STATE STAT STARS OF THE WEEK

Which Bay Area QB set a state record last weekend? Which QB tied an Orange County record? How can Terrell Jackson of Corona Centennial continue to put up amazing rushing numbers? All those answers plus big-time performers from Brawley, Vallejo, Santa Barbara, Simi Valley and elsewhere throughout the Golden State.

(Games of Oct. 9-11)

Steve Adragna (Half Moon Bay): Ran for 262 yds and four TDs on 31 carries as the junior dragged HMB past Sequoia of Redwood City 43-8.

Eric Alfred (South, Bakersfield): Banged his way to 214 yds on 39 carries and scored three TDs in a 62-33 loss to North of Bakersfield. Alfred added another score on a 61-yd pass reception.

Ryan Allen (Capital Christian, Sacramento): Completed 24 of 40 passes for 309 yds and two TDs, which was just enough to subdue San Juan of Citrus Heights, 29-27.

Aaron Alston (Vanden, Travis AFB): Just a sophomore, Alston rushed for 224 yds and four TDs on 15 carries in a 43-34 loss to Center of Antelope.

Robby Barrick (Freedom, Oakley): This 6-0, 200-pound sophomore, who had passed for just 175 yds and one TD in three previous games, exploded for 304 yds and four TDs on 17 completions in 27 attempts in a 31-28 loss that was expected to be an easy win for Antioch.

Dan Bates (Los Gatos): Scored six TDs on runs of 23, 22, 56, one, one and five yds while rushing for 300 yds on 33 carries in leading his team over Milpitas, 49-7.

Shawn Benjamin (Watsonville): The 5-11 senior rushed for 246 yds and five TDs as the Wildcatz (with a "Z") trounced Soquel, 59-21.

Amos Carter (Vallejo): Caught just six passes but for 218 yds and three TDs as Vallejo ran past Wood of Vacaville 38-13.

Anthony Celestine (Burroughs, Ridgecrest): Did it all for the Burros' in their 27-20 loss to nationally-ranked St. Bonaventure with 13 catches for 216 yds and two TDs.

Larry Chavez (Gahr, Cerritos): In a 44-14 win by the Gladiators over Artesia of Lakewood, Chavez connected on 17 of 26 passes for 313 yds and five TDs.

Josh Coleman (Arcata): Rushed for 271 yds and three TDs on 28 carries, including 152 and all his TDs in the second half, in a 22-13 victory over McKinleyville.

Kevin Craft (Valley Center): Senior quarterback has been producing all year, but this his time numbers aren't overshadowed by a loss as Jaguars upset Rancho Bernardo of San Diego, 31-28. Craft finished 31 of 55 for 373 yds and two TDs.

Casey Daniels (Foothill, Tustin): Daniels was 17-of-31 for 319 yards and three TDs, but the Knights fell to a resurgent San Clemente squad, 44-21.

Beau Davis (Venice): With all the receivers he has, we actually thought his stats this year would be even higher, but the Venice running game has been excellent and, of course, that makes the Gondoliers a better team. Davis did light it up last week in a 50-0 win over L.A. Franklin with 11 completions in 15 throws for 211 yds and six TDs.

Mike Day (Leland, San Jose): Ran to daylight for 255 yds and a TD on 16 carries in a 42-0 blanking of San Jose Hill.

Jose Del Rio (Dinuba): Passed for 340 yds against Exeter, which is second best in school history behind Rob Adolph with 349 yds in 1969.

DeShawn Dilworth (Vallejo): Passed for 383 yds and five TDs in leading Vallejo over Wood of Vacaville 38-13. The senior, who hopes to play both football and baseball in college, completed 14 of 20 passes.

Matt Downing (Coast Union, Cambria): Already approaching 1,500 yds rushing on the season, Downing maintained his pace with 219 yds on 19 carries plus three TDs as Coast Union routed Farmersville, 59-14.

Chad Draper (Downey, Modesto): Helped his team improve to 5-0 by throwing for five TDs in a 49-0 romp vs. arch-rival Grace Davis. Draper completed just seven of 13 passes, but had 203 yds to go with the five TDs. Four of the TD passes went to standout junior Brad Bispo.

Brad Dykehouse (Templeton): Led the Eagles past Firebaugh, 24-20, by carrying 29 times for 249 yds and two TDs.

Mike Ephraim (Fontana): It was quite a night for this WR-DB as Fontana erupted for a 59-43 triumph vs. Upland. On offense, Ephraim had eight catches for 207 yds and two TDs. On defense, Ephraim did even better with three interceptions plus a fumble recovery that he returned for a score.

