Before we get an update on the 2017 recruits, let’s quickly discuss the win over the Cougs. While the outcome may not have been what we expected, there is MUCH to look forward to. The defense played a bend-don’t-break game perfectly. They basically dictated what WSU would do the entire night. Yup, the Cougars racked up yards, but they did not rack points. While the Broncos might have mismanaged the clock near the end of the game, they were still pretty efficient with their time.
I’m extremely optimistic about our defense at this point, which is awesome considering how much youth there is. And the offense should be able to make some tweaks to adjust any inefficiencies they had.
Now, on to the recruits!
Jermani Brown, ATH, Midlothian HS (Midlothian, VA)
Midlothian had a rough night on Thursday after suffering a 62-0 loss to Bird, moving them to 0-3 on the year. There weren’t any stats available for Jermani unfortunately. Really all I could find on the game were stats for Bird. Fortunately for Jermani, he took a trip to Boise State to watch the Broncos defend the Blue. It’s like he knew what would happen...
All I know is we about to get this W— CHROLLO (@jerm2_acee) September 11, 2016
Midlothian travels to Cosby on Friday, hoping to notch their first win.
Marques Evans, DB, Newbury Park HS (Newbury Park, CA)
Evans’ Panthers won a shootout against Westlake 43-40, moving to a perfect 3-0. After being down 40-21 with 10 minutes left, Newbury park put up 22 to edge the Warriors. The last time Newbury Park beat Westlake was 2007. Full stats aren’t available fore the game, but Evans had a crucial INT in the 4th. While individual statistics haven’t generally been tracked, Evans has been credited with 5 receptions for 92 yards and a TD and 11 total tackles, 8 solo, 2 passes defended and 1 fumble recovery through his first 2 games. NPHS travels to Valencia on Friday looking to remain unbeaten.
Zeke Birch, DT, Madison HS (Rexburg, ID)
Madison won a hard fought game against a prepared Pocatello team 16-13 in overtime. While they won, they only scored one touchdown. Stats were not available for Zeke in the win, but he did blow up the RT on this play. He is #76.
Madison gets Blackfoot at home on Friday.
Aisa Kelemete, DE, Highland HS (Pocatello, ID)
Highland dropped to 0-3 after losing to Capital 22-15 on Friday. Aisa is still out with a torn labrum. I don’t anticipate he will return for their game this Friday when they travel to Century.
Isiah Moore, OT, Mesa CC (Mesa, AZ)
Moore’s Thunderbirds overcame a slow start yesterday and beat Eastern Arizona 24-17, improving to 1-1. Stats are usually not kept for offensive lineman, unfortunately. JUCO Football Frenzy (@JUCOFFrenzy) fortunately had a nice little highlight video of him.
Mesa travels to Snow College this Saturday hoping to keep their win streak alive.
Breydon Boyd, LB, Katy HS (Katy, TX)
Katy lost to The Woodlands on Friday 26-3, moving to 1-2 on the year. Katy’s defense did a solid job of keeping The Woodlands at bay, but the offense just couldn’t get anything going. Full stats were not available. Katy travels to Cinco Ranch this Friday hoping to bounce back.
Michael Young, DB, Dodge City CC (Dodge City, KS)
Michael’s Conquistadors handles Kansas Wesleyan with ease today, winning 48-12. The win puts them at 2-1 for the year. Michael had a solid outing with 3 total tackles, 2 solo and a blocked kick. I forgot to mention that he had a blocked kick last week against Iowa Central as well. Dodge City gets Ellsworth at home this Saturday.
Chase Cord, QB, Sunrise Mountain HS (Peoria, AZ)
I did a double take when I saw the box score for this game. No score at all going into the 4th quarter. Final score: 34-32 Sunrise Mountain. Chase was 15 of 27 (55.6%) for 182 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT and 10 carries for 55 yards (5.5) ypc) and another TD. The win helped keep SMHS a perfect 3-0 this year. They get Thunderbird at home on Friday.
Mike Young, OT, Queen Creek HS (Queen Creek, AZ)
The Bulldogs came out on top against Boulder Creek 17-14, helping the improve to 3-1 on the season. Mike is credited with 5 total tackles, 3 solo, in the win. Queen Creek travels the Deer Valley on Friday.
That will just about do it for us this week. The Broncos have a bye this week, so we just get to enjoy some college football this weekend and prepare for Oregon State on the 24th. Looking forward to an awesome season for our Broncos as well as our 2017 commits! GO BRONCOS!