Boise State's future quarterback broke a mark set by Boise State's most legendary quarterback last week.
Brett Rypien, who has signed a financial aid agreement and plans to enroll in January, passed Kellen Moore for third in Washington state history in career passing yardage on Thursday. His 322 yards (all in the first half) propelled him past the former Heisman Trophy finalist. Moore threw for 11,367 yards at Prosser High, while Rypien now has 11,497 yards in his career at Shadle Park.
Among the Broncos' other commitments making noise, cornerback Marnez Ogletree ran back his third kickoff return for a touchdown. Boise State is 112th in the Football Bowl Subdivision, averaging 18.6 yards per kickoff return.
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— OL Garrett Larson, 6-4, 250, Fruitland HS
Larson played on the offensive and defensive lines in a 56-14 rout of Parma on Friday. The Grizzlies are now 6-2.
— QB Brett Rypien, 6-2, 185, Shadle Park HS (Spokane, Wash.)
For the second straight week, Rypien only needed to play the first half to put up great numbers. He completed 25-of-33 passes for 322 yards with four TDs and no interceptions in a 56-6 rout of North Central on Thursday. Shadle Park plays at Mt. Spokane on Friday. This season, Rypien has 2,960 yards on 222-of-345 passing with 36 TDs and nine interceptions with 282 rushing yards. (NWPrepsNow.com)
— S Darrell Stewart, 6-1, 190, Nimitz HS (Houston)
Though Nimitz fell to 2-7 with a 33-15 loss to Aldine, Stewart provided all the highlights, hauling in 75-yard and 38-yard touchdown catches. He also had nine tackles. (Chron.com/MaxPreps.com)
— WR Akilian Butler, 5-10, 181, West Mesquite HS (Mesquite, Texas)
Butler caught three passes for 26 yards in a 72-0 hammering of North Forney on Thursday, as the Wranglers improved to 6-2. (DallasNews.com)
— CB Ladarryl Blair, 6-0, 183, South Oak Cliff HS (Dallas)He had one catch, a 13-yard TD, in a 79-13 dismantling of previous unbeaten Seagoville on Friday. South Oak Cliff (5-3) has won five in a row by a combined 301-34. Really. (DallasNews.com)
— DB Damion Wright, 6-1, 195, Bishop Mora Salesian (Los Angeles)Salesian topped La Salle 14-7 on Friday to improve to 4-4, but stats for Wright were not available.
— WR Bryan Jefferson, 6-0, 190, Leesburg (Fla.) HS
Leesburg, which has lost five straight, had a bye last week. The Yellowjackets play at Lake Minneola on Friday.
— LB Drew Berger, 6-1, 220, Coeur d'Alene HS
Berger ran for 54 yards on five carries, scoring a first-quarter TD in a 37-36 loss to Post Falls on Friday. The Vikings (6-3) play at Meridian on Friday. (CDAPress.com)
— OL John Molchon, 6-5, 270, Faith Lutheran (Las Vegas)
Molchon and the Crusaders picked up their fifth straight win, beating Spring Valley 17-8 on Friday.
— CB Marnez Ogletree, 5-11, 190, Fullerton (Calif.) College
Ogletree not only will provide some depth at cornerback next season, but also is a likely candidate to be a game-changing kick returner. On Saturday, Ogletree had an 86-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Grossmont. He has three kickoff return TDs this season, including in back-to-back weeks. On 14 kickoff returns this season, he is averaging 39.4 yards per return. (FCHornets.com)