STATE STAT STARS OF THE WEEK

Two different running backs, Schurr's Jessie Ramirez and Modesto Grace Davis' Michael Hurst, both go over 400 yards rushing to lead their teams to victories. Also, small school QB almost gets to 2,000 yards passing in sixth game.

(Games of Oct. 16-18)

Levi Alvarez (Live Oak): Rushed for 220 yds and two TDs in a 28-22 loss to Quincy.

Ramses Barden (Flintridge Prep, La Canada): In a 70-0 triumph vs. Webb of Claremont, Barden brought in six catches for 209 yds and four TDs. QB Greg Sherman also was 9 of 9 for 233 yds and four TDs for unbeaten Flintridge Prep.

Jared Billups (St. Bernard, Playa del Rey): Versatile talent came up with two interceptions, one he returned 20 yds for a TD, ran back a kickoff 90 yds for another TD and had nine tackles in a 20-11 win over Cathedral of Los Angeles.

Nate Boatwright (Swett, Crockett): Floated for 230 yds and four TDs on 15 carries as Swett downed Kennedy of Richmond, 57-6. Boatwright now has more than 1,000 yds rushing and 16 TDs for the season.

Drew Branch (Exeter): State's passing leader maintained his big numbers by hitting on 16 of 37 passes for 356 yds and four TDs in a 35-0 triumph over Corcoran.

Eric Brewster (Scripps Ranch, San Diego): Falcons' offense was high-flying in 38-24 loss to Mira Mesa and Brewster benefitted most with 13 catches for 153 yds and one TD.

Marlon Butler (Bethel, Vallejo): Carried 29 times for 276 yds and four TDs as the junior led Bethel to its first ever win over Vallejo, 44-22. The relatively new school had been 0-4 against the Apaches.

Marcus Cox (Castro Valley): Scored five TDs on runs of one, six, six, 83 and 47 yds while rushing for 248 yds on 35 carries in a 42-28 triumph over Aptos.

Mike Day (Leland, San Jose): Rushed for 225 yds according to one source, 207 according to another, as Leland charged past Branham of San Jose 38-12. His 17 carries also resulted in two TDs.

Joey Delgado (Cathedral City): It was Joey's third 200-yd game of the season as he piled up 242 yds on 22 carries and scored twice during Cathedral City's 18-13 victory over Coachella Valley of Thermal.

Jose Del Rio (Dinuba): Led his team to a 41-13 victory over Lindsay by completing 21 of 30 passes for 316 yds and three TDs.

Steven Estrada (Gonzales): Carried 33 times for 231 yds and two TDs but Stevenson of Pebble Beach came from behind to win, 17-13.

Arian Foster (Mission Bay, San Diego ): Senior topped the 200-yd rushing mark for the fifth time in six games in 42-0 win over La Jolla. Foster finished with 28 carries for 225 yds and three TDs.

Patrick Fuller (Charter Oak, Covina): Garey of Pomona had its fill of Fuller in a 42-14 loss to Charter Oak. The senior running back carried 17 times for 217 yds and four TDs.

Noel Gaytan (Windsor): Receiver/Kicker had 200 yards receiving with three touchdowns and kicked the game winning field goal as the Jaguars won a shootout against Petaluma 43-41.

Nate Goodyear (Trinity, Weaverville): Had a good game last week, catching 10 passes for 203 yds and a TD in a 28-20 loss to Durham.

Nathan Hall (Big Bear, Big Bear Lake): Hall was a terror with the ball and finished with 228 yds rushing and three TDs as the Bears outlasted Vista del Lago of Moreno Valley, 31-28.

Ethan Haller (Katella, Anaheim): Haller completed 18-29 passes for 365 yds and six touchdowns, five in the second quarter, as the Knights pounded Loara of Anaheim, 49-7.

Brian Harbin (Saddleback Valley Christian): It's been quite a year for Harbin. The running back carried the ball 24 times for 284 yds and five TDs and added another score on a 99-yd kickoff return as the Warriors defeated St. Margaret's, 41-15.

Daniel Harrison (Riverbank): Scored three TDs and wound up with 245 yds rushing on just 10 carries as the Bruins belted Brookside Christian of Stockton, 52-18.

