Raw video: Future SU athlete Naes Howard stars for West Genesee in opener

Naes Howard returns a kickoff for an 85-yard touchdown against Auburn on Friday night

Naes Howard committed to play football at Syracuse University back in March, with still a senior high school season yet to play.

He started that senior season in style on Friday night for the West Genesee Wildcats, rushing for 183 yards and two touchdowns, and returned one kickoff for a touchdown as well against Auburn.

The 85-yard kickoff return came after Auburn tied the game at 7 in the second quarter, when Jack Burgmaster connected with Justin Valentino for 36 yards.

Howardâ??s return started a trend though, as he ended up scoring twice more on the ground, guiding the Wildcats to a 28-13 victory.