Tau Alo (Los Altos, Hacienda Heights):A standout for the state-ranked Conquerors, Alo came up big vs. Garey of Pomona (Los Altos won, 54-12) with eight catches for 206 yds and three TDs.
Mike Anderson (Woodbridge, Irvine): Anderson completed 25 of 43 passes for 361 yds and four touchdowns to lead the Warriors to a 35-31 win over Laguna Hills.
Michael Andrade (Lick, San Jose): The junior scored just one TD but carried 30 times for 328 yds as Lick licked Mt. Pleasant of San Jose 31-22.
Shawn Benjamin (Watsonville): Rushed for 323 yds and scored six TDs as Watsonville defeated Scotts Valley 49-16. It was his second 300-yd game of the season.
Patrick Brookins (Florin, Sacramento): Carried 19 times for 289 yds and two TDs in a 42-30 loss to Valley of Sacramento.
Dywane Brown (Cordova, Rancho Cordova): Carried all of 42 times for 279 yds and two TDs in a 35-7 victory over Christian Brothers of Sacramento.
Brandon Charls (Granada Hills): He was in charge during the Highlanders' 55-28 victory over Taft of Woodland Hills with 242 yds passing and two TDs plus 70 yds rushing and two more scores.
Andy Darnell (Castro Valley): In a 42-0 victory over Tennyson of Hayward, Andy was dandy, rushing for 238 yds and three TDs on 14 carries.
Mike DellaMonica (Simi Valley): Helped the locals forget about fire for a few moments by scoring six TDs to lead the Pioneers past Calabasas, 48-19. DellaMonica had four TD runs of 48, 1, 6 and 21 yds and caught TD passes of 39 and 36 yds.
Michael Dunn (St. Monica, Santa Monica): Dunn's season TD catch total soared to 20 after just eight games with a 10-catch, 104-yd, 3-TD effort in a 47-6 victory over St. Anthony of Long Beach.
Steven Estrada (Gonzales): Scored three TDs on 257 yds rushing and also scored the winning two-pt conversion in a 42-41 triumph over Carmel.
Drew Faria (Central Catholic, Modesto): Rushed for four TDs and scored a fifth on a pass reception as the Raiders routed Brookside Christian of Stockton, 69-27.
John Flaaten (Moreau Catholic, Hayward): Rushed for 308 yds and five TDs in a heartbreaking 40-34 loss to Mt. Eden of Hayward.
Jamal Floyd (Claremont): Highly-touted Div. I college prospect posted 253 yds rushing on 25 carries and had two TDs in a 26-21 win over Etiwanda of Rancho Cucamonga. Floyd also had a 29-yd TD on a pass reception.
Michael Fullbright (Milpitas): Carried 17 times for 251 yds and three TDs in leading Milpitas past Homestead of Cupertino 41-16.
Patrick Fuller (Charter Oak, Covina): Helped his team brush aside West Covina, 35-7, with 275 yds rushing and four TDs. Fuller doesn't figure to do quite so well this week against Los Altos.
Chris Gordon (Elk Grove):Scored five TDs, four rushing and one on a pass reception as Elk Grove rolled over Franklin of Elk Grove, 70-14. A local TV station had it as its game of the week, but the score was 49-0 at halftime.
Tom Haug (Monte Vista, Danville): Legit D-1 college recruit rampaged for 278 yds on 31 carries and scored three TDs in a valiant effort against Foothill of Pleasanton, one of the top-ranked teams in Northern California. Monte Vista lost, 28-20, but Haug's first half TD runs of 78 and 67 yds made it close.
Tyson Hawley (El Segundo): Took over the single-game state lead for passing yds after turning in a Matt Engle-like effort of 470 yds and five TDs in the Eagles' 45-18 victory over St. Genevieve of Panorama City. Hawley completed 18 of 20 passes and did most of his work in the first half (383 yds). A running clock was used in the second half.
Justin Hedrick (Sherman Indian, Riverside): In a 42-0 shutout of Anaheim Fairmont Prep, Hedrick motored for 256 yds rushing and scored two TDs.
Ericson Hicks (Marysville): In a 48-30 victory over Capital Christian of Sacramento, Hicks rambled for 226 yds and a TD on 23 carries. He's a 6-0, 185-pound senior.
