1) Auburn (Wa.) RB/S Chris Young – The Trojans' top player continues to have a great senior season. Last week, Auburn faced off against Kentridge on Thursday night and after getting off to a slow start, Young, along with budding star junior RB Alphonse Wade, they motored to a 28-14 win. Young posted 107 yards rushing and two touchdowns in the second half and finished with 138 on 15 carries. He also notched eight tackles and broke up two passes as well. The talented multi-purpose athlete has put up 647 yards and 11 touchdowns in five games while also contributing 33 tackles and two sacks from his safety position.
2) Lakes (Lakewood, Wa.) WR Jamaal Kearse – Last season Lakes beat Sumner 83-0 and many thought the loaded Lancer squad would put up similar numbers in last Friday's matchup. While they held the Spartans scoreless, the Lancers played their starters into the third quarter unlike last season before putting their undermanned opponents away 49-0. Kearse continues to put up modest numbers, but he did manage two catches for 24 yards. He also added 4 tackles on defense. On the season, Kearse has posted seven receptions for 109 yards and one touchdown on offense while posting 20 tackles in five games.
3) Lakes LB Darius Waters – I was unable to get official stats from Waters' game vs. Sumner last weekend, but an observer at the game said that he notched five tackles. On the season, the athletic defender has 14 tackles and one sack while recording stats in four of the Lancers' five games.
4) Lakes DT/OL Sione Potoae – Potoae's job is to take up blockers while occasionally getting penetration and he continues to do his job well making it easier on his teammates. The talented four-year starter has only posted seven tackles, but he's helped his defense allow just 9.8 points per game and less than 50 yards on the ground.
5) Bothell (Wa.) TE/DE Michael Hartvigson – Bothell faced of Thursday night with Ballard and rolled to a 42-7 win. That game caps a two game points total of 102 points scored by the Cougars to seven points scored by their opponents. While Bothell continues to roll up solid offensive numbers, they have also allowed just 4.2 points-per-game (21 points total) with three shutouts. Hartvigson isn't putting up big numbers on offense – five receptions for 42 yards and three touchdowns – but that's because the Bothell starters are usually out of the game by the start of the third quarter.
6) Bothell OL Colin Porter – Continues to show why several Pac 10 schools sent offers his way. He's helped lead the Cougars to a 5-0 record while putting up big numbers offensively on a week-by-week basis. Bothell gets a test from Woodinville this Friday night in a Kingco 4A matchup.
7) O'Dea FB/LB Zach Fogerson – Last Friday, O'Dea took on Seattle Prep and got an easy 40-13 win. Fogerson had a ho-hum 75 yards while leading the way for Jerry Jordan and Keenan Forch. The 6-0, 225 pound senior now has 353 yards and seven touchdowns on the season to go along with 3.5 sacks and one interception from his linebacker position. This weekend the Irish are at home against Bainbridge.
8) O'Dea OL Ben Riva – The Irish just continue to roll over the competition. Riva is a key component of the rushing attack for O'Dea, with his teammates constantly using his lead-blocking prowess to pave the way for their potent rushing attack.
9) Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Ca.) QB Nick Montana – Montana just keeps things rolling for the Lions. This past weekend he led Oaks Christian to a 33-13 win over Venice by completing 16 of 27 passes for 131 yards, one touchdown and one interception. This season the talented Husky commit has completed 61 of 106 for 708 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions. This Friday night Montana and his teammates will take on Long Beach Jordan and Husky commit Princeton Fuimaono.
10) Oaks Christian OL Erik Kohler – The big, athletically gifted offensive line prospect just keeps showing why he was so highly sought-after. He continues to protect Montana's blind-side as the two Washington commits continue to elevate their play.
11) Jordan (Long Beach, Ca.) LB Princeton Fuimaono – Without their leader (fellow Washington commit John Ti mu) due to a season ending knee injury, the Panthers have struggled to put points up on the board. Last week, Jordan played on the road at cross-town rival Long Beach Poly and lost 31-0. I was unable to locate any stats for Fuimaono, but on the season, through three games, the talented defensive prospect has 22 tackles and six QB hurries.
12) Jordan QB John Timu – Out for the season with a knee injury.
