As a three-year starter at Arroyo Grande, Sawyer May made his mark as a steady passer with numbers that were well above average.

He's doing the same thing at Lewis & Clark College. The freshman's stellar college start headlines this week's roundup of former high school players from the Central Coast who are playing in college.

Lewis & Clark College is located in Portland, Oregon. The Pioneers compete in the NCAA's Division III. 

May went 16-for-28 for 160 yards for three touchdowns and no interceptions as the Pioneers snapped a 33-game losing streak with a 40-29 win at Pomona Pitzer last Saturday.

For the season, May is 31-for-55 for 322 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. His efficiency rating is 129.5.

During his Arroyo Grande career, May threw for 5,650 yards, with 52 touchdown passes and eight interceptions.

Here is a summary of how it's going for some other former Central Coast players. 

Nikko Hayes

Hayes, a former Lompoc High School standout, has four solo tackles and six assists for FCS Idaho State as a defensive back.

Hayes is a redshirt senior for the Bengals. He graduated from Lompoc in 2013 and was an All-CIF Southern Section Western Division selection his senior year. He was the Running Back of the Year for the Los Padres League in 2012. 

The Pocatello-based Bengals are 2-1. They are an FCS team that plays in the Big Sky Conference. Idaho State's Homecoming is against Cal Poly at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

Jose Morales

Morales is the kicker for 3-0 Humboldt State, which competes in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference in the NCAA's Division II.

The redshirt senior is another former Lompoc standout. He had a stellar career as Hancock College's kicker after he graduated from Lompoc.

This year, Morales is 11-for-12 on PATs and 1-for-2 on field goals.

One of Humboldt State's victories this year was a 30-19 GNAC win over No. 8 Azusa Pacific.

Patrick Laird

The former Mission Prep star, who walked on at Cal, remains the Bears' leading rusher.

He has racked up 372 yards and four touchdowns for the Bears, who are 3-0. The redshirt junior averages 93 yards a game rushing and a fat 7.5 yards a carry.

Derrick Portis

Another former Lompoc standout, Portis transferred to Ferris State from Upper Iowa. Both teams are NCAA Division II squads.

Portis, a junior, has carried seven times for 48 yards for the 2-0 Bulldogs.

Malik Williams

Williams played for Hancock College for one year in 2015 before going to NCAA Division I Louisville.

He is the second-leading rusher for the 2-1 Cardinals. Williams has rushed for 184 yards and averages nearly 10 yards a carry. He does not have a touchdown.

Akeem King

The Seattle Seahawks recently signed the defensive back, a former Nipomo High School star, to their practice squad after the Atlanta Falcons waived him earlier this month. 

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