How Iowa's top high school football prospects performed in Week 2 – Des Moines Register


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Each week during the football season, we’ll check in to see how Iowa’s top high school prospects fared. Here are some of the notable performances from Week 2.

Skill positions

Creighton Mitchell, RB, West Des Moines Valley

Class: 2020

College: North Dakota

Last week: 20 rushes for 96 yards and the game-winning touchdown in 29-22 win over Dowling Catholic.

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Valley’s Creighton Mitchell (9) runs into the end zone giving Valley the lead during their football game at Valley Stadium on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 in Des Moines. Valley would go on to defeat Dowling Catholic 29-22. (Photo: Brian Powers/The Register)

Hunter Dekkers, QB, West Sioux

Class: 2020

College: Iowa State

Last week: 19-for-35 for 481 yards, five touchdowns and one interception; 12 rushes for 80 yards and two touchdowns in 47-20 win over Central Lyon.

Jace Andregg, WR/LB, Solon

Class: 2020

College: Northern Iowa

Last week: Three catches for 76 yards and a touchdown; four rushes for 39 yards and a touchdown in 48-7 win over West Liberty.

Cam Miller, QB, Solon

Class: 2020

College: North Dakota State

Last week: 14-for-23 for 257 yards, two touchdowns and one interception; six rushes for 51 yards in 48-7 win over West Liberty.

Tysen Kershaw, WR, Fort Dodge

Class: 2020

College: South Dakota

Last week: Five catches for 33 yards and a touchdown in 42-7 win over Ames.

A.J. Coons, WR, Solon

Class: 2020

College: South Dakota State

Last week: Three catches for 109 yards in 48-7 win over West Liberty.

Brody Brecht, WR, Ankeny

Class: 2021

College: Undecided

Last week: Two catches for 57 yards in 20-7 win over Johnston.

Jackson Waring, QB/ATH, Des Moines Christian

Class: 2020

College: Undecided

Last week: 16-for-17 for 329 yards and four touchdowns; seven rushes for 39 yards and one touchdown; 10.5 tackles and one solo tackle for loss in 62-0 win over Madrid.

Jaylen DeVries, QB, Clear Lake

Class: 2020

College: Southern Illinois

Last week: 20-for-32 for 292 yards, four touchdowns and one interception in 35-6 win over Waverly-Shell Rock.

Wyatt Wegener, WR/ATH, Algona

Class: 2020

College: Undecided

Last week: Four rushes for 103 yards and two touchdowns; three catches for 71 yards and a touchdown in 50-6 win over Hampton-Dumont-CAL.

Marcus Morgan, QB/ATH, Iowa City West

Class: 2021

College: Undecided

Last week: 12-for-25 for 214 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in 42-15 loss to Bettendorf.

Harrison Bey-Buie, RB, Bettendorf

Class: 2020

College: Undecided

Last week: 20 rushes for 230 yards and four touchdowns in 42-15 win over Iowa City West.

Ben Sinnott, TE/DE, Columbus Catholic

Class: 2020

College: Undecided

Last week: Eight catches for 97 yards and two touchdowns; 7.5 tackles and three solo sacks in 19-0 win over Hudson.

Defensive line

Blaise Gunnerson, DE, Kuemper Catholic

Class: 2020

College: Nebraska

Last week: 5.5 tackles; six catches for 65 yards and a touchdown in 30-6 loss to South Central Calhoun.

Jeff Bowie, DE, West Branch

Class: 2021

College: Undecided

Last week: 4.5 tackles, three solo tackles for loss and two solo sacks in 24-7 win over Wapello.

Griffin Liddle, DT, Bettendorf

Class: 2021

College: Undecided

Last week: 2.5 tackles in 42-15 win over Iowa City West.

Kobe Clayborne, DT, Bishop Heelan

Class: 2020

College: Undecided

Last week: 11.5 tackles, three solo tackles for loss and two solo sacks in 17-0 loss to Glenwood.

T.J. Bollers, DE, Clear Creek Amana

Class: 2021

College: Undecided

Last week: Two tackles and one solo sack; two catches for 91 yards and a touchdown in 33-7 win over Fairfield.

Aaron Graves, DE, Southeast Valley

Class: 2022

College: Iowa

Last week: 7.5 tackles in 18-7 win over Pocahontas Area.

Nolan Jacobs, DL, Cedar Rapids Kennedy

Class: 2020

College: North Dakota State

Last week: Four tackles and one solo sack in 46-7 win over Linn-Mar.

Ben Belken, DE, North Scott

Class: 2020

College: Northern Iowa

Last week: Four tackles in 35-14 win over Davenport Central.

Hayden Amos, DL/OL, Carlisle

Class: 2020

College: Northern Iowa

Last week: 7.5 tackles in 13-3 loss to Lewis Central.

Thomas Wilson, DT, Sidney

Class: 2020

College: Northern Iowa

Last week: 6.5 tackles in 46-44 loss to Exira-EHK.

Zack Lasek, DE, Highland Riverside

Class: 2020

College: Undecided

Last week: Five tackles and one solo sack in 32-21 win over Alburnett.

Linebackers

Ethan Hurkett, Cedar Rapids Xavier

Class: 2020

College: Iowa

Last week: Five tackles in 36-14 win over Decorah.

Jaden Harrell, Urbandale

Class: 2021

College: Iowa

Last week: Seven tackles in 41-21 loss to Ankeny Centennial.

Cade Parker, Cedar Rapids Kennedy

Class: 2020

College: South Dakota

Last week: 6.5 tackles and two solo tackles for loss in 46-7 win over Linn-Mar.

Athletes

Cole Pedersen, Central Decatur

Class: 2020

College: Iowa State

Last week: 12-for-17 for 111 yards, two touchdowns and one interception; four rushes for 25 yards and a touchdown; 1.5 tackles in 42-22 win over Southwest Valley.

Zach Twedt, Roland-Story

Class: 2021

College: Iowa State

Last week: 30 rushes for 103 yards and two touchdowns; 11.5 tackles and one solo tackle for loss in 35-12 loss to Gilbert.

Seth Malcom, Fremont-Mills

Class: 2021

College: Undecided

Last week: 9.5 tackles and two solo tackles for loss; 15 rushes for 55 yards; two catches for 21 yards in 23-0 loss to Audubon.

Matthew Bain covers recruiting, Iowa/Iowa State athletics and Drake basketball for the Des Moines Register and USA TODAY Network. Contact him at mbain@dmreg.com and follow him on Twitter @MatthewBain_.

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