Tailgate Talk

Week 5 roundup: How Clark County players fared

Austin Dodge set NAIA career records for passing yards and touchdown passes. Meanwhile, Garrett Grayson threw a late-game winning TD pass.

Needless to say, it was a big day for some Clark County college football players.

Each week, Tailgate Talk will publish a list of each local player whose college teams were in action.

* — has used redshirt year

Colorado State

Garrett Grayson, Heritage, Sr. QB — Threw a 12-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 1:02 left, lifting Colorado State to a 24-21 victory at Boston College. Click here to watch a highlight of the touchdown.

The Rams improved to 3-1 by scoring 10 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. Grayson rolled right and found fellow senior Charles Lovett open in the end zone. The receiver dragged his feet barely in bounds.

“Charles and I have been through a lot,” Grayson said. “We’ve been through 3-9 seasons and the rough times. We’ve been through the rebuilding process with Coach Mac (Jim McIlwain). I think that last play says it all about what we’re building here.”

Grayson completed 28 of 42 passes for 269 yards with two TDs and two interceptions.

Click here to see Grayson’s postgame interview.

Central Washington

Jesse Zalk, Prairie, So. WR — Had two touchdown catches in the Wildcats’ 63-7 win over Simon Fraser. The sophomore caught touchdowns of 14 and 7 yards in the second quarter to help the Wildcats improve to 2-2. He had five catches for 43 yards.
Kevin Haynes
, Battle Ground, Fr.* LB —
Started at middle linebacker and had three tackles.
Josh Stolz, Mountain View, So. OL — Started at left guard for an offense that gained 241 rushing yards and allowed just one sack.
Kaben Humphrey-Butler, Union, So. WR — Played but did not make a catch.
Gabe Rego, Union, So. LB — Had four tackles and one pass breakup.
Tyler Grant, Prairie, Fr. OL — Did not play.
Leon Siofele, Union, Fr. RB — Did not play.

Eastern Oregon

Jorden Payne, Camas, Fr. DB — Had five tackles, including one for a loss, as the No. 22 Mountaineers beat No. 10 Rocky Mountain College 27-24 on a last-second field goal. Eastern improved to 3-1 overall, 2-1 in the NAIA Frontier Conference.
John Payne, Camas, So.* DB — Did not play.
Jonathan Branson, Columbia River, Fr. Ath — Did not play.
Jayson Branson, Columbia River, Fr., Combo — Did not play.
Bennett Muasau, Mountain View, Fr.* OL — Did not play.

Eastern Washington

T.J. Boatright, Union, Jr.* OL — Played in a backup role as Eastern (4-1) opened Big Sky play with a 37-14 road win over UC-Davis.
Roldan Alcobendas, Camas, Fr.* K — Did not play after suffering a knee injury during the second quarter of Eastern’s previous game.
Zach Eagle, Camas, Fr. WR — Did not play.
Reilly Hennesey, Camas, Fr. QB — Did not play.
William Lopez, Skyview, Fr.* TE — Did not play.

George Fox

Austin Mace, Mountain View, Fr. RB — Bye week. 
Jesse Tonkinson, Hockinson, Fr. DB — Bye week.
John Smarr, Battle Ground, Fr. LB —  Bye week.
Michael Polyakov, La Center, Fr. RB —  Bye week.
Brock SparksUnion, FR. LB —  Bye week.

Idaho

Buck Cowan, Union, So., WR —Had one tackle as Idaho fell to 0-4 with a 34-10 loss to South Alabama.

Idaho State

CJ Hatchett, Heritage, Jr.* WR — Had one tackle on special teams as the Bengals (2-2) beat Sacramento State 44-24 to open Big Sky play.

Linfield

Jeremy Girod, Fort Vancouver, Sr. DE Bye week.
Jake Dennis
, Skyview, Fr. DB
 Bye week.
Matt Matteo, Skyview, Fr. C Bye week.
James Niemela, Columbia River, Fr. OT — Bye week.

Luther College

Louden Seekins, Hockinson, Fr., LB — Bye week.

Montana

Mitch Saylor, Union, Sr. TE — Had one catch for 38 yards as Montana (3-2) opened Big Sky play with a 38-13 win over Northern Colorado.
Ellis Henderson, Skyview, Jr. WR — Did not play.
Addison Owen, Camas, Jr.* DE —  Blocked a punt, which was recovered at the 10-yard line to set up Montana’s first touchdown. Also had one tackle.

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Ryan Johnson, Mountain View, So.* DE — Had one tackle against Northern Colorado.

Montana State

Odin Coe, Camas, Jr. DE — Had five tackles and  two sacks for 21 yards lost as Montana State (3-2) opened Big Sky play with a 29-18 win over North Dakota.

Oklahoma

Jed Barnett, Union, Sr. P — Bye week.

Oregon State

Drew Clarkson, Camas, Fr. OL — Did not play.

Portland State

Kieran McDonagh, Skyview, Jr. QB — Bye week.
Brandon Brody-Heim, Union, Jr. LB — Bye week.
John Norcross, Camas, Fr.* LB — Bye week.

Shasta College

Dylan King, Skyview, Fr., S — Had three tackles and two pass breakups in Shasta’s 66-28 win over College of the Redwoods.

Southern Oregon

Austin Dodge, Skyview, Sr., QB — Became the NAIA’s all-time leader in passing yards at touchdown passes in Southern Oregon’s 45-24 win over Montana State-Northern. Dodge completed 22 of 38 passes for six touchdown passes and 417 passing yards, bringing his totals to 121 TD throws and 13,461 yards. The previous records were established by Ohio Dominican’s Chris Reisert (120; 13,388) in 2008.
Dylan Bratlie, Skyvew, Jr. OL — Stats not available.
Antonio Pulido, Heritage, Fr. DL — Stats not available.
Max Proudfit, Union, Jr. OL — Stats not available.

Washington

Hayden Schuh, Skyview, So., DB — Did not play.

Washington State

Erik Powell, Seton Catholic, Fr.*, K — Had five kickoffs and two touchbacks for WSU
Parker Henry, Skyview, So.* LB — Had one tackle in Washington State’s 28-27 win over Utah.

Western Oregon

Nathaniel Penaranda, Union, Sr. RB — Had one catch for nine yards as Western Oregon (2-2) lost to Humboldt State 34-16.

Whitworth

Clayton Farr, Ridgefield, So. DB — Did not play.
Noah Schultz-Rathbun, Hockinson, So. DL —
Did not play.
Tyler Gold, Mountain View, Sr. OL — Played as substitute in Whitworth’s 49-34 loss to Chapman.

Did I miss anybody who played this weekend? Email micah.rice@columbian.com or tweet @Col_mrice

Micah Rice

Micah Rice

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