Friday Night Lights: Mount Si at Eastlake

Eastlake got their season off to a resounding start when they played host to Mount Si Friday night. The Wolves came away with an impressive 37-7 win and there were several talented players, both seniors and underclassmen that showed what they could do...

Mount Si got off to a good start, scoring the first touchdown of the game, but Eastlake showed too much speed and athleticism and wore down the visitors for a 37-7 win.

Here are the top players I saw on the field tonight...

Eastlake RB/DE Cameron Hunt (2010) - Hunt showed outstanding speed and he brought a physicality to the game. He had a 43-yard touchdown run in the second quarter where he got the outside and then just ran away from people down the sidelines. He also ran hard inside, lowering his shoulder several time while also exploding through the hole. He managed to post 92 yards on 15 carries and the one touchdown.

Eastlake LB/TE Austin Reifeis (2010) - Reifeis was the player I was most interested in seeing tonight. He's a tough all-around player who has good instincts. He didn't do much on offense tonight, but he made five tackles (that I saw) and seemed to be more of a disruptor than a playmaker. His instincts put him in situations where Mount Si had to double-team him, allowing other Eastlake defenders to break free. Hawaii has already offered and it sounds like, from talking to some, that Washington State has picked up the pace in his recruitment.

Eastlake WR/DE Michael Maguire (2010) - He picked off a pass and returned it approximately 20 yards for a score. On the play, Mount Si decided to run a five-yard slant, but Maguire read the play perfectly, flashed in front of the receiver and took the ball back for the touchdown. Maguire doesn't appear to be a big-time recruit, but he showed good instincts on several plays and seemed to have a nose for the ball. I could see him being successful at a school like Central Washington if he doesn't get a preferred walk-on invite from a bigger school.

Mount Si TE/DE Joe Farmer (2011) - Loved the look of this kid. Mount Si didn't do much offensively, so he never had the ball thrown his way from what I was able to see, but on defense he was tough causing a fumble that eventually led to the Wildcats' only score. On the play, Farmer burst through the line at his left defensive end position and chased down Eastlake QB Kelby McCorkle on a boot leg. He stripped the ball and it was recovered by one of his teammates. He's got good size (6-5, 225) and decent speed. It was hard to tell how good his hands were because he didn't get the ball thrown his way, but he definitely looks the part. He's one to keep an eye on over the next year.

Other Eastlake players to watch: QB Kelby McCorkle (2010); QB Keegan Kemp (2012); LB Matt Uhlar (2011). Top Stories