Skyview High School in Vancouver, WA is home to one of the most dynamic wide receiver duo’s in the northwest. Juniors Forrest Russell and Reiley Henderson have been causing absolute havoc in the Greater St. Helens League for 2 years now. At any moment either one of these young Storm receivers can take it the distance and no one has benefited more than quarterback Kieran McDonagh. These two-sport stars are lighting up the scoreboard and making electrifying plays left and right and it’s about time they get some shine.
Though he is not the biggest wide out in the world, Forrest Russell (5’7 145) makes up for it in many different ways which includes an uncanny work ethic. Forrest is lightning quick and has some of the best hands in the northwest, the guy literally does not drop a ball. As a sophomore Forrest hauled in 19 receptions for 218 yards and 5 touchdowns. With his great moves off the line and architect like route running, finding green grass for Russell is not a problem. Although small Russell goes up and snatches the ball out of the air with the best of them, which is backed up by his personal best of 22ft 8in in the long jump. This earned him the GHSL Championship in that event during the spring. At the WIAA 4A State Meet this May, Forrest ran the opening leg on the 3rd place Skyview 4×100 team while also placing 9th overall in the Long Jump. Forrest has been tearing it up thru 6 games catching 21 balls for 352 yards and 5 touchdowns and he has an 80 yard punt return for a score all the while starting at corner for Skyview.
Playing opposite of Forrest is arguably one of the best athletes in the state of Washington, Junior WR #3 Reiley Henderson (5-10 170). As a sophomore Reiley hauled in 33 receptions for 566 yards and 8 touchdowns. Those big time numbers earned Henderson 1st Team All -GHSL and 1st Team All-Columbian honors at WR. Reiley is also one of the state’s top baseball players for the class of 2013. So far thru 6 games Reiley has 31 Receptions for 379 yards and 5 TD’s. Reiley is a natural and a very smooth runner with excellent hands that has the ability to take any pass the distance. Reiley has also stepped up for the Storm this season and is considered one of the top junior cornerbacks in the state.
Together Henderson and Russell return punt’s and kick’s for Skyview which is a nightmare for other ball clubs.
Get used to hearing about this duo over the next 2 years whether it be on the football field, track, or the baseball diamond. Whatever college that lands either of these guys is getting a steal. Skyview has won 4 straight games and has scored 137 points over their last two games. Hitting you’re stride mid-season is imperative for post-season success, and the Storm are looking to make a run towards the WIAA 4A State Football championship in 2011. Best of luck guys, keep balling!
Here is an example of the two scoring 4 touchdowns in the first half in 3 different ways: Russell catches 75-yard pass and returns a punt 80 yards. Henderson scores on a 1 yard pass and a 43 yard run.
Skyview at Lincoln. Russell has 5 receptions for 103 with 3 TD’s while Henderson haulded in 5 for 47 yards and a touchdown.