STATE STAT STARS OF THE WEEK

He's just a sophomore, but that didn't stop Norco High's Toby Gerhart from rampaging for more than 700 yards rushing within one crazy three-day period last weekend. Claremont's Jamal Floyd also has a 400-yard rushing game, while others written up include players from Orland, La Jolla, San Luis Obispo and Tracy.

Ryan Allen (Capital Christian, Sacramento): Completed 25 of 49 passes for 282 yds and three TDs in a 27-21 loss to San Juan of Citrus Heights. The 6-3, 210-pound junior was recruited from the baseball team because of his throwing arm.

Mike Anderson (Woodbridge, Irvine): Anderson completed 20 of 35 passes for 329 yds and two scores but it wasn't enough as the Warriors fell to Foothill of Tustin, 45-17.

Lalo Banales (Tracy): Scored the winning TD on a six-yd run in the fourth quarter and wound up with 36 carries for 226 yds as the Bulldogs beat Lodi, 21-6, in a San Joaquin Athletic Association matchup.

Phil Barna (Oakmont, Roseville): Completed 13 of 16 passes for 280 yds and a TD as the Vikings downed Mesa Verde of Citrus Heights 36-21.

Jordan Baudendistel (Folsom): Ran for 248 yds and two TDs on 22 carries as the Bulldogs downed Valley of Sacramento 40-6.

Matt Bicocca (Calaveras, San Andreas): Kicked a 36-yd field goal with five seconds left to give the Redskins a key 32-29 win over Amador of Sutter Creek. It was Bicocca's fourth field goal of the game and prompted Amador coach Steve Goggans to tell the Stockton Record: "They got that Bicocca kid that can kick the crap out of the ball. That's the story."

Alfredo Castaneda (Bell Gardens): Cooked up a sweet game for his team in a crazy 47-46 triumph over San Gabriel. Castaneda's four-yd TD run with 23 seconds left helped pull out the win and capped a night in which he ran for 318 yds on 27 carries and scored five TDs. Bell Gardens had an 0-4-1 nonleague record, but has now won three league games and could be in the upcoming Southern Section Div. VII playoffs.

Johnny Coronado (Firebaugh): Had the best outing from anybody in the Central Section last week with 33 carries for 294 yds and four TDs as Firebaugh burned Mendota, 55-14.

Joey DeJonge (Duarte): Delighted his team's fans with 28 carries for 325 yds and six TDs in a 52-27 triumph over Azusa.

Anthony Dickson (Grant, Van Nuys): Dickson went long distance for his team in a 40-27 victory vs. Canoga Park. Rushing TDs of 87, 41 and 165 yds helped him finish with 272 yds on just 13 carries. Dickson also scored on a 34-yd reception.

Michael Dunn (St. Monica, Santa Monica): Kept up his torrid receiving pace with 11 catches for 171 yds and two TDs in a 27-12 loss to Mary Star of San Pedro.

Heliki Fifita (Morningside, Inglewood): Powerful back thundered for 212 yds and scored three TDs as the Monarchs crushed Torrance, 72-27. Morningside finished with 588 total yds.

Jamal Floyd (Claremont): The end of the regular season is going very well for Jamal. The highly-touted college prospect poured it on with a career-best 427 yds rushing on 29 carries and scored five TDs in Claremont's 59-7 rout of Los Osos. Floyd's total was upgraded to 427 yds after coaches made a careful review of the game film and turned it in to the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. The newspaper reported it as a new Inland Valley single game record. It was one of two 400-yd games in the state last week, but one of just seven so far this season.

Toby Gerhart (Norco): Toby may have set an all-time football record for most rushing yards in a three-day period. First, in a 31-28 win by the Cougars over Centennial of Corona on Friday of last week, Gerhart stuck it in high gear for 324 yds on 37 carries and scored three TDs. Then on Monday in a makeup game from the week before, Gerhart was even better with 32 carries for 426 yds and four TDs in a 35-21 triumph vs. Santiago of Corona. The only hangup is that one newspaper had Gerhart with 403 yds against Santiago, not 426. Either way, that's more than 700 yds rushing in just three days and Toby ran it 69 times. He's just a sophomore and there's probably isn't a sophomore in America who is as sore. The two wins also gave Norco the Mountain View League championship.

