Ryan Hilinski’s day started by getting his jersey for a prestigious all-star game and ended with him getting injured his final high school game at Orange Lutheran High School.
Orange Lutheran lost to Centennial, 35-7 in the first round of the playoffs Friday, marking Hilinski’s last game in a Lancer uniform.
Earlier in the day, Hilinski and teammate Kyle Ford were awarded their jerseys for the All-American Bowl to be played Jan. 5 in San Antonio. It is one of two all-star games the South Carolina committed has been selected to play in this year.
Hilinski will play in the Pro Football Hall of Fame World All-Star Bowl on Dec. 22 at Azul Stadium in Mexico City.
In his final high school game, Hilinski left the game after taking a shot to the head the second quarter and didn’t return, according to reports.. He was 11-of-18 for 130 yards and TD, a 49-yard pass to Logan Loya to give Orange Lutheran a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.
“He’s a big piece of our offense, he’s our gunslinger, he’s our captain, he’s our leader and you feel the lull when guys like him are out,” Orange Lutheran coach J.P. Presley told the Press-Enterprise. “Ryan’s had a great run, a great high school career.”
Class of 2019 commit Keshawn Toney set career highs in the regular-season finale for Williston Elko. Toney caught 11 passes for a career-high 195 yards and two touchdowns in the 42-21 victory over Estill.
One of Toney’s TD catches went for 76 yards. W-E opens the playoff at McCormick next week.
Class of 2020 quarterback commit Luke Doty had a big performance in Myrtle Beach’s 70-34 loss to No. 1 Hartsville on Thursday. Doty was 30-of-52 passing for 269 yards and also rushed for 51 yards a TD. The junior was picked off three times.
Myrtle Beach opens the playoffs next week at home against Dreher.
Class of 2019
Joseph Anderson (Oakland HS, Tenn.) – Has 22 tackles, seven for loss and a sack this season.
Jahmar Brown (St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Fla.) - Had one tackle in win over Miramar. St. Thomas begins playoffs this week.
Devontae Davis (Georgia Military) – Plays Asa College on Saturday.
Jahkeem Green (Highland CC JC) – Had six tackles against Independence College on Saturday.
Kevin Harris (Bradwell Institute, Ga.) – Rushed for 111 yards, had 23 yards receiving and two total TDs in loss to Glynn Academy.
Jamario Holley (Northwestern) – Off this week. Begins playoffs next week against Boiling Springs.
Keveon Mullins (White Haven HS, Tenn.) – Had three catches for 25 yards in win over Collierville.
Zacch Pickens (TL Hanna) – Off this week. Begins playoffs next week against Spartanburg
Traevon Kenion (Wake Forest HS, N.C.) – Had two catches for 33 yards with a TD and rushed for a 15-yard TD in 38-2 win over Heritage to win region title.