No. 3 Aloha at No. 7 Jesuit was set to be a showdown between two programs in the state of Oregon who had some of the state's best seniors and juniors but it was also set up to be a showdown of two of the state's best teams in a possible state title game preview.
Joey Alfieri was perhaps the best player on the field Friday night against Aloha.
The game was over pretty quickly in the third quarter when the Jesuit Crusaders pulled away from Aloha and won 56-13.
Thomas Tyner was the game's highest rated prospect playing and Jesuit held the Aloha star to just 85 yards on 22 carries but he did have a long kickoff return and two touchdowns.
Below are DuckTerritory's impressions on a large collection of underclassmen.
Joey Alfieri Jesuit 2014 LB
The junior outside linebacker and part-time running back was all over the place for Jesuit and made play after play stopping Thomas Tyner.
Standing 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds Alfieri had quickness, strength, and vision on both ends and looked like one of the better players on the field and also in the state.
The junior ran for around 80 yards and a touchdown and looked impressive in the receiving game as well. That said his future at the next level will be on the defensive side of the ball at linebacker.
In our opinion Alfieri will be a high level football recruit next year and is already hearing from programs like Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Arizona State, Nebraska, Boise State, and other BCS programs.
Christian Martinek should he choose to play football will be an Oregon and Oregon State target.
Alfieri was at the Oregon State game against Utah unofficially and earlier in the month at Oregon for the Arizona game.
Christian Martinek Jesuit 2014 ATH
Christian Martinek is a 6-foot-4 220 pound athlete that plays quarterback, tight end, receiver, defensive end, and linebacker for Jesuit. He is also an elite pitcher for the Jesuit baseball program that holds offers from Oregon, Oregon State, and USC with the potential to be an early round MLB draft pick.
On the football field Martinek made most of his damage from a tight end and receiver spot. He caught multiple balls in the flat and made people miss for first downs or went across the middle for big catches.
Martinek is yet another high major recruit for Jesuit in the 2014 class and as like Alfieri he's hearing from Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, USC, and other BCS schools.
Should he choose to play football tight end or linebacker should be his position at the next level.
Henry Mondeaux 2014 Jesuit TE/LB
Henry Mondeuax is a 6-foot-5 and 245 pound tight end and defensive end for Jesuit and like the team teammates above him another high major prospect.
Aloha's Maurice McSwain looks like a player who could play at a few different spots.
Defense seems to be his likely destination as he started at defensive end and showed quickness off the edge and good strength.
However standing 6-foot-5 and 245 pounds Mondeuax's frame holds his weight very well and could easily pack on more weight and become an offensive tackle. Moving to tackle could be a move that takes him from a 3-star and a few BCS offers to a guy who could explode into a 10+ offer guy.
Chase Morrison 2015 Jesuit RB
Maybe the biggest impression made came from sophomore running back Chase Morrison for Jesuit. The Sophomore running back had been waiting in the wings this season behind senior A.J. Glass but when Glass went down with an injury he's assumed the starting spot at running back and looked impressive.
Two weeks ago he ran for 150 yards and three touchdowns and Friday night Morrison carried the ball 12 times and ran for 110 yards and a touchdown.
At 5-foot-10 and 165 pounds Morrison will need to bulk up to play that position at the college level but you could tell he's going to be a talent.
Morrison ran tough between the tackles and showed the ability to bounce outside when nothing was there and get yards. An elusive runner with speed.
Maurice McSwain 2014 Aloha Athlete
I am not too sure what position McSwain will play in college football but he certainly will have a ton of options.
McSwain has the size, 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds to play a safety position similar to someone like Avery Patterson at Oregon or slide out to corner because of his speed. On offense he's started every game at wide receiver and averages over 30 yards a catch and has scored 5 touchdowns this season. But when Aloha rests Tyner McSwain has replaced him and looked impressive as well.
Friday night at Jesuit McSwain was the only other bright spot on offense to Tyner. He ran crisp routes and was able to catch passes in traffic and across the middle. On defense he started at safety and showed good poise to stop the run near the line of scrimmage but also was good in coverage with a key interception and a big return.
For now McSwain looks like a low level D1 athlete but could grow into a higher rated recruit.
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