Jared Anderson (Yucaipa):Brought back an interception 100 yds for TD as his team buried Redlands, 30-3.
Jordan Baudendistel (Folsom): Didn't score but bulled his way for 232 yds on 25 carries as the Bulldogs defeated Union Mine of El Dorado 35-20.
Elias Camacho (Trona): From the 8-man ranks, Camacho looked macho with 13 carries for 247 yds and four TDs as Trona thumped Noli Indian, 50-0. Teammate Chris Goins also went over the 200-yd rushing mark with 222 yds and two TDs on just 11 attempts.
Marcus Cox (Castro Valley): In an impressive 28-14 win over Amador Valley of Pleasanton, the senior carried 29 times for 282 yds and three TDs.
Kevin Craft (Valley Center): Son of San Diego State head coach Tom Craft connected on 21 of 29 passes for 284 yds and added a pair of rushing TDs as Valley Center topped University of San Diego, 28-19.
Anthony Crosby (St. Mary's, Stockton): This city has one of the top senior wideouts in the nation in Edison's Lavelle Hawkins and next year Crosby might approach that level. He sure was one reason the Rams were able to knock off Jesuit of Carmichael, 29-28, as he caught 12 passes from two different QBs for 170 yards and one TD.
Drew Dozier (Encinal, Alameda): Last year's starting QB switched to runningback and rushed for 219 yds and three TDs as the Jets blanked Albany 43-0.
Austin Dunklee (Capital Christian, Sacramento): Rushed for 238 yds and a TD on just 10 carries as the Cougars downed Vacaville Christian 44-18.
Michael Dunn (St. Monica, Santa Monica): He's starting his third season as a stat star and in his first game grabbed 12 receptions for 207 yds and four TDs as St. Monica beat larger school Artesia of Lakewood, 27-14. St. Monica QB Mitch Smith completed 23 of 46 for 330 yds and all four the scores.
Arian Foster (Mission Bay, San Diego): This 6-1, 205-pounder just missed getting 1,000 yards rushing last year, but this year he's already one-third of the way there after one game. Foster slashed for 321 yards on 21 carries and hit paydirt four times as the Bucs' beat Clairemont, 27-19. Foster's output was reported as the 10th best in section history by the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Joe Garcia (Morro Bay): Piled up 238 yards and three TDs in 21 carries for the CIFSS D3 Pirates against the CIFSS D4-ranked Carpinteria Warriors. Garcia, a four-year varsity starter, led Morro Bay to a 28-0 victory. He had 1,801 yards and 17 TDs last season.
Travis Gibbs (Madison, San Diego): Returning standout from last year started 2003 well with 15 carries for 221 yds rushing and three TDs in a 49-7 triumph vs. Kearny.
Chris Gordon (Elk Grove): In a 40-13 triumph over Grace Davis of Modesto, Gordon rushed for 243 yds and three TDs on 18 carries. Elk Grove, now once again being coached by Dave Hoskins, piled up 632 total yards.
Tyson Hawley (El Segundo): Taking over for graduated standout Matt Engle, Hawley guided the Eagles to a 38-35 triumph vs. Mary Star of San Pedro. He hit on 21 of 28 passes for 313 yards and had five TD passes.
Mike Herrick (Valencia): Move over Nate Longshore and Sean Norton, there's a new gunslinger in the CIFSS's Foothill League. Well, Herrick, just a sophomore, isn't perhaps ready to be put in the same class as the Canyon of Canyon Country and Hart of Newhall quarterbacks, but he may put up some Hart QB-like numbers this season. In his debut last week, Herrick led the Vikings from a 21-0 deficit to a 31-28 victory vs. Bishop Amat of La Puente. Herrick completed 33 of 44 passes for a whopping 421 yards and two TDs. He also scored twice himself on short runs.
Jake Honsvick (Pierce, Arbuckle): Blazed to an 80-yard TD run enroute to a 16-carry, 212-yd outing in the Bears' 32-0 shutout of Los Molinos. Brett Jackson (North Hills Christian, Vallejo): Completed 27 of 54 passes for 322 yds and two TDs but also threw four interceptions as the Eagles downed Elk Creek 21-12.
Kyle Jacobo (A.B. Miller, Fontana): Began fourth season as the Rebels' quarterback with 188 yds rushing and two TDs plus 121 yds passing and two more scores in 45-36 defeat of San Bernardino. Adrian Jenkins (Palmdale): Bolted for TD runs of 80, 82 and 42 yards and wound up with a whopping 297 yds on just 12 carries as the Falcons flew past Barstow, 38-16.
Jayce Johnson (Valley, Sacramento): Set a school record with five TDs as the junior rushed for 317 yds in 20 carries in a 31-14 victory over Fairfield.
Paul Johnson (Burton, San Francisco): Had 261 yds rushing, including 180 in the second half, in leading Burton to its first ever win in two seasons of football, 22-20, over Tomales.
Patrick Johnston (Carmel): Completed 12 of 19 passes for 312 yds and three TDs as Carmel shut out Harbor of Santa Cruz 49-0.
Justin Jones (Orange): Rushed 25 times for 234 yards and two scores to lead the Panthers past Rancho Alamitos 49-17. As a team, the Panthers rushed for 403 yards and showed no signs of missing departed running back Durrell Moss who signed with Washington last February.
Braden Lepisto (Agoura, Agoura Hills): It looks like he'll be among the state reception leaders once again. Last week, as Agoura downed Buena of Ventura, 26-21, Lepisto latched on to 14 catches for 235 yds and one TD.
Derek Liephardt (Bell-Jeff, Burbank): On just eight carries, Liephardt broke free for 288 yds and scored four times. He led Bell-Jeff past Santa Clara of Oxnard, 51-22.