Joe Felix (Fontana): In that same shootout win by the Steelers over Upland, Felix racked up 389 yds through the air and had five TD passes.

Armando Flores (Delano): Tied a Central Section record with five other players by kicking four field goals against Porterville in a East Yosemite League game. Delano won, 37-18.

Nathan Ford (Palo Alto): Set a reported state record by completing all 16 pass attempts while passing for 253 yds and two TDs in a 49-40 triumph over Homestead of Cupertino. The previous record for most completions in a game without a miss was 15 by Daniel Gonzalez of L.A. Franklin in 1999.

Arian Foster (Mission Bay, San Diego): Senior back topped the 1,000-yard milestone (1,015 in five games) despite a 28-25 loss to Serra. Foster had 23 carries for 255 yds and three TDs.

Ben Galbraith (Colfax): Tossed five TD passes while completing 16 of 22 passes for 237 yds in a 37-7 win over Lincoln.

Landon Goodwell (Rio Hondo Prep, Arcadia): Highly-regarded junior with size and speed racked up 234 yds on just 12 carries and scored twice as the Kares clobbered Lucerne Valley, 34-6.

Will Harris (Charter Oak, West Covina): He was a main reason why Charter Oak was able to beat previously undefeated Diamond Bar by such a big margin, 42-10. Harris starred for the Charter Oak defense by making four interceptions.

Erickson Hicks (Marysville): Scored two TDs rushing and another on a pass reception while rushing for 221 yds on 21 carries in a 40-27 triumph over Golden Sierra of Garden Valley.

Chris Hinds (Hilmar): This Hinds wasn't stuck in a ketchup bottle. He flowed freely for 237 yds rushing on 19 carries with one TD in a 27-0 shutout of Linden.

Chris Humes (Los Angeles): He was roamin' all over the place for the Romans as they beat Eagle Rock, 42-21. Humes intercepted two passes, returning one 55 yds for a TD, ran for a score, and caught six passes for 144 yds, including an 80-yd score.

B.J. Hunt (Hilltop, Chula Vista): The Lancers are moving the ball with Hunt, although still struggling in the win-loss column. Hunt was 15 of 37 for 297 yds and one TD last week in a 42-13 loss to Bonita Vista.

Brett Jackson (North Hills Christian, Vallejo): Here he is again, this time for a 318-yd, two-TD passing performance in a 47-14 victory over St. Lawrence of Santa Clara.

vTerrell Jackson (Centennial, Corona): Playing in front of regional TV audience on Fox Sports Net in the L.A. area, Jackson put on a show with 40 carries for 393 yds and four TDs as the Huskies beat Redlands, 41-27. Jackson set a new school record, beating the old mark of 340 set in 2001 by Mike Bass (now at Hawaii). If Centennial's defense, which allowed 44 points and 55 points in recent losses to Clovis West and San Clemente, keeps on going like it is, Jackson should be able to pile up significant stat totals this season as his coaches will not be able to pull him out of too many lopsided victories.

Pat Johnston (Carmel): Completed 24 of 45 passes for 322 yds and five TDs in leading the Padres over Greenfield 35-14. Jeff Foudy caught 13 of Johnston's passes but none for touchdowns.

Chad Kackert (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley): Junior running back scored eight TDs and 48 pts in a 56-34 Delphic League win over Campbell Hall of North Hollywood. Kackert's TDs came on runs of 22, 6, 7, 64, 3, 4 and 4 yards plus a 92-yd kickoff return. He totaled 34 carries for 275 yds plus 152 yds in receiving and returns.

Scott Krenek (Orland): Carried 30 times for 231 yds and three TDs as the Trojans handed Wheatland its first loss after five wins, 31-14.

Josh Leonard (Center, Antelope): The 6-3, 190 junior had 20 tackles in Center's 43-34 win over Vanden of Travis AFB.

Ollie Linter (Beverly Hills): Threw five TD passes to make this week's list in the Normans' 42-28 win vs. Santa Monica. Linter also completed 16 of 22 passes for 220 yds.

Jamie Maehler (Tahoe-Truckee, Truckee): Caught nine passes for 211 yds and two TDs as his team smashed Sparks, Nevada 55-21.

Mark Malangko (Righetti, Santa Maria): The replacement for injured starter Ryan Mole, Malangko now has nearly 1,000 yards himself. He piled up 248 yds on 19 carries and scored three times last week in a wild 48-43 victory vs. Santa Barbara.

Brian Malone (Valley Christian, Cerritos): He was a busy bee for VC in its 21-20 loss to St. Bernard of Playa del Rey. The unrelenting running back finished with 44 carries for 261 yds and a pair of TDs.

