How Clark County college football players fared, Nov. 25

By Micah Rice, Columbian Sports Editor



Central Washington saw its perfect season end Saturday as Texas A&M Commerce overcame a 21-point deficit, then won 34-31 in double overtime of the NCAA Divison-II quarterfinals.

The Wildcats (11-1) led 28-7 at halftime thanks to two touchdown passes and a TD run by Reilly Hennessey. The junior from Camas completed 22 of 34 passes for 265 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Texas A&M Commerce (11-1) scored 21 unanswered points in the second half. The Lions tied the game on a 4-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with :03 seconds left in regulation.

After the teams traded field goals in the first overtime, Central Washington failed to score after a holding penalty forced third and 15.

Texas A&M Commerce then won the game on a 38-yard field goal.

“In the first half they gave us pretty base looks that we were anticipating,” Hennessey said. “Our guys did a great job of executing. The second half, they did a good job of changing up the defensive front on us and messing with some counts. But it all came down to us. We were in position to make plays, but didn’t make enough.”

Kevin Haynes finished his standout CWU career with a team-high 16 tackles and a sack. The All-American linebacker from Battle Ground also had a first-half interception that he returned for 27 yards.

“Obviously today was tough, but I don’t think you can ask for anything more than an 11-0 start to the season and a conference championship,” Haynes said. “When we got here, that was our goal. … Our chemistry was amazing. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything.”


MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR 24, LINFIELD 0 — Linfield’s season came to a close with a second-round loss to top-ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas.

The defending national champions beat Linfield (9-2) for the second time this season.

A blocked punt on Linfield’s first drive led to a Hardin-Baylor touchdown two plays later.

The Cru (12-0) extended their lead with a 13-play 97-yard touchdown drive capped by Carl Robinson’s 36-yard run.

Linfield was held to 220 total yards and 12 first downs.


SOUTHERN OREGON 34, LINDSEY WILSON 29 — Ray Vega’s 6-yard touchdown run with 47 seconds left gave No. 5 Southern Oregon a road win over the No. 4 seed in Columbia, Ky.

The Red Raiders (12-0) advance to the NAIA semifinals against No. 2 seeded Reinhardt University next weekend in Georgia.

On the final drive, Tanner Trosin led Southern Oregon 75 yards in 1:28. A key play was a 35-yard pass to Jordan Suell, a Fort Vancouver grad.

Suell finished with four catches for a team-high 66 yards.

Trosin was 25 for 38 for 279 yards, completing passes to 10 receivers.

Here’s how Clark County players fared on the college gridiron this weekend:

* — has used redshirt year

Air Force

Last game: Beat Utah State 38-35 to improve to 5-7 overall and 4-4 in the Mountain West Conference.

Next game: Season over at 5-7.

Brody Bagnall, Evergreen, Jr., LB — Played in a backup role.

Christopher Mitchell, Mountain View, So., OL —Played in a backup role.


Arizona Western College

Last game: Bye

Next game: NJCAA Football Championship, East Mississippi, 12 p.m. Dec. 3 in Perkinston, Miss.

Jack Colletto, Camas, Fr., QB


Butte College

Last game: Season over at 5-5.

Lane Andersen, Ridgefield, Fr.*, OL/DL


Carroll College

Last game: Season over at 4-6.

William Noce-Sheldon, Seton Catholic, So.*, WR

Central Washington

Last game:Lost to Texas A&M Commerce 34-31 in 2 OT in the NCAA Divsion-II playoffs to fall to 11-1.

Next game: Season over at 11-1.

Reilly Hennessey, Camas, Jr. QB — Completed 22 of 34 passes for 265 yards, two TDs (3 and 5 yards) and one interceptions. Also had 13 carries for 64 yards, including a 10-yard TD.

Kevin Haynes, Battle Ground, Sr. LB — Had a team-high 16 tackles, including 7 solo and one sack. Also had an interception, which he returned for 27 yards.

Will Ortner, Hockinson, Fr.*, OL — Played in a backup role for an offense that gained 487 yards, including 222 rushing yards.

Isaiah Carbajal, Mountain View, Fr., DL — Redshirt.

Kai Gamble, Union, Fr., LB — Redshirt.

Max Randle, Battle Ground, Fr., DB — Redshirt.



Last game: Season over at 6-3.

David Aarhus, Camas, Fr. OL — Did not play.


Citrus College

Last game: Season over at 3-7.

Jacob Bystry, Columbia River, So*. WR

Carson Bassett, Columbia River, So. WR


College of Idaho

Last game: Season over at 6-5.

Chris Waters, Battle Ground, Jr., DB


College of Siskiyous

Last game: Season over at 8-2.

Anthony Sparrow, Skyview, So., DB/WR

Brett Judd, La Center, Fr., LB

Aaron Burns, Hockinson, So., OL

Lafitaga Sosene, Heritage, Fr., DL

John Archer, Union, Fr., OL

Sergio Vega-McBride, Hudson’s Bay, Fr., OL

Eastern Oregon

Last game: Season over at 4-6.