Oscar Gonzalez (Bell): Netted 352 yds passing and five TDs on 20 completions in 29 attempts in team's 43-15 win vs. Huntington Park.

Mick Graziano (Campolindo, Moraga): The junior tossed five TD passes, completing 15 of 18 for 279 yds, as Campo downed College Park of Pleasant Hill, 46-25.

Deandre Green (De Anza, Richmond): The 6-3, 175-pound senior caught just five passes but for 183 yds and three TDs of 31, 40 and 45 yds as De Anza downed Hercules 40-25.

Arkelon Hall (Edison, Fresno): Led the state-ranked Tigers over McLane of Fresno, 49-0, by completing 16 of 26 passes for 287 yds and five TDs. The junior standout went mostly to senior Brandon Breazell, who had eight catches for 163 yds and two TDs. Hall now has 29 TD passes for the season.

Griffin Halpern (La Jolla): Field goals of 47 and 48 yards made the difference in a 26-22 win over Point Loma.

Jeff Hess (Sonora): Warmed up for this week's showdown against Oakdale by completing 13 of 24 passes for 324 yds and three TDs in a 51-37 victory over Buhach Colony of Atwater. Nick Baker of the Wildcats had eight catches for 199 yds and all three scores.

Dane Hodgson (San Luis Obispo): A state track meet finalist last June in the 400-meter dash, Hodgson used his speed to score on runs of 37 and 15 yds during SLO's 33-8 victory over Righetti of Santa Maria. The senior QB also used his arm to complete 15 of 21 passes for 210 yds and three other scores. The Tigers improved to 7-1 heading into this week's showdown vs. 8-1 Arroyo Grande.

Andre Ingram (Branham, San Jose): Carried 23 times for 258 yds and three TDs in a 33-6 triumph over Hill of San Jose.

Armond Jackson (Jesuit, Carmichael): In a 47-27 victory over Florin of Sacramento, the 6-0, 195-pound senior rushed for 277 yds and two TDs on 12 carries.

Jeff Johnson (St. Mary's, Stockton): Senior standout had his best game of the season with 27 carries for 210 yds and two TDs as the Rams beat Stagg of Stockton, 28-0, and seem ready to face unbeaten Lincoln.

Toke Kefu (San Mateo): Carried 26 times for 247 yds and three TDs but even that wasn't enough as Aragon of San Mateo came from behind for a 31-27 win.

Ryan Kelley (Serra, Gardena): Tallied five TDs and racked up 205 rushing yds on 22 carries as the Cavaliers beat St. Bernard of Playa del Rey, 37-12.

Tony Lopez (Hill, San Jose): In a 33-6 loss to Branham of San Jose, Lopez caught 13 passes for 186 yds and a TD.

Matt Lorana (Scripps Ranch, San Diego): The Scripps Ranch passing game is becoming more consistent and productive, but the Falcons still fell short in a 40-37 loss to Patrick Henry. Lorana finished 15 of 30 for 297 yds and one TD.

Marshawn Lynch (Technical, Oakland): Rushed for 245 yds and two TDs in leading Tech past Fremont of Oakland 41-6.

Anthony Matagi (Los Amigos, Fountain Valley): Standout running back had his biggest game to date rushing 22 times for 275 yds and four TDs as the Lobos destroyed Garden Grove, 49-7.

Chase Matousek (Orland): Chased down ball carriers for 22 tackles although Lassen of Susanville won the game, 47-20. He's a senior LB at 6-1, 217.

LeAndre Matthews (East Bakersfield): Became the first running back in Central Section history to rush for 2,000 yards in a regular season after another big outing in the Blades' 56-35 win over Highland of Bakersfield. Matthews rushed for 280 yds on 30 carries and scored four TDs. He now has 2,051 yds overall in 10 games.

Stephen Mercier (Santa Clarita Christian): In an eight-man game with state ranking implications, Mercier led SCC past Viewpoint of Calabasas, 58-42, by rushing for 247 yds on 19 carries and scoring four TDs.

