As we move into 2019 two kids who you will hear a lot about are Damir Collins (5-9 185 So. RB) of Jefferson HS and Miles Wilson (5-9 180 So. RB/S) of Reynolds. Both athletes went off this past season, projecting as two of the top players in the Northwest for the 2021 class.
Collins torched opponents throughout the year, averaging 9.7 yards per carry, while totaling 1,957 all purpose yards and 16 Td’s. Damir showed off his versatility catching 20 passes and 6 touchdowns to go along with his 39 total tackles.
Give a lot of credit to head coach Ritchie Martin who gave the rock to his youngster early and often. That said as his 1st team all conference accolades were as well deserved as any Sophomore state wide. Moving forward you can expect Collins to be a PIL Player of the Year favorite as Jeff looks to be improving quickly.
The breakout team of the year at the 6A level was Reynolds HS, led by Miles Wilson. The Raiders went (7-4) beating South Medford 35-28 in the 1st round of the playoffs. This win was a game changer for a school that had gone (17-29) over the last 1/2 decade with zero playoff wins.
From an historical standpoint Miles performance down South in the playoff opener was one of the most impressive ever from a Sophomore. His 287 yards and 4 touchdowns on 39 carries put an exclamation point on what was an incredible season.
Wilson earned all conference honors on both sides of the football for Reynolds, totaling 18 Td’s on the year. As good as he was on offense his ability on D might be the real story. Much of what Miles brings to the table you can’t teach. He is the guy who consistently puts himself in the right place at the right time.
We look forward to seeing both of these kids on the 7v7 circuit, playing for “We the Best”, a DJ Khaled and Jordan Brand sponsored team.
In summary these are the guys who everyone wants to have as part of their squad. They are unquestioned leaders who have a bright future on and off the field. Expect to hear a great deal more on each of these talented Sophomores as the off season continues.