Friday Night Lights - Week 3

It's been an eventful season so far and Friday night was no different as Dawgman.com was on hand for what will likely go down as one of the most exciting games of the season as Tumwater scored on a Hail Mary as time expired to eek out a 15-13 win over Bellevue...

Tumwater 15

Bellevue 13

http://www.scout.com/player/204764-cade-otton?s=147

Our Take: Otton played both ways for the T-Birds and finished the night with, unofficially, 13 tackles, five receptions for 67 yards with two scores including the game-winner, a 26-yard reception in the middle of a crowd as time expired. Otton has great instincts and he's a sure tackler. From watch him in this game, his first steps are always forward. He's aggressive and rarely makes a mistake. My only concern was his lack of physicality. He seemed more prone to finesse things rather than take on blockers, shed blockers and make the play. The reason I was a bit surprised was because Otton was much bigger than pretty much everyone he was facing across from him. On offense, you can pretty much just call him "Cris Carter" because all he does is catch touchdowns. His first touchdown came on a nice "arrow" route from 11 yards out while his second, the game-winner, saw him go up above the rest of the players to haul it in. On the final drive, Otton had three other receptions for 30 yards that extended the drive. Overall, it was a solid night. I could see him playing on either side of the ball, but he looks more like a defensive prospect with his natural football instincts able to take over.

http://www.scout.com/player/203763-lazarus-williams?s=147

Our Take: When he takes the field, Williams is impressive. He's really thinned down and "leaned out" his frame. At nearly 6'5" and 255 pounds, he played both tight end and along the defensive line. From watching him, he looks like a better defensive line prospect because his frame could easily add another 30 to 40 pounds of muscle and he wouldn't lose much if any of his athleticism. He pursued well, but he got lost in the trash a lot, so he didn't make a lot of plays outside of the tackle box. I definitely think he could make a name for himself at a Mountain West school, but he could squeak into the Pac 12 if he continues to develop.

http://www.scout.com/player/211908-isaiah-ifanse?s=147

Our Take: Was very impressed by Ifanse and what he was able to do on both sides of the ball. He had a pick six early in the second half, the only TD of the game for the Wolverines, While he might be good in coverage, because of the offense Tumwater runs, it didn't show very much since he didn't have as many chances to make plays in the secondary. He showed good toughness on offense as the primary ball-carrier for Bellevue, rarely going down the first hit, and his quickness was evident on most of his runs. He will be an interesting prospect to keep an eye on over the next year or so, but right now I see him as an offensive player at the next level.


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