It was an exciting week as Sekope Lutu Latu and the Kahuku Red Raiders, as they faced off against No. 1 ranked Bishop Gorman, with BYU recruit Jacob Isaia. The Gaels from Vegas came out on top, winning 35-7. In another national game Apu Ika and the East High Leopards defeated California powerhouse De La Salle on the road, 23-21. The win was doubly impressive as De La Salle has only lost 15 games in the last 27 years. Both East and Bingham High Schools are getting significant national attention right now.
There were also several individual performances of note among the Cougar committed. At least four Cougars got on the scoreboard this weekend, including: Donovan Hanna (one TD reception), Jackson McChesney (one rushing TD), Ryan Rehkow (one field goal), and Brandon Kaho (one rushing TD, one passing TD). Tyler Manoa had his second sack of the season. Game summaries for each of the commits are listed below.
Class of 2017 commits (listed alphabetically)
- Tanner Baker (TE/DE, Alatoona HS, @TBAKE32). The Allatoona Buckaneers (1-3) got their first win of the season with a 52-12 beatdown over South Cobb. Baker has still not yet been cleared to play due to a knee injury.
- TJ Buchanan (WR, Elgin HS, @BeastTj3). The Elgin Wildcats (1-3, 1-1) fell to Georgetown 62-20. Tariq had six receptions for 50 yards (8.3 avg) and had another 54 yards on four kickoff returns. Season totals: 20 rushes for 141 yards, 3 TD, two 2PT CONV; 16 receptions for 205 yards, 1 TD; 8 KR for 112 yards (14.5 avg); 4 PR for 66 yards, 1 total tackles (1 solo, 0 assisted).
- Ben Bywater (ATH, Olympus HS, @benbywater5). Olympus (4-1) had an emphatic 49-0 win over Cyrus this weekend. Bywater’s stats are not yet available. Season totals: 51 carries for 224 yard and two TDs; 7 receptions for 62 yards; 23 tackles, 1 sack.
- Donovan Hanna (TE/DT, American Leadership Academy; @donnyd119). The ALA Patriots (4-1) defeated Northwest Christian 24-21. Hanna had four receptions for 21 yards and a touchdown. Season totals: 21 receptions for 339 yards, two TDs; one carry for three yards; 7 tackles (4 solo, 3 assisted); 2 TFL; 1 sack; 2 punts for 72 yards.
- Ammon Hannemann (S, Lone Peak HS; @Ammon_Hann1). Lone Peak (4-1) defeated Riverton 48-0. Hanneman’s stats are not yet available. Season totals: 8 tackles
- Bentley Hanshaw (TE/DE, Moorpark HS; @BentleyHanshaw). Moorpark (2-1) had a bye this week. Season stats: 10 receptions for 177 yards, 5 TDs
- Tongi Langi (DB, Bingham HS; @Big_Tuna24). Bingham (5-0) defeated Copper Hills 52-6. Bingham now has a national ranking of No. 21 in MaxPreps Xcellent 25, No. 22 in USA Today prep rankings, and No. 18 in Prep Nation’s national football poll. Langi’s stats are not yet available. Season Totals: 1 punt return for 60 yards, 1 TD
- Preston Lewis (DE/LB, Lone Peak HS, @plewis_8). Lone Peak (4-1) defeated Riverton 48-0. Lewis’s stats are not yet available. Season totals: 1 sack
- Jackson McChesney (RB, Lone Peak HS, @jackson21cheese). Lone Peak (4-1) defeated Riverton 48-0. McChesney had eight carries for 117 yards and a touchdown. Season totals: 35 carries for 203 yards, 4 TDs; 12 receptions for 171 yards.
- Ryan Rehkow (K, Central Valley HS; @r_rehkow24). The Central Valley Bears (2-1, 1-0) defeated Mead 38-27. Rehkow had a 47 yard field goal attempt bounce off the uprights, but did connect on a 37 yarder in the third quarter. Season Totals: 4 field goals (long of 49 yards), five XP conversion
- Isaac Rex (TE, San Clemente HS, @Isaac_Rex1). San Clemente (2-2, 0-0) fell to La Mirada 43-14. Rex recorded no stats. Season stats: 7 receptions for 82 yards, 1 TD
- Seth Willis (OL, Newtown HS; @seth_willy). The Nighthawks (2-0, 1-0) defeated Stratford 42-19. Willis anchored the o-line and recorded no stats. Season Totals: No stats
Class of 2018 commits
- Campbell Barrington (OT/DE, University HS; @Campbel33563194). The University Titans (1-2, 0-1) fell to Lewis & Clark 13-0. Barrington recorded no stats. Season Totals: No stats
- Brandon Ale Kaho (RB/LB, Reno HS; @Brandonkah0). The Reno Huskies (4-0, 0-0) Continued to roll through their non-conference slate, beating Galena 28-7. Kato, the “Swiss Army knife” of the team according to coach Dan Avansino, had 55 yards rushing and one touchdown on the offense. But he also punted, kicked four extra points, and threw a 39 yard touchdown pass. Season Totals: 39 carries for 333 yards and 8 TDs; 4 receptions for 63 yards (15.8 avg) and 1 TD; 1-1 passing for a 39 yard TD; 7 tackles (7 solo, 0 assisted); 1 TFL; 1 INT; punt; 4 PATs
- Jaren Kump (OL/DL, Herriman HS; @jarenkump68). Herriman (3-1) defeated Westlake 23-17. Kump’s stats have not yet been recorded. Season Totals: 10 tackles, 1 sack
- Cameron Latu (DE/TE, Olympus HS). Olympus (4-1) defeated Cyprus 49-0. Cameron’s stats have not yet been recorded. Season totals: 3 receptions for 43 yards; 29 tackles; six sacks
- Nathan Latu (DE, Olympus HS; @LatuNathan). Olympus (4-1) defeated Cyprus 49-0. Nate’s stats have not yet been recorded. Season totals: 9 tackles, 1 sack
- Sekope Lutu Latu (K/P, Kahuku HS; @LatuSekope). The Red Raiders (5-1, 4-0) suffered their first defeat of the season, to No. 1 ranked Bishop Gorman 35-7. Stats not yet available. Season Totals:
- Tyler Manoa (DT/T, Saint Francis HS; @tylermanoa). The Lancers (3-0, 0-0) defeated Atascadero on the road 34-13. Manoa had a nine yard sack. Season Totals (through one game): 5 tackles (2 solo, 3 assisted); 2.0 TFL; 2.0 sack; 1 QBH
- Connor Pay (OT/DT, Lone Peak HS; @cpay73). Lone Peak (4-1) defeated Riverton 48-0. Pay did not record any stats. Season Totals: No stats.
- Jacob Smith (OT, Rosemount HS; @jesmith4530). The Irish (3-0, 3-0) defeated Eastview 45-0. Smith recorded no stats. Season Totals: No stats
Class of 2019 commits
- CJ Alatini (DE, Orem HS; @AlatiniCj). Orem (1-4) fell to Alta 47-28. Alatani’s stats are not yet available. Season totals: No stats
- Tausili Fiatoa (DE, Orem HS). Orem (1-4) fell to Alta 47-28. Fiatoa’s stats are not yet available. Season totals: No stats
- Apu Ika (DT/OL, East HS, @Jackfish801). East (5-0) made a statement by defeating storied De La Salle (CA) 23-21 on the road. With two national wins East is poised to break into the national rankings. Ika recorded no stats. Season totals: No stats.