Sunday, November 18, 2012
Oregon commits' high school highlights
By Brandon P. Oliver
Dontre Wilson scored five touchdowns in the first half of a playoff victory for DeSoto (Texas).
It was another successful weekend for the members of the Oregon Ducks recruiting class. Heading into the weekend, only offensive line commit Evan Voeller (West Linn, Ore./West Linn) had already had his senior season come to an end. This week, one of the Ducks' other in-state recruits met the same fate despite another record-breaking performance. The other eight members of the Ducks' recruiting class are still going strong in high school playoffs.
Stars of the Week
ATH Dontre Wilson (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto); ESPN 150 member (No. 52)
One of the top teams in the nation rolled to a huge win in their first playoff game behind Wilson's outstanding performance. The Eagles rode Wilson's five first-half touchdowns to a 41-15 lead at halftime. Wilson had three 1-yard touchdown runs, a 48-yard touchdown reception and a 55-yard fumble return for a touchdown before the end of the second quarter.
He added a 4-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, giving him six total touchdowns for the game. DeSoto won 65-15.
Wilson finished with 99 yards and four TDs rushing on 19 carries and 48 yards and a TD on his lone reception. He also added the fumble return and an interception on defense.
Robinson did it all for the Hornets as they won their opening round playoff game against Point Loma (Calif.) 21-17 setting up a rematch with undefeated Chula Vista (Calif.) Olympian. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Robinson had touchdown catches of 38, 26, and 12 yards, accounting for all three of Lincoln's scores.
They needed all three of them -- and more -- as it took Robinson's interception in the closing minutes to secure the win for the 8-3 Hornets. The No. 41 WR finished with six catches for 117 yards and three TD. On defense he had eight tackles and an interception.
Lincoln will be looking for revenge next week after losing to Olympian earlier this season 21-14.
RB Thomas Tyner (Aloha, Ore./Aloha); ESPN 150 member (No.90)
The No. 11 RB in the country had his legendary high school career come to an end despite another great performance. Tyner had 161 yards and four touchdowns on the ground, including a 50-yard burst in the first quarter that broke the state of Oregon's all-time single-season rushing record. His 3,402 yards on the season put him atop the list, ahead of former Portland State RB Cory McCaffrey (3,335 in 2008).
Aloha lost 59-46 to West Salem, but Tyner helped keep the Warriors in the game by adding two more scores on special teams when he returned kickoffs of 85 and 70 yards for touchdowns.
Tyner's historic season came to an end with a total of 3,402 yards and 40 rushing touchdowns.
Seisay will fit right in on Oregon's ball-hawking defense. He showed as much when he made the biggest play of his career in American Canyon's 28-20 second-round playoff win over Consumes Oaks (Calif.) High School. With Consumnes Oaks driving late in the game, Seisay scooped up a loose ball at the American Canyon two-yard line and returned it 98 yards for what turned out to be the game-winning score.
Seisay didn't catch a pass in the rainy and windy affair, but he did score on a 23-yard reverse in the first half.
The future Ducks linebacker showed why many schools wanted him on both sides of the ball, and why the Ducks plan to play him at linebacker. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder had 14 tackles on defense and batted down two passes in Lincoln's 21-17 win over Point Loma (Calif.). He added two receptions for 33 yards on offense.
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound wide receiver continues to make plays in every aspect of the game for Horizon. His four receptions for 43 yards and a touchdown helped Horizon to a 40-24 playoff win over La Jolla (Calif.) Country Day. As he has all year, Carrington also played a huge role on defense as he totaled seven tackles and an interception that he took back 89 yards for a touchdown.
The No. 11 TE-Y in the nation had just one catch for two yards on offense, but helped Central Catholic to a 40-21 playoff win over previously unbeaten Ripon (Calif.) High School. Mundt totaled four tackles on defense for the Raiders.
The No. 4 kicker in the nation was perfect again as he nailed all four of his PAT's and converted all five of his kickoffs into touchbacks. With their 28- 21 win over rival Sun Valley, Porter Ridge advanced to the semifinals of the North Carolina state playoffs.