Future Cougars Report: Week Nine

THE BOYS AT Upland High are making the Cougars' future look promising, as Tyler Hilinski and Kameron Powell each had strong days in a shutout win. Aaron Porter showed off his prowess on defense, and Matt Abramo made several booming kicks this weekend. However, Leach & Co. did take a hit by losing one of their top recruits to USC.

Austin Joyner, 5-10.5, 191 pounds:Because of the tragic shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, Joyner and his teammates did not play on Friday night. In a show of respect, their opponent, Oak Harbor, forfeited the game -- and the league title. Joyner has made a soft verbal commit to WSU, and has 63 carries for 883 yards and 14 touchdowns in six games this season.

Tyler Hilinski, 6-3, 200 pounds: The Upland High quarterback was back to his old self on Friday as he threw for three touchdown passes and no interceptions in a 38-0 win over Los Osos. The previous week, Hilinski turned the ball over twice through the air, but he completed 13 of 20 passes on this night for 219 yards. He was also mildly mobile with seven carries for 23 yards. In eight games in 2014, Hilinski has completed 67.5 percent of his passes for 1,654 yards, 16 touchdowns and four interceptions. He has scored two touchdowns with his legs this season.

Kameron Powell, 5-10, 175 pounds:Powell got in on the big win for Upland High, too. The four-star defensive back made six total tackles, all solo, and recovered a fumble. He has 45 total tackles this season with two fumble recoveries, a safety, and a touchdown on a punt blocked by a teammate.

Dominic Davis, 5-10, 175 pounds: The running back flipped his commitment from Washington State to USC for academic reasons. Davis, a three-star recruit out of California, runs a 4.4 40-yard dash, and as a junior, he ran a 10.47 100-meter dash in the track and field state championships.

Darrien Molton, 5-10, 165 pounds:Molton and Chaparral High lost 21-14 in double overtime to Murrieta Valley on Friday. Molton’s stats were not provided, although he did not score any touchdowns as his teammate Ray Riley accounted for both scores.

Aaron Porter, 6-1, 235 pounds: The stat line was full for Porter in Cerritos College’s loss to Bakersfield on Saturday. The linebacker made 10 total tackles, four of which were solo. One of those was a sack that yielded a 5-yard loss. Porter has now made 3.5 sacks this season plus an interception, and has been recruited to play MIKE at Washington State.

Matt Abramo, 6-2, 170 pounds: The kicker was not perfect on field-goal attempts on Friday, hitting two of three attempts. However, his leg was still powerful as one of those field goals was a 41-yarder. Also, Abramo launched all five of his kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks, and placed three of his four punts inside the 20-yard line. His performance helped Casa Grande notch its second win of the season.

Cedric Bigge-Duren, 6-6, 295 pounds: Oceanside High remained undefeated with a 28-14 victory over Carlsbad on Friday night. No statistics were given to show how the school scored its 28 points.

Austin Maihen, 6-5, 285 pounds:Santa Margarita High defeated Servite 22-17 on Friday. Statistics were not available to determine how the 22 points were scored.

Thomas Toki, 6-1, 292 pounds: Saint Francis lost 21-14 in overtime to Valley Christian on Friday night. Toki's statistics were not provided.

Deontay Burnett, 5-11, 160 pounds: Burnett had a quiet night against Alemany as Serra High won 38-21. The three-star wide receiver caught one pass for eight yards. This season, he has 320 total receiving yards with two touchdowns and 18 receptions.

Noah Myers, 6-5, 300 pounds: Las Lomas High outlasted Dublin High on Friday by a score of 21-17; however, there were no stats available to determine how the 21 points came to be.

James Williams, 5-11, 185 pounds: The running back tore his ACL and MCL in his left knee early in the season, which requires surgery and rehab. Williams had 19 carries for 66 yards before suffering the injury in the second game of the season.