STATE STAT STARS OF THE WEEK

This week's salute to the best individual outings in football from games played Oct. 2-4 includes a homecoming king, a birthday boy, the son of a college head coach and a running back who scored seven touchdowns.

(From football games Sept. 25-27)

Matt Anderson (Christian Brothers, Sacramento): Apparently didn't score a TD but rushed for 227 yds on 27 carries as CBS downed Ponderosa of Shingle Springs 30-22.

Brody Angley (Enterprise, Redding): This versatile performer scored five TDs and booted a 41-yd field goal in leading the Hornets over Pleasant Valley of Chico 36-15. He scored on runs of four, 11 and 66 yds, a 89-yd kickoff return and a 53-yd pass interception, one of his two interceptions.

Ladell Armstrong (Florin, Sacramento): In a 39-30 loss to Sheldon of Sacramento, Armstrong rushed for 238 yds on 25 carries while scoring one TD on a run and another on a pass reception.

Ricky Bandhu (River City, West Sacramento): Rushed for just 177 yds but for five TDs on 14 carries and also scored on a 85-yd kickoff return as River City downed Dixon 56-0.

DeShon Benton (Downey, Modesto): It was a good night for Benton in Downey's 44-18 win vs. Golden Valley of Merced. In addition to rushing for 219 yds on 15 carries with a 76-yd scoring run, he was named homecoming king at halftime.

Brian Borges (Ceres): In a battle of Bulldogs in a Central California Conference matchup, Borges had the most bite with three interceptions and a fumble recovery, including a 70-yd pick he returned for a TD. Ceres won, 28-14.

Anthony Celestine (Burroughs, Ridgecrest): Snared five passes for 178 yds and three TDs and also had a 54-yd punt return as the Burros beat up on Paraclete of Lancaster, 59-9. Burroughs QB Karsten Sween was 18 of 28 for 280 yds and four scores.

Chandler Clemens (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills): The 6-0, 170-pound sophomore passed 26 times, completing 14 for 300 yds and two TDs, in the Trojans' 50-20 win over Roseville.

Sean Coen (Canyon, Canyon Country): Highland of Palmdale was no match for the Cowboys as they improved to 4-0 with an easy 60-28 triumph. Coen caught 12 passes from highly-regarded senior Nate Longshore for an even 200 yds and three TDs.

Garrett Congdon (Sheldon, Sacramento): In a 39-30 win over Florin of Sacramento, the 6-3, 205 junior passed for 288 yds and a TD on 19 completions out of 34 attempts.

Miguel Constiniano (El Camino, South San Francisco): Rushed for 252 yds and two TDs on 22 carries in a 34-6 triumph over Sequoia of Redwood City.

Carson Cooper (Oakmont, Roseville): Had 20 tackles in Oakmont's 41-0 victory over Mira Loma of Sacramento.

Johnny Coronado (Firebaugh): Set a school record with 38 carries and wound up with 277 yds and three TDs, but it wasn't enough as Firebaugh dropped a 36-28 decision to Frazier Mountain.

Kevin Craft (Valley Center): The votes are in -- the kid has more talent than his dad, Tom, the San Diego State head coach who was the Aztecs' starting quarterback and captain on a 10-1 team in 1976. Craft kept Valley Center close in a 31-24 loss to El Camino of Oceanside by completing 27 of 47 passes for 323 yds and two TDs.

Keyon Cross (Rancho Verde, Moreno Valley): Smoked the field with 16 carries for 277 yds and four TDs as RV ripped Paloma Valley of Menifee, 38-12. Cross also scored on a 51-yd pass reception.

LaTroy Dinkins (Jordan, Long Beach): The senior wide receiver caught 10 passes for 163 yards and three touchdowns, but it wasn't enough as the Panthers' comeback bid fell just short in a 42-41 loss at Long Beach Millikan.

Ronnie Drummer (North Salinas): Showed his speed on TD runs of 76 and 83 yds en route to a 21-for-251 and three-TD output in a 31-30 triumph over Alisal of Salinas.

Curtis Eller (Elk Grove):Completed 17 of 25 passes for 319 yds and two TDs and scored on a one-yd run as the Thundering Herd trampled Folsom 30-15.

Nathan Ford (Palo Alto): A junior, Ford passed for six TDs and 282 yds on 16 completions out of 23 attempts as Paly rolled over Monta Vista of Cupertino 46-0. Ford, a starter last year as a sophomore, might be the best QB at the school since Jim Harbaugh.

