Thanksgiving weekend: How former Oregon high school players are faring in Division 1 college football

In October we posted a list of the nearly 100 athletes we found on Division I FBS college football rosters in 2020.

This week and throughout this strange, coronavirus-altered college football season, we’ll focus on the former Oregon high school football players logging stats at the Division 1 FBS level this season.

Oregon-Oregon State on the day after Thanksgiving was the marquee matchup, with the Beavers scoring a 41-38 upset of the Ducks.

Read on to find out which local kids played in Thanksgiving weekend’s FBS games.

Cody Anderson, Oregon State

Junior

Defensive lineman

Thurston High School

Anderson has played in all four of the Beavers’ games but hasn’t recorded any stats.

Trevon Bradford, Oregon State

Senior

Wide receiver

Oregon City High School

Bradford had his best game of the season in the Beavers’ 41-38 win over the Ducks, making eight catches for 93 yards and adding two carries for 14 yards along with a 23-yard punt return. Bradford leads the Pac-12 with 21 catches and is fifth in receiving yards with 219.

Chase Cota, UCLA

Junior

Wide receiver

South Medford High School

Cota has played in all four games for the Bruins this season, but Saturday’s 27-10 win was the first in which he made no catches.

MJ Cunningham, Oregon

Sophomore

Linebacker

Madison High School

Cunningham played in Oregon’s 41-38 loss Friday at Oregon State but didn’t record any stats. He’s played in three games this season and made one tackle.

Casey Filkins, Stanford

Freshman

Running back

Lake Oswego High School

Filkins played in Stanford’s 24-23 win Friday over Cal but didn’t record any stats. He’s played in three games this season and has one catch for minus-6 yards.

Alex Forsyth, Oregon

Junior

Offensive lineman

West Linn High School

Forsyth started at center again for the Ducks, who rushed for 183 yards in their loss to the Beavers.

Anthony Gould, Oregon State

Redshirt freshman

Wide receiver

West Salem

Gould got in his first game of the season in Friday’s win over Oregon, as he started at wide receiver but didn’t record any stats.

Jaydon Grant, Oregon State

Junior

Defensive back

West Linn High School

Grant continued to be one of the Beavers’ best defensive players this season, as he made four tackles and grabbed his second interception of the season.

Daniel Green, Kansas State

Sophomore

Linebacker

Madison High School

Green had a career game Saturday at Baylor, making 13 tackles (2.5 for loss) and getting 1.5 sacks and a pass breakup in the Wildcats’ crushing 32-31 loss. Green has 38 tackles (4.5 for loss) and 2.5 sacks this season.

Jordan Happle, Oregon

Senior

Safety

Jesuit High School

Happle followed up his week as Pac-12 defensive player of the week with another solid game Friday at Oregon State, making seven tackles to give him 24 on the season.

Nate Heaukulani, Oregon

Senior

Linebacker

Jesuit High School

Heaukulani got in his second game of the season in Friday’s loss at

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How former Oregon high school stars are faring at the Division 1 level

The college basketball season is officially underway, and the Beavers are off to a hot start while the Ducks will finally tip off their season tonight.



a group of people posing for the camera: Oregon State's Zach Reichle is introduced before the Oregon State Beavers take on the California Golden Bears in a Pac-12 men's basketball game at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Oregon, on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Oregon State won 71-63.


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Oregon State’s Zach Reichle is introduced before the Oregon State Beavers take on the California Golden Bears in a Pac-12 men’s basketball game at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Oregon, on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Oregon State won 71-63.

Portland State will start its season against the University of Portland on Saturday after Gov. Kate Brown granted the team an exemption.

Last week we posted a list of the 33 former Oregon high school standouts we found on Division 1 college basketball rosters this season.

This week and every week throughout the season, we’ll keep you posted on how those players are faring.

Read on for a list of who played in Week 1 and how they did.

Immanuel Allen, Lakeridge

Abilene Christian

6-4 sophomore guard

Allen is off to a solid start with Abilene Christian, shooting 60% from the field and making both of his three-point attempts through three games. He’s averaging 7.3 points per game off the bench.

Nolan Bertain, West Linn

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

6-4 senior guard

Bertain has come off the bench in Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s first three games and is averaging 5.3 points and 1.7 rebounds per game.

