INDIVIDUAL STANDOUTS OF THE WEEK
305 yds -- Kenny James, Dos Palos vs. Los Banos on 28 carries. Also scored five TDs on runs of 24, 15, 39, 58 and 29 yds and went over 4,000 rushing yds for his career. Dos Palos won, 39-13.
288 yds -- Marcus Gonzales, La Sierra (Riverside) vs. Canyon (Anaheim) on 27 carries. Also scored three TDs in 60-33 loss.
286 yds -- Viseth Lork, Yreka vs. Mazama (Ore.) on 28 carries. Also scored three TDs in 47-26 win.
270 yds -- Mike Bauman, Analy (Sebastopol) vs. El Dorado (Placerville). Also scored three TDs, completed a pass for another TD in 40-0 win.
262 yds -- Tristan Walker, Claremont vs. Garey (Pomona) on 18 carries. Also scored four TDs, including one run of 91 yds. Claremont won, 50-0.
255 yds -- Justin Tamagni, Calistoga vs. Calvary Temple (Modesto) on 24 carries. Also scored four TDs. Remember, Calvary Temple at one time was scheduled to play the same week against De La Salle.
253 yds -- Mark Carducci, Vintage (Napa) vs. Vacaville on 20 carries. Junior fullback scored five TDs, one of which was school record 93-yarder. Vintage won league opener, 48-27.
251 yds -- Glenn Ohaeri, Aquinas (San Bernardino) vs. Ontario Christian on 33 carries. All-state candidate also scored two TDs, but Ontario Christian won, 21-19.
244 yds -- Curtis Aranda, Santa Rosa vs. Richmond. Carried 23 times and scored 5 TDs in 34-0 victory.
239 yds -- Jovante Turner, Merced vs. Modesto. Also scored three TDs in leading Bears to 43-7 victory.
239 yds -- Marcellous Glasper, Calvary Chapel (Downey) vs. Arrowhead Christian. Glasper, a senior, rushed 28 times and scored on runs of 60, 70 and 3 yards while also catching one pass for 46 yds. It was not enough as the Eagles topped the Grizzlies 22-18.
238 yds -- Robbie Dubois, Mission Viejo vs. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) on 33 carries. Also scored two second half TDs as Diablos won their biggest game in years, 28-14.
238 yds -- Ivan Salzedo, Bonita Vista (Chula Vista) vs. Silverado (Victorville) on 24 carries. Also scored three TDs to lead Barons to 42-14 win.
228 yds -- Ryan Katz, Monta Vista (Cupertino) vs. Palo Alto on 23 carries. Also scored three TDs in 27-20 loss.
223 yds -- Eugene Tuzkov, West (Torrance) vs. South (Torrance). Had two 67-yd TD runs in the first quarter to spark West Torrance to a 41-6 win over South Torrance. Tuzkov outdueled highly-touted junior, Chauncey Washington, who ran for 44 yards on 15 carries.
218 yds -- Brandon Ramsey, Serra (San Mateo) vs. Piedmont Hills (San Jose) on 20 carries. Also three TDs scored plus interception on defense. Serra improved to 2-0 under new coach Patrick Walsh, a former standout player at De La Salle.
216 yds -- Louis Rankin, Lincoln (Stockton) vs. Laguna Creek (Elk Grove). Also scored three TDs as defending Sac-Joaquin Section Div. I champs rebounded from first game loss to Granite Bay by posting 26-12 win.
215 yds -- Jeff Costa, Granada (Livermore) vs. Antioch. Also scored three TDs as Granada won, 47-22.
388 yds -- Evan Bridewell, Piner (Santa Rosa) vs. Windsor. Completed 17 of 21 passes and had six TD passes. Piner won, 48-20.
321 yds -- Justin Fenchel, Calabasas vs. Oak Park (Agoura Hills). Also rushed for 60 yds and two TDs, but it wasn't enough as Oak Park still rolled to 49-28 victory.
317 yds -- Brian Licht, Chaparral (Temecula) vs. King (Riverside) with four TDs. He also was 16 of 28 for 317 yds as Chaparral won, 35-6.
297 yds -- Dan Fitch, Mt. Carmel (San Diego) vs. San Marcos. Completed 14 of 19 passes and had four TD passes in 38-19 triumph.
286 yds -- Sam Keller, San Ramon Valley (Danville) vs. Tracy. Completed 18 of 24 passes and had four TD passes. San Ramon Valley won, 39-6.
265 yds -- Richard Kovalcheck, St. Augustine (San Diego) vs. La Jolla with four TDs. Also completed 21 of 28 passes and scored once by rushing. St. Augustine won, 48-7.
6 -- Evan Bridewell, Piner (Santa Rosa) vs. Windsor. Completed 17 of 21 passes for 388 yds. Piner won, 48-20.
