The Ducks bounced back from a devastating loss to Stanford with a resounding victory over in-state rival Oregon State on Saturday. The Ducks' commits also had some resounding wins as high school playoffs around the country are approaching the state championship rounds.
Two versatile stars had their seasons -- and high school careers -- come to an end as their teams each lost to the No. 1 seed in their respective playoff brackets. On the flip side, two future Ducks put on a show, leading their team to a huge upset of the top seed in their bracket.
Overall, the commits helped their teams to a 5-2 record in the latest round of the state playoffs. Two of them will lead their teams into state championship games next week.
Stars of the week
Darren Carrington Jr. (San Diego, Calif./Horizon)
The four-star wide receiver did everything he could to extend his high school football career, but it wasn't enough as Horizon fell to Santa Fe Christian (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.), 49-35, in the San Diego Division V semifinals.
After being blown out the last time the two teams met, Horizon put Carrington at quarterback on Friday night, where he proved he really can do it all. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound wide receiver was 27-of-45 for 413 yards, a touchdown and a two-point conversion through the air. On the ground, the Semper Fi All-American rushed 24 times for 96 yards and four touchdowns.
Dontre Wilson (DeSoto, Texas, DeSoto)
Wilson once again led DeSoto to a blowout win as it continues to roll deeper into the 5A Texas playoffs. The No. 52 player in the ESPN 150 rushed 24 times for 204 yards and three scores on the ground. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Wilson added a 46-yard TD reception as DeSoto rolled past Coppell (Texas), 42-14.
Matt Wogan (Indian Trail, NC/Porter Ridge)
The nation's No. 4 kicker made all four of his extra points and hit two of three field goals to push Porter Ridge into the state championship game next week. Wogan hit a 51-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to help Porter Ridge get past North Davidson (N.C.), 34-27. Wogan did miss another 51-yard attempt, but his career-long 58-yarder in the second quarter gave Porter Ridge the lead for good.
Tyree Robinson (San Diego, Calif./Lincoln)
The No. 274 player in the ESPN 300 had six tackles and a late game-sealing interception to help Lincoln shut down top-seeded Olympian (Chula Vista, Calif.) on Friday night. Robinson added four receptions for 43 yards, but it was his 61-yard punt return in the second quarter that helped propel the Hornets to the CIF San Diego Section Division III championship game next week against Ramona (Calif.).
Tyrell Robinson (San Diego, Calif./Lincoln)
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound athlete racked up 12 tackles and had two big interceptions as Lincoln upset an undefeated -- and No. 1 seeded -- Olympian (Chula Vista, Calif.), 20-7.
Chris Seisay (American Canyon, Calif./American Canyon)
The 6-foot-2 athlete had another impressive game for the Wolves, who had their dream season -- the school's first playoff appearance -- come to an end on Friday night. Seisay had five receptions for 90 yards and two touchdowns on offense and seven tackles on defense. It wasn't enough as the Wolves fell to No. 1 seeded Oakdale (Calif.), 42-19.
Don't forget about them
John Mundt (Modesto, Calif./Central Catholic)
The nation's No. 11 TE-Y had just one reception for 11 yards on offense, but defense was where he stood out once again. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Mundt had nine tackles, one sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery as the Raiders beat Center (Antelope, Calif.), 34-13, on Friday night.
With the win, Central Catholic advanced to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship game against Escalon (Calif.) next week.
Doug Brenner (Portland, Ore./Jesuit)
Once again, you won't find Brenner's name all over the box score, but he did it all for the Crusaders as they rolled past Sprague (Salem, Ore.), 49-13, to advance to the state championship game against Sheldon (Eugene, Ore). The Brenner-led offensive line paved the way for a huge night on the ground. Jesuit will face off against Sheldon in a match up of the state's two most dominant programs in the 6A Oregon state championship game next week.