Scorebook Live reporters Andy Buhler and Todd Milles spent the past four months stalking the sidelines of football fields across the state of Washington. From Vancouver to Tacoma to Seattle to Pasco to Odessa to Spokane — to name a few stops — they got a first-hand look at the best football teams and players in every classification.
With that in mind, here is Scorebook Live’s updated list of the Top 100 football players across all Washington high school classifications. This list represents the players who had the biggest impact on team success during the 2019 season.
Note: Injuries were factored in. There are several very talented players who missed at least a large portion of the season (we see you Devin Kylany, Caadyn Stephen, Sawyer Racanelli and Kobe Singleton, among others) who would otherwise be mentioned.
If there was any question as to just how versatile the nation’s top recruit in the class of 2021 is, Tuimoloau, a defensive lineman, caught the game-winning touchdown in the 3A championship with one hand.
Let the numbers speak for the five-star University of Washington commit, who was un the drivers seat of the state’s most prolific offense: 4,168 yards, 56 touchdowns (opposite 11 picks) with a 63.1 completion percentage.
3. Gee Scott Jr., Eastside Catholic, 6-3, 180, sr. (3A)
Of Eastside Catholic’s many stars, Scott Jr., an Ohio State commit, shined perhaps the brightest. The senior had 1,453 yards, 15 receiving touchdowns and a career-high 76 receptions on the season, and finished his illustrious high school career with back-to-back state titles.
4. Emeka Egbuka, WR/DB, Steilacoom, 6-1, 185, jr. (2A)
One of the top recruits in the nation showed why with a dominant junior season: 1,607 receiving yards, 35 total touchdowns on offense, and the 2A state runner-up Steilacoom’s top lock-down corner, too. Egbuka helped the Sentinels reach new heights.
The five-star Washington commit was disruptive on the D-line and instrumental in helping turn around a much-improved Kennedy Catholic defense.
6. Julien Simon, Lincoln, 6-2, 215, jr. (3A)
Simon as versatile as they come. He eclipsed 1,000 yards receiving, had 32 tackles, four interceptions and played a big part in Lincoln’s first trip to the 3A semifinals in program history.
7. Owen Prentice, OL, O’Dea, 6-4, 270, jr. (3A)
As dominant an offensive lineman as you could have seen in Washington this season, Prentice helped O’Dea’s run-heavy offense flourish as it made a return trip to the 3A state semifinals.
8. Clay Millen, QB, Mount Si, 6-3, 180, jr. (4A)
Oregon offered Millen, the younger brother of UO freshman QB Cale Millen, before he’d ever started a high school game. This year, he showed why. Millen threw for 3,145 yards, 39 total touchdowns with one interception and a 71.1 percent completion percentage, and was the catalyst behind junior-heavy Mount Si’s run to the 4A state semifinals.
9. Jalen Dixon, DL, O’Dea, 6-2, 255, sr. (3A)
Dixon logged 56 tackles, five sacks and was a nightmare for offensive lines all season as O’Dea powered its way to a second consecutive 3A championship appearance.
The most prolific running back in the state of Washington this season. Katzer broke Bishop Sankey’s Greater Spokane League single season rushing record with 2,543 rushing yards (10.3 yards per carry), 39 total touchdowns as Mt. Spokane made the 3A state quarterfinals. Even Sankey approves.