A pattern in the Knights’ latest resurgence of success, they’ve found a defensive back who rises above the rest to simply make plays.
Enter cornerback Maurice Outten.
The 6-foot, 170-pound freshman out of Portsmouth, Va., turned in a commendable performance during Friday night’s 30-29 road loss to Laney College, earning Redding Rancheria Player of the Game honors for his efforts.
Outten was a shut down guy against the Eagles and didn’t allow a single completion when Laney threw his way.
On the night, he recorded two interceptions – one of which would have been a pick-6 had there not been a block-in-the-back infraction behind the play. The other one was an athletic move where he fought for inside position and made a falling-down grab for an interception in the end zone to prevent a touchdown.
“Maurice is a long athletic corner who has the top end speed you want on the outside,” said assistant defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Anthony Cavalli. “Every time the ball was thrown at him, he was attached to the WR and made his night difficult. He was also able to do a great job of getting the ball back to our offense twice and is developing in to the type of player I thought he was during the recruiting process.”
Although Shasta didn’t get the victory, Outten helped the Knights get five takeaways in the contest and finish plus-four in the turnover margin in the game.
Redding Rancheria Player of the Game
Week 1 – Tyler Boston | RB | So.
Week 2 – Maurice Outten | RB | Fr.
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