Le'Andre Matthews (East Bakersfield): Make it two games this year and two 200-yd rushing games for Matthews. Last week's was 24 for 246 and two TDs in a 41-31 loss to North of Bakersfield.
Devian McKinnie (Franklin, Elk Grove): Packed the ball 30 times for the Wildcats, rushing for 228 yds and two TDs in Franklin's first ever varsity game, a 41-29 victory over Rodriguez of Cordelia. Franklin head coach Mike Johnston came over from Lincoln of Stockton, where he coached that program to a CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Div. I title.
Tom Mendonca (Turlock): Stood out on special teams and defense in his team's 21-16 loss to Oakdale. Mendonca punted five times for a 47-yd average, intercepted a pass and forced a fumble.
Ryan Metee (La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad): Charged through a blocked two punts for the Mavericks in their easy 44-0 win over Santa Monica. Metee also returned an interception 44 yds for a touchdown. It was the second straight shutout for LCC, which has outscored its first two foes, 96-0.
Daniel Morales (La Habra): One of the top QBs in Orange County this year, Morales completed 13 of 21 passes for 256 yds and three TDs and also ran for 41 yds and a score in a 40-13 victory over Downey.
Chris Morris (Homestead, Cupertino): Taking over for graduated standout Will Fauls, Morris rambled for 313 yds and two TDs on 20 carries in a 31-14 win over Andrew Hill of San Jose. The junior had TD runs of 95 and 97 yds.
Joe Mortensen (Clayton Valley, Concord): In the first night game played at Clayton Valley in 45 years (thanks to a contribution from an anonymous donor who paid for lights to be installed), Mortensen was a bright star with 11 tackles, one fumble recovery and two TDs scored on offense.
Mike Myers (M.L. King, Riverside): Netted 285 yds rushing and tallied three TDs as the Huskies opened with a 23-13 triumph over El Modena of Orange.
Francis Ojukwu (Stockdale, Bakersfield): One of the state's top sophs from last year continues to impress. He had 23 carries for 232 yds and three TDs last week as Stockdale downed Ridgeview of Bakersfield, 42-14.
Diamond Ozier (Cajon, San Bernardino): Fontana couldn't rough up this Diamond enough and wound up on the short end of 33-14 score. Ozier wound up with 34 carries for 246 yds and two TDs.
Patrick Perry (Banning, Wilmington): Rushed for 359 yards and five touchdowns on 25 carries, leading the Pilots and first-year head coach Mike Alexander to an easy 35-0 victory over Locke of Los Angeles.
Daniel Pinegar (Woodland): Younger brother of Fresno State QB Paul Pinegar passed for 291 yds and three TDs (15-24) in the Wolves' impressive 40-7 win over Davis.
Jesse Ramirez (Schurr, Montebello): Jesse was the "Schurr" thing with 37 carries for 256 yds and four TDs as the Spartans upended Don Bosco of Rosemead, 27-20.
Chauncey Rampersant (Wheatland): You have to love this name and we may be seeing it a lot this season. In Wheatland's 39-12 victory over East Nicolaus, Rampersant romped his way to 233 yards on just 11 carries, including an 87-yard TD.
Garrett Rau (Folsom): Threw for 323 yds and three TDs on 15 completions out of 24 attempts as Folsom downed Union Mine of El Dorado, 35-20.
Kyle Reed (McClymonds, Oakland): The 6-2 junior passed for 300 yds and two TDs and ran two yds for another score in a 47-19 loss to Logan of Union City.
Chris Rodriguez (Reedley): One week after his team's big win over Sanger, Rodriguez helped keep the momentum going with three interceptions (one was returned 42 yds for a TD) to lead Reedley past Exeter, 54-13.
Justin Sheehan (La Quinta): Hauled in 10 passes for 161 yds and two TDs, but it wasn't enough as the Nighthawks fell, 13-12, to Valley View of Moreno Valley. La Quinta actually made a field goal with the clock winding down that would have won the game, but 12 men were on the field. The next attempt was no good.
Marlin Simmons (Lynwood): A two-year starter at Long Beach Poly, Simmons is now at Lynwood (where his sister played basketball). The first game was a 17-17 tie vs. Peninsula of Rolling Hills Estates. Simmons came up big with 10 tackles and recovered a fumble in the closing seconds to preserve the tie.
Andy Soto (San Gabriel): Led San Gabrield past South Pasadena, 42-7, with 11 carries for 173 yds and two TDs, three catches for 53 yds and one TD plus an interception on defense.
Cody Stevens (Mira Loma, Sacramento): Had 22 tackles as the Matadors ended one of the state's longest losing streaks at 24 games with a 9-0 win over Encina of Sacramento.
Nick Sula (Lemoore):Don't know if Nick does the hula when he scores a touchdown, but he had reason to celebrate after last week's 48-13 win by the Tigers over Tulare. Sula carried 19 times for 235 yds and scored five TDs, one coming on a pass reception.
Brian Vastine (Calvary Temple, Modesto): Set a school record with 237 yds rushing and scored a pair of TDs as his team downed Sierra Christian, 24-7.
Bryan Walker (Agoura, Agoura Hills): Teamed with wideout Braden Lepisto (listed above) to lead the Chargers past Buena of Ventura, 26-21. Walker almost reached 400 yds through the air, but settled with 392, completing 28 of 38, and had two TD passes.
Danny Warden (Brethren Christian, Hunt. Bch.): Get used to hearing this name once again this season. Warden started 2003 with a bang with 198 yds passing and one TD plus 91 yds rushing and three TDs in a 49-26 victory over Blair of Pasadena.