- Brandon P. Oliver, Reporter, DuckNation
The high school football season is officially underway and Oregon commits Chris Seisay (American Canyon, Calif./American Canyon) and Matt Wogan (Indian Trail, NC/Porter Ridge) have wasted no time proving they are worth the hype.
Wogan and Porter Ridge kicked off their season last week in a big way as they rolled to a 35-13 win over Monroe High.
Speaking of kickoffs, Wogan showed off his big leg with touchbacks on five of his six kickoffs. His big leg is something Ducks fans will welcome in 2013. Wogan connected on each of his extra point attempts but did miss his only field goal attempt from 52 yards.
Perhaps the most impressive part of Wogan's opening game was the thing he has worked the hardest on this past offseason. Wogan will arrive at Oregon as a true dual-threat kicker, as he has taught himself to become a truly elite punter.
With Jackson Rice entering his fourth season as Oregon's starting punter, Ducks fans can certainly appreciate what a good punter can do. Rice one of the least talked-about good players in college football. Wogan has the potential to be the same as he rounds out his game with elite punting skills.
Wogan had three punts in the opening game that resulted in a 47-yard average. With his progression, Wogan could come in and immediately fill the void left by Rice and place kicker Rob Beard in 2013.
American Canyon High School kicked off it's second varsity season last night and put on a show in the second half to blow the game away.
Tied with Vacaville (Calif.) Wood High School 15-15 at halftime, the Seisay-led Wolves exploded in the second half. They scored on four straight possessions while Seisay and the defense took over and shut out Wood in the second half.
On offense, Sesiay had four catches for 51 yards, a touchdown and a 2-point conversion. On defense, the two-way star had two pass breakups and eight tackles as he led American Canyon to the win.
Seisay was the team MVP in 2011 and looks to be off to a good start in 2012 as he aims to lead the Wolves to the school's first playoff appearance.
Darren Carrington (San Diego, Calif./Horizon Christian) and his Horizon squad lost their season opener last night to Brawley High.
John Mundt (Modesto, Calif./Central Catholic) kicks off his senior season on Saturday as Central Catholic takes on Stockton (Calif.) Brookside Christian. Next week, Mundt's Central Catholic team takes on Eddie Vanderdoes and Auburn (Calif.) Placer.
Thomas Tyner (Aloha, Ore./Aloha), Evan Voeller (West Linn, Ore./West Linn), Dontre Wilson (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto) and Alex Redmond (Los Alamitos, Calif/Los Alamitos) all kick off their final high school seasons next weekend.