Emmett High alums were among the many college football players who kicked off their season Labor Day week and are having an impact on their respective teams through two weeks of action.
Luke Hyde, a junior fullback at the University of Idaho, saw playing time on the trip to Pennsylvania for the Vandals cash-it-in game with Penn State and in the Vandals home win over Central Washington.
A quarterback /receiver combo on the 2015 3A State championship team are now teamed up as starting receivers for Eastern Oregon University. Tight end Connor Falk has been joined on the extended line by Saige Wilkerson as a wide receiver. Wilkerson also is a backup QB for the Mountaineers.
Wilkerson caught three passes for 60 yards and Falk grabbed 4 passes for 21 yards in a season opening loss at the College of Idaho, Aug. 31. Wilkerson grabbed a 4 yard scoring pass with ten seconds remaining to help lift EOU to a 24-21 road win over Southern Oregon last weekend. Wilkerson had 7 catches on the afternoon for 65 yards and Falk snared 5 passes for 55 yards.
Marc Anthony Oribio is on the line for Eastern Oregon as a redshirt freshman.
Luc Overton actually got the first jump on the season, catching four passes for 60 yards in Rocky Mountain College’s upset win over Dickinson State on Aug. 29. Overton also returned a kickoff for 31 yards. He followed that up last weekend with 10 catches for 97 yards and a touchdown in a 53-34 win over Montana State – Northern. He had a rush for 12 yards and a 34-yard kick off return in that game as well.
Eastern Oregon and Rocky Mountain will face each other Nov. 9 in Billings.
A former Emmett volleyball standout is also making her mark this fall. Audree Weekes is a sophomore setter on the Edmunds Community College volleyball team.