Anthony Matagi (Los Amigos, Fountain Valley): In what was expected to be a close game, the Lobos ran all over Pacifica, winning going away,. 41-10. Matagi finished with 26 carries for 232 yds and two TDs.

Mike McCoy (Colfax): Caught three more TD passes in a 37-7 triumph over Lincoln and now has 13 in five games.

Steve Melton (San Clemente): Caught 11 passes for 122 yds and two TDs from QB Cole Bergquist as the Tritons stayed hot with a 44-21 win over Foothill of Tustin.

Joseph Munoz (Dos Palos): In the ninth best single game effort in school history, Munoz piled up 275 yds against Chowchilla. He carried 40 times with TDs of 44, 1 and 33 yds and led the Broncos to a 39-22 win.

Richard Murrell (San Bernardino): Scored on his first carry on a 67-yd jaunt and finished with 30 carries for 316 yds and four TDs as the Cardinals hammered Cajon of San Bernardino, 30-14.

Chris Palmer (Santa Barbara): Turned in perhaps the best effort by a wideout in the state so far this year. In Santa Barbara's 48-43 loss to Righetti of Santa Maria. Palmer hauled in 13 catches for 284 yds and five TDs. Dons QB Kevin Dunn was 16 of 30 for 316 yds and five TDs.

Anthony Petty (Fremont, Oakland): Led the Tigers over Kennedy of Richmond 40-35 with 309 yds rushing for three TDs on 21 carries.

James Purdle (Sierra, Manteca): Among his 20 carries for 262 yds was a 93-yd touchdown as the Timberwolves downed Buhach Colony of Atwater, 24-8. But Purdle's 93-yd run wasn't the longest of the night for his team. David Rubio ran for a 99-yd TD in the first quarter and tied the state record for longest run from scrimmage.

A.J. Reilly (Valley Center): You can almost hear the legendary voice of Ray Scott calling it, "Craft … Reilly … Touchdown." In Valley Center's 31-28 win over Rancho Bernardo, Reilly had 12 catches for 117 yds and two TDs.

Omar Ruiz (Costa Mesa): Ruiz was the workhorse in Costa Mesa's 53-19 win over Ocean View. rushing 31 times for 252 yds and two TDs.

Zay Shepard (Brawley): Showed he's recovered from being hospitalized for a possible concussion in 41-7 win over Santana of Santee. Shepard had 19 carries for 330 yds and scored six TDs.

Billy Smith (Lincoln, Stockton): This junior continued to shine for the Trojans with 16 carries for 248 yds and three TDs in a 48-0 shutout of Tracy. He's the cousin of last year's Lincoln standout, running back Louis Rankin (now at Washington).

Jason Steverson (Mt. Eden, Hayward): Led the Monarchs in a 48-38 loss to Mt. Eden of Hayward by rushing for 255 yds and four TDs on 24 carries. In a previous game against Castro Valley, he had 304 yds rushing.

Corey Strickland (Armijo, Fairfield): Had his third consecutive 200-yd rushing performance, this time for 271 yds on 34 carries in a 40-21 win over Rodriguez of Cordelia. In that game, the 5-7, 175-pound senior scored four TDs rushing and one on a 31-yd pass reception.

Nick Sula (Lemoore): Broke his own school rushing record for the third time by running for 309 yds against Mt. Whitney of Visalia. Sula carried 39 times and scored five TDs in leading the Tigers to a 38-24 win.

Paul Tierney (Tahoe-Truckee, Truckee): Completed 13 of 20 passes for 304 yds and two TDs in a 55-21 victory over Sparks, Nevada. The Wolverines play in a Nevada league and Tierney is the leading passer in the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association with over 1,400 yds in six games.

Randy Trezvant (Bassett, La Puente): Second week in a row for Randy to be dandy as he tallied five TDs and ran for 268 yds in Bassett's 46-8 triumph vs. Azusa.

Marco Vasquez (South Gate): He was great for the Gate with 26 carries for 309 yds and four TDs in a 42-7 win vs. Hamilton of Los Angeles. Vasquez also caught a pair of passes for 58 more yds.

Denny Warden (Brethren Christian, Huntington Beach): Delighted once again in leading Brethren Christian past Calvary Chapel of Downey, 54-20. On offense, Warden completed 17 of 33 passes for 264 yds and seven TDs. That TD total ties the Orange County record. Warden also rushed for 39 yds on seven carries and had 10 tackles (including one sack) on defense.

Ryan Ybarra (West, Bakersfield): Connected on 12 of 17 passes for 302 yds and three TDs as West improved to 6-0 with a 40-21 victory vs. Hanford. Wideout Brandon Smith had seven catches for 205 yds and two of the scores.


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