How Clark County college players fared, Week 1

The most-talked-about college football game in the Northwest this past weekend had several Clark County connections.

Portland State’s upset of Washington State was a triumphant head-coaching debut for Bruce Barnum, who graduated from Columbia River High School and lives in Salmon Creek.

He scored the school’s first win in 15 games against a Pac-12 opponent and made a strong case for having the “interim” tag removed from his title. He’s on a one-year trial contract during which he’ll try to earn the job full time.

But Clark County was represented on the field too. For Portland State, John Norcross started at linebacker while Brandon Brody-Heim also played at that position. For Washington State, Parker Henry played on defense and special teams. Erik Powell handled kickoffs and placekicking.

Also, Camas grad Reilly Hennessey made his collegiate debut for Eastern Washington against Oregon at Autzen Stadium. His former Camas teammates Drew Clarkson (Oregon State) and James Price (Wyoming) also made their collegiate debuts.

Each week, we’ll have a rundown of Clark County players currently playing college football. Here’s hoping for a happy and healthy season for them all.

2015 Clark County College football players

* — has used redshirt year

Carroll College

Last week: Beat Southern Oregon 26-20 in its season opener.

William Noce-Sheldon, Seton Catholic, Fr., QB – Will likely redshirt.

Central Washington

Last week: Lost 41-14 at Colorado State-Pueblo in its season opener.

Jesse Zalk, Prairie, Jr., WR – Had five catches for 27 yards. Also had five punt returns for 44 yards, including a long return of 32 yards. Last year’s NAIA leader in return yardage also had four kickoff returns for 107 yards, including a long of 47 yards.
Gabe Rego, Union, Jr.. LB — Had five tackles, including two solo tackles.
Josh Stolz, Mountain View, Jr.* OL — Started at center.
Kaben Humphrey-Butler, Union, Jr. WR — Played but did not record a statistic.
Kevin Haynes, Battle Ground, Jr. LB — Did not play
Bryan Kelly, Camas, Fr., DB — Did not play
Chavo Camargo, Mountain View, Fr., K/P — Did not play
Alex Walker, Camas, Fr., OL — Did not play
Tyler Grant, Prairie, Fr.*, OL — Did not play
Tyler Dionne, Union, Fr., TE — Did not play
Cole Zarcone, Camas, Fr., DB — Did not play

College of Idaho

Last week: Lost to Pacific 32-31 to fall to 1-1 on the season.

Chris Waters, Battle Ground, Fr. DB – Did not play, but made his collegiate debut on special teams the previous week against Eastern Oregon.

Eastern Oregon

Last week: Lost 41-20 at Sacramento State to fall to 0-2.

Jorden Payne, Camas, So. DB – Had nine tackles, including seven solo tackles.
John Payne, Camas, Jr.* DB – Did not play
Bennett Muasau, Mountain View, So.* OL – Did not play
William Ephraim, Camas, Fr., DB – Did not play
Zach Lacey, Woodland, Fr., DL – Did not play

Eastern Washington

Last week: Lost 61-42 at Oregon in its season opener.

T.J. Boatright, Union, Sr.* OL – Started at center for an offense that gained 549 yards.
Reilly Hennesey, Camas, Fr.* QB – Made his collegiate debut when he entered the game in the third quarter after starting QB Jordan West suffered a leg cramp. He was 14-for-21 for 145 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He threw TD passes of 7 and 1 yards to Cooper Kupp. He also had three carries for 20 yards, with a long rush of 13 yards.
Zach Eagle, Camas, Fr.* WR – Did not play

George Fox

Last week: Lost 27-23 in its season opener.

Josiah Tully, King’s Way Christian, Fr. WR — Played on special teams and recorded one tackle.
Samuel Barnes, Washougal, Fr. LB – Did not play
Brandon Casteel, Washougal, Fr. RB – Did not play
K.J. Santos, Seton Catholic, Fr. FB – Did not play


Last week: Lost to Ohio 45-28 in its season opener.

Trent “Buck” Cowan, Union, Jr., TE – Started at tight end, making two catches for 14 yards.

Idaho State

Last week: Beat Black Hills State 55-0 in its season opener.

CJ Hatchett, Evergreen, Sr.* WR – Had two catches for 22 yards including a 9-yard touchdown catch.

