Future Cougs in High School Football: Week 12

While most of the Class of 2016 Cougar commits have completed their seasons, there were a handful this week who saw action as the regular season concluded for players outside Utah and the Quarterfinal playoff games were played in Utah  Here’s a quick look at how BYU’s Class of 2016 and 2017 commitments performed last week. 

Class of 2016 Commits (listed alphabetically)

Solofa Funa, LB/RB for Spanish Fork High School (Spanish Fork, UT). Spanish Fork (5-6) has completed their season.  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 (7-4) has completed their season. 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 (10-0) finished their regular season undefeated by dominating Lakeside 44-6.  Hifo’s stats are not yet available.  Season Stats (9 games): 40 rushes for 343 yards and seven TDs, 16 receptions for 430 yards and eight TDs, three kickoff returns for 146 yards including a 99 yard kickoff return for another TD, and nine punts for 322 yards (35.8 ave.). Heritage will face Hemet in the 2015 CIF Southern Section playoffs.

Britton Hogan, LS for Olympus High School (Salt Lake City, UT). Olympus (7-4) has completed their season.  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 (7-4) has completed their season.  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 (2-8) concluded their season with a 61-26 loss to Cajon.  Livai’s statistics for the game are not yet available.  Season Stats (9 games): 63 tackles (27 solo, 36 assists), 3 TFL, 12 QBH, 1 pass deflection, 6 Sacks, 1 reception for 30 yards. Miller will face Cajon on November 6th in their last regular season game.

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

Darius McFarland, RB/DE for Box Elder High School (UT). Box Elder (5-8) has completed their season,   Season stats (13 games): 69 carries for 321 yards and 5 TDs; 20 receptions fro 299 yards and four TDs; 31 tackles, 1 sack.

Keenan Pili, LB for Timpview High School (Provo, UT). Timpview (10-1) defeated Bountiful 42-34 to advance to the 4A semifinal game. Pili had six tackles in the win. Season Stats (10 games): 53 tackles, 1 sack.  Timpview will face Highland in their semifinal game.

Skyler Southam, K/P/DB for Wasatch High School (Heber City, UT). Wasatch (8-3) completed their season.  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 (8-2) has completed their season.  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 (6-5) fell to Timpview 42-34 in their 4A quarterfinal game despite a monster game from Tooley. He had 12 carries for 68 yards and a touchdown, three receptions for 40 yards, 13 tackles, and a 45 yard fumble recovery for another touchdown.  Season Stats (11 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 (11-1) defeated Mountain Crest 28-0 in their 4A quarterfinal game.  Game statistics are not yet available.  Season stats (7 games): 24-50 passing (.480) for 385 yards, four TDs, and 2 INT; 27 carries for -3 yards; two receptions for 17 yards. Bingham will face Lone Peak in their 4A semifinal game.

Jonah Trinnaman, WR for Snow College (Ephraim, UT). Snow College (9-1) won the WSFL championship by defeating Pima 26-16, and Trinnaman was a major contributor in the win.  He had 5 catches for 102 yards and a touchdown and a 29 yard kickoff return. 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 (8-4) defeated Rock Hill 21-7 in their final regular season game. Game stats not yet available.  Season Stats (10 games): 4 carries for 5 yards rushing, 1 TDs; 82 receptions for 1244 yards receiving (15.2 ave.), 7 TDs; seven tackles and one interception.

Troy Warner, WR/DB for Mission Hills High School (San Marcos, CA).  Mission Hills (10-0) defeated San Marcos in their final regular season game. Game stats are not yet available.  Season Stats (first 3 games): one reception for 25 yards, 7 tackles. Mission Hills will face La Costa Canyon on November 20th in the CIF San Diego Football Championship.

Class of 2017 Commits

Jackson McChesney, RB/WR for Lone Peak High School (Alpine, UT). Lone Peak (12-0) defeated Roy 28-7 in the 5A quarterfinals. McChesney had three carries for 17 yards and one reception for 30 yards.  Season stats (12 games): 47 rushes for 284 yards and 5 TDs; 33 receptions for 526 yards, 6 TDs. Lone Peak will face Bingham in their Semifinal game.

Stay tuned for additional BYU commitment updates.

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