Prep Tracker, Week 6: Jackson McChesney rumbles for 163 yards and two touchdowns

prep_trackerAs local preps reach mid-season, it is apparent that BYU was able to secure a few hidden gems that slipped under the recruiting radar.  TJ Buchanan, Ben Bywater, Bentley Hanshaw, Jackson McChesney, Brandon Kaho, the Latu twins, and Tyler Katoa are all having big seasons and will likely continue to get scholarship attention despite early commitments to BYU (see season stats below).

In the games this week Jackson McCHesney (one of four Lone Peak commits) really took the spotlight with 16 carries for 163 yards and two touchdowns (including one 66 yarder). Other notable performances included: TJ Buchanan (one receiving TD, 4 tackles, 2 punts, 15 yard KO return), Ben Bywater (one rushing TD), Donovan Hanna (one receiving TD), Brandon Kaho (two rushing TDs), and Tyler Manoa (1 QBH, 8 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks).  Game summaries for each of the commits are listed below.

Class of 2017 commits (listed alphabetically)

  • Tanner Baker (TE/DE, Alatoona HS, @TBAKE32). Allatoona (1-4) continued to struggle in the absence of Baker, falling to Harrison 43-19. Baker has still not yet been cleared to play due to a knee injury.
  • TJ Buchanan (WR, Elgin HS, @BeastTj3). The Elgin Wildcats (1-4, 1-2) lost to Plugerville Connally 28-14. Tariq had a relatively quiet week (by his standards) with three carries for eight yards, six receptions for 27 yards and a touchdown, four tackles (three solo), two punts for 37 yards, and a kickoff return for 15 yards. Season totals: 23 rushes for 149 yards, 3 TD, two 2PT conversions; 22 receptions for 232 yards, 2 TDs; 9 KR for 131 yards; 4 PRs for 66 yards; 578 all purpose yards; 5 total tackles (4 solo, 1 assisted); 2 punts for 37 yards.
  • Ben Bywater (ATH, Olympus HS, @benbywater5). Olympus (5-1) defeated Kearns 42-34.  Bywater had a six yard touchdown run that put Olympus up for good. Season totals: 57 carries for 236 yard and three TDs; 8 receptions for 62 yards; 27 tackles, 1 sack.
  • Donovan Hanna (TE/DT, American Leadership Academy; @donnyd119). The ALA Patriots (5-1, 2-0) put on an offensive show, pushing past Globe 70-27. Hanna had one assisted tackle and three receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown. Season totals: 24 receptions for 387 yards, three TDs; one carry for three yards; 8 tackles (4 solo, 4 assisted); 2 TFL; 1 sack; 2 punts for 72 yards.
  • Ammon Hannemann (S, Lone Peak HS; @Ammon_Hann1). Lone Peak (5-1) defeated Westlake 31-3. Hanneman’s stats are not yet available. Season totals: 8 tackles
  • Bentley Hanshaw (TE/DE, Moorpark HS; @BentleyHanshaw). Moorpark (3-1, 0-0) defeated Westlake (CA) 35-31. Hanshaw had four receptions for 47 yards. Season stats: 10 receptions for 202 yards, 5 TDS.

Hanshaw looked really good in the win:

Class of 2018 commits

  • Campbell Barrington (OT/DE, University HS; @Campbel33563194). The University Titans (1-3, 0-1) fell to Shadle Park 18-0. Barrington recorded no stats.  Season Totals: No stats
  • Brandon Ale Kaho (RB/LB, Reno HS; @Brandonkah0). The Reno Huskies (5-0, 0-0) defeated Douglas 49-24 to remain the only undefeated team in the Northern 4A. Kato scored two first quarter touchdowns, including a direct snap 30 yard rush. Season Totals: 41 carries for 363 yards and 10 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 (4-1) defeated Riverton 14-7. Kump recorded no stats. Season Totals: 10 tackles, 1 sack
  • Cameron Latu (DE/TE, Olympus HS). Olympus (5-1) defeated Kearns 42-34. Cameron’s stats have not yet been recorded.  Season totals: 4 receptions for 52 yards; 32 tackles; seven sacks
  • Nathan Latu (DE, Olympus HS; @LatuNathan). Olympus (5-1) defeated Kearns 42-34. Nate’s stats have not yet been recorded.  Season totals: 10 tackles, 1 sack
  • Sekope Lutu Latu (K/P, Kahuku HS; @LatuSekope). The Red Raiders (6-1, 4-0) bounced back from their loss to No. 1 ranked Bishop Gorman to defeat Moanalua 42-0.   With the win they have clinched the Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I Blue title and secured a first-round bye to the 12-team OIA tournament. Latu’s stats not yet available.  Season Totals:
  • Tyler Manoa (DT/T, Saint Francis HS; @tylermanoa). The Lancers (4-0, 1-0) defeated Archbishop Riordan 37-0. Manoa had a quarterback hurry and eight tackles (four solo), including 3.0 tackles for loss, and 2.0 sacks. He also got on the scoreboard with a safety. Season Totals: 13 tackles (6 solo, 7 assisted); 5.0 TFL; 4.0 sack; 2 QBH; one safety
  • Connor Pay (OT/DT, Lone Peak HS; @cpay73). Lone Peak (5-1) defeated Westlake 31-3. Pay did not record any stats.  Season Totals: No stats.
  • Jacob Smith (OT, Rosemount HS; @jesmith4530). The Irish (4-0, 4-0) defeated Lakeville South 20-2.  Smith recorded no stats.  Season Totals: No stats

Class of 2019 commits

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