Defensive commits have big games to highlight week 2 in Utah Prep football

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There are 17 verbal commits to the BYU football program: 13 players committed as part of the Class of 2023, three in the Class of 2024, and one in the Class of 2025.  Here’s how they did this weekend in high school football:

Utah Prep Football

Top Performers during week one include:

  • Class of 2024 commit Easton Baker had a big night for Stansbury. The junior linebacker had 10 tackles (five solo), four tackles for loss, and a strip sack that his teammate ran in for a TD.
  • Linebacker Owen Borg of Corner Canyon had 10 tackles in the loss to no. 6 nationally ranked Bishop Gorman.
  • Springville had another dominating win (over Skyline 45-17). Starting quarterback and BYU commit Ryder Burton had a great game completing 10-of-18 passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns, while defensive lineman and BYU commit Dallin Johnson had five tackles, one tackle for loss and two pass breakups
  • Miles Hall had five receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown for Skyline, with nine tackles (three solo).

A complete account of all prep scores and statistics for this past weekend are included below (updated as stats are made available:

Owen Borg (LB, Class of 2023)

This week: Corner Canyon (UT, 1-1) fell to Bishop Gorman in Vegas 42-7.  Borg had 10 tackles (seven solo) to lead the defense (MaxPreps, Deseret News).
Season Totals: 17 tackles (11 solo), one interception.
Follow Borg @Owenborg10.

Ryder Burton (QB, Class of 2023)

This Week: Springville (Utah 4A, 2-0) defeated Skyline 45-17.  Burton complete 10-of-18 passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns ton one interception. He also rushed five times for three yards (MaxPreps, Deseret News).
Season Totals: 17-of-31 for 261 yards and two touchdowns to one interception.  Nine carries for 23 yards and two touchdowns.
Follow Burton on Twitter @RyderBurton5

Dallin Johnson (DT, Class of 2024).

This Week: Springville (Utah 4A, 2-0) defeated Skyline 45-17.  Johnson had three pancakes, five tackles, one tackle for loss, and two pass breakups (MaxPreps, Deseret News).
Season Totals: Two games, 10 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, two pass breakups
Follow Johnson on Twitter @DallinJohnson73

Matthew Fredrick (TE/DE, Class of 2023).

This Week: East (Utah 5A, 0-2) fell to Skyridge 42-0. Fredrick’s stats are not yet available (MaxPreps, Deseret News).
Season Totals: Not yet available
Follow Fredrick on Twitter @Matthew_fred21

Miles Hall (ATH, Class of 2023)

This Week: Skyline (Utah, 1-1) fell to Springville 45-17. Hall had five receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown, and nine tackles (three solo). (MaxPreps, Deseret News).
Season Totals: Eight receptions for 158 yards and four touchdowns, 19 tackles (nine solo), one pass defended, two kickoff returns for 34 yards.  He is ranked no. 14 in the state for total TDs (4), and is no. 9 in 5A for total tackles.
Follow Hall on Twitter @MilesHall004

Pokai Haunga (WR, Class of 2023).

This Week: Timpview (Utah, 2-0) defeated Herriman 43-14. Haunga had two tackles (MaxPreps, Deseret News).
Season Totals: One reception for 37 yards and a touchdown, two tackles, one sack, one interception.
Follow Haunga on Twitter @PokaiauaHaunga

Stanley Raass (DL, Class of 2023).

This Week: Skyridge (Utah, 2-0) defeated East 42-0. Raass’s stats are not yet available (MaxPreps, Deseret News).
Season Totals: Not yet available.
Follow Raass on Instagram @stanraass_57

Easton Baker (LB, Class of 2024).

This Week: Stansbury (Utah, 2-0) defeated Ridgeline 43-20. Baker had 10 tackles (five solo), four tackles for loss, and one strip sack (MaxPreps, Deseret News).
Season Totals: 14 tackles (eight solo), four tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble
Follow Baker on Twitter @BakerEaston

Adney Reid (ATH, Class of 2024)

This Week: Reid competed for Spanish Fork as a Freshman but is currently living in Australia where his parents are serving as mission president. He is not playing American football currently (MaxPreps, Deseret News).
Season Totals: Not yet available.
Follow Reid on Twitter @adney_reid.

Will Walker (K/P, Class of 2025).

This Week: Riverton (Utah, 1-1) fell to Dixie 17-13. Walker was injured in the preseason and will be out for another 2-3 weeks (MaxPreps, Deseret News).
Season Totals: Not yet available.
Follow Walker on Twitter @WillWalker84

Arizona Prep Football

There are two BYU football commits from Arizona: tight end Jackson Bowers from Mountain View, and linebacker Pierson Watson from Coconino.  Prep football starts the first week of September for Arizona schools.

Jackson Bowers (TE, Class of 2023)

This Week: Mountain View (AZ, 0-0) start their season on September 2nd at Helix (MaxPreps).
Season Totals: Not yet available.
Follow Bowers on Twitter @jackson_bow3rs.

Pierson Watson (LB, Class of 2023).

This Week: Coconino (Arizona, 0-0) start their season on September 9th against Blue Ridge. (MaxPreps).
Season Totals: Not yet available.
Follow Watson on Twitter @PiersonWatson

Texas Prep Football

There are two BYU football commits from Texas: running back Landen Chambers (Fossil Ridge), and athlete Saimone Davis (North Texas). Texas football starts the last week of August.

Landen Chambers (RB, Class of 2023).

This Week: Fossil Ridge (Texas, 0-0) starts its season August 25 vs. Flower Mount (MaxPreps).
Season Totals: n/a
Follow Chambers on Twitter @_LandenChambers

Saimone Davis (ATH, Class of 2023).

This Week: Nolan Catholic (Texas, 0-0) starts its season August 26 vs. All Saints. (MaxPreps).
Season Totals: Not yet available
Follow Davis on Twitter @SaimoneDavis.

Washington Prep Football

There is one BYU football commit from Washington state: athlete Leo Polalasi (Lakes HS).  Washington football starts football the first week of September.

Leo Pulalasi (ATH, Class of 2023).

This Week: Lakes High School (Washington, 0-0) start their season September 2nd at Kentwood. (MaxPreps).
Season Totals: Not yet available.
Follow Pulalasi on Twitter @LeoPulalasi

Oklahoma Prep Football

There is one BYU football commit from Oklahoma: defensive lineman Andrew Heinig (Westpool HS).  Oklahoma prep football starts

Andrew Heinig (DL, Class of 2023).

This Week: Westpool High School (Oklahoma 5A, 0-0) start their season August 30th against Durant. (MaxPreps).
Season Totals: Not yet available.
Follow Heinig on Twitter @Andrew_Heinig

Prep Rankings

Several of the schools with BYU commits are highly ranked in their various classifications.  Here are some of the current rankings for the state of Utah, out of 110 schools (per MaxPreps):
No. 1 Skyridge (2-0, Stanley Raass)
No. 2 Timpview (2-0, Pokai Haunga)
No. 3 Corner Canyon (2-0, Owen Borg)
No. 6 Springville (2-0, Ryder Burton, Dallin Johnson)
No. 9 Stansbury (2-0, Easton Baker)
No. 21 East (0-2, Matthew Fredrick)
No. 31 Skyline (1-1, Miles Hall)

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