Jorden Payne, Camas, Jr., DB

Zach Lacey, Woodland, Jr., DL

William Ephraim, Camas, So.*, DB

Eastern Washington

Last game: Season over at 7-4.

Roldan Alcobendas, Camas, Sr.*, K

Zach Eagle, Camas, Jr.*, WR

Rudolph Mataia Jr., Evergreen, Fr.*, DL

Kedrick Johnson, Hockinson, Fr.*, WR

Dylan Ingram, Camas, Fr., TE —

Gunner Talkington, Battle Ground, Fr., QB —


George Fox

Last game: Season over at 7-3.

Josiah Tully, King’s Way Christian, Jr., WR

Abe Smith, Union, Fr., S

K.J. Santos, Seton Catholic, Jr., RB —

Caleb Smith, Prairie, So., P



Last game: Lost to BYU 30-20 to fall to 3-9 overall.

Next game: Season over at 3-9.

Michael Boyle, Camas, Fr., PK – Will likely redshirt.


Idaho State

Last game: Season over at 4-7.

Caleb Eldred, Camas, Fr., OL



Last game: Season over at 6-6.

Josh Tully, King’s Way Christian, So.*, WR



Last game: Lost to Mary Hardin-Baylor 24-0 in the second round of the NCAA Division-III playoffs.

Next game: Season over at 9-2.

Will Warne, Mountain View, So.*, K/P –Did not play.

Matt Matteo, Skyview, Sr., OL – Played in a backup role.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Last game: Season over at 7-3.

Keithen Shepard, Union, Fr., WR



Last game: Season over at 7-4.

Kobey Eaton, Evergreen, So.*, WR

Rey Green, Union, Fr.*, RB

Michael Matthews, Camas, Fr., LB

Skyler Martin, Skyview, Fr., OL


Montana Tech

Last game: Season over at 6-4.

Max Hiller, La Center, So.*, LB


Montana State-Northern

Last game: Season over at 1-10.

Jess Krahn, Hockinson, Sr., QB/WR



Last game: Lost to Iowa 56-14 to fall to 4-8 overall and 3-6 in the Big Ten.

Next game: Season over.

Caleb Lightbourn, Camas, So., P — Had five punts for an average of 42.6 yards, a long of 52. Had one downed inside the 20.


Notre Dame

Last game: Lost to Stanford 38-20 to fall to 9-3.

Next game: Bowl game TBA

Nolan Henry, Union, So., QB — Did not play.


Pacific Lutheran University

Last game: Season over at 4-4.

Logan Black, Ridgefield, So., OL

Liam Nabors, King’s Way Christian, Fr., QB

Tristan Thomas, Woodland, Fr., LB/RB


Peru State (Neb.)

Last game: Season over at 7-4.

Dylan King, Skyview, Sr., DB


Portland State

Last game: Season over at 0-11.

Cameron Loos, Hockinson, So., TE

Nathan Hawthorne, Columbia River, Fr.*, WR

Brady Brick, Battle Ground, Fr., OL


Puget Sound

Last game: Season over at 3-6.

Henry Le, Prairie, Fr., DL


University of Redlands

Last game: Season over at 7-2.

Blake Roy, Camas, So. TE


Simon Fraser

Last game: Season over at 0-10.

Gabe Lopes, Camas, Jr., LB


Snow College

Last game: Season over at 8-1.

Dakota Napierkowski, Camas, Fr., OL


Southern Oregon

Last game: Beat Lindsey Wilson 34-29 in the quarterfinals of the NAIA playoffs to improve to 12-0.

Next game: NAIA Semifinals, at Reinhardt (Ga.), Dec. 2, TBA

Jordan Suell, Fort Vancouver, So.*, WR — Had four catches for a team-high 66 yards.

Parker Randle, Battle Ground, So.*, WR — Had two tackles on special teams.

Nate Kuratli, Union, Fr.*, DB — Did not play


Southern Utah

Last game: Bye

Next game: FCS Playoffs, Weber State Dec. 2, 5 p.m.

Taylor Nelson, Union, Sr., LB


Washington State

Last game: Last to Washington 42-14 to fall to 9-3 overall and 6-3 in the Pac-12 Conference.

Next game: Bowl game TBA

Erik Powell, Seton Catholic, Sr.*, K — Had four punts for an average of 53.0 yards, a long of 64 and three downed inside the 20. Made both PATs. Did not attempt a FG.


Western Oregon

Last game: Season over at 3-8.

Isaac Anderson, Woodland, Fr., OL

Nathan Hockhalter, Columbia River, Fr., DL

Nehru Faalevau, Union, Fr., WR

Jordan Hickman, Hudson’s Bay, Fr., QB



Last game: Lost to San Jose State 20-17 to fall to 7-5 overall and 5-3 in the Mountain West Conference.

Next game: Bowl game TBA

James Price, Camas, Jr., WR — Had one catch for 10 yards.

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