Wilsonville Preview

WILSONVILLE- If you are going to beat Wilsonville it most likely won’t be done through the air. The Wildcats bring back a secondary with experience. Jayden Cooper (5-9 165 DB Sr.), the state leader in picks (8) among all classifications will always be in the mix. 1st team all league safety Grant Mcneil (6-1 180 S Sr.) and honorable mention DB Nick Highberger (6-2 190 DB Jr.) round out a…

August 30, 2011
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Uso Olive – Big Time DT Commits to Portland State

For the 6’1 300 Pound DL from Federal Way High School in Washington, getting a college scholarship was the goal. A goal which he has achieved by recently committing to play football for the Portland State Vikings. Uso has had an incredible career thus far by recording 17 sacks in 5 games as a sophomore, and going both ways as a junior while recording 5 sacks and leading his team…

August 30, 2011
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Brett Bafaro – An Inside Look

Image from ESPN.com There’s not much I can tell you about Brett Bafaro the football player that hasn’t already been written about. Sure, you already know he’s a beastly 6’2 1/2″, 230lbs. Sure, you already know he runs a legitimate 4.50 40. Sure, he’s being recruited throughout the country and has numerous offers from schools such as OSU, Boise State, UO, Utah, UW, Colorado, etc. He could walk into any…

August 26, 2011
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Central Catholic’s D1 Defense

DL Alex Balducci 6-4 270 Sr Commit- Oregon DL Jacob Nall 6-4 225 Sr Offers- Idaho, PSU DL Fergus Frederickson 6-4 250 Jr Legit D1- D1aa DL Tyler Nagea 5-9 255 Sr DL Connor Humphreys 6-2 225 So Legit D1- D1aa LB Xavier Griggs 6-1 210 Jr Legit D1 LB Mick Hartwig 6-0 195 Sr LB Austin Kahnahui’ 6-3 225 Sr DB Beau Duronslet 6-0 190 Jr Legit D1 DB…

August 26, 2011
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Small in stature, Dillon Miller plays bigger than anyone

The state of Oregon is absolutely loaded this season, with both college prospects and overall teams.  You could make an argument for about 5 programs winning a state title.  The obvious two being Jesuit and Aloha, who are both ranked in the national polls. One other team that will have something to say about it is the Sheldon Irish. Three time State Championship Head coach Marty Johnson has stepped down, but is still playing a…

August 21, 2011
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Jesuit gets even more loaded with the transfer of AJ Glass

Though he’ll be in a different uniform on a different team this year, expect much of the same from AJ Glass.  A 2nd Team All League DB last year at West Linn, AJ has transferred to Jesuit .  As if the Crusaders needed any more talent, Glass forms a great 1-2 punch in the backfield with Jaima Halliburton.  Defensively, he rounds out arguably the best secondary in the state with Nick Rothstein, Drew DeMarco,…

August 21, 2011
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Landon Martinez & Trevor Dye – The future looks brighter in Oregon City, here are two reasons why

Oregon City won’t be a favorite to win the Three Rivers League this year.  In fact, they won’t be favored to win many games.  Coming off a (4-7) year, the Pioneers also are dealing with the loss of their head coach.  But if you talk to the players on the team, you don’t get the sense that they are throwing in the towel on the season.  In fact, there’s a new aura of confidence…

August 21, 2011
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Recruiting Tips – A weekly guide for parents and athletes to help in the recruiting process

Recruiting has always been a crazy business, never more so than today.  From the hundreds of different rules, to the different styles of coaches, this is a process that can swallow kids and families whole if it’s not handled the right way. Conversely, if it’s done the right way, it can be the greatest experience a family ever goes through.  I’ve seen this process drive a wedge between a kid and their parents,…

August 21, 2011
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Things look promising in Stayton with the dynamic duo of Reece Hack and Austin Foster

If you don’t live in or around the city of Stayton, you’ve probably never heard of Stayton High School football.  And for good reason, as it’s a small town and hasn’t historically been a football powerhouse.  But that’s all starting to change, and there are a few names that are the reason why.  Austin Foster is one of those kids you won’t see on any Blue Chip list.  He’s not a 4 or 5…

August 21, 2011
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Everyone goes through adversity, what separates them is how they handle it

Adversity is a word that is thrown around loosely and non chalantly.  I’m sure you could ramble off at least 5 cliché’s about adversity just off the top of your head.  “It’s not how many times you get knocked down, it’s how many times you get back up”.  That’s one I’ve heard since my first athletic days and have heard nonstop ever since.  Yes, it’s a true statement, sort of.  To keep getting up means…

August 21, 2011
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