Arian Foster (Mission Bay, San Diego): Bounced back with his third 200-yard-plus game from being shut down the previous week by Rancho Buena Vista. In Mission Bay's 40-0 win over Hoover, Foster had 228 yds on 23 carries and scored two TDs.

Patrick Gates (Marian Catholic, San Diego): Watch Marian's big-play guy run laterally to elude tacklers, and images of Joe Washington come to mind. Gates had 11 carries for 214 yds and two TDs in Marian's 53-7 win over Bonita Vista.

Toby Gerhart (Norco): A freshman from last season who actually was good enough to earn All-Riverside County mention, Gerhart played his first game as a sophomore and finished with 23 carries for 218 yds in Norco's 28-7 victory over Alta Loma. Gerhart missed his first three games with a thigh injury.

Nick Graziano (Campolindo, Moraga): Led Campo to a 35-7 victory of Northgate of Walnut Creek with 304 yds and three TDs passing on 13 of 20 attempts.

Ethan Haller (Katella, Anaheim): Haller threw early and often, completing 15-of-41 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns as the Knights defeated Sunny Hills, 24-20.

Nate Johns (East Valley, Redlands): Had a five-TD outing worth shouting about as REV stayed perfect on the season with a 55-7 romp past Quartz Hill. Johns scored twice on running plays (53, 95), scored once on defense (78-yd interception return), scored once on special teams (98-yd kickoff return) and had a 31-yd TD pass.

Jayce Johnson (Valley, Sacramento): The junior is back for a state stat star encore, this time for a 240-yd., four-TD performance on 26 carries that led to a 35-27 triumph over new school Franklin of Elk Grove.

Ben Kaplan (Tomales): Carried 22 times for 252 yds and four TDs as hot Tomales burned Mendocino 68-22.

Toke Kefu (San Mateo): Carried 23 times for 248 yds and three TDs, including a fourth quarter 59-yd run in which he broke four tackles that turned out to be the deciding TD in a 28-24 victory over Capuchino of San Bruno. He's a 5-10, 210 senior.

Spencer Link (Newport Harbor): Link caught 10 passes for 195 yards and two scores as the Sailors crushed Dana Hills 36-6.

Levy Leon (Willits): Rambled for 264 yards on 40 carries with four touchdowns as Willits blew by Lower Lake 36-22.

Anthony Leyva (Mills, Millbrae): Scrambled for 230 yds and three TDs on 16 carries as Mills downed Jefferson of Daly City 45-20.

Ryan Machado (Ripon): Leading rusher for the southern part of the Sac-Joaquin Section and just a junior, Machado kept his motor running for 240 yds on 18 carries and scored three times in a 38-20 triumph over Amador of Sutter Creek.

Keith Madsen (San Marcos): The Knights had to turn to the pass in their 16-16 tie against Escondido and Madsen responded with 12 catches for 119 yds and one TD.

LeAndre Matthews (East Bakersfield): It was another strong game for Matthews with 26 carries for 249 yds and three TDs (23, 27, 57) as the Blades beat Arvin, 38-27.

Mike McCoy (Colfax): Caught seven passes for 231 yds and two more TDs in the Falcons' 25-7 win over West Campus of Sacramento. He now has 10 TD pass receptions in four games.

Brian McDermott (Patterson): Rambled for 278 yds on 32 carries as the Tigers tuned up for tough Trans Valley League play with a 36-12 triumph over Bret Harte of Altaville.

Steve Melton (San Clemente): Melton was huge in the Tritons big 55-35 upset win over Corona Centennial, catching seven passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns.

Dion Meyers (Wilson, Long Beach): Carried 29 times for 300 yds and three TDs as the Bruins defeated Compton, 31-20. Wilson, now 4-0, is off to its best start in more than 10 years

Mike Moore (Washington, Fremont): Scored five TDs on 15 carries while rushing for 251 yds in a 50-29 victory over Mission San Jose of Fremont.

Keegan Moyer (Fall River, McArthur): As the Bulldogs downed Williams 32-22, Moyer rushed for 239 yds and three TDs.

Sean Norton (Hart, Newhall): Sean was right on, completing 21 of 28 tosses for 396 yds and four TDs as the Indians won their first game, 45-22, over Birmingham of Lake Balboa. Norton went seven times each to Evan Surratt (7-158, 2 TDs) and Kevin Ciccone (7-121, 1 TD).

