Future Cougs in High School Football: Week 14

Most of BYU football Class of 2016 commits have completed their prep football seasons, however three future Cougs saw playoff action this past weekend with two of their teams advancing.  Aleva Hifo advanced with his undefeated Heritage (CA) team to the CIF Southern Section title game, while Hank Tuipulotu advanced with his team to the South Carolina Semifinals. The following details Week 14 results and lists season stats for all commits.

Commits still in-action during Week 14

Aleva Hifo, CB/WR for Heritage High School (Menifee, CA). Heritage (13-0) defeated Cajon 24-15 in the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section playoffs.  Hifo stats are not yet available.  Season Stats (10 games, missing playoff stats): 55 rushes for 482 yards and nine TDs, 17 receptions for 444 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 host Citrus Hill in the 2015 CIF Southern Section title game on December 4th.

Hank Tuipulotu, TE for Nation Ford High School (Fort Mill, SC). Nation Ford (9-4) defeated Westside 35-28 in overtime in their South Carolina quarterfinal game.  Tuipulotu continued his incredible season with 14 receptions for 127 yards, despite being double teamed most of the game.  Season Stats (13 games): 4 carries for 5 yards rushing, 1 TDs; 114 receptions for 1619 yards receiving (14.2 ave.), 7 TDs; seven tackles and one interception. Ford will face Northwestern on December 4th in the South Carolina semifinals.

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.

Commits who have completed their seasons

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.

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.

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