Washington’s Week 4 Elite Performers: By Ryland Spencer

*This list is a way to showcase this weeks top performances. I am sure I missed a few and would like to know the ones I did. You can either comment on here or send me an email at Ringerland@gmail.com.


(Kolney Cassel throwing to Ridge Harmon)


Kolney Cassel, Sr. QB Eisenhower – S.M.U. bound Cassel completed 20 of 25 passes for 405 yards and 5 TDs in the Cadets 56-10 win over Centalia. Cassel is capable of being on this list every week as he consistently puts up 350+ yards a game.

Ridge Harmon, Jr. WR Eisenhower Harmon, who we have ranked as our #3 2014 ATH, caught 10 balls for 207 yards and 2 TDs. Harmon and Cass el c ontinue to be one of the most consistent pass-catch combos in the state.

Danny Wilson, Sr. RB Bothell – The Cougars finally got into the win column by beating Eastlake 33-6. Bothell rode the back of Wilson to the tune of 247 rushing and 3 TDs. This is a big win for the Cougars who are very much capable of winning the KingCo Crest Division and going deep into the playoffs.

Ralph Kinne, Sr. RB Shelton – It wouldn’t be an Elite Performers list without our weekly Ralph Kinne update… This week he made the Yelm defense look silly while rushing for 274 yards on 27 carries and 4 TDs. The Highclimbers beat the Tornadoes 38-14 in a game featuring two unbeaten teams. Kinnie now has 1,170 yards through only 4 games.

Mario Gobbato, Sr. RB Blaine – Another huge week for Gobbato as he rushed for 301 yards on 30 carries and 3 TDs in the Borderites 36-28 win over Bellingham. Gobbato now has 1,008 yards through 4 games.

Ryan Fassler, Sr. QB Prosser – Fassler went 24 of 31 for 311 yards and 5 TDs as the Mustands blasted Toppenish 61-0. This was a big bounce back game for the Mustangs after last weeks loss to Othello.

(Camas QB Reilly Hennessey is quickly becoming one of the best 2014 QBs in the state with the 4-0 Papermakers)

Reilly Hennessey, Jr. QB Camas – The Papermakers are really rolling at 4-0 and head into a HUGE league game against Skyview. Against Lakes, he completed 15-29 for 316 yards and 2 TDs. He also had 1 rushing TD as Camas routed Lakes 53-14.

Jordon Hoorn, Sr. LB/Austin Joyner, So. RB Marysville-Pilchuck – Hoorn led the defense with 18 tackles in the Tomahawks 42-13 win over Shorewood. Joyner did a little bit of everything with 11 carries for 218 yards and 4 TDs, 3 receptions for 33 yards and he also had INTs on defense.

Devante Harris, Sr. Tenino – A name we are starting to see every week, Harris again put up impressive numbers this week in helping the Beavers to a 28-12 win over Forks. He finished the day with 233 yards on 14 catches and 2 TDs. Tenino is now 4-0 on the season.

Nolan Hoiness, Sr. RB Hoqiuam – Hoiness is a kid doing big things out by the coast. This week he finished with 146 yards on only 6 carries… He also had 3 TDs. He added another 44 yards with 2 catches and also had another TD as the Grizzlies stayed undefeated with a 54-7 win over Rochester.

Hank Hilts, Sr. RB Ferndale – Burlington-Edison was looking for a statement win, but it was Hilts who made a statement. The brusing Hilts finished the night with 196 yards on 24 carries and 4 TDs in the Eagles 55-14 win.

Austin Hall, Jr. RB Kamiak – Hall had TD runs of 44, 12 and 18 in the Knights 35-14 win over the Lynnwood Royals. The junior finished the night with 194 yards on 26 carries.

Justin Pruett, Sr. QB/Kyle Redmond, Sr. WR Bellingham – Pruett finished the night 21 of 41 for 320 yards and 3 TDs and also rused for 67 yards on 4 carries and a TD. 189 yards, 7 receptions and 2 of those TDs were to Kyle Redmond, but it wasn’t enough as the Red Raiders fell to 0-4 in a loss to Blaine.

Loren Standiford, Jr. QB/Tim Hergert, Sr. WR Heritage – Standiford continued to impress as he threw for 328 yards and 5 TDs in a 34-33 win over Decatur. His favorite target was Hergert who finished the day with 6 catches for 168 yards and 3 TDs.

Sefo Liufau, Sr. QB Bellarmine Prep – In the Lions 31-12 over South Kitsap, Colorado commit Liufau looked every bit the D1 part going 20 for 28 with 314 yards passing and 4 TDs

Spencer Crump, Sr. RB Timberline – In the Blazers 48-20 win over Wilson, Crump rushed 17 times for 190 yards on 4 TD’s.

Billy Green, Sr. QB King’s – Could be considered a bit of a down night for BYU commit, but 19 for 25 and 256 yards passing and 5 TDs will get him on this list. The Knights are now 4-0 and my #1 ranked 1A team.

Adam Hinthorne, Jr. QB Lakeside (Seattle) – The Lions QB broke school records this when he passed for 354 yards and 6 TDs (both school records). He was 19 of 32 passing in a 56-28 win over Renton. He also had an INT on defense, his 6th of the young season.

Dan Verzuh, Sr. FB Lakeside (Seattle) – Catching 5 passes for 108 yards and 3 TDs, 3 rushes for 58 yards and 1 TD could be considered worthy of being ELITE. Verzuh makes this list because he was also a perfect 6 for 6 on PAT attempts. I love kids that can play multiple positions.


(Billy Green is one of the most consistent QBs in the state of Washington and almost always a candidate for Elite Performer mention )