BFA Camp Combine Tour – April 12th Medford OR
Referenced below will be some of Southern Oregon’s top 6A and 5A talent. There are a host of all conference athletes listed from the 2014 season. The BFA Camp and Combine Tour will kick off this Sunday in Medford as ALL kids (Youth + HS) are invited.
Last years Southern Oregon Camp/Combine was one of the best to date, as the positional MVP’s speak to the talent of the region. We will do a breakdown after the event on all of the athletes in attendance.
** Athletes from all areas can attend
The Cavemen should once again be one of the top 6A teams in the state next season. They bring back a host of all conference talent including SWC Lineman of the Year Anthony Del Toro (16′). GP will also feature 1st team all league OL Aaron Little (16′) and 2nd team standout Steven Jensen (16′).
Defensively look for Honorable Mention DL Brendan Sharp (16′) to team with Del Toro, and talented all conference LB Dylan Hanley (16′), who is looking to follow up an impressive junior season.
Easton Bents (16′ ATH) will be one of the top players in the SWC on both sides of the football. It’s tough to teach (6-2 210) and incredibly athletic. Both Jake Stoffel (16′ DB) and Hanley showed up at BFA Elite Events in Portland this past off season and looked outstanding. Stoffel and Jeret Musser (16′ DB) each earned 2nd team all league accolades, and could team with Bents to form one of the top secondary’s in Oregon.
In closing Grants Pass will be good. Jerin Appling (17′ ATH) is one of the top Sophomores in the SWC and should continue where his talented brother Javan left off.
The Black Tornado got back on track the last two seasons, going (18-5) under Head Coach Mike Mitchell. Credit to Mitchell as he helped bring life back to a traditional football power.
North graduates 40 senior’s and a special 2015 class. Tre Holmes (17′ DL) is one of Oregon’s top Sophomore’s and will be the only all conference athlete returning.
Will Spence (16′ RB/S) and Tucker Barry (16′ WR) will be two of the top players in the conference. Spence is a two way threat, and a very physical athlete, while Barry had a breakout season at WR.
Michael Polataivao (16′ DL) is a beast on the interior at 6-3 270 and will require a consistent double team with Holmes opposite him. AJ Raye (16′ TE/DL) will be another athlete with size, 6-4 255, that you will see getting in the mix.
Talented Sophomore Chase Warren (17′ QB) will get his chance to lead North, with the departure of three year starter and Conference MVP Troy Fowler. Warren has all of the tools and could be one of the SWC’s best.
Bill Singler is one of Oregon’s most respected and successful coaches. That said South will be young, but featuring some of the state’s top talent. The Panthers have a freshman trio that will rival any in the Northwest. Chase Cota (18′ WR) will be a future Oregon 6A Player of the Year favorite, as he tied for the conference lead in receiving TD’s and earned 2nd team all league honors as a frosh.
Kaleb Frankiln (18′ Slot) earned all conference accolades and will be ranked one of the top athletes for the 2018 class. Jaylin Parnell (18′ ATH) rounds out the group as the kid can play.
Makai Manuwai (16′ FB/LB) has been offered by Montana and may end up being the most recruited kid out of the region. He will be tough for any team down South to stop. Dillon Alfinito (16′ DL) earned all conference honors as well.
Bobby Chaney rounds out a core group of young talent. He is one of the SWC’s top Sophomores, grabbing honorable mention DB honors in 2014.
Head Coach Thurman Bell is a living legend and will retire after this season. His 4 state titles and 330 wins only tell a little bit about what he has done for Roseburg Football and the community in general.
Layne Vananrooy (17′ RB/LB) will be one of the top backs in the conference, earning 2nd team all league honors in 2014 as a Sophomore. Fellow youngster Haydn Maley (17′ DL) was another all conference kid as they provide the Indians with some legit young talent. These will be the only two all SWC kids returning.
Head coach Charlie Hall has done a great job with the Grizzlies going (19-5) over the last two seasons, with a conference title. Shashi Penn (WR 16′) will be an Oregon 5A Player of the Year candidate after earning 1st team all league and all state honors the last two seasons.
Underrated starting QB Kyle Weinberg (16′) returns, with 2nd team all league Sophomore Nicky Weinberg (17′) looking like one of the top young guys in the conference.
Ashland should be strong on D with 1st team all league LB Chance Swenson (16′) leading, and 2nd team all conference backer Karter Cox (16′) back. All conference DB Mason Dow (16′) will also contribute.
Ultimately line play will most likely determine how far Ashland goes this season. They return three all conference lineman in Ivan Tagui 2nd team (G/DL 16′), Collin McGuire 2nd (DL 16′), and Michael Pruitt Honorable Mention (DL 16′) who will all be key.
The Comets return a host of talented starters from last season’s group, led by 2nd team all conference QB Matt Struck (16′). Struck looks the part at 6-3 210 and projects as one of the top QB’s in Oregon.
Cavin Gillispie (16′ RB/LB) will be featured out of the backfield after a phenomenal 2014 campaign where he earned 1st team all league honors. His sidekick Tommy Winningham (16′ LB) earned 2nd team all conference accolades and projects as one of the top backers at the 5A level.
Jake Ireland (17 WR), Spencer Cyr (16′ WR), and Garrett Dey (16′ WR) will all return at receiver after putting up double digit catches last season. Crater has the potential of being one of the better teams in the conference as they return a majority of their starters with an experienced line.
EP got a big hire a few years back in Seth Womack from the collegiate level. He is building what could end up being one of the better 5A teams in the state in the coming seasons.
They will be led by two of the top lineman in the Pacific Northwest for the 2017 class in Wynn Nevin (6-4 270) and Kooper Edwards (6-5 265). Both kids bring legit size and overall athleticism to the table and a provide a necessary foundation for the team to build around.
The Eagles return every starter but two with Jordan Castro (16′ WR/DB) and Ryan Lorenz (16′ WR) both earning honorable mention all conference accolades last year. You can expect a well coached and relatively experienced team to hit the field this fall.
Positional MVP’s listed from 2014 Medford BFA Camp/Combine
QB- Troy Fowler (N.Medford)
QB- Craig Contreras (S.Medford )
RB- Nick Janakes (N.Medford)
ATH- Easton Bents (Grants Pass)
WR- Jared Evans (N.Medford)
WR- Shashi Penn (Ashland)
DL- Johnathan Gonzalez (Crater)
LB- Parker Layton (Ashland)
LB- Edmund Polataivio (N.Medford)
DB- Brady Breeze (S.Medford -Now Central Catholic)
DB- Tristen Holmes (N.Medford)
Underclassmen Skill- Chase Cota (S.Medford)
Underclassmen Line- Tre Holmes (N.Medford)