From out of the thick Oregon mist came a rocket known to fans of Riverside, California's Notre Dame High School football.
Kenjon Barner blazed into the University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles at full speed and never slowed. He waved to family and friends while torching the turf for enough yards to shake even the sleepiest fans awake.
His rushing performance earned national and Pac-12 player of the week notice. That's a great week for the hometown crowd. He ran for enough yardage to make every team in the nation, from Pop Warner to the NFL, notice. To any football fans who pick a new favorite player each week: Kenjon Barner is the guy.
Barner didn't make the trip south two years ago due to injuries from the Washington State game. Playing behind LaMichael James didn't leave a lot of room to shine on his best day, either. That happens when you're in the same backfield as the greatest running back in Oregon history.
It's hard to shine so bright when h...