Most of Boise State's 2013 verbal commits were in action this weekend...here's how they fared.
Ryan Finley, QB, Paradise Valley High School (Phoenix, AZ)
Finley had a pretty amazing game for Paradise Valley, but it wasn't enough to get the victory on Friday night against Sunrise Mountain and his squad fell 57-47 and moved to 5-3 on the year. Finley accounted for 6 total TDs in the loss (4 passing, 2 rushing) and threw for 351 yards. On the season, Finley now has 2,435 yards and 26 TDs with 8 INTs through the air and 228 rushing yards and 3 TDs on the ground. Paradise Valley will take on Cactus Shadows next weekend.
Joe Martarano, MLB, Fruitland High School (Fruitland, ID)
Fruitland rode a 22-point 4th quarter to a 28-7 victory over Weiser on Friday and locked up the number 1 seed in the playoffs. The 8-0 Grizzlies will have their playoff matchup announced in the next couple of weeks.
Alec Dhaenens, TE, Fruitland High School (Fruitland, ID)
Jack Austin, WR, Chino Hills High School (Chino Hills, CA)
Jack had 120 yards on just 5 catches on Friday night and contributed 2 TDs as his Chino Hills team defeated Ayala 49-34. Austin now has 671 receiving yards and 5 TDs on the year and his 4-2-1 team will take on Claremont this Friday.
Aaron Baltazar, RB, Eastlake High School (Chula Vista, CA)
Eastlake had a bye this weekend, so Baltazar was not in action on Friday night, but his full season stats have now been tallied and through his first six games of the season, he's amassed 891 rushing yards on 91 carries (9.79 YPC average) and scored 11 TDs. On defense, Baltazar has 34 tackles and 10 PBUs on the year from his cornerback position. The 4-2 Titans will be back in action against Bonita Vista this weekend.
Tanner Vallejo, LB, Nevada Union High School (Grass Valley, CA)
Vallejo had a great weekend, as he helped lead his squad to a 45-7 win over Woodcreek and then flew into Boise to watch his future teammates dismantle Fresno State on The Blue. Against Woodcreek, Vallejo had 11 tackles, a PBU, an INT, and a fumble recovery and also rushed 8 times for 68 yards and 2 TDs. On the year, Vallejo has 84 tackles, 1 sack, 3 QB hurries, 1 INT, 2 PBUS and 3 fumble recoveries (1 caused) and has also rushed for 311 yards and 5 TDs. Not bad. Nevada Union is 4-3 on the year and will take on Roseville this coming weekend.
Durrant Miles, LB/DE, Bingham High School (South Jordan, UT)
Miles and his teammates put together a rock-solid performance on Wednesday night and defeated Lehi by a score of 49-0. No stats could be found for the game, but it's safe to say that the Miles-led Bingham defense had a great game all around and has found their stride with their second straight shutout. The stats that I've been sourcing from Maxpreps.com dried up weeks ago for Durrant, so until they're updated, I'll hold off on reporting his season stats—which were impressive as of 9/27.
Mat Boesen, LB/TE, West High School (Torrance, CA)
West suffered their second straight loss of the year on Friday night, dropping a close 34-31 contest to Redondo Union. Boesen had 4 catches for 63 yards in the loss as well as 6 tackles (3 TFL). On the year, Boesen has 59 tackles, 8 sacks, and 14 tackles-for-loss as well as 29 receptions for 456 yards and 3 TDs. The 5-2 Warriors will take on Palos Verdes this Friday.
Justin Taimatuia, DT, Fort Scott Community College (KS)
Taimatuia's Greyhounds had a bye week and will be back in action next Saturday against Hutchinson Community College. There is one correction from last week, it appears that Fort Scott actually defeated Independence Community College 54-17 on October 6th and did not—as was reported—lose. The Greyhounds are 3-4 on the season. Taimatuia has 26 tackles (6.5 for loss), 1 fumble recovery and a pass breakup on the year.
Andrew Tercek, OL, East Central High School (San Antonio, TX)
East Central defeated Carroll on Thursday night and moved to 4-2 on the year. Tercek was reportedly in town for the Fresno State game as well. His East Central squad will take on Southwest this Thursday.
Eli McCullough, OT, Rocky Mountain High School (Meridian, ID)
Rocky Mountain suffered their first loss of the season on Friday night at the hands of Eagle and are now in a 3-way tie for first place in the SIC. The 6-1 Grizzlies will finish up their regular season in the next two weeks with games against Centennial and Borah.
That's it for this week...but hopefully we'll be adding to our list of recruits as the season wears on. If you have any stats, info, or otherwise to report, I would greatly appreciate it. Just send HERE.