Our Take: Bainivalu was a man among boys on Thursday night. He was quick to get into his pass sets and rarely was challenged by the Bothell pass rushers. He also did a good job of pulling and getting to the next level. On defense, the senior two-way lineman held strong in the middle and didn't allow Bothell's running game to get going at all. Bainivalu looks the part of a top offensive line prospect and did nothing to diminish his status as one of the top linemen in the region.
Our Take: While there's been a lot of talk about Sirmon's demeanor on the sidelines, I thought he played pretty well considering the pressure he was under on a regular basis on the field. Sirmon actually made a nice check-down to Alex Indelicato for a big gain and he put the ball right on the money with several receivers. Several of those were dropped and it appears to have frustrated him. Overall, as far as his play on the field, I thought Sirmon continued to show the poise and skills necessary to get it done. The sideline/off-the-field stuff is something to talk about in a different setting.
Our Take: The senior tailback is a jack-of-all-trades for the Cougars. He can run it or catch it with equal ability and when he gets the ball in space he is really tough to tackle. He made several Spartans miss in space using his quickness and outstanding vision to his advantage. The two knocks on Indelicato are his lack of size and he doesn't have great top-end speed, but he is the type of player who fits well into today's offenses with his ability to run and catch the ball out of the backfield.
Our Take: This is the second time I've seen Kim play live and he really impressed me with his football instincts and athleticism. Kim, a commit to Air Force, projects on the defensive side of the ball and he really was flying around and making plays. On on play, Bothell tried to throw a quick pass to the slot receiver, but Kim looked like he was shot out of a cannon and he was able to break up the play before it could even get started. Kim also had two touchdown receptions, the first one was on a nice route he ran up the sideline and Skyline QB Drew Kistner found him behind the defense.
Our Take: Cindric played two positions on offense (right guard and right tackle) and he also played defensive end along the front three. He's big and athletic and the "next big thing" to come out of the Skyline program. I really like him on defense, but he could be a fit on either side of the ball and Scout actually has him rated as an offensive tackle at this point. He's tough and strong and he's very quick off the ball. He'd be a great strongside defensive end or he could grow himself into a defensive tackle spot once he's been in college for a couple of years.