's week four beat down of Del Oro, according to most available game logs. We are trying to catch up with Griffin to get a better read. Griffin has recorded 17 tackles in the three games he's played.

OT Braden Eggert; (6-7, 315); Napa High; Napa, Calif., Eggert helped pave the way, literally, to a 36-0 drubbing of Vallejo High. Napa is now 2-2 on the season.

K Tristan Vizcaino; (6-2, 190); Damien High; La Verne, Calif., Vizcaino had a nice night Friday, helping Damien defeat St. Paul. He connected on two field goals (43 and 27 yards) and all four extra point attempts in the 34-12 victory.

CB Joseph Turner; (6-2, 190); College of San Mateo, San Mateo, Calif., Turner and the College of San Mateo beat Diablo Valley 14-7. No statistics could be located at press time.

WR Keith Harrington; (5-8, 165); Northeast High; St Petersburg: Harrington and Northeast High are off to a tough start, dropping their fourth straight. The loss, a 45-0 beating from Countryside, saw the Vikings surrender 448 yards of total offense. Individual statistics were not available at press time.

LB Frank Luvu; (6-1.5, 205); Tafuna High; Pago Pago, American Samoa: Luvu and Tafuna were off this week and will be again this week, returning to action on Saturday, Oct. 5. (High school games in American Samoa are played on Saturdays.)

QB Peyton Bender (6-1, 175); Cardinal Gibbons High; Fort Lauderdale: Despite completing 18 of 26 passes for 194 yards and three touchdowns, Bender had some tough spots, including an interception in which he made a bad read and four fumbled center snaps on the wet field. On the season, Bender has now posted an impressive 7:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He is 81 of 118 for 1,140 yards, 14 TDs, 2 INTs, and has been sacked four times. CF.C has a reporter attending every one of his games this season, so be sure to check early every Saturday morning for the latest feature piece on his work from the night before.

All Cougar fans are invited to the annual Cougfan.com Seattle Tailgate on Saturday. This year marks our first Seattle gathering without hostess supreme Karlynn "Ma" Howard, who passed away earlier this year. About as generous a human being as there ever was. So this year will mark the start of the annual Karlynn "Ma" Howard Memorial Tailgater at CenturyLink. And we want you to be there! As always, cold refreshments, burgers, brats, dogs and tater salad will be in abundance. No charge -- just say you read CF.C religiously and you're good to go! Look for the Cougfan.com banner somewhere near the intersection of 3rd Ave. S and Holgate, just south of Outdoor Emporium in the alley/general street parking area. Festivities should start around 3:00 and hope to start breaking down around 6:00 in order to see the kickoff.

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