5 TDs -- Matthew Fontaine, Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland) vs. Moreau Catholic (Hayward). All scores came in first half of 57-0 win
158 yds -- Chris Kehne, Chaparral (Temecula) vs. King (Riverside) on seven catches. Also had three for TDs as Chaparral won, 35-6.
Alex Aldrich (Hughson) -- Rushed for 113 yards and scored two TDs, came up with 10 tackles on defense and scored on an interception return in 28-12 victory over Linden.
Michael Bolio (North, Torrance) -- Receiver and kick returner was a one-man wrecking crew as he totalled 145 yds on punt and kickoff returns, had three catches for 51 yds and ran for 73 on five carries, mostly sweeps, and two scores (a 29 yd TD catch and 13 yd run) in a 35-21 win over Redondo Union.
Colin Carey (Valencia) -- In just his second varsity game, the junior quarterback had a game he'll never forget. The scrambling signal caller rushed for 202 yards, including a 47-yarder, and threw for 151 yards and two scores in Valencia's 39-13 win over Newbury Park.
Matt Logue (Bear River, Grass Valley) -- Scored all of the Bruins' points on 3 TDs and 2 PATs and also had 10 tackles on defense in 20-14 win over Natomas of Sacramento.
Michael Okwo (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach) -- The standout junior ran 32 times for 186 yards and made a game-saving interception with just 1:12 left in the 4th quarter to preserve Mira Costa's 27-22 win over Warren of Downey.
Johnny Walker (Antelope Valley, Lancaster) — Had two TDs on the ground, returned a punt for a score and even passed for another to lead Antelope Valley to a 33-7 win over Sultana.
Kicking4 FGs -- Kevin Lovell, Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach) vs. Warren (Downey). Lovell booted field goals of 31, 39, 36 and 34 yards and added an extra point in the Mustangs' 27-22 win. THE WILD AND THE WACKY • In a game that featured two standout rushing performance's by Downey's Zeke Staples (202 yds) and Mira Costa's Michael Okwo (186 yds), perhaps the most elusive runners were a pair of guys who weren't in uniform. Two male streakers made a dash across the field in the 4th quarter, eluding security personnel and successfully exiting the field and facility without arrest.
FINAL NOTES & HIGHLIGHTS
•Most high school football games continued this week after the national tragedy. However, one game in San Jose was canceled due to another terrible incident. A senior football player at Independence High was stabbed in the forearm with a machete during a brawl after school last Friday. The fight, which police thought might be gang related, prompted Independence Coach Joe Cattolico to cancel the varsity and frosh-soph games because there was no guarantee for the players' safety.
•Ryan Tyler of La Costa Canyon could have possibly had the game of his high school football career so far. The senior tailback returned a kickoff for a 99-yard touchdown with only 2:41 left to play in the game, giving the Mavericks a 19-18 win over visiting Castle Park. Tyler also had 90 yards rushing on 13 carries.
•Sophomore Sean Hagerty of Warner High scored a remarkable 7 TDs in one game, six rushing TDs from 19, 17, 45, 5, 52 and 35 yards, in a 52-22 victory over Noli Indian of San Jacinto. Hagerty also had a punt return for a score in the eight-man game.
•John Vargas, who led Corona del Mar High of Newport Beach to four CIF Southern Section titles in the 1980s and a pair of Div. II championships the last two years, will leave the Sea Kings to take the Stanford men's water polo head job for retiring Dante Dettamanti. Vargas also coached the U.S. men's national team from 1996 to 2000.
•San Luis Obispo improved to 2-0 in knocking off Oxnard 27-18 in a match-up of prime CIF Southern Section Div. IV title contenders. The Tigers had two blocked punt TDs early en route to building a 20-0 lead. QB Baker Krukow wound up 11-of-17 for 120 yds and one TD passing. Oxnard's Aaron Brown rushed for 114 yds, including a 61-yd TD and caught four passes for 95 yds, including an 84-yd TD. Baker Krukow is the son of San Francisco Giants broadcaster Mike Krukow.
•Highly-regarded QB recruit Ben Olson of Thousand Oaks didn't have good numbers once again in a 21-14 loss by the Lancers last week to Buena of Ventura. Olson was only 11-of-30 for 185 yds with one TD and one interception.
•Ventura's football team won again last week, this time 6-0 versus Moorpark. It's a different world without Tyler Ebell, but the Cougars (2-0) are still managing to get it done.
•Two big special teams plays cost Los Al dearly against Santa Margarita as the Griffins fell 21-14. Santa Margarita blocked a punt and recovered it at the Griffin three-yard line which set up a touchdown. Eagle running back Ashton White added a 69-yard kickoff return to set up another touchdown. To make matters worse, Los Al quarterback Tim Bessolo fumbled at the Eagle six-yard line with 1:20 remaining when the Griffins were poised to go in for the game-tying touchdown.