Future Cougs in High School Football: Week 3

Week 3 for High School football 2015 is now in the books. Here’s a quick look at how BYU’s Class of 2016 (and 2017) commitments did.

Class of 2016 Commits (listed alphabetically)

Solofa Funa, LB/RB for Spanish Fork High School (Spanish Fork, UT). Spanish Fork beat Timapnogos 46-20, and is now 2-1 on the year.   Funa was the star of the game with three rushing touchdowns on offense.  Season stats (through first two games): 13 rushes for 87 yards, 0 TD; 3 tackles, 1 interception

Jaren Hall, QB for Maple Mountain High School (Spanish Fork, UT). Hall had another impressive outing in Maple Mountains 41-15 victory over North Sanpete, taking MM to 3-0 on the season. Hall went 15-27 (.556) for 297 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions, while also running 7 times for 33 yards.  Season stats (3 games): 50-90 passing for 682 yards, 8 TDs with 6 INT; 30 carries for 240 yards and 2 TDs.

Aleva Hifo, CB/WR for Heritage High (Menifee, CA). Heritage stayed undefeated (2-0) with a 35-14 victory over Rancho Cucamonga’s Los Osos.  Hifo took a 99 yard kickoff return to the house.  Season Stats (2 games, incomplete): one 33 yard TD reception, one kickoff return TD

Britton Hogan, LS for Olympus High School (Salt Lake City, UT). Olympus lost to Davis 44-7 to go to 1-2 on the season. Hogan didn’t record any statistics. Season stats: none

Drew Jensen, QB/S for Brighton (Salt Lake City, UT). Brighton beat American Fork 28-27 to stay undefeated thus far this season (3-0). Jensen is out for the remainder of the season with a PCL injury.  Season stats (1 game): 8-24 passing (.333) for 142 yards and 1 TD with 3 INT; 6 carries for 3 yards and 0 TDs.

Wayne Kirby, DT/DE for Highland High School (Pocatello, ID). The Highland Rams dominated Pocatello 41-0 to go 2-0 on the season.  Kirby certainly did his part in helping pitch the shutout. Season stats (2 games): 7 tackles, 1 FF, 1 FR, 3 sacks

Connor Harding (Basketball commit) is a teammate of Kirby and is the starting Quarterback for Highland.  He threw 17-27 for 183 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed 8 times for 57 yards and another TD.

Freddy Livai, DE for A.B. Miller High School (Fontana, CA). The A.B. Miller Rebels had a bye this week and will play local rival Summit on September 11.

Atunaisa Mahe, NG/G for West Jordan High School (West Jordan, UT). Mahe helped the offense to 42 points as the West Jordan Jaguars dominated Skyline 42-16 to go to 2-1 on the season.  Season Stats (3 games): No statistics

Darius McFarland, DE for Box Elder High School (UT). The Bees got their first win on the season with a dominating 42-6 victory over their local rivals Bear River.  McFarland had two touchdown runs of 2 yards and 7 yards.  Season stats (3 games): 3 rushing TDs, 1 receiving TD.

Keenan Pili, LB for Timpview High School (Provo, UT). Timpview held off Taylorsville 32-22 to go up to 2-1 for the season.  Pili followed up lasts weeks’ six tackle one sack performance with another strong outing, recording five tackles. Season Stats (3 games): 15 tackles, 1 sack.

Skyler Southam, K for Wasatch High School (Heber City, UT). Wasatch rebounded from last week to take a 30-27 victory over Orem and go up to 2-1 on the season.   It was a 33-yard field goal from Southam in the fourth quarter that secured this victory. He also had field goals from 21 and 26 yards, and two three PATs. Season Stats (3 games); 6-6 PATs, 8-8 FGs (long of 46 yards).

Jonah Trinnaman, WR for Snow College (Ephraim, UT). The Badgers had a bye this week.  Next up: @Arizona Western on Sept. 12.  Season stats (1 game): 1 rush, -6 yards, 0 TDs; 5-118 receiving, 1 TD; 2 kickoff returns, 38 yards.

Hank Tuipulotu, TE for Nation Ford High School (Fort Mill, SC). Nation Ford was firing on all cylinders in a 43-0 route over Lugoo-Elgin.   Tuipulotu had a strong outing catching seven passes for 121 yards.  Season Stats (3 games): 2-6 rushing, 1 TDs; 16-205 receiving, 1 TDs.

Class of 2017 Commits

Jackson McChesney, RB/WR for Lone Peak High School (Alpine, UT). Lone Peak stayed undefeated with a dominating 43-14 win over West.  McChesney rushed four times for 31 yards and caught a pass for 35 yards.  Season stats (3 games): 18 rushes for 89 yards and 2 TDs, 11-162 receiving, 2 TDs.

Stay tuned next weekend for further BYU commitment updates.

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