Lewis and Clark

Next week: Season begins Sept. 12 vs. Claremont.

Zac Shomler, Skyview, Fr. QB – .


Next week: Season begins Sept. 12 vs. Chapman.

Jake Dennis, Skyview, So., DB – .
Matt Matteo, Skyview, So. C – .
James Niemela, Columbia River, So. OL – .

Luther College

Last week: Lost 26-19 against Wisconsin-La Crosse in its season opener.

Louden Seekins, Hockinson, So., LB – Did not play


Last week: Lost to Cal Poly 20-19 to fall to 1-1 on the season.

Ellis Henderson, Skyview, Jr.* WR – Had five catches for 47 yards including a 6-yard touchdown catch. He also forced a fumble, which he recovered, after a Cal Poly player made an interception.
Ryan Johnson, Mountain View, Jr.* DE – Played in a backup role and recorded one tackle.
Kobey Eaton, Evergreen, Fr., WR – Did not play
Jerrin Williams, Evergreen, Fr., S – Did not play

Montana State-Northern

Last week: Lost 58-14 to Montana Tech to fall to 0-2 on the season.

Jess Krahn, Hockinson, So., QB – Stats not available.
Denzel Hamiel, Prairie, Fr., DB – Stats not available.
Adam Ayala, Prairie, Fr. DL – Stats not available.

Oregon State

Last week: Beat Weber State 26-7 in its season opener.

Drew Clarkson, Camas, Fr.*, OL – Made his collegiate debut, playing in a backup role.

Pacific University

Last week: Beat College of Idaho 32-31 in its season opener.

Joe Davis, Hockinson, Fr. LB – Did not play.

Portland State

Last week: Won at Washington State 24-17 in its season opener.

John Norcross, Camas, So.* LB – Started at strongside linebacker, making 2.5 tackles including one solo.
Brandon Brody-Heim, Union, Sr. LB – Made one solo tackle.
Kieran McDonagh, Skyview, Sr.. QB – Did not play.
Isaac Ennis, Columbian River, Fr., OL – Did not play.
Glen Whearty, Skyview, Fr., OL – Did not play.

Shasta College

Last week: Beat Gavilan 56-6 in its season opener.

Dylan King, Skyview, So. DB — Returned an interception 42 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Also had one tackle.

Southern Oregon

Last week: Lost at Carroll College in its season opener.

Max Proudfit, Union, Sr. OL – Did not play.
Dylan Bratlie, Skyview, Sr., OL – Did not play.
Parker Randle, Battle Ground, Fr., WR – Did not play.
Tanner Aldridge, Camas, Fr., OL – Did not play.
Jordan Suell, Fort Vancouver, Fr. WR – Will likely redshirt.


Last week: Lost to Boise State 16-13 in its season opener.

Hayden Schuh, Skyview, Jr., DB – Played but did not record a tackle.

Washington State

Last Week: Lost 24-17 to Portland State it its season opener.

Erik Powell, Seton Catholic, So.*, K – Made a 21-yard field goal and had a 22-yard attempt blocked. Also made two extra points and had four kickoffs.
Parker Henry, Skyview, Jr.* LB – Made two tackles playing in a backup role.

Weber State

Last week: Lost to Oregon State 26-7 in its season opener.

Billy Nelson, Evergreen, Fr., S – Did not play.

Western Oregon

Last week: Lost 29-20 at Humboldt State in its season opener.

E’Lon Mack, Heritage, Fr.* WR – Did not play.


Last week: Season begins Sept. 12 vs. Whittier.

Clayton Farr, Ridgefield, Jr. DB –
Noah Schultz-Rathbun, Hockinson, Jr. OL –
Brad Benton, King’s Way, So. DE –


Last week: Lost to North Dakota 24-13 in its season opener.

James Price, Camas, Fr., WR – Made his collegiate debut, but did not record a stat.
Justice Murphy, Evergreen, Fr., WR – Did not play.

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Micah Rice

Columbian Sports Editor Micah Rice is the author of Tailgate Talk: College football from a Clark County perspective.

How Clark County college players fared, Week 1


Micah Rice

Columbian Sports Editor Micah Rice is the author of Tailgate Talk: College football from a Clark County perspective.

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