Future Cougars Report: Week Nine

CEDRIC BIGGE-DUREN AND Oceanside High completed an undefeated regular season this past weekend, earning a No. 1 playoff seed in the process. Austin Joyner (pictured above) continued his monster season as he led Marysville-Pilchuck to a lopsided playoff victory on Friday. Here's the weekly rundown of what the future Cougars did out on the gridiron.

Austin Joyner, 5-10.5, 191 pounds:Seattle Prep was no match for Joyner on Friday night in a Class 3A District I playoff game. Joyner ran the ball six times for 118 yards and three touchdowns, and he added a 75-yard punt return to lead Marysville-Pilchuck to a 49-7 victory. Joyner now has 88 rushing attempts for 1,196 yards and 20 touchdowns, averaging 13.6 yards per carry. He will come to WSU as a cornerback.

Tyler Hilinski, 6-3, 200 pounds: The quarterback led Upland High to its sixth straight win, ending the team’s regular season with a 45-20 thumping of Etiwanda High. Hilinski completed 13 of 20 passes for 298 yards and two touchdowns, without throwing any interceptions. He has completed 67.6 percent of his passes this season for 2,117 yards, 19 touchdowns and four interceptions.

Kameron Powell, 5-10, 175 pounds:Hilinski's teammate Powell helped Upland High on the defensive side of the ball, totaling seven tackles, three of which were solo. The four-star rated defensive back has 62 total tackles this season -- 41 solo.

Deontay Burnett, 5-11, 160 pounds: Burnett made one catch for 30 yards in Serra High’s 56-31 victory over Loyola High on Friday night. The three-star wideout has 21 catches for 414 yards and four touchdowns this season.

Matt Abramo, 6-2, 170 pounds: Abramo’s leg came up big again for Casa Grande High in a 35-12 victory over Montgomery High on Friday. The kicker made all four of his extra point attempts, and he averaged 43 yards on two punts, landing one inside the 20-yard line. Five of his six kickoffs were touchbacks. He did not attempt any field goals.

Cedric Bigge-Duren, 6-6, 295 pounds:Oceanside High completed an undefeated regular-season on Friday, winning 26-7 against El Camino to boost their record to 10-0. The perfect season earned the team the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.

Aaron Porter, 6-1, 235 pounds: Porter and Cerritos College had a bye week. The JUCO linebacker has 75 total tackles, 3.5 sacks, and one interception in nine games this season. Cerritos plays its regular season finale next weekend against College of the Canyons.

Austin Maihen, 6-5, 285 pounds:Maihen and Santa Margarita High lost 58-34 to St. John Bosco, the No. 9 high school team in the nation according to USA Today. Stanford is coming after the WSU verbal commit, recently putting an offer on the table pending the admissions process.

Thomas Toki, 6-1, 292 pounds: Saint Francis lost a close one to Bellarmine High on Friday night but there were no defensive stats available at press time.

Noah Myers, 6-5, 300 pounds:Las Lomas turned in a dominant performance on Friday, beating Alhambra High 38-0. No stats were available but it would appear the offensive line did just fine based on the score.

Darrien Molton, 5-10, 165 pounds:Chaparral High defeated Murrieta Mesa 34-20 on Friday night. Molton, however, was not credited with any stats.

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.

**Kyrin Priester, 6-1, 185 pounds: The former Clemson wide receiver verballed to WSU after the USC game. He's finishing up his school year at Clemson and will arrive at WSU in January. He will need to sit out 2015 due to transfer rules but will be able to go through spring ball, fall camp and practice all year in 2015. During his senior year at Brookwood High, Priester recorded 56 receptions for 1,116 yards and 13 touchdowns.


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