Week 8 roundup, how Clark County players fared
It was a history-making day for Garrett Grayson and Colorado State.
Meanwhile, Battle Ground grad Kevin Haynes and Prairie grad Jesse Zalk played big roles as Central Washington rallied to win its homecoming game.
Each week, Tailgate Talk will publish a list of each local player whose college teams were in action.
* — has used redshirt year
Garrett Grayson, Heritage, Sr. QB — Heritage alum Garrett Grayson is now the top passer in Colorado State school history.
In the third quarter of Saturday’s 16-13 win over Utah State, Grayson passed the mark of 7,142 yards, set by Kelly Stouffer in 1986. He now has 7,250 yards with five regular-season games to play.
Grayson completed 20 of 31 passes for 243 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.
Colorado State (6-1) is bowl-eligible for the second consecutive year.
Kevin Haynes, Battle Ground, Fr.* LB — The middle linebacker had a team-high 10 tackles in the Wildcats’ 24-20 homecoming win over Western Oregon.
Central was protecting a 24-17 lead with less than five minutes to play. Western Oregon drove inside the 10 yard line looking to tie the game. But Haynes and the Wildcats defense held Western to a field goal.
“Anytime we’re in the red zone, we have this saying, ‘one mind, one body, we’re all together,'” said Haynes. “We’re going to dig our cleats in and stop them, or at least hold them to a field goal.”
Nine of Haynes’ tackles were solo. He leads the team with 66 tackles through seven games.
Jesse Zalk, Prairie, So. WR — Had the game-winning touchdown catch, a 14-yard reception with 7:38 to play that broke a 17-17 tie. He finished with a team-high 11 catches for 85 yards and a 28-yard kickoff return.
Josh Stolz, Mountain View, So. OL — Normally the starting left guard, Stolz did not play after suffering a knee injury two weeks ago.
Gabe Rego, Union, So. LB — Played but did not record a tackle.
Kaben Humphrey-Butler, Union, So. WR — Did not play.
Tyler Grant, Prairie, Fr. OL — Did not play.
Leon Siofele, Union, Fr. RB — Did not play.
John Payne, Camas, So.* DB — Had two in the Mountaineers’ 34-38 loss to Montana Western.
Jorden Payne, Camas, Fr. DB — Did not play.
Jonathan Branson, Columbia River, Fr. Ath — Had one
Jayson Branson, Columbia River, Fr., Combo — Did not play.
Bennett Muasau, Mountain View, Fr.* OL — Did not play.
T.J. Boatright, Union, Jr.* OL — Played in backup role in the Eagles’ 26-18 win over Northern Colorado.
Roldan Alcobendas, Camas, Fr.* K — Is out for an extended period after suffering a knee injury.
William Lopez, Skyview, Fr.* TE — Did not play.
Zach Eagle, Camas, Fr. WR — Did not play.
Reilly Hennesey, Camas, Fr. QB — Did not play.
Austin Mace, Mountain View, Fr. RB — Had one punt return for minus-2 yards in the Bruins’ 33-14 loss to Puget Sound.
Jesse Tonkinson, Hockinson, Fr. DB — Had one tackle against Puget Sound.
John Smarr, Battle Ground, Fr. LB — Did not play.
Michael Polyakov, La Center, Fr. RB — Did not play.
Brock Sparks, Union, FR. LB — Did not play.
Jeremy Girod, Fort Vancouver, Sr. DE — Had two sacks and one additional tackle in the Wildcats’ 65-13 win over Whitworth.
James Niemela, Columbia River, Fr. OT — Played in a backup role.
Jake Dennis, Skyview, Fr. DB — Did not play.
Matt Matteo, Skyview, Fr. C — Did not play.
Mitch Saylor, Union, Sr. TE — Had five catches for 35 yards, including a 3-yard touchdown catch, in the Grizzlies’ 42-28 win over UC-Davis.
Ellis Henderson, Skyview, Jr. WR — Did not play.
Addison Owen, Camas, Jr.* DE — Played but did not record a tackle.
Ryan Johnson, Mountain View, So.* DE — Had two tackles against UC-Davis.
Odin Coe, Camas, Jr. DE — Recovered a fumble with under two minutes to play to help preserve the Bobcats’ 23-13 win over Weber State. He also had 2.5 sacks among his three tackles and one pass broken up.
Jabari Marshall, Skyview, Fr.* LB — Did not play in the Lumberjacks’ 21-17 win over Portland State.
Drew Clarkson, Camas, Fr. OL — Did not play in Oregon’s State’s double-overtime loss Thursday to Utah.
Kieran McDonagh, Skyview, Jr. QB — Completed 5 of 11 passes for 66 yards and one interception in the Vikings’ 21-17 loss to Northern Arizona. He also had six rushes for 19 yards.
Brandon Brody-Heim, Union, Jr. LB — Did not play.
John Norcross, Camas, Fr.* LB — Had three tackles for the Vikings.
Austin Dodge, Skyview, Sr., QB — Completed 31 of 54 passes for three touchdowns in the Raiders’ 42-40 loss to Carroll College. His final touchdown came with 24 seconds left in Saturday’s clash between two top-five NAIA teams. Southern Oregon tried to tie the game with a two-point conversion, which was incomplete.
Dylan Bratlie, Skyvew, Jr. OL — Did not play.
Max Proudfit, Union, Jr. OL — Did not play.
Antonio Pulido, Heritage, Fr. DL — Did not play.
Hayden Schuh, Skyview, So., DB — Did not play.
Noah Schultz-Rathbun, Hockinson, So. DL — Played, but did not record a tackle in Whitworth’s 65-13 loss to Linfield.
Tyler Gold, Mountain View, Sr. OL — Played in a backup role.
Clayton Farr, Ridgefield, So. DB — Did not play.
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