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How Clark County College Football Players Fared: Merriweather gives Notre Dame big-play potential

Victor has another big game for Washington State

By Micah Rice, Columbian Sports Editor
Published: September 18, 2023, 3:47pm

Tobias Merriweather showed why he’s considered one of Notre Dame’s biggest deep-play threats.

The sophomore receiver from Union High School hauled in a 75-yard touchdown pass in Saturday’s 41-17 win over Central Michigan. It was the first touchdown this season for Merriweather, who finished the game with 91 yards on three catches.

In reaching 21.4 mph on the play, Merriweather recorded the fifth-fastest time of any major college player Saturday, according to Reel Analytics.

Merriweather’s 6-foot-4 frame and 4.2-second 40-yard dash made him one of the state’s top recruits in the Class of 2022. He showed his potential right away, earning playing time as a true freshman and catching a 41-yard touchdown pass on Oct. 15 against Stanford.

After missing the second half of last season with post-concussion symptoms, Merriweather entered this season expecting to play a bigger role in Notre Dame’s offense. He has started all four games and has six catches for 141 yards.

The Irish have a deep receiving corps, with eight players having five or more catches. But Merriweather’s speed is used to stretch opposing defenses and his 23.5 yards per catch is second-highest on the team.

“I’ve just been patient throughout the first few weeks,” Merriweather said in a post-game press conference Saturday. “Obviously, opportunity comes your way.”

Here’s how other collegiate football players from Clark County fared. Note: A blank entry means the player’s team had a bye week.

Adams State

Hezekiah Po Ching, Skyview, Sr., OL — Started at center in a 70-7 loss to Colorado School of Mines. T

Chase Roush, Hockinson, So.*, QB — DId not play.

Ashland University (Ohio)

Jovon Sewell, Skyview, Sr., CB — Started at cornerback in a 38-14 win over Hillsdale. Had three tackles, including two solo.

Black Hills State

Jake Blair, Camas, Fr.*, QB — Completed 1 of 2 passes for 13 yards in a 55-19 win over Chadron State. Also had one carry for 6 yards.

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Charlie Bump, Camas, Fr.*, WR — Played in a backup role.

Central College (Iowa)

Kyle Norton, Evergreen, So., RB/LB — Had 3 carries for 1 yard and one catch for 4 yards in a 19-11 loss to Coe College.

 

Central Washington

Josiah Cochran, Skyview, Jr.*, DL — Started at defensive tackle in a 27-24 win over No. 9-ranked Angelo State. Had two tackles, including one-half tackle for loss, and one quarterback hit.

Dylan Dean, Columbia River, So.*, OL — Did not play.

Ty Evans, Skyview, Fr., DL — Did not play.

Tyler Flanagan, Woodland, So.*, RB — Started at running back. Had a team-high 17 carries for 70 yards and one catch for 9 yards, which went for a touchdown.

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. Had two tackles.

Titan Phillips, Camas, Jr.*, TE — Did not play.

Ty Snider, Ridgefield, Fr.*, WR — Did not play.

 

Colorado School of Mines

Kenny Wright, Camas, Jr.*, TE — Played in a backup role in a 70-7 win over Adams State.

Eastern Oregon

Wyatt Bartroff, Ridgefield, Fr., LB —  Had one tackle, the first of his collegiate career, in a 49-31 loss to Montana Tech.

Aidan Mallory, Hockinson, Jr., DB — Did not play.

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.

Eastern Washington

Brock Harrison, Ridgefield, Sr.*, DL — Started at defensive end in a 40-29 win over Southeastern Louisiana. Had four tackles, including three solo and one for a loss, and one quarterback hit.

Tyson Jacobson, Camas, Fr., LS — Played on special teams.

Jonathan Landry, Evergreen, Fr., DB — Did not play.

Ahmani Williams, Skyview, Jr., LB —  Played in a backup role.

George Fox

Connor Delamarter, Ridgefield, So., LB — Did not play in a 16-7 loss to Claremont-M-S.

Benjamin Rembisz, La Center, Fr., K/P — Did not play.

Kameron Spencer, Battle Ground, Fr., QB — Did not play.

Idaho

Jonathan Stromberg, Skyview, Fr., TE — Did not play in a 31-17 loss to California.

Idaho State

Adam Watts, Columbia River, Fr., WR — Did not play in a 41-17 loss to Northern Iowa.

Lewis & Clark

Nathan Lien, Evergreen, Sr., OL — Did not play in a 49-13 loss to Montana Western.

Royall Wilson, Evergreen, So., LB — Did not play.

Jack Warren, Heritage, So., LB/DL — Did not play.

Linfield

Tyson Fuehrer, Union, Fr., LB — Did not play in a 17-10 win over Redlands.

Kenyon Johnson, Hockinson, So., CB — Did not play.

Griffin Young, Seton Catholic, Jr., TE — Played in a backup role.