Michael Herrick (Valencia): Super sophomore notched a high yardage total but threw four interceptions in the Vikings' 52-45 loss to Canyon of Canyon Country. Herrick finished 32 of 42 for 376 yds and four TDs.

Fred Hives (St. Mary's, Berkeley): Stung Albany for 274 yds and three TDs on 24 carries, but Albany still hung on for a 30-27 win.

Cody Holland (Moopark): Quarterback has been a key reason why the Musketeers entered this week at 5-1. In a 57-21 victory vs. Simi Valley, Holland threw for five TDs, two in the first half to Chastin West.

Michael Hurst (Grace Davis, Modesto): Senior fullback set a record for the Stanislaus District by rushing for 407 yds on 37 carries in a 35-21 win over Golden Valley of Merced. Hurst also scored five TDs as the Spartans removed themselves from the season winless column.

Bret Jackson (North Hills Christian, Vallejo): The 6-4, 180-pound senior had another prolific passing game, this time for 396 yds and three TDs on 21 completions out of 37 attempts in leading his team to a 48-12 victory over Jim Elliot Christian of Lodi. For the season, Jackson's new totals are 142 of 255 passes for 1,979 yds and 17 TDs in six games.

Chris Jackson (Hill, San Jose): The senior scored on a 50-yd run and on kickoff returns of 90 and 95 yds in leading Hill past Lincoln of San Jose, 34-28. He also contributed five tackles on defense and had a key interception late in the game.

Jayce Johnson (Valley, Sacramento): This state stat star repeater ran for 259 yds and four TDs on 29 carries in leading the Vikings past Sheldon of Sacramento, 41-28.

Chad Kackert (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley): It was another major outing for Kackert with 10 carries for 264 yds and five TDs as Grace Brethren remained unbeaten by crushing Calvary Chapel of Downey, 75-13.

Toke Kefu (San Mateo): Again came to the rescue, scoring a 19-yd TD and two-pt conversion late in the game that gave San Mateo a come-from-behind 29-28 victory of Terra Nova of Pacifica. For the game, he had 33 carries for 230 yds and two TDs. For the season, he now has 1,094 yds rushing and 17 TDs in six games.

Josh Larson (Eureka): Threw for five TDs, all in the first half, as the Loggers pummeled Arcata 67-0. He completed 9 of 16 passes for 196 yds. Mo Purify caught four of the TD passes and added a fifth TD on a pass interception return.

Anthony Leyva (Mills, Millbrae): Went over the 1,000-yd mark for the season with 1,006 after rushing for 210 yds and one TD as the Vikings remained unbeaten with a 14-12 win over Menlo School of Atherton.

Ryan Lidrazzah (Mira Mesa, San Diego): Marauders' Little Big Man outran the Scripps Ranch passing game in his team's 38-24 win. Lidrazzah wound up with 301 yds on 26 carries and scored two TDs.

Nate Longshore (Canyon, Canyon Country): Nate was great once again, this time going for 358 yds passing on 23 completions in 41 attempts as the Cowboys won that shootout, 52-45, over Valencia. Longshore also rushed for 45 yds on 10 carries and had five TD passes. His teammate, Sean Coen, set a school record with 13 catches, which went for 190 yds and three TDs.

David Lowery (Natomas, Sacramento): Carried just eight times but for 263 yds and four TDs in leading the Nighhawks past Rocklin 35-28.

Mike Lowney (Foothill, Sacramento): The 6-0, 205-pound FB-LB ran for two short touchdowns and made 20 tackles as the Mustangs trampled Lincoln, 34-7.

Juan Magallon (San Gabriel): Nabbed 12 receptions for 228 yds and two TDs from QB Frankie Bernard in San Gabriel's 45-28 loss to Schurr of Montebello. Bernard finished 27 of 37 for 359 yds and four TDs.

Brian Malone (Valley Christian, Cerritos): In a 42-20 win by the Crusaders over Whittier Christian of La Habra, Malone motored for 249 yds and scored three TDs.

Le'Andre Matthews (East Bakersfield): Regular member of this list scored on an 80-yd run as part of a 25-carry, 238-yd, three-TD outing to lead the Blades past Foothill of Bakersfield, 42-10.

Devian McKinnie (Franklin, Elk Grove): The 5-8, 195-pound junior rushed for 280 yds and three TDs on 28 carries in a 55-28 loss to Jesuit of Carmichael.

