Future Cougars Report: Week Eight

IT WAS A scary time for opponents of the future Cougs on Halloween weekend. Many of the Cougar verbal commits lit up the stat sheet, including wide receiver Deontay Burnett (pictured above).

Austin Joyner, 5-10.5, 191 pounds:Joyner turned in another solid performance in a 55-34 win over Meadowdale on Friday night. In the first football game since the tragic shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck, Joyner ran for three touchdowns (38, 39, and 47 yards.) Joyner, who will come to WSU as a cornerback, also had an interception and threw a touchdown pass. Headed into this week's game, Joyner in six games was averaging 147 yards on 10.5 carries. He had 63 carries for 883 yards (14.0 ypc) with 14 TDs before the win over Meadowdale.

Tyler Hilinski, 6-3, 200 pounds: Upland High’s quarterback led his team to a 28-10 win over Rancho Cucamonga on Friday night with 165 passing yards and a 72.7 completion percentage. Hilinski threw one touchdown pass in the game, and he made each of his eight completions count, averaging over 20 yards per successful pass. Hilinski has completed 114 of 168 passes this season for 1,819 yards and 17 touchdowns. He has thrown only four interceptions. His 67 carries on the ground have produced 162 yards and two touchdowns.

Kameron Powell, 5-10, 175 pounds:Powell had his most productive game of the season for Upland High on Friday. He posted season highs in solo and total tackles with seven and 10, respectively. In 2014, the four-star defensive back has made 55 total tackles, (38 solo, 1 TFL). Powell has two fumble recoveries, a safety, a touchdown on a punt block.

Deontay Burnett, 5-11, 160 pounds: Every time Burnett touched the ball on Friday night he seemed to make magic happen for Serra High in a 41-28 win over Chaminade. Burnett had only two receptions for 64 yards, but BOTH went for touchdowns. Before this game, Burnett had two touchdown catches in the entire season. The wide receiver has 20 receptions for 384 yards and four scores on the season.

Matt Abramo, 6-2, 170 pounds: Casa Grande earned its third win of the season with a 39-0 blowout on Saturday. Abramo made an impact with his leg with two field goals and all connected on all three of his extra-point attempts. Abramo’s longest field goal of the game was 38 yards. The kicker had only one punt but it went a booming 55 yards. He had six touchbacks on eight kickoffs.

Cedric Bigge-Duren, 6-6, 295 pounds: Oceanside continued its undefeated season with a 35-6 win over La Costa Canyon on Friday night. Bigge-Duren and the offensive line opened up holes for their running back who had 142 yards and four touchdowns on just 14 carries. The win ensured Oceanside at least a tie for the league title.

Aaron Porter, 6-1, 235 pounds: The three-star linebacker out of Cerritos College continued his impressive season, notching five tackles in a win over Moorpark on Saturday. Porter now has 75 tackles and 3.5 sacks in nine games this season.

Austin Maihen, 6-5, 285 pounds:Santa Margarita High lost 19-14 to Mater Dei on Friday, and the Eagles did not score until the fourth quarter. Both touchdowns by Santa Margarita were via passes, so at the very least, the offensive line was able to block well enough in the final period to make things interesting.

Thomas Toki, 6-1, 292 pounds: Toki and Saint Francis High narrowly defeated Sacred Heart Cathedral on Friday by a score of 27-21. The four-star defensive tackle made three total tackles and hurried the quarterback twice. In seven games this season, Toki has 25 total tackles and four quarterback hurries.

Noah Myers, 6-5, 300 pounds: Las Lomas High dominated on Friday, winning on the road 40-21 against Acalanes High. Las Lomas is now 7-2, and defeated an Acalanes team that was 5-1 at home heading into the game.

Darrien Molton, 5-10, 165 pounds:Chaparral High lost to Vista Murrieta on Thursday night, 35-22. Molton’s statistics were unavailable at press time.

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

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