Future Cougars Report: Week Seven

AUSTIN JOYNER WILL be a cornerback at WSU next year, but this year he's a pretty doggone good high school running back. Tyler Hilinski as Upland High’s quarterback has shown one thing above all else this season and he did it again this past week. Also, future Cougar kicker Matt Abramo hasn't had a lot of opportunities this season at Casa Grande. That changed this past week ...

Austin Joyner, 5-10.5, 191 pounds: Marysville-Pilchuck blew out Everett High on Friday, and Joyner was a big part of the 56-14 victory. It took the four-star Joyner only four attempts to do major damage -- he racked up 108 rushing yards and scored twice on those four carries. Those were his only carries win the blowout win. In five games this season, Joyner has 49 carries for 737 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Tyler Hilinski, 6-3, 200 pounds: Coming off of a bye week, Hilinski and Upland High had a big day against Damien, winning 44-14 on Friday. Hilinski completed 17 of 21 passes for 257 yards and 3 touchdowns, and he added three carries for 30 yards. So far in 2014, Hilinski this season has exemplified consistency, completing 86 of 124 passes for 1,307 yards and 12 touchdowns against only two interceptions. He's not a running QB but has also scored twice on the ground, with a total of 47 carries for 156 yards.

Matt Abramo, 6-2, 170 pounds: Casa Grande dipped into the win column on Friday with an emphatic 47-0 victory over Ukiah. Abramo was perfect in the kicking game, going 2 for 2 on field goal tries and 3 for 3 on extra points. His longest field goal of the game was a 46-yarder. Abramo also launched six of his eight kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks, and booted a 53-yard punt.

Kameron Powell, 5-10, 175 pounds: Powell made four tackles on Friday for Upland High, all of which were solo. The defensive back has 34 tackles this season, 22 solo, with one safety and one fumble recovery. He also scored a defensive touchdown on a blocked punt that he returned 15 yards into the end zone against Knight.

Dominic Davis, 5-10, 175 pounds: Alemany High lost at home 47-20 on Friday, their first loss of the season (5-1). Alemany got some help from Davis, who caught a touchdown pass but it was not enough to stay with Bishop Amat in the 47-20 loss.

Darrien Molton, 5-10, 165 pounds: Chaparral High beat Temecula Valley 35-21 on Friday but Molton’s stats were unavailable. He remains credited with 17 total tackles this season.

Aaron Porter, 6-1, 235 pounds: The linebacker enjoyed a solid day Saturday as Cerritos defeated El Camino, 29-26. Porter recorded seven total tackles, one for loss. He is averaging almost eight tackles per game this season.

Deontay Burnett, 5-11, 160 pounds: Burnett made two catches for 60 yards in Serra High’s narrow 21-20 victory over Crespi on Friday. The wide receiver has 17 receptions, 312 receiving yards, and two touchdowns this season.

Cedric Bigge-Duren, 6-6, 295 pounds: Oceanside High rolled to a 42-16 victory over Mission Hills on Friday behind a balanced offensive attack from the o-line that includes Bigge-Duren. Oceanside ran for 158 yards and one touchdown, and the O-line protected quarterback Matthew Romero enough to allow him to throw for 240 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions.

Austin Maihen, 6-5, 285 pounds: Maihen and Santa Margarita High lost 35-28 on Friday to Serra Catholic. No statistics were available at press time.

Thomas Toki, 6-1, 292 pounds: Saint Francis edged Archbishop Mitty on Friday by a score of 15-14. Toki, a four-star prospect, has been credited with 10 tackles in three games this season. St. Francis is 4-1, and 2-0 in league play.

Noah Myers, 6-5, 300 pounds: Myers and Las Lomas High had a bye week this week.

James Williams, 5-11, 185 pounds: The running back tore his ACL and MCL in his left knee in the second game of the season and will need surgery followed by a rehab period. The Burbank High product will finish this season with 19 carries for 66 yards.

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