Baker, Jones, and DeVries have big games: BYU Football Prep Tracker Week 4

In week four of prep action there were several BYU commits that made big plays on the defensive side of the ball.

DE/TE Brooks Jones and American Leadership Academy are off to a great start with an opening week victory over Poston Butte.  Jones had five tackles and two sacks in the win.

Cannon DeVries had two carries for 17 yards, six receptions for 39 yards, six tackles, and two interceptions and then he hurried down to Vegas to cheer on the Cougs.

Easton Baker had another big game for the Stansbury defense as they shut out Uintah 55-0. Baker finished with 11 tackles and a sack.

Here is a breakdown for each of the BYU commits:

Class of 2022 Commits

Kaden Chidester (@Kaden_Chid, ATH).  Richfield HS (Richfield, Utah, 1-3) picked up their first win of the season with a 23-6 victory over Millard.  Stats not yet recorded.

Season totals: Through first three games; seven tackles (three solo), two blocked passes, two quarterback hurries, one blocked PAT.

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Cannon DeVries (@CannonDevries, WR/FS). Weber HS (Pleasant View, Utah, 2-2) picked up their second victory in a row with a 38-35 win over Farmington.  DeVries had two carries for 17 yards, six receptions for 39 yards, six tackles, and two interceptions.

Season totals: four games, 20 receptions for 272 yards and three touchdowns, five carries for 46 yards and two touchdowns, 185 return yards, 34 tackles, one tackle for loss, one blocked field goal, and two interceptions.

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Peter Falaniko (@FalanikoPeter, OL). Pine View HS (St. George, Utah, 4-0) defeated Hurricane 49-6.  With Falaniko opening up holes for the Mckenzie brothers on offense, Pine View has become an offensive juggernaut (see highlights below)

Season totals: three games, no stats.   

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Braxton Fely (@Braxton_Fely, DL). Timpview HS (Orem, Utah, 3-1) defeated Bingham on the road 24-12.  Stats not yet recorded

Season totals: Through first three games; 24 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries, and three sacks.

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Brooks Jones (@Brooks_Jones81, DE/TE). American Leadership Academy (Queen Creek, Arizona, 1-0) kicked off their season with a win, defeating Poston Butte 52-28.  Jones had five tackles (three solo) and two sacks. 

Season totals: one game, five tackles (three solo), two sacks.

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Jarinn Kalama (@JarinnKalama, ATH). Wasatch HS (Heber City, Utah, 3-1) defeated Pleasant Grove 44-24.  Stats not yet recorded.   

Season totals: three games, 14 receptions for 232 yards and two touchdowns, one pass for 55 yards, six tackles.  

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Maika Kaufusi (@KaufusiMaika, S). Alta HS (Sandy, Utah, 2-2) defeated Maple Mountain 29-9.  Kaufusi is still out with an injury and is expected back in the next few weeks.

Season totals: one game, four receptions for 238 yards and four touchdowns, four tackles (three solo), and a forced fumble.

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Parker Kingston (QB). Roy HS (Ogden, Utah, 3-1) defeated Hunter 20-16. Kingston was 1-for-2 passing for six yards and rushed seven times for 35 yards. He also had a 31 yard kickoff return and a 10 yard punt return.

Season totals: four games, 15-of-31 passing for 267 yards and four touchdowns (zero interceptions), 34 carries for 353 yards and five touchdowns, two kickoff returns for 129 yards and one touchdown, 1 punt return for 10 yards, five tackles (four solo), one pass defended.

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Liutai Kinikini (WR/LB). West HS (Salt Lake City, Utah, 2-1) defeated Cyprus 21-0. Kinikini recorded four tackles (one solo). 

Season totals: three games, 13 tackles (six solo), one pass defended.

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Noah Moeaki (@noah_moeaki, TE/OLB). American Fork HS (American Fork, Utah, 3-0) defeated Serra (Gardena, CA) 59-27 in a non-region game. Stats not yet recorded.

Season totals: through first two games, nine receptions for 160 yards and three touchdowns, three tackles (two solo), one tackle for loss, one sack

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Trevin Ostler (@OstlerTrevin, ATH). Bountiful HS (Bountiful, Utah, 1-2) fell to Skyline 38-36. Stats not yet recorded

Season totals: through first two games, six tackles (two solo), 2 tackle for loss.

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Cooper Ross (@CooperJRoss, TE). Heritage Academy (Mesa, Arizona).  Season starts on September 10th.

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Vae Soifua (@vae_soifua, OL). Orem HS (Orem, Utah, 3-1) suffered their first defeat of the season, falling to Skyridge 36-0. Soifua recorded no stats.

Season totals: four games, no stats.

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Micah Wilson (@Micah_Wilson11, LB). Corner Canyon HS (Draper, Utah, 4-0) tiptoed past Jordan 70-7 for their fourth straight victory.  Stats not yet recorded. Corner Canyon is currently ranked no. 20 nationally by Max Preps.

Season totals: through first three games, 20 tackles (11 solo), two tackles for loss, three quarterback hurries, and one sack.

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Class of 2024 Commits

Easton Baker (@BakerEaston, LB). Stansbury HS (Tooele, Utah, 2-2).  Stansbury defeated Uintah 55-0. Baker had another big game with 11 tackles and a sack.

Season totals: four games, 33 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles.

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