While it may not have been what fans anticipated, the Broncos bounced back from the loss to USU with a win against Wyoming. The Broncos didn't cover the spread, but a win is a win. The coach rested several players nursing injuries, including Tanner Vallejo and Mario Yakoo. And while man fans might have anticipated a larger margin of victory, the coaches dialed up a game plan to help rebuild confidence in a young quarterback that will carrier the torch. Yes, the game plan was conservative, but what better way to build up one of the most important players on your team? Rypien finished 22-28 (78.6%) for 211 yards and 3 TDs. That was the best thing that could have happened to our true freshman quarterback. Don't get me started on McNichols' historic night. Let's again focus on the future of the program and check in on the 2016 Bronco commits.
Nick Crabtree, TE, Huntington Beach HS (Huntington Beach, CA)
The Oilers dropped one to Edison (former-Boise State player Hunter White's alma mater) 28-13 and moved to 3-5 on the season and 1-2 in league play. Nick had 2 receptions for 15 yards, but the Oilers continue to struggle in the passing game. Quarterback Kobee Lagarde was 10-21 and 69 yards with 1 INT in the loss, which is the most attempts in the at least the last two games, but the reason for mistrust in the pass game is obvious. HBHS needs to figure some things out on offense, but in the mean time, Nick continues to play his part for the team. The Blue is waiting patiently Nick! The Oilers travel to Los Alamitos on Thursday, looking to get back in the W column.
Damarea Crockett, RB, Little Rock Christian Academy (Little Rock, AR)
Crockett and the Warriors continue their undefeated season with a 58-21 drubbing of Clarksville on Friday, remaining 8-0 on the season and 5-0 in conference. LRCA is currently listed as the #10 team in Arkansas by Max Preps. Crockett finished with 12 carries for 135 yards (11.25 ypc) and 2 TDs. The Warriors look to stay unbeaten this week as they travel to Morrilton this Friday.
Tyson Maeva, ILB, Cathedral Catholic High School (San Diego, CA)
The Dons lost to St. Augustine on Friday, putting them at 4-4 on the season and just 0-1 in conference play. Despite the loss, it is just their first loss in conference play, so they could easily bounce back. While no stats were available for the Dons for this game, I do have some video on Maeva in the game! CCHS looks to bounce back from the loss at Lincoln this week for an away conference game this Friday. Also of note, Maeva can play the ukelele!
Reid Harrison-Ducros, CB, Heritage High School (Colleyville,TX)
The Panthers had a rough night against Carroll, losing 49-14, moving to 4-4 on the year and 2-2 in conference. Reid, however, had a stellar night against Carroll receiver Zach Farrar, who boasts numerous D-1 offers, including Nebraska, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Purdue and Illinois, just to name a few. Reid finished with one catch for 21 yards, 8 tackles and 3 passes defended. Heritage looks to get back in the win column with Coppell visiting on Friday.
Desmond Williams, OLB, Centennial High School (Corona, CA)
Centennial obliterated Santiago 79-31, obviously staying unbeaten at 8-0 and 3-0 in league play behind #1 St. John Bosco. Once again, no defensive stats were available for the game. According to B.J. Rains, Desmond took an official visit this weekend after the win.
Five on official visits to BSU this weekend: DL Chase Hatada, DL Derriyon Shaw, DL Amandre Williams, DB Desmond Williams, WR Dezmon Patmon.— B.J. Rains (@BJRains) October 23, 2015
The Huskies get Corona at home this week, looking to stay perfect on Friday.
Ezra Cleveland, OT, Bethel HS (Spanaway, WA)
The Braves pummeled Spanaway Lake on Friday 39-8, moving to 6-2 on the season and 4-1 in conference play. No stat were available for the game. I did discover, however, that Ezra actually had a CARRY at RB against Curtis on 10/17 and apparently, he made would-be tacklers wish they hadn't tried to tackle him.
6'7" 290 Boise State commit Ezra Cleveland is playing FB for Bethel and just threw a nasty stiff arm on a carry.— Ryland Spencer™ (@RylandNEI) October 18, 2015
Bethel gets Graham-Kapowsin at home this week, looking to move to 5-1 in conference. Ezra also had some highlight-worthy play on Friday.
Julian Carter, WR, Saguaro High School (Scottsdale, AZ)
The Sabercats remain a perfect 4-0 in conference after a 58-14 dismantling of Deer Valley on Friday. They are now 7-2 on the year. Julian had just 2 receptions, but they went for roughly 26.5 yards each, totaling 53 yards, and both went for touchdowns. Not too shabby if you ask me. Saguaro looks to stay perfect in conference play this Friday with O'Connor visiting.
Robert Mahone, RB, Prosper High School (Prosper, TX)
The Eagles lost a close one on Friday against Lovejoy 31-28, moving to 4-4 on the year and 2-3 in conference. Mahone was out in the loss, though I've been unable to find out why he was out. Prosper gets McKinney at home this Friday.
Kole Bailey, OT, Twin Falls High School (Twin Falls, ID)
The Bruins smacked Jerome in the face 50-7 on Friday staying a perfect 5-0 in conference and improving to 7-2 on the year. The begin the playoffs shortly after wrapping up the district championship and No.1 seed earlier this month, according to Nick Ruland.
Robert Lewis, CB, Hawkins High School (Los Angeles, CA)
Hawkins lost their first game of the season to Crenshaw on Friday 51-34. They move to 7-1 on the year and 4-1 in conference play. I'm sure it's because I said something last week. Sorry Robert! Stats aren't yet available for the game. The Hawks look to bounce back this week with Dorsey visiting.
Chase Hatada, DT, Rocklin High School (Rocklin, CA)
Rocklin lost to Folsom on Friday 28-14, putting them at 5-3 on the year and 2-2 in league play. Chase had one tackle on the loss. Fortunately for him, he followed the loss with a win as he visited Boise State this weekend as well. the Thunder look to bounce back with Granite Bay coming to town this Friday.
Micah Wilson, QB, Lincoln Christian High School (Tulsa, OK)
The Bulldogs torched Kellyville 70-26 on Friday to remain a perfect 8-0 on the season and 5-0 in conference. They are listed by Max Preps as the #22 team in Oklahoma. Micah had yet another stellar game, going 8-11 for 173 yards and 3 TDs. While I don't have any specific information, based on the 35 point first quarter, I imagine Wilson didn't stay in the game terribly long. LCHS travels to Sequoyah this Friday, looking to remain unbeaten.
Some ups and downs this week for our future Broncos. Hoping Mahone's injury is nothing significant. The Broncos travel to UNVL this week and are bowl eligible yet again. That's all for this week. Until next Sunday, Go Broncos!