College football’s spotlight turned to Montana on Saturday in a game where players from Clark County made a few highlights.
ESPN’s College Gameday visited Montana State University in Bozeman ahead of the No. 3-ranked Bobcats rivalry game against No. 12 Montana.
The Gameday crew picked Montana State to win and they were correct. Starting left tackle Rush Reimer, a Camas High graduate, helped the Bobcats rack up 561 yards of offense in a 55-21 win.
Montana State punter Bryce Leighton (Camas) was also ready to play in team’s regular-season finale. One problem: the Bobcats offense was so successful that Leighton never punted.
Two Clark County players on Montana had an impact in a losing effort.
Starting tight end Cole Grossman (Skyview) had two catches for 46 yards, including a 32-yard touchdown. The redshirt sophomore is tied for third on the team with 22 catches. His four touchdown catches rank second on the team.
Senior linebacker Michael Matthews (Camas) had four tackles for the second consecutive game for the Grizzlies.
Both teams are awaiting to see who they will face in the first round of the FCS playoffs.
Here’s how other collegiate football players from Clark County fared. Note: A blank entry means the player’s team had a bye week.
Hezekiah Po Ching, Skyview, Jr., OL —
Chase Roush, Hockinson, So., QB —
Bailey Meek, Ridgefield, Fr., DL — Did not play in a 34-17 win over UConn.
Ashland University (Ohio)
Jovon Sewell, Skyview, Jr., CB — Started at cornerback in a 20-13 win over Notre Dame (Ohio) in the first round of the NCAA D-II Playoffs. Had four tackles, all solo.
Michael Bolds, Mountain View, So., DB —
Rodolfo Montiel, Mountain View, Fr., TE —
Central College (Iowa)
Kyle Norton, Evergreen, Fr., RB/LB —
College of the Siskiyous
Dylan Kier, Columbia River, Fr. LB — Did not play in a 45-17 loss to Contra Costa.
Colorado School of Mines
Kenny Wright, Camas, So.*, TE — Started at tight end in a 45-24 win over CSU-Pueblo in the first round of the NCAA D-II playoffs. Did not record a catch.
Michael Boyle, Camas, Sr.*, K — Did not play in a 24-12 loss to Air Force.
Cole Schultz, Ridgefield, Fr.*, DL —
Dominic Stephens, Mountain View, Fr.*, DL —
Owen Wann, Battle Ground, Fr, LB —
Korey Bozovich, Union, Fr., WR — Did not play in a 45-21 win over Northern Colorado.
Brock Harrison, Ridgefield, So.*, DL — Had two tackles and one quarterback hit.
Dylan Ingram, Camas, Sr.*, TE — Started at tight end. Had two catches for 36 yards.
Aiden Nellor, Union, Jr.*, TE — Had two catches for 22 yards.
Jackson Plieth, Union, Fr., LS — Did not play.
Gunner Talkington, Battle Ground, Sr.*, QB — Did not play.
Ahmani Williams, Skyview, So., LB — Started at linebacker. Had four tackles, including one-half tackle for loss, and one pass broken up.
Therman Bibens, Union, So., LB —
Connor Delamarter, Ridgefield, Fr., LB —
Royall Wilson, Evergreen, Fr., LB —
Jack Warren, Heritage, Fr., LB/DL —
Isaac Hoidal, Stevenson, Jr., WR — Had three catches for 22 yards in a 51-24 win over Pomona-Pitzer in the first round of the NCAA D-III playoffs.
Dawson Lieurance, Columbia River, Jr., QB — Played in a backup role.
Des Phillips, Stevenson, Jr., CB — Played in a backup role.
Sonny Pitts, Union, Fr., K/P — Did not play.
Griffin Young, Seton Catholic, So., TE — Did not play.
Cooper Barnum, Skyview, So., DB — Played in a backup role in a 55-21 loss to Montana State.
Peyton Brammer, Hockinson, Fr.*, TE — Played in a backup role.
Cole Grossman, Skyview, So.*, TE — Started at tight end. Had two catches for 46 yards, including a 32 yard touchdown.
Michael Matthews, Camas, Sr.*, LB — Had four tackles, including one solo and one-half tackle for loss..
Sawyer Racanelli, Hockinson, So.*, WR — Did not play.
Bryce Leighton, Camas, So., P — Did not punt in a 55-21 win over Montana.
Rush Reimer, Camas, So., OL — Started at left tackle for an offense that gained 561 yards.
Brevan Bea, Washougal, So.*, LB —
Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV)
Zyell Griffin, Evergreen, Jr, RB — Did not play in a 31-25 loss to Hawaii.
Alishawuan Taylor, Union, So.*, TE — Had three tackles, including one solo, in a 33-31 loss to Weber State.
Tobias Merriweather, Union, Fr., WR — Did not play in a 44-0 win over Boston College.
Andrew Boyle, Camas, Jr.*, K/P — Had four touchbacks in five kickoffs in a 20-17 win over Utah.
Jack Colletto, Camas, Sr.*, ILB/RB — Did not play in a 31-7 win over Arizona State.
Elijah Volk, Seton Catholic, Fr., RB —
Zachary Gable, Mountain View, Fr., DL —
Daymon Gressett, Woodland, Fr., FB —
Alex Wood, Union, So., DB — Had four tackles, all solo, in a 51-24 loss to Linfield in the first round of the NCAA Division-III playoffs.
Tanner Beaman, Skyview, Fr., TE/LB — Did not play in a 49-42 loss to Cal Poly.
Tristan Souza, Camas, So.*, DL — Did not play.
Drake Owen, Camas, Jr.*, WR — Did not play.
Lincoln Victor, Union, Jr., WR — Started at wide receiver. Had two catches for 17 yards. Also returned two kickoffs for 50 yards with a long of 36.
Jaylen Fite, Evergreen, Fr.*, WR —
Rocky Mataia, Union, So., DL —