A Wednesday edition of Friday Night's best is a good way to look back at Week 7 and reflect before were off again to Week #8. These NW kids just never fail to impress and man there were some incredible showings for sure. This week we are going to take the Top Performances of the Pacific Northwest and roll them into one report. Not as long as usual but still time to add your favs. We have had some great feedback on the kids of the NW who have appeared in our first 5 weeks and so we continue to grind it out searching high and low to bring you the best of the best!
Player of The Week-
Michael Amsel – Chelan High Senior
Rivals.com WashingtonPreps Co-Player Of The Week 10-12-12
We covered him in a feature story today. And you will have to read it to know why we made him the Player Of The Week. 2.5 Quarters of Play in his first game of 2012 and he goes for 289 Yards and 6 TD's. After all this kid went through to get onto the field of battle this one was not even close.
Danny Wilson- Senior- Bothell High School
Rivals.com WashingtonPreps Co-Player Of the Week
Danny is one of our Top Prospects for the Entire Pacific Northwest. He is taking the season by storm now. Last week against Inglemoor he went for 360 yards and 5 TD's and is close to 1000 yards in just the past 4 games. The smooth fluid running back can carry this Blue Train all the way to the Station and boy are they loaded. Danny is on Fire! Great job Mr. Wilson
Richard Ramsey- Milwaukie High School
Rivals.com – OregonPreps.com Player Of the Week- 10-12-12
Richard Ramsey rushed 11 times for 148 yards and four touchdowns. He also threw for 143 yards and two touchdowns on seven completions in a 52-0 win over Parkrose.
Richard is an amazing kid. Coach Don Johnson moved him into the QB spot and hit pay dirt. This kid can do it all and we have maintained is one of the very few guys in the Region who can play both sides of the ball in college. Break Out Performance!
Friday Night's Best NW – Player Of The Week Nominees
Southridge- Team: AJ Woodin and Jordan Morgan stand out again in a HUGE WIN over a loaded Jesuit Team setting up a potential 3 way show down in the Metro League with Aloha , Jesuit , and Southridge all battling for the Top Spot. But can you really say anything about these Skyhawks other then "WOW". This is a DEEP TEAM and people under estimated them all year. This is a team that could easily win this entire thing. Never under estimate these guys. These are Football players. Period.
Colton Eubanks- Powder Valley: 580 Yards Rushing and 10 TD's. Small school but HUGE Talent.
Cristian Morris- The kid amazed again with 218 yards, 2 TD's and 2 Picks to shut down Wilsonville.
Justen Ruppe- Lake Oswego Senior QB: Winning ways continue 240 yards and 2 Td's – great leader!
Lake Oswego- Oline: Want to know what Drives the Amazing Lakers? Here is the answer! O-Line!
John Carroll – Mountain View (Bend)- 4 Catches – 3 TD's – 154 Yards: State Leader
Connor Griffin- Lake Oswego: 4 Catches- 3 TD's 173 Yards! WOW!
Hayden Coppedge- West Linn- 358 Yards and 3 TD's- Junior QB on the Rise !
Nick Pozzesi- Crescent Valley- 3 TD's and 240 Yards Rushing to lead the Raiders to the V
John Hagge- Wilson HS- 2 punts returned for TD- 1 Kick Off RET for TD= Amazing
Connor Strahm- Sheldon Senior- Ok another huge night. 203 yds receiving- 3 TD's and Special Teams. Brilliant.
John Williams- Lincoln- 353 Yards and 3 TDs for the win over Sunset
Gabe Ovgard- Triad- 8 Man Miracle kid ran for 10 TD's and 365 Yards in the win.
Thomas Tyner- 357 Yards on 32 Carries- 3 TD's: Sigh!
Bellevue Wolverines– A complete team dominance of Mt. Si. They are now on track to become the #1 team in the Nation. And We have not seen a more talented nor more disciplined group of guys anywhere ever. Team Win again.
Brett Rypien– Shadle Park- Brett is breaking records in the GSL and at his School. We did a much heralded story on him this week. Catch That here. 353 yards passing last week and this week he break league and his Uncle's Records! Wow!
Kai VanSickle– Capital HS Senior: 4 TD's and 280 plus yards rushing. Boom!
Kurt Calhoun- Zillah- The Junior RB went for 274 yards and 4 TD's including one in OT to beat Cle-Elum 42-35. School Records fell and Calhoun was the difference maker.
Mario Gobatto– Blaine HS Senior RB- He continued his juggernaut campaign for the Borderites racking up 290 yards and 4 TD's on his way to more records.
Isaiah Brandt-Sims– Well things are starting to click there in Wenatchee and he is the engine to drive the team. He grabbed that rock and took it for 289 Yards and 4 TD's. Kid is so legit and a D-1 guy all day!
Bubba Frank Jr– 158 yards and 2 TD's to lead Prosser to another great win.
Sean McNiel – Pasco QB- 255 yards and 3 TD's in a close loss to Kamiakin.
Terrance Duke – West Valley Eagles- Over 200 yards and 3 TD's to propel his team to the 30-27 Victory in the big rivalry over East Valley in Spokane.
Griffin Hare– Gonzaga Prep- 12 Carries- 184 Yards- 2 TD's in a Route
Camas Papermakers Defense- Ok this is amazing. Union is a powerhouse team. They have not been held scoreless in 6 years. That happened Friday at the hands of the boys from Camas. 22-0 win for Camas as the #3 Papermakers roll.
Gosh is it really Week 8 already? Good luck to all the teams playing on Thursday and Friday this week.
Be Safe- Eyes Up- Always!