Isaac Bonton, Parkrose

Washington State

6-3 senior guard

Bonton is Washington State’s leading scorer through two games at 19.5 points per game, but he’s struggled with his shot. He’s shooting just 24.4% from the field and 25% from three-point range in the Cougars’ two narrow victories to open the season.

Robert Ford III, Jefferson

Idaho State

6-0 junior guard

Ford has started all three of Idaho State’s games, averaging 9.3 points and three assists in his first season playing Division 1 basketball.

Will Graves, South Eugene

Gonzaga

6-5 junior guard

Graves played one minute in Gonzaga’s blowout win over Auburn and grabbed a rebound for the No. 1-ranked Bulldogs.

Matthew Lang, Jesuit

Gonzaga

6-3 junior guard

Lang also logged one minute in Gonzaga’s 90-67 win over Auburn, but he didn’t record any stats.

Wilfried Likayi, Parkrose

New Mexico State

6-9 junior forward

Likayi had nine points and five rebounds in his debut with New Mexico State. He played 18 minutes in the Aggies’ 83-77 win over Arizona Christian.

Cameron Parker, Jesuit

Montana

6-2 junior guard

Parker started at point guard in the Grizzlies’ 76-62 season-opening loss to USC. Parker had four points, two assists and two steals while playing in foul trouble.

Zach Reichle, Wilsonville

Oregon State

6-5 senior guard

Reichle has enjoyed a solid start to the year for the 2-0 Beavers, scoring 11 points with four assists against Cal and 12 points with five assists against Northwest University. He’s shooting 75% from the field and 60% from three-point range.

Marcus Tsohonis, Jefferson

Washington

6-3 sophomore guard

Tsohonis finished his freshman

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How former Oregon high school players are faring in Division 1 college football

Last week we posted a list of the nearly 100 athletes we found on Division I FBS college football rosters in 2020.

This week and throughout this strange, coronavirus-altered college football season, we’ll focus on the former Oregon high school football players logging stats at the Division I FBS level this season.

Most of the Division 1 college football players from Oregon high schools play in the Pac-12, which starts Nov. 6-7. But the Mountain West started last weekend, and Nevada’s Cole Turner had a huge game in the Wolf Pack’s debut.

The Clackamas alum had seven catches for 119 yards and two touchdowns in his first game playing tight end as Nevada beat Wyoming 37-34 in overtime Saturday.

Read on to find out which players saw some action in last weekend’s games.

Nick Abbs, Fresno State

Senior

Offensive lineman

Gresham High School

Abbs got in the game but didn’t start in Fresno State’s season opener, which the Bulldogs lost 34-19 to Hawaii.

John Bates, Boise State

Senior

Tight end

Lebanon High School

Bates got off to a solid start in his final season with Boise State, tying his career high with five catches for 44 yards in the No. 25-ranked Broncos’ 42-13 win over Utah State. Bates was named All-Mountain West honorable mention at tight end as a junior.

Daniel Green, Kansas State

Sophomore

Linebacker

Madison High School

Green has 10 tackles a sack through five games for No. 16-ranked Kansas State. He made one tackle in the Wildcats’ 55-14 win Saturday over Kansas.

Wesley Kommer, Nevada

Freshman

Running back

Thurston High School

Kommer got in the game in his college debut but didn’t record any stats in the Wolf Pack’s 37-34 overtime win over Wyoming.

Braden Lenzy, Notre Dame

Junior

Wide receiver

Tigard High School

Lenzy has played in four of the No. 4-ranked Irish’s five games and started against Florida State. He has six catches for 63 yards and a touchdown along with three carries for 8 yards this season. Lenzy had 254 receiving yards and 200 rushing yards last season, with four total touchdowns.

Patrick Maddox, Utah State

Sophomore

Safety

Westview High School

Maddox saw the first college football action of his career in Utah State’s loss to Boise State on Saturday, but he didn’t record any stats.

Tobe Okafor, Navy

Senior

Defensive lineman

Central Catholic High School

Okafor has played in all six games for Navy in his senior season. He’s had his best two games of the season the past two weeks, with two tackles and a pass breakup Saturday against Houston and three tackles (one for a loss) and a blocked kick Oct. 17 at East Carolina.

Andrew Peasley, Utah State

Sophomore

Quarterback

La Grande High School

Peasley got in the game late during Utah’s lopsided loss at Boise State. He didn’t throw any passes but had one carry for 2 yards.

Malakai Salu, UNLV

Sophomore

Linebacker

Central Catholic High School

Salu started at

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