Zyell Griffin helped UNLV football open its season with a winning hand.
The receiver from Evergreen High caught a 14-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter of a 52-21 win over Idaho State on Saturday in Las Vegas. Griffin, a junior, had two catches for 23 yards.
The touchdown is Griffin’s third in 15 games with the Rebels. He’s one of the team’s best deep-ball threats, averaging 20 yards per catch over his career.
Griffin, who started four games last season, was named to the 2020 and ’21 Academic All-Mountain West Teams.
Here’s how other collegiate football players from Clark County fared. Note: A blank entry means the player did not appear on the game participation report or team didn’t play last week.
Bailey Meek, Ridgefield, Fr., DL —
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Rush Reimer, Camas, So., OL —
Brevan Bea, Washougal, So.*, LB —
Zeek Fromel, Mountain View, Sr., DL —
Jack Hiller, La Center, Jr.*, OL — Had two tacklets in a 38-3 season-opening win over Eastern Oregon.
Aidan Hoyt, Union, Jr., CB — Started at cornerback in a 31-3 season-opening loss to College of Idaho. Had four tackles, including three solo.
Jacques Badolato-Birdsell, Camas, Fr.*, RB —
Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV)
Zyell Griffin, Evergreen, Jr., WR — Had two catches for 23 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown, in a 52-21 season-opening win over Idaho State.
Alishawuan Taylor, Union, So.*, TE —
Tobias Merriweather, Union, Fr., WR —
Andrew Boyle, Camas, Jr.*, K/P —
Lorenzo Brannon, Skyview, So., DL —
Robert Meadors, Heritage, Sr.*, WR —
Caaden Stephen, Camas, So.*, OL —
Blake Ascuitto, Camas, So.*, QB — Started at quarterback in a 27-10 season-opening loss to Rocky Mountain College. Went 15 for 34 for 161 yards, a 7-yard touchdown pass and one interception.
Jackson Clemmer, Camas, So.*, TE — Had two catches for 15 yards with a long of 10 yards in which he hurdled a would-be tackler.