13) Narbonne (Harbor City, Ca.) RB Melvin Davis – In four games for the Gauchos so far this season, Davis has posted 430 yards and three touchdowns, including a 19-carry, 66-yard effort in a 37-31 OT win over Orange Lutheran
14) Jesuit (Portland) DB/WR Keanon Lowe – The Crusaders were idle last weekend, but that shouldn't put a damper on the outstanding season that Lowe is turning in. On the ground, Lowe has posted 227 yards and three touchdowns while through the air he's managed to post 15 receptions for 147 yards and two more scores. He also has one interception and one fumble recovery to go along with 16 tackles. This coming weekend Jesuit (3-1) takes on Westview at home.
15) Colton (Ca.) K Alejandro Maldonado – The talented kicker continues to boom his kicks, notching 20 touchbacks on 21 kickoffs (it's worth noting that California kickers kick off from the 40 yard line) while averaging 41 yards on 13 punts with a long of 65 while dropping 11 inside the 20. Maldonado is 1 of 3 on his field goal attempts so far this season.
16) Oakland Tech (Ca.) WR DiAndre Campbell – Campbell got off to a fast start this season and continued to be a threat from almost anywhere on the field. In helping Tech to a 3-1 record, he's posted 10 receptions for over 200 yards and four touchdowns including 3 receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown in last week's 33-16 win over Mt. Diablo. This week, Campbell and his teammates will take on Ygnacio Valley at home.
17) Citrus Hill (Perris, Ca.) RB Deontae Cooper – In four games, Cooper has already put up 1,082 yards on 113 carries (for a robust 9.58 yard average) and 13 touchdowns. Last week in a 31-21 win over Banning, the talented running back had 20 carries for 195 yards and three touchdowns. This weekend Citrus Hill will host Notre Dame (Riverside).
18) Taft (Woodland Hills, Ca.) DE/LB Brent Williams – Taft beat Saugus 14-3, but I was unable to locate stats for Williams. Hopefully I can find some soon and update the story.
Other Notable Recruits…
1) Roosevelt (Corona, Ca.) WR Tyler Slavin – The talented wideout's team got blasted by Centennial 50-13 last Friday, but he still had a solid game posting five receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown. Slavin also threw a touchdown pass of nine yards as well. On the season he's been able to haul in 13 receptions for 241 yards and three touchdowns. This Friday the 3-1 Mustangs will take on 2-2 Santiago.
2) Crenshaw (Los Angeles) LB/RB Hayes Pullard – Crenshaw absolutely destroyed Culver City last week, pummeling the previously undefeated Centaurs 48-7. Pullard had nine carries for 60 yards and lost a fumble on offense while posting only one tackle on defense. The Cougars have already run the gauntlet of an early schedule that included Southern Section powers Lakewood and Norco and this week they get a bye to rest and get ready for league play that begins next Friday (10/16) against Manual Arts.
3) Culver City (Ca.) LB/DE Victor Burnett – Burnett continues to prove why he's such a highly sought-after prospect in recruiting circles. All he did, in a 48-7 loss to Crenshaw, was post 20 tackles. For the season he's already posted 61 tackles in four games to go along with two sacks and an interception he returned for a touchdown. Friday night, the Centaurs will take on Redondo at home.
4) Corona (Ca.) RB Jordon James – In a close loss to Norco (50-43) James had a huge game, posting 374 yards and four touchdowns on 33 carries. It was James' first game back after bruising his shoulder against Mission Viejo back on September 18th. This weekend the Panthers will hope to rebound against Poly on Saturday.
5) Corona (Ca.) CB Demetrius Wright – There weren't any stats for Wright from Corona's loss to Norco (I believe I heard he was dinged up), but he's had a solid season on both sides of the ball so far posting 300 yards and two touchdowns while subbing for James at running back, while also posting 19 tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery from his defensive back position.
6) Aiea (Hi.) DT Lawrence Lagafuaina – The big interior defensive linemen has helped lead his team to a 6-1 record. Last week Aiea had a bye, but in a 25-13 win over Radford, Lagafuaina was solid stuffing the run against a team that had posted 200 yards rushing per game up until that point. Versus Aiea, Radford only managed 59 yards while getting a late touchdown on a one-yard run with the game already decided. This weekend the Na Alii will take on Waialua Friday night.
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