The coastal town of Newport is known for many things and right now one of the big one’s is football. Its the home of current Oregon Duck commit Oshay Dunmore, ranked as one of the top football players in the region. He has dominated opponents for the last couple seasons racking up some of the most ridiculous stat lines yet to date.
The Cubs finished 8-3 with a disappointing 41-28 loss to Klamath Union to end the season. Oshay ran for 2124 yards and 25 touchdowns averaging 193.1 rushing yards per game from his quarterback position. The oldest Dunmore will now be giving way to his brother Kenyatta who took the state by storm this past season as a sophomore. Both Kenyatta Dunmore (5-11 175 So. WR/DB) and Travis Derocher (5-11 200 Jr. RB/LB), the State’s leading 4a tackler for the second year in a row, will be leading the way in 2012′.
Derocher’s 154 total tackles (14.0 ppg) led the state at the 4a level as he continued to terrorize ball carriers. Derocher’s biggest attributes come with his overall athletic ability. He was a first team all league and 3rd team all state baseball player as a sophomore, making him one of the top young two sport prospects in the Oregon. “I ‘m looking forward to next year, I think we will be really good just in a different way”. Derocher earned first team all league honors at LB , but considers baseball his #1 sport even though he would like to play both in college. It all speaks to how talented he is as an athlete.
Derocher’s best friend and teammate Kenyatta is the real deal. He’s not only the brother of a blue chip athlete, but he’s one of the finest young talents in the western region. Kenyatta went for 16 touchdowns as a sophomore and 1395 all purpose yards earning second team all league honors at WR. He will be considered one of NEI’s top athletes for the class of 2014 when the new list is released.
Kenyatta is also mentioned among the state’s top basketball players and travels with the Willamette Reign during the spring and summer. ” I love both sports, but I realize how difficult it is to get to the next level in basketball without being tall, so I feel football may be my focus in college”. It was a special year for the Dunmore’s, ” This year was the best yet because I got to play with my brother, I will never forget it” Kenyatta says.
Regardless of what he decides to do Newport has a lot to be excited about. They not only bring back two of Oregon’s top 4a athletes, but the young core of the team returns. David Lakeman (6-0 205 So. LB) is one of the top young linebackers in the state averaging 9.7 tackles a game, while Keeton Luther (6-0 165 Jr QB/DB) will get to take over the quarterback position from a kid (Oshay) that is popular enough to be the Mayor.
Derocher says, “Luther is going to be good and ‘Yatte’ (Kenyatta) is a special football player”. Head Coach Kurt Hargett is doing an outstanding job leading the program and we look forward to seeing the Newport kids in the off season and in 2012.