Derek Hines (Villa Park): Hines rushed 21 times for 258 yds and three touchdowns as Villa Park stayed unbeaten with a 38-31 win over El Modena of Orange.
Burton Iosefa (Oak Grove, San Jose): Rushed for 223 yds on 19 carries in a 20-10 win over Independence of San Jose.
Terrell Jackson (Centennial, Corona): The All-American candidate carried the ball 34 times for 227 yds and three TDs as the Huskies whipped city rival Corona High, 33-14.
Jayce Johnson (Valley, Sacramento): As Valley floored Florin of Sacramento 42-30, Johnson rushed for 260 yds and three TDs on 21 carries.
Stafon & Jeremiah Johnson (Dorsey, Los Angeles): In a 49-14 win over L.A. Fremont that kept the Dons unbeaten, Jeremiah Johnson scored five TDs while rushing for 121 yds on 11 carries while Stafon Johnson had 228 yds rushing on 18 carries.
Brandon Jorger (Lower Lake): Passed for 396 yds and three TDs on 16 completions out of 32 attempts in a 38-30 win over Clear Lake of Lakeport.
Paul Jurado (Diamond Bar):Tied for the longest field goal made in the state so far this season with a 56-yd connection in the Brahmas' 45-7 rout of Glendora.
Ben Kaplan (Tomales): Ran for 308 yds and had TD runs of 99 and 68 yds as Tomales won on the road against Calistoga, 40-6. The leading runner in the Redwood Empire now has 1,488 yards and 11 TDs, but his season ended with a broken collar bone suffered in the win.
David Lampkins (Brookside Christian, Stockton): Completed 19 of 40 passes for 370 yds and three TDs, although almost all of that was against second-stringers in a 69-27 loss to Div. V state No. 1 Central Catholic of Modesto. Speedy WR Thomas Quarles caught 10 of those passes for 190 yds and one TD.
Kaulana Lee (Kennedy, Fremont): Rushed for 239 yds on 16 carries in a 61-24 downing of Mission San Jose of Fremont.
Marshawn Lynch (Technical, Oakland): Rushed for 288 yds and four TDs on 37 carries and also scored on a 80-yd punt return as Tech downed Oakland 40-20. Many college scouts consider Lynch to be the top back in Northern California this year, but his numbers so far have been a little on the low side.
Devin Martinez (Cathedral, Los Angeles): Seven was a lucky number for Devin in the Phantoms' 55-0 rout of Torrance Bishop Montgomery (where they probably can't wait for basketball season to start). Martinez scored seven TDs in the one-sided affair and finished with 25 carries for 305 yds. Only two other players in the state this season have scored seven or more TDs in one game.
Anthony Matagi (Los Amigos, Fountain Valley): Matagi rushed 24 times for 227 yds and three TDs as the Lobos held on to defeat Rancho Alamitos of Garden Grove, 23-10.
Philip Mbakogu (Hayward): Recorded 5 1/2 QB sacks as the Farmers plowed through Bishop O'Dowd of Oakland 21-7.
Devonte Merrifield (Western, Anaheim): Made the most of his chances carrying just 11 times for 226 yds and two TDs as Western crushed Magnolia of Anaheim, 55-13.
Damon Morton (J.W. North, Riverside): In one of the most memorable nights so far in his terrific career, Morton netted 263 yds of receiving on eight catches (two for TDs) to lead the nationally-ranked Huskies past Valley View of Moreno Valley, 49-7.
Coulter Mulligan (Redwood, Visalia): Junior quarterback threw for 308 yds and three touchdowns and rushed for another score in leading Redwood to a 38-10 victory over Drake of San Anselmo.
Jared Nelson (Paraclete, Lancaster): It was another big night for Nelson in Paraclete's 34-14 win over Montclair Prep of Van Nuys. He rushed for 238 yds on 23 carries and scored three TDs.
Joe Noel (Lower Lake): Wide receiver had 9 catches for 216 yds with two TDs. He also added a third score on an 80-yd kickoff return as Lower Lake defeated Clear Lake, 38-30.
Sean Norton (Hart, Newhall): Ho hum, another stat star outing for Norton. This one was for five TD passes (as well as completing 15 of 18 passes for 282 yds) as the Indians blanked Burbank Burroughs, 40-0.
