Future Cougs in High School Football: Week 15 (final tracker of season)

The High School football season is now over for all of the BYU commits, however, two Cougar commits were in action this past weekend.  Aleva Hifo (Heritage High, CA) and Hank Tuipulotu (Nation Ford, SC) were both on the losing side of their state playoff matchups.  Hifo had the lone touchdown for Heritage in their contest with a 22 yard TD reception.  He had seven catches for 134 yards in his last high school game. Tuipulotu had 11 receptions for 106 yards and two touchdowns in his last game, and he threw a 30 yard completion for good measure.  He ends his season with an astonishing 1725 yards receiving.  But it wasn’t enough as Nation Ford fell 30-22 to Northwestern.  See all of the season end statistics for BYU commits below.

Solofa Funa, LB/RB for Spanish Fork High School (Spanish Fork, UT). Spanish Fork ended their season at 5-6 and a trip to the first round of the playoffs (a loss to eventual 4A champs East HS).  Season stats (11 games): 67 carries for 357 yards, 5 TDs; 20 receptions for 243 yards, 38 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 interceptions.

Jaren Hall, QB for Maple Mountain High School (Spanish Fork, UT).  Maple Mountain ended their season at 7-4 with a Region 8 Play-in game loss to Salem Hills. Hall Season stats (8 games): 97-183 passing (53.0%) for 1336 yards, 13 TDs with 8 INT; 74 carries for 402 yards and 3 TDs.

Aleva Hifo, CB/WR for Heritage High School (Menifee, CA). Heritage (13-1) fell to Citrus Hill 29-10 in the finals of the CIF Southern Section playoffs.  Season Stats (14 games): 63 rushes for 488 yards and nine TDs, 22 receptions for 548 yards and nine TDs, five kickoff returns for 170 yards (34.0 ave.) including a 99 yard kickoff return for another TD, and 15 punts for 530 yards (35.3 ave.).

Britton Hogan, LS for Olympus High School (Salt Lake City, UT). Olympus ended their season at 7-4 with a first round playoff loss to Corner Canyon.  Season stats (11 games): LS; 4 receptions for 33 yards, 3 TDs.

Drew Jensen, QB/S for Brighton High School (Salt Lake City, UT). Brighton completed their season at 7-4 with a first round playoff loss to eventual 5A champion Herriman HS.  Season stats (5 games): 12-36 passing for 241 yards and 2 TD with 3 INT; 6 carries for 3 yards and 0 TDs; one reception for eight yards; 15 tackles, 1 sack, 1 interception for a TD.

Freddy Livai, DE for A.B. Miller High School (Fontana, CA). Miller completed their season at 2-8.  Season Stats (10 games): 68 tackles (30 solo, 38 assists), 3.0 TFL, 12 QBH, 1 pass deflection, 6.0 Sacks, 1 reception for 30 yards.

Atunaisa Mahe, NG/G for West Jordan High School (West Jordan, UT). West Jordan completed their season at 5-5. Season Stats (10 games): 47 tackles, 4 sacks.

Jackson McChesney (class of 2017), RB/WR for Lone Peak High School (Alpine, UT). Lone Peak fell 17-14 to Herriman in the 5A championship game to end their season at 13-1.Season stats (13 games): 51 rushes for 283 yards and 5 TDs; 41 receptions for 733 yards, 8 TDs.

Darius McFarland, RB/DE for Box Elder High School (UT). Box Elder completed their season at 5-8 with a first round playoff loss to Springville (after winning two play-in games).  Season stats (13 games): 69 carries for 321 yards and 5 TDs; 20 receptions for 299 yards and four TDs; 31 tackles, 1 sack.

Keenan Pili, LB for Timpview High School (Provo, UT). Timpview fell 49-14 to East in the 4A title game to end their season at 11-2. Season Stats (13 games): 77 tackles, 1.5 sacks.

Skyler Southam, K/P/DB for Wasatch High School (Heber City, UT). Wasatch completed their season at 8-3 with a first round loss to Bountiful.  Season Stats (11 games); 33-34 PATs (97% completion), 20-26 FGs (long of 53 yards) for 76.9% completion, 62 kickoffs  for 4524 yards, with 56 touchbacks; 34 punts for 1496 yards (44.0 ave); 37 tackles and 4 interceptions.

Wayne Taulapapa, RB for Punahou High School (Honolulu, HI). Punahou completed their season at 8-2 with a first round playoff loss to St. Louis.  Season Stats (10 games): 180 carries for 1107 yards (6.2 ave.) and 18 touchdowns, nine receptions for 59 yards (6.5 ave.).

Max Tooley, S for Bountiful High School (Bountiful, UT). Bountiful completed their season at 7-5 with a quarterfinal loss to Timpview.  Season Stats (12 games): 156 carries for 1128 yards and 12 TDs; 16 receptions for 109 yards; 2-3 passing for 40 yards; 93 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 interception, and one 45 yard fumble recovery for a touchdown.

Keaton Torre, QB for Bingham High School (South Jordan, UT). Bingham fell to Lone Peak 26-9 in their 4A semifinal game to end their season at 11-2. Season stats (8 games): 38-79 passing (.481) for 554 yards, five TDs, and four INT; 31 carries for 3 yards; three receptions for 49 yards.

Jonah Trinnaman, WR for Snow College (Ephraim, UT). Snow College won the WSFL championship, completing their season at 9-1. Season stats (10 games): 5 carries for 38 yards; 46 receptions for 795 yards receiving (17.3 ave.) and 8 TDs; 17 kickoff returns for 576 yards (33.9 ave.), 1 TD; one tackle.

Hank Tuipulotu, TE for Nation Ford High School (Fort Mill, SC). Nation Ford (9-5) fell to Northwestern 30-22 in the South Carolina semifinals.  Season Stats (14 games): 4 carries for 5 yards rushing, 1 TDs; 125 receptions for 1725 yards receiving (13.8 ave.), 9 TDs; one pass completion for 30 yards; seven tackles and one interception.

Troy Warner, WR/DB for Mission Hills High School (San Marcos, CA).  Mission Hills fell 48-14 to St. Augustine in the CIF San Diego quarterfinals to conclude their 11-1 season.  Warner had both of Mission Hills scores with 7 and 70-yard receptions.  He had four catches for 105 yards.  Troy is a Silver Pigskin Finalist and will compete in the Semper Fidelis All-America Bowl sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps in January.  Season Stats (7 games): 19 receptions for 366 yards and two touchdowns; four interceptions (one returned for a TD), 7 tackles.


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