Great nuggets in Future Cougs Report: Week 8

TWO FUTURE COUGAR linebackers cranked the volume up past ear-splitting levels this past week. One continued to put up video game-like tackle numbers – he's already topped the 100-tackle mark on the season. Meanwhile, the other punched just about every defensive stat category in the book in his game. And for good measure, the linebacker was also drilling the ball into the end zone on kickoffs.

LB Chandler Leniu; (6-1, 225); St. John Bosco High; Bellflower, Calif., Leniu and St. John Bosco took down Orange Lutheran 42-24 this weekend and Leniu again put up some ridiculous tackle numbers – 17 solo tackles, 21 total. Consider this: in seven games this season, Leniu has never failed to post double-digit tackle numbers, has topped the 20-tackle mark on two occasions, has 110 total tackles already this season and is averaging 15.7 sticks per game.

LB Frank Luvu; (6-1, 205); Tafuna High; Pago Pago, American Samoa: Shades of Xavier Cooper -- On the first play of the game this week for Tafuna against Nu'uuli, the future Cougar linebacker stripped the ball carrier, picked it up and ran it back for a TD. Before Luvu came out, Field House 100's Brandon Smart tells CF.C, he put up this crooked stat line -- 4.5 TKLS, 1 FF, 1 FR, 1 TD, ½ TFL, ½ SACK, 2 PBUs and 1 QBH. Oh, and by the way, Luvu also kicks off for Tafuna and has put 90 percent of his boots into the end zone. Tafuna won 66-0 – they have scored at least 60 points in every blowout win this season.

WR Calvin Green; (5-10, 175); Burbank (Luther) High; Sacramento, Calif., Green had himself yet another field day in Burbank's 63-0 romp over McClatchy, recording two carries for 120 yards and two touchdowns, as well as catching one ball for 45 yards. He posted five tackles for good measure. In rather unbelievable fashion, Green is averaging almost 19 yards-per-carry, and over 30 yards-per-catch this season.

LB Greg Hoyd; (6-2, 200); Vista Murrieta High; Vista Murrieta, Calif., Hoyd posted seven tackles, two sacks, and one tackle-for-loss in Vista Murrieta's 43-3 dismantling of Great Oak.

DT Marcus Griffin; (6-3, 292); Bellevue High; Bellevue: Griffin recorded one sack, and 2 tackles this week in Bellevue's 52-13 win over Mount Si.

WR Zaire Andre; (6-0, 170); Inglewood High, Inglewood, Calif., Andre recorded zero catches or carries this week, and was limited to just eight kick return yards in a low scoring affair where his Inglewood squad lost to Culver City.

CB Kevin Griffin; (6-1, 180); De La Salle High; Concord, Calif., Griffin had another solid week, posting three tackles, one pass deflection, and a forced fumble in De La Salle's 49-7 win over Logan.

OT Braden Eggert; (6-7, 315); Napa High; Napa, Calif., Eggert and crew fell to Wood, 31-28. Napa is 4-3 on the season.

K Tristan Vizcaino; (6-2, 190); Damien High; La Verne, Calif., Vizcaino connected on all three PATs this week and added a 29-yard field goal in Damien's 24-7 win over Ayala.

CB Joseph Turner; (6-2, 190); College of San Mateo, San Mateo, Calif., Turner recorded two tackles and an interception in San Mateo's 33-0 win over Foothill.

WR Keith Harrington; (5-8, 165); Northeast High; St Petersburg, Fla., Harrington and Northeast beat Chaminade-Madonna by a score of 25-7 this week. Stats for Harrington were not available at press time.

OL Sean Krepsz; (6-5, 295); Martin Luther King High; Riverside, Calif., Krepsz and MLK lost to Centennial by the score of 70-28. Krepsz helped King rush for 166 yards on the night. .

Peyton Bender (6-1, 175); Cardinal Gibbons High; Fort Lauderdale: Bender and Cardinal Gibbons defeated Jackson 31-30 in a thriller. Bender was 24 of 41 for 307 yards with 4 TDs, 1 INT. He was sacked twice. Things started out on a difficult note for Bender as he was picked on his first play but Bender came back and in big way. CF.C is on the ground in Florida covering every one of Bender's game for our readers -- for the complete story on the future Coug QB this past week in case you missed it -- CLICK HERE.

As CF.C noted earlier this week, the West Coast Bowl held a "draft" on Sunday, Oct. 20 and among the picks were Griffin, Leniu and Hoyd. If you missed it: CLICK HERE.

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