Francis Ojukwu (Stockdale, Bakersfield): Broke a school record by scoring six TDs while rushing for 180 yds on 18 carries in a 49-7 triumph over South of Bakersfield.
Rich Owens (Ontario Christian): In just one half of his team's 49-0 romp over Western Christian of Covina, Owens ran wild for 223 yds and scored three TDs.
Matt Parent (St. Paul, Santa Fe Springs): Known mostly for his work as a standout linebacker, Parent showed what he could do on offense with 25 carries for 221 yds and two TDs as the Swordsmen improved to 6-2 (only losses to Long Beach Poly and Santa Margarita) by feating Chaminade of West Hills, 34-14.
Jesse Ramirez (Schurr, Montebello): Junior workhorse continued his recent surge with 43 carries for 236 yds and two TDs as the Spartans downed Alhambra, 27-0.
Zack Rutherford (Amador, Sutter Creek): Zack was one tired back after he toted the rock 43 times for 221 yds and two TDs as Amador beat Linden, 27-13, and improved to 3-0 in the Mother Lode League.
Philip Salazar (Crescenta Valley, La Crescenta): Accounted for 342 yds and five TDs as the Falcons trounced Hoover of Glendale, 48-12, in a Pacific League game. Salazar rushed for 113 yds and three TDs on 11 carries and completed 7 of 12 passes for 229 yds and two more scores.
Matt Saldana (Denair): In a 39-20 Southern League victory over Mariposa, Saldana rushed for 220 yds on 24 carries and scored four TDs.
Garrett Schaad (Maxwell): The 6-2, 190-pound senior linebacker made 26 tackles in a 42-0 win over Greenville. He had 24 in the previous game and now has 118 in nine games. We don't have any state record listings for tackles in a game or season.
Zay Shepherd (Brawley): Recorded his second 300-yd rushing game of the season with 14 carries for 300 yds and five TDs in a 76-22 win over Palo Verde. While all of San Diego County had games postponed last week, some schools in Imperial County (which is also part of the San Diego Section) did play.
Pula Siukituatonga (Ygnacio Valley, Concord): In an effort reported from two weeks ago, Siukituatonga racked up 271 yds rushing on 27 carries and had five TDs in a 39-22 victory vs. Deer Valley of Antioch. Pula also caught three passes for 66 yds in the same game.
Brandon Sloan (Elsinore, Lake Elsinore): Versatile athlete threw a pair of TD passes, ran for one TD and picked off three passes to lead Elsinore over Perris, 31-7. Sloan returned one of his interceptions 25 yds for a TD.
Mitch Smith (St. Monica, Santa Monica): Throwing mostly to Michael Dunn, Smith revved it up for 336 yds and six TDs in St. Monica's 47-6 triumph over St. Anthony. Smith completed 19 of 31 passes.
Jason Steverson (Mt. Eden, Hayward): Rushed for 241 yds and at least one TD on 24 carries in a 40-34 triumph over Moreau Catholic of Hayward.
Sal Tello (Palo Verde): Tello's 33 completions in a 76-22 loss to Brawley is the second most in San Diego Section history. Marian Catholic's Dan Kelley completed 35 against Sweetwater in 1978. Tello finished 33 of 57 for 309 yds and two TDs.
Randy Tresvant (Bassett, La Puente): Maintained his pace as one of the state's leading rushers with 23 carries for 260 yds and three TDs as Bassett defeated La Puente, 26-3.
Chris Washington (Point Arena): Intercepted four passes in a 46-12 triumph over Round Valley of Covelo.
Gerwin Williams (Grant, Sacramento): This 5-9, 213-pound senior rushed for 226 yds and four TDs on 15 carries as Grant shut out Yuba City 49-0. Brent Webber (Sanger): Led his team to its sixth win in the last seven games with 30 carries for 251 yds and four TDs. Sanger downed Mt. Whitney of Visalia, 41-20.
David Xayavong (Florin, Sacramento): The QB rushed for 218 yds and two TDs on 14 carries in a 42-30 loss to Valley of Sacramento. This may be the first player ever listed as a state stat star in more than 10 years with a name that begins with the letter X.