Louis Montano (Canyon, Canyon Country): Set school records for TDs in a game and for a season after scoring six TDs to lead the Cowboys past Burroughs of Burbank, 44-7. Montano, who now has 25 TDs in nine games, scored on four short runs, a TD catch and on the return of a blocked field goal.

Skyler Moore (Montclair): Ranked among the state receiving leaders all year, Moore remained sticky-fingered in a 48-12 triumph vs. Colony of Ontario with 10 catches for 155 yds and one TD.

Jared Nelson (Paraclete, Lancaster): Keyed the Spirits past Kilpatrick of Malibu, 48-28, with another major outing. This time, Nelson carried 21 times for 248 yds and five TDs.

Eric Orozco (King City): Rushed for 216 yds and a TD on 23 carries in a 20-14 triumph over Greenfield.

Brandon Paris (Piedmont): The 6-3, 210-pound senior blasted his way for 265 yds and three TDs on 34 carries in a 22-14 victory over Swett of Crockett.

Chris Patino (Wilson, Los Angeles): Completed 31 passes in 53 attempts for 298 yds and two TDs, but the Mules lost, 42-34, to Los Angeles. Patino also scored three TDs, including one with 31 seconds left. The game was called at that point, however, due to the L.A. City Section's sundown rule.

Austin Perkins (Orange Glen, Escondido): Orange Glen's go-to wideout can't do it alone in a 42-20 loss to Escondido. Perkins wound up with 11 catches for 147 yds and one TD.

A.J. Reid (Harker, San Jose): Rushed for 292 yds and a TD on 30 carries in filling in at QB but also threw four interceptions in a 28-6 loss to Sacred Heart Prep of Atherton.

Charles Roberson (Skyline, Oakland): Tossed five more TD passes as Skyline rolled over Castlemont of Oakland, 63-6. For the season, he now has 25 TD passes.

Brandon Roesler (Granada, Livermore): Passed for 335 yds and two TDs as Granada defeated Irvington of Fremont, 33-22. The 6-1, 190-pound senior completed 16 of 23 passes.

Phillip Salazar (Crescenta Valley, La Crescenta): Sparked the Falcon offense to 522 yds as they swamped Pasadena, 48-28. Salazar completed 10 of 22 passes for 222 yds and two TDs and also rushed for 172 yds and four scores.

Matt Sattler (El Camino Real, Woodland Hills): Sattler rattled Cleveland of Reseda's defense for 224 yds on 18 carries and scored three times as his team beat the Cavaliers, 32-12.

Jesse Slot (Cloverdale): The Eagles used their Slot back on 23 carries for 205 yds with five TDs in a 48-6 victory over Lower Lake.

Ryan Smith (Center, Antelope): The 6-2, 160-pound senior WR caught nine passes for 196 yds and two TDs in a 27-6 win over Dixon.

Ronnie Steele (Chaparral, Temecula): Steele was solid with 26 carries for 224 yds and three TDs, including one on a 80-yd scamper, as Chaparral beat Murrieta Valley, 51-27.

Matt Stoner (La Canada): Did his best to break a 28-28 tie vs. South Pasadena, but the score stood at the final gun. Stoner passed for 344 yds and three TDs with two of the TDs going to John Young.

Aaron Straiten (Antioch): Caught eight pases for 182 yds and three TDs of 31, 54 and 59 yds in a 28-21 win over Deer Valley of Antioch.

Corey Strickland (Armijo, Fairfield): Recorded his fourth 200-yd rushing game of the season with 224 yds and two TDs on 27 carries as Armijo shut out Wood of Vacaville 20-0.

Sammy Stroughter (Granite Bay): Scored five TDs, three rushing on five carries and two on three pass receptions as the Grizzlies rocked Rocklin 48-19. He's a 5-11, 180-pound senior FB.

Rylon Thomas (Valencia, Placentia): Thomas was a workhorse, carrying the rock 43 times for 269 yards and one TD as Valencia won a tight one over Kennedy of La Palma, 21-14.

Brad Walker (Foothill, Tustin): Walker caught eight passes