Montana

Cooper Barnum, Skyview, Jr., DB — Played in a backup role in a 17-10 win over Ferris State.

Peyton Brammer, Hockinson, So.*, TE — Did not play.

Cole Grossman, Skyview, Jr.*, TE —  Will miss the season after undergoing surgery.

Sawyer Racanelli, Hockinson, Jr.*, WR — Played in a backup role.

Montana State

Rush Reimer, Camas, Jr., OL — Started at left guard in a 57-20 win over Stetson. The offense gained 614 yards including 342 yards rushing.

Montana State-Northern

Aidan Hoyt, Union, Jr., CB — Did not play in a 21-20 loss to Arizona Christian.

Montana Western

Thomas Brown, Washougal, Fr.*, DB — Made his first collegiate appearance in a 49-13 win over Lewis & Clark.

Nevada

Jacques Badolato-Birdsell, Camas, So.*, RB — Did not play in a 31-24 loss to Kansas.

Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV)

Zyell Griffin, Evergreen, Sr, WR — Had two catches for 14 yards in a 40-37 win over Vanderbilt.

Northern Illinois

C.J. Jordan, Union, So.*, QB — Did not play in a 35-11 loss to Nebraska.

Notre Dame

Tobias Merriweather, Union, So., WR — Started at wide receiver in a 41-17 win over Central Michigan. Had three catches for 91 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown.

Oregon

Andrew Boyle, Camas, Jr.*, K/P — Did not play in a 55-10 win over Hawai’i

Pacific Lutheran

Zachary Gable, Mountain View, Fr., DL — Had two tackles, including one tackle for loss, in a 37-27 win over California Lutheran.

Daymon Gressett, Woodland, Fr., FB — Did not play.

Pomona-Pitzer

Ryan Rosumny, La Salle (Ore.), Jr., WR — Had one catch for a 38-yard touchdown in a 24-17 win over Pacific.

Alex Wood, Union, Jr., DB — Started at cornerback. Had one tackle.

Portland State

Tanner Beaman, Skyview, Fr.*, TE/LB — Started at tight end in a 91-0 win over North American University.

Darien Chase, Union, So.*, WR — Did not play.

Fyodor Henrichs-Tarasenkov, Skyview, Fr.*, K — Had five kickoffs for an average of 60.4 yards and two touchbacks.

Ben Kapelka, Prairie, Fr., OL — Made his first collegiate appearance.

Jalynnee McGee, Skyview, Jr., RB — Had five carries for 16 yards.

Hezephaniah Po Ching, Skyview, Fr.,* OL — Did not play.

Rob Silva, Camas, Fr.*, DL — Had one tackle.

 

Redlands*

Connor French, Prairie, Jr., OL — Did not play in a 17-10 loss to Linfield.

Rochester

Gavin James-Dues, Mountain View, So., DL — Did not play in a 17-10 win over Salve Regina.

Southern Oregon

Blake Ascuitto, Camas, Jr.*, QB — Completed 5 of 5 passes for 167 yards in a 49-7 win over Willamette. Had touchdown passes of 15 and 71 yards with no interceptions.

Jackson Clemmer, Camas, Jr.*, TE — Started a wide receiver. Had three catches for 22 yards.

Jeremiah Faulstick, Hockinson, So.*, TE — Had one catch for 15 yards, which went for a touchdown.

 

Stetson

Hale Prior, Hockinson, So., LB — Did not play in a 57-20 loss to Montana State.

Washington

Mason Wheeler, Skyview, Jr.*, WR — Had one catch for 6 yards in a 41-7 win over Michigan State. It was the first catch of his collegiate career.

Roice Cleeland, Jesuit (Ore.), Fr., OL — Did not play.

Washington State

Tristan Souza, Camas, Jr.*, DL — Played in a backup role in a 64-21 win over Northern Colorado.

Lincoln Victor, Union, Sr., WR — Started at wide receiver. Had six catches for 119 yards, including touchdowns of 28 and 31 yards. Also completed a 2-point conversion pass.

Weber State

Liam Mallory, Union, Fr., S — Did not play in a 31-7 loss to Utah.

Western Oregon

Jaylen Fite, Evergreen, So.*, WR — Played in a backup role in a 30-29 loss to Eastern New Mexico.

Rocky Mataia, Union, Jr., DL — Had one solo tackle.

Andre Northrup, Hockinson, Fr.*, DB — Did not play.

Xavier Owens, Skyview, So.*, DB — Had one solo tackle.

Daron Ulrich, Union, Jr., DB — Started at defensive back. Had one solo tackle.

Whitworth

Isaiah Jones, Union, Sr., RB — Did not play in a 24-17 win over Chapman.

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.

Willamette

Kayden Gonzalez, Hudson’s Bay, So., WR — Did not play in a 49-7 loss to Southern Oregon.

Did I miss anyone? E-mail sports editor Micah Rice at micah.rice@columbian.com.

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