Kenny O'Neal (Skyline, Oakland): The second-place finisher in last year's state meet 100-meter dash, O'Neal ran the opening kickoff back 90 yds to a TD and caught TD passes of 25 and 44 yds as the Titans blitzed Vintage of Napa 51-6.

Taylor Pringle (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach): Taking up where graduated star Michael Okwo left off, Pringle piled up 302 rushing yds and scored two TDs as the Mustangs improved to 4-0 with a 44-28 win over West of Torrance.

Kyle Providence (Elk Grove): Caught 13 passes for 289 yds including TDs of 52 and 75 yds in a 30-15 triumph over Folsom.

Omar Ruiz (Costa Mesa): Ruiz carried the ball 30 times for 220 yards and scored four touchdowns, but it wasn't enough as Costa Mesa fell to Saddleback of Santa Ana, 29-28.

Laydell Shelton (Simi Valley): Helped the Pioneers snap a 21-game Marmonte League losing streak with 243 yds rushing and five TDs in a 53-26 win over Newbury Park. Shelton had rushing games last year of 248 and 247 yds.

Tony Shropshire (Garey, Pomona): This year's Garey-Ganesha game was on the wild side with Garey winning by 45-26. Shropshire was the individual hero for the winners with 31 carries for 335 yds and three TDs.

Rayshawn Smith (Sierra Christian, Rocklin): Rocked for 239 yds and three TDs on 15 carries in leading his team over Stone Ridge Christian of Merced 25-15.

Corey Strickland (Armijo, Fairfield): Followed up his school record 291 yds rushing of two weeks ago that netted four TDs with 229 yds on 28 carries and four more TDs in a 45-24 win over Fairfield.

Brendon Swisher (Las Lomas, Walnut Creek): This 6-3, 230-pound senior tight end caught passes for 199 yds and 14 pts as College Park of Pleasant Hill fell to the Knights 33-7.

Carl Tevelde (Central Valley Christian, Visalia):Became the first player in school history to score five TDs in a game as the Div. V state-ranked Cavaliers cruised past Corcoran, 62-6. Tevelde had four TDs rushing as part of a 9-carry, 201-yd night and had a 70-yd TD on a punt return.

Sean Thomsen (Whittier Christian, La Habra): Western Christian of Covina was no match for Sean and the Heralds. In a 50-16 romp, Thomsen carried 25 times for 357 yds and four TDs. He also added a pair of two-pt conversions.

Randy Trezvant (Bassett, La Puente): As a birthday boy, Trezvant wanted to have a big game in his team's game against Duarte. He did, with 245 yds rushing and four TDs plus a fifth TD on a 85-yd kickoff return. Bassett won, 54-22.

Chris Turner (Chaminade, West Hills): Clicked on 23 of 35 passes for 303 yds and four TDs as the Eagles topped Burroughs of Burbank, 37-22.

Sam Vainuku (Eureka): Keyed another team stellar defensive performance from his safety position as well as accounting for all of Eureka's scoring on offense as the Loggers prevailed over host Lassen of Susanville, 28-14. the 5-11, 195-pound senior carried 18 times for 222 yards and scored three touchdowns on the ground, including a 64-yard romp on the Loggers first play from scrimmage in the second half. He added a 57-yd punt return for a TD and ended the game with over 300 total yards.

Denny Warden (Brethren Christian, Huntington Beach): In a 56-40 loss to Army-Navy of Carlsbad, Warden has another one of his wonderful games. He rushed 21 times for 158 yds and three TDs, completed 17 of 28 passes for 255 yds and three more scores and had eight tackles, including a sack, on defense.

Brent Webber (Sanger): He's the second player from the Central Section this year reported with seven TDs scored in one game. Webber did the trick for the Apaches on runs of 5, 12, 8, 1, 18, 2 and 7 yds in a wild 56-42 win over Lemoore.

Daniel Weller (Westmont, Campbell): In a 28-24 loss to Branham of San Jose, the junior carried 36 times for 229 yds and two TDs.

Juan Zamora (San Marcos, Santa Barbara): This 230-pound fullback was a third-stringer at the start of the year, but in last week's 48-12 win over Oxnard he rushed for 203 yds and three TDs in 25 carries. With Righetti's slip against Dos Pueblos and Arroyo Grande's loss to Valencia, San Marcos (4-0) and Zamora move to the top of the Santa Barbara-San Luis Obispo area rankings.


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