It has been a long road back to the football field for Sawyer Racanelli.
After transferring to Montana from Washington, the receiver from Hockinson missed all of last season after suffering a knee injury during spring practice.
Saturday saw a healthy Racanelli start at wide receiver in a 35-20 win over Butler. The redshirt junior had one catch for 25 yards.
Racanelli led Hockinson to back-to-back Class 2A state championships in 2017-18. He signed with Washington after being listed as the state’s No. 8 recruit by ESPN.
He played two games as a true freshman then appeared in 11 of 12 games in 2021, mostly on special teams.
Racanelli entered the transfer portal after the 2021 season. He’s expected to play a significant role in Montana’s receiving corps this season.
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, Sr., OL — Started at right tackle in a 35-16 win over Lincoln (Calif.). The offense gained 440 yards, including 200 yards rushing.
Chase Roush, Hockinson, So.*, QB — DId not play.
Ashland University (Ohio)
Jovon Sewell, Skyview, Sr., CB — Did not play in a 24-17 loss to Indiana (Pennsylvania).
Black Hills State
Jake Blair, Camas, Fr.*, QB — Did not play in a 36-26 loss to St. Thomas (Minnesota).
Charlie Bump, Camas, Fr.*, QB — Did not play.
Central College (Iowa)
Kyle Norton, Evergreen, So., RB/LB — Had two carries for 38 yards, with a long of 28, in a 34-24 win over St. Olaf (Minn.).
Josiah Cochran, Skyview, Jr.*, DL — Started at defensive tackle in a 35-10 loss to Weber State.
Dylan Dean, Columbia River, So.*, OL — Did not play.
Ty Evans, Skyview, Fr., DL — Did not play.
Tyler Flanagan, Woodland, So.*, RB — Had 11 carries for 46 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown. Also had three catches for 33 yards, with a long of 24.
Mitchell Johnson, Mountain View, Fr., QB — Did not play.
Vinny Lenzi, Ridgefield, So., LS — Did not play.
Jarius Phillips, Camas, Fr.*, LB — Played in a backup role.
Titan Phillips, Camas, Jr.*, TE — Had one tackle.
Ty Snider, Ridgefield, Fr.*, WR — Did not play.
Colorado School of Mines
Kenny Wright, Camas, Jr.*, TE — Played in a 31-28 win over No. 3 Grand Valley State.
Wyatt Bartroff, Ridgefield, Fr., LB — Played in a backup role in a 38-14 loss to Montana Western.
Aidan Mallory, Hockinson, Jr., DB — Played in a backup role.
Yuji Sato, Union, Fr. OL — Did not play.
Sincere Scruggs, Union, Fr. DB — Did not play.
Owen Wann, Battle Ground, So., LB — Did not play.
Brock Harrison, Ridgefield, Sr.*, DL — Started at defensive end in a 35-10 loss to North Dakota State. Had two tackles, including one sack for a 7-yard loss.
Tyson Jacobson, Camas, Fr., LS — Played on special teams.
Jonathan Landry, Evergreen, Fr., DB — Did not play.
Ahmani Williams, Skyview, Jr., LB — Had one solo tackle.
Connor Delamarter, Ridgefield, So., LB — Did not play in a 17-3 loss to Howard Payne.
Benjamin Rembisz, La Center, Fr., K/P — Did not play.
Kameron Spencer, Battle Ground, Fr., QB — Did not play.
Jonathan Stromberg, Skyview, Fr., TE — Did not play in a 42-17 win over Lamar.
Adam Watts, Columbia River, Fr., WR — Did not play in a 36-28 loss to San Diego State.
Lewis & Clark
Nathan Lien, Evergreen, Sr., OL — Started at right guard in a 42-38 loss to Puget Sound. The offense gained 461 yards, including 109 yards rushing.
Royall Wilson, Evergreen, So., LB — Did not play.
Jack Warren, Heritage, So., LB/DL — Had one tackle.
Dawson Lieurance, Columbia River, Sr., QB —
Sawyer Racanelli, Hockinson, Jr.*, WR — Started at wide receiver. Had one catch for 25 yards.
Rush Reimer, Camas, Jr., OL — Started at left guard in a 63-20 win over Utah Tech. The offense gained 638 yards including 407 yards rushing.
Aidan Hoyt, Union, Jr., CB — Did not play in a 45-0 loss to Rocky Mountain College.
Thomas Brown, Washougal, Fr.*, DB — Did not play in a 38-14 win over Eastern Oregon.
Jacques Badolato-Birdsell, Camas, So.*, RB — Did not play in a 66-14 loss to USC.
Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV)
Zyell Griffin, Evergreen, Sr, WR — Played in a backup role in a 44-14 win over Bryant.
C.J. Jordan, Union, So.*, QB — Did not play in a 27-24 win over Boston College.
Tobias Merriweather, Union, So., WR — Started at wide receiver in a 56-3 win over Tennessee State. Had two catches for five yards.
Andrew Boyle, Camas, Jr.*, K/P — Did not play in a 81-7 win over Portland State.
Zachary Gable, Mountain View, Fr., DL — Did not play in a 24-14 loss to University of Redlands.
Daymon Gressett, Woodland, Fr., FB — Did not play.
Alex Wood, Union, So., DB —
Tanner Beaman, Skyview, Fr.*, TE/LB — Played in a backup role in a 81-7 loss to Oregon.
Darien Chase, Union, So.*, WR — Started at wide receiver. Had one catch for eight yards.
Fyodor Henrichs-Tarasenkov, Skyview, Fr.*, K — Did not play.
Gavin James-Dues, Mountain View, So., DL — Did not play in a 20-17 loss to Utica.
Blake Ascuitto, Camas, Jr.*, QB — Completed 3 of 7 passes for 77 yards, including a 64 yard touchdown, and one interception in a 42-16 loss to College of Idaho.
Jackson Clemmer, Camas, Jr.*, TE — Had four catches for 86 yards, including a 64-yard touchdown.
Jeremiah Faulstick, Hockinson, So.*, TE — Had two catches for 20 yards.
Hale Prior, Hockinson, So., LB — Did not play in a 34-33 win over St. Thomas.
Mason Wheeler, Skyview, Jr.*, WR — Did not play in a 56-19 win over Boise State.
Roice Cleeland, Jesuit (Ore.), Fr., OL — Did not play.
Tristan Souza, Camas, Jr.*, DL — Did not play in a 50-24 win over Colorado State.
Lincoln Victor, Union, Sr., WR — Started at wide receiver. Had a team-high 11 catches for 168 yards including a long of 50 yards. Those are both career highs and his first 100-yard game.
Jaylen Fite, Evergreen, So.*, WR — Had one catch for five yards in a 45-7 loss to South Dakota State.
Rocky Mataia, Union, Jr., DL — Played in a backup role.
Andre Northrup, Hockinson, Fr.*, DB — Did not play.
Xavier Owens, Skyview, So.*, DB — Had two tackles, including one solo.
Daron Ulrich, Union, Jr., DB — Started at defensive back. Had a team-high 11 tackles, including eight solo.
Isaiah Jones, Union, Sr., RB — Started at running back in a 52-0 exhibition win over Pacific Northwest Christian. Had 8 carries for 50 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown.
Anthony Kee, Heritage, Sr., WR — Did not play.
Conner McChesney, Union, Fr., OL — Did not play.
Isaiah Sittauer, Battle Ground, Fr., OL — Did not play.
Kayden Gonzalez, Hudson’s Bay, So., WR — Did not play in a 24-21 win over La Verne.
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