Twelve of 14 teams in action featuring Cougar recruits posted a win

WASHINGTON STATE's verbal commits took care of business this past week as 12 of the 14 teams in action featuring a WSU verbal pledge won. Jalen Thompson, Renard Bell and Chima Onyeukwu were three of those who had a significant impact in their team’s victory.

WR/DB Jalen Thompson (Downey High/Downey, Calif): After a big week last week, Thompson continued to play big for Downey. The team won it’s second straight game since their bye week to move to 4-3 on the season and 3-1 in league play. Similar to last week, Thompson did a little bit of everything. On offense, he reeled in three receptions for 53 yards. On defense, he had three tackles. However, his special teams work is where he shined. He ran a kick return 97 yards and a punt return for 68 yards each for a touchdown. Downey beat Lynwood 33-12.

 

WR/DB Renard Bell (Cathedral High/Los Angeles): He continued to be big in Cathedral’s 28-7 win over Salesian. The team moved to 7-0 on the season and 2-0 in league play. Bell picked up five receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown and one rush for 11 yards.

 

OLB Chima Onyeukwu (Contra Costa JUCO/San Pablo, CA): If it wasn’t for Onyeukwu, Contra Costa may not be undefeated. The junior college beat Yuba 16-13 in large part because of the outside linebacker -- the biggest moment came in the third quarter when he blocked a Yuba field goal. Contra Costa. He posted nine tackles (three solo) and 0.5 tackles for loss as CC moved to 6-0 on the season (2-0 conference).

 

ILB Jihad Woods (Helix Charter High/La Mesa, Calif.): Woods brought another big day to help Helix dominate. He posted four tackles (two solo), one tackle for loss and a sack. His big highlight was a fumble recovery for a touchdown in the 59-14 drubbing of Mount Migue Highl. Helix is now 5-1 on the season (2-1 league), and they’ve won three straight since their bye week.

 

TE/DE Mason Vinyard (Helix Charter High/La Mesa, Calif.): Woods’ teammate didn’t have a lot of stats in the win over Mount Miguel, but he did pick up two tackles for loss.

 

WR Stephen Houston (Rio Mesa High/Oxnard, Calif.): In Rio Mesa's 35-0 shutout of Hueneme High, Houston caught five passes for 82 yards and a touchdown. The team is 4-4 on the season and 1-1 in league play.

 

OL/DL Joshua Watson (Cascade High/Everett): Watson picked up six tackles including two for loss but Cascade was overwhelemed 55-14 by Monroe. Cascade is now 0-7 for the season and 0-5 in league play.

 

QB Cody Brewer (Flour Bluff High/Corpus Christi): Brewer finished 17-33 for 277 yards, with three TDs and three INTs in a tight 35-28 loss to Victoria East.  Flour Bluff exploded in the second half but stalled after their final fourth quarter TD.

 

ATH/QB Justus Rogers (Bellevue High): Complete stats were unavailable but Rogers threw two touchdowns in the first quarter of the Wolverines' 42-0 win over Liberty. The two scores went for 18 and 12 yards.  Bellevue moved to 5-1 on the season (3-0 league).

 

WR Grant Porter (Upland High/Upland, Calif.): Porter was sidelined in Upland's 41-27 win over Damien. Reports are that Porter could be out one more week. Upland is 5-2 on the season and 2-0 in league play.

 

WR Josiah Westbrook (Squalicum High/Bellingham): Westbrook was out for the second straight week, but coach Nick Lucey expects Westbrook to play this week. Squalicum remains undefeated 7-0, 5-0 in conference play. Their latest victory came at the expense of Sehome, 27-0.

 

ATH/WR D’Jimon Jones (Federal Way High): The Federal Way QB continues to rehab an injury but according to his Twitter account, he’s been medically cleared to play.  Federal Way crushed Mt. Rainer 64-27 last time out. It is only the second win of season for the team (2-5), but makes them 2-1 in district play.

 

S Skyler Thomas (Citrus Hill High/Perris, Calif.): Stats weren't unavailable on Thomas but Citrus Hill's 40-0 victory over San Jacinto moved them to 5-2 on the year and 2-0 in league play.

 

CB Isaiah Love (West Covina High/West Covina, Calif.): Couldn’t get an update on Love, but coach Mike Maggoire said he would keep me posted going forward. West Covina beat Walnut 45-6 to move to 3-4 and 1-1 for league play.

 

OLB Derek Moore (Crenshaw High/Los Angeles): No stats were available for Moore but Crenshaw crushed Manual Arts 55-0 to move Crenshaw to 4-3, 1-1.


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