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Iowa State's Garrett Owens kicks a point after touchdown during a game against Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. last Saturday. Iowa State won 38-31.

Iowa State senior Garrett Owens didn't exactly shrink to the occasion against No. 3 Oklahoma last week.

He made good on all three of his field goal tries as the Cyclones stunned the Sooners 38-31 in Norman. Owens is 7-for-8 on field goals this year.

Since transferring from Oregon State, Owens has been nailing field goals with the same kind of consistency for the Cyclones as he did when he was a standout kicker for Arroyo Grande High School.

Owens made good on field goal tries of 25, 32 and 42 yards against the Sooners last week.

Here is a summary of how some other former Central Coast high school stars are faring at the next level this year.

Nikko Hayes

The former Lompoc standout is a senior for 3-3 Idaho State.

The senior defensive back has made seven solo tackles and 16 assists for the Bengals.

Patrick Laird

The former Mission Prep standout continues to lead Cal rushers.

Laird, a former walk-on, averages 6.2 yards a carry for the 3-3 Bears.  He has rushed for 400 yards even, and averages 66-plus yards a game. He hsa scored four rushing touchdowns.

Bailey Gaither

The former Paso Robles star leads 1-6 San Jose State's receivers in most categories.

Gaither has 21 receptions, second on the team. He leads in reception yards (314) and average reception yardage per game (52 yards-plus). His four touchdown catches are the most on the team.

Lavon Coleman

Coleman, another former Lompoc star, remains the second-leading rusher for 6-0 University of Washington.

He has carried the ball 37 times for a total of 180 yards for the Huskies, an average of nearly five yards a carry. 

Coleman also has four receptions for a total of 21 yards. He has one rushing and one receiving touchdown.

Injury update

Louisville senior running back Malik Williams will reportedly be out for the Cardinals' game against Boston College because of an injured wrist he suffered in a loss to North Carolina State Oct. 6.

He was second on the team in rushing before he got hurt.

Williams starred as a return man for Hancock College. He played for one season there. 


Sports Reporter