Most of the Boise State football team's 2015 commitments began the playoffs in their respective states, while others' seasons came to an end last week. Quarterback Brett Rypien continued to dominate Washington's 3A ranks with another 400-yard game. He likely will cross the 4,000-yard plateau with an average game this weekend. He also would pass Brian Lindgren for second in state career passing history.
Two of Rypien's future targets, Akilian Butler and Bryan Jefferson, had a pair of touchdowns each.
2015 BOISE STATE FOOTBALL COMMITMENTS
— OL Garrett Larson, 6-4, 250, Fruitland HS
Larson and the Grizzlies again are making a run in the 3A playoffs after winning 42-28 at Timberlake on Saturday. Fruitland (8-2) will play at Emmett in the semifinals Saturday.
— QB Brett Rypien, 6-2, 185, Shadle Park HS (Spokane, Wash.)
Rypien had a hand in all of Shadle Park's scoring in a 27-7 win over Kamiakin to open the 3A playoffs Friday. Rypien completed 28-of-43 passes for 444 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. He also ran for 19 yards. This season, he has thrown for 3,753 yards on 281-of-430 passing with 43 touchdowns to 10 interceptions with 350 rushing yards. Shadle Park will host Mountainview on Friday. (NWPrepsNow.com)
— WR Akilian Butler, 5-10, 181, West Mesquite HS (Mesquite, Texas)
For the second straight week, Butler had himself a nice game for the Wranglers in a rout. Butler hauled in four catches for 65 yards and scored on touchdowns of 45 and 8 yards out in the first quarter Friday in a 50-10 win over Royse City. In the last two weeks, Butler has five touchdowns. He has 39 catches for 555 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. (DallasNews.com)
— CB Ladarryl Blair, 6-0, 183, South Oak Cliff HS (Dallas)
Another week, another blowout win for Blair and South Oak Cliff. He had two catches for 35 yards in a 56-0 blanking of Adamson on Thursday. South Oak Cliff (7-3) has won seven straight by a combined 419-40. (DallasNews.com)
— DB Damion Wright, 6-1, 195, Bishop Mora Salesian (Los Angeles)
Wright and Salesian fell to 4-6 with a 46-15 loss to unbeaten St. Francis. Stats were not available for Wright, but Salesian managed only 114 yards of offense. The team plays at powerhouse La Mirada on Friday. (GlendaleNewsPress.com)
— WR Bryan Jefferson, 6-0, 190, Leesburg (Fla.) HS
Leesburg's season came to a close with its fifth straight loss, but Jefferson had one of his better games of the season. He had six catches for 168 yards and two touchdowns in the Yellow Jackets' 34-28 loss to South Sumter on Friday. (DailyCommercial.com)
— LB Drew Berger, 6-1, 220, Coeur d'Alene HS
Berger had a 15-yard touchdown catch in the Vikings' season-ending 43-21 loss at Rocky Mountain on Friday in the state quarterfinals. Berger is expected to be Idaho's lone rep in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl at 7 p.m. Jan. 4 in California, it will televised on Fox Sports 1. (IdahoStatesman.com)
— OL John Molchon, 6-5, 270, Faith Lutheran (Las Vegas)
Molchon and the Crusaders had a six-game winning streak come to an end with a 34-27 loss Friday against Desert Pines.
— CB Marnez Ogletree, 5-11, 190, Fullerton (Calif.) College
Ogletree did not play for a second straight game in the Hornets' 38-17 win against Palomar on Saturday as they improved to 8-2. (FCHornets.com)