FNL: Thursday Double-Dip

Dawgman.com's Scott Eklund took in two games Thursday night and gives his analysis of some of the top players he saw on all four teams – Eastlake, Woodinville, Oak Harbor and Meadowdale -- and where he thinks they project at the next level…

Woodinville 17 - Eastlate 14

Game Story: Woodinville topples No. 1 Eastlake for KingCo 4A title, 17-14

Top Prospects

Eastlake RB Ryan Lewis Strong runner and a good burst to the outside, but didn't show the ability to create space when things were bottled up inside. If a play is called to hit a certain hole, he will hit it, regardless of whether there is actually a hole or not. He has an offer from Colorado, so they must see something I don't, but I just don't see a Pac 12 guy when I see him run the ball.

Eastlake OL/DL Gino Bresolin Bresolin did a good job of stuffing the run inside and got decent penetration and really bottled up the Woodinville runners. He didn't show a lot in the way of a pass-rush, so it's all about how he stuffs the run and he was pretty good at that aspect. As far as offensively, he didn't really stand out, but he's got good feet and athleticism.

Woodinville OL/DL Sawyer Whalen When Whalen steps on the field, you immediately notice his size and athleticism. He played both ways for the Falcons, but he appears set to play defense at the next level when he signs with Portland State.

Woodinville QB Brett Arrivey Arrivey isn't the best athlete or biggest player, but all he did was make plays. A couple of the scouts in attendance said they felt he was a "gamer" and someone who wouldn't necessarily knock you out with his God-given talent, but that he just did what was necessary to get the win and that's exactly what he did Thursday night, running the ball when he had the opportunity to get some yards or keeping plays alive with his legs. He also hit WR Kyle Atkins, former Seattle Seahawks QB Sam Atkins' son, on a beautifully thrown 48-yard touchdown pass for their winning points.


Meadowdale 34 - Oak Harbor 17

Game Story: No. 5 Meadowdale stops No. 8 Oak Harbor, 34-17

Oak Harbor RB Brent Ryan Max Preps has him listed at 6'6", 225 pounds, but he's more like 6'0", 220, so obviously that's a typo. I thought he would possibly be an H-back/tight end type that had good "after the catch" skills, but he looked like he was slow to hit the hole and not the best athlete. Probably a better fit at a smaller-school.

Oak Harbor OL Dayne Herron (2013) – Herron played both ways for the Wildcats, but he looks like a better offensive line prospect. The junior is big and looks every bit of his listed 6'4", 260 pounds. He isn't the most aggressive guy and he need a lot of work on his blocking skills, but the raw talent is there to work with and it will be interesting to see how develops in the coming months and how many camps/combines he hits this coming spring and summer.

Meadowdale RB/WR Giavani Shepherd Shepherd is tiny, but he's electric with the ball in his hands and he loves contact. He's probably right around 5'7", 165 pounds, but he packs a wallop when he arrives at the ball and threw several big downfield blocks. Hard to see him as a fit on a Pac 12 level school, but I could see him finding a place at a WAC program or being an absolute terror for the likes of Portland State or Eastern Washington.


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