Jayshon Limar's Quiet Excellence
The Vikings' star running back returned after a four game absence. After another excellent performance, it's time to take a look at the junior's resume. (Highlights, stats and original reporting.)
Highlights from Jayshon Limar’s 157-yard, two-touchdown performance Friday at Glacier Peak. The Vikings won the Wesco title game 42-7. Video and edit by KTH/J425.
LAKE STEVENS — Imagine having to follow in the footsteps of the greatest player in the 100+ year history of your high school football program. Jayshon Limar didn’t dodge the fact that he’s taking over the mantle surrendered by his older brother-slash-current Gatorade State Player of the Year Jayden Limar (now playing on Saturdays for the national title-contending Oregon Ducks) nope, Bubba embraced it. The Class of 2025 standout announced as much by taking over the iconic 17 jersey familiar to so many Washington State high school football fans, players and media.
Because of the generational excellence of his brother, no one expected Jayson to match Jayden’s output. First, it’s an unreasonable standard, and second, Jayshon is two years behind Jayden — so, if anything, measuring Bubba against Jayden’s junior year might be more appropriate.
But how about this?
The 6’1, 205-pound star is straight-up excellent in his own right, and despite missing four games in the middle of the season, Jayshon returned and delivered a starring performance in Friday’s Wesco title-winning victory in Snohomish.
Limar saw action in the Vikings’ second series and shook off the rust right away with a couple battering runs up the middle…