Chris Morris (Homestead, Cupertino): Scored on pass interceptions of 80 and 95 yds and on a 70-yd run in a 32-7 victory over Mountain View.

Jared Nelson (Paraclete, Lancaster): In a game matching two of the top teams in Division XI of the CIF Southern Section, Nelson rambled for 286 yds on 37 carries and scored twice as Paraclete edged St. Monica of Santa Monica, 20-19.

Brandon Paris (Piedmont): Ran for 255 yds and four TDs on 30 carries in a 39-12 win over St. Patrick-St. Vincent of Vallejo. He's the son of former S.F. 49er Bubba Paris and the younger brother of basketball sibling standouts Courtney and Ashley Paris.

Jesse Ramirez (Schurr, Montebello): Junior RB moved to No. 2 all-time for the San Gabriel Valley and to No. 2 for this season in the season with a 418-yd rushing output in Schurr's 45-28 win vs. San Gabriel. Ramirez also scored five TDs on runs of 33, 20, 9, 13 and 13 yds and carried the ball a whopping 53 times. That he did it against a team that was 5-0 coming in made the performance even more hard to believe.

Garrett Rau (Folsom): As the Bulldogs defeated Florin of Sacramento, the 6-1, 185-pounder completed 13 of 19 passes for 256 yds and five TDs.

Randall Reynoso (St. Paul, Santa Fe Springs): In one of the most clutch field goal attempts of the season, Reynoso was oh so good on a kick from 47 yds out with 18 seconds left to give the Swordsmen a 24-21 win over Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks.

Omar Ruiz (Costa Mesa): Rushed 27 times for 255 yds and three TDs as the Mustangs beat Santiago of Garden Grove, 56-21, in non-league affair. This was the second week in a row that Ruiz has rushed for 250 yds as he went for 252 previously against Ocean View.

Zack Rutherford (Amador, Sutter Creek): Bolted for a 41-yd TD run with less than two minutes left to give Amador a 21-17 win over Bret Harte of Altaville. Rutherford ended with 28 carries for 211 yds and three TDs.

Willie Sanchez (Marysville): Led Marysville to a 39-21 win over Lindhurst of Olivehurst with 244 yds and three TDs rushing on 22 carries.

Shane Scott (Del Campo, Fair Oaks): Had three interceptions in a 47-0 defeat of Sacramento.

Matt Stoner (La Canada): Completed only eight passes, but finished 8 of 15 for 173 yds and five TDs in a 38-0 blanking of Pasadena Blair.

John Taylor (Mt. Whitney, Visalia): Outstanding wideout had nine catches for 234 yds and three TDs as the Pioneers downed Hanford, 34-14. Taylor now has 31 career TD catches, which is second-best all-time for the Central Section. He only needs two more to tie the record of 33 set in 1991 by Keith Poole of Clovis. In the same game vs. Hanford, Mt. Whitney QB Justin Avila was 13 of 22 for 319 yds.

Sal Tello (Palo Verde): Telling stat for Tello was the 43 pts yielded by his team's defense, which nullified a 303-yd passing effort as El Centro Southwest won, 43-34. Tello complete 29 of 49 passes and had three TD passes.

Randy Tresvant (Bassett, La Verne): He's already gone over the 1,000-yd mark for the season after netting 264 yds on 20 carries and scoring twice in a 41-0 win over Workman. Tresvant also scored on a 27-yd TD reception.

Joe Trombetta (Casa Grande, Petaluma): Sophomore sensation had his second 200-yd performance of the season accounting for 215 yds on 25 carries with one touchdown in the Gauchos' 21-0 shutout of Healdsburg.

Bryan Walker (Agoura, Agoura Hills): Coming off a shutout loss to Westlake, Walker went back on track by throwing six TD passes in a 49-14 victory over Thousand Oaks. Walker completed 17 of 28 passes for 253 yds. WR Braden Lepisto caught seven passes for 94 yds and two TDs and also kicked seven PATs.

Kevin Will (Del Oro, Loomis): Completed 27 of 40 passes for 333 yds and a TD but Placer of Auburn still won the game 21-18.

Josh Zufelt (Foothill, Sacramento): Followed up his four sacks of two weeks ago with five last week in a 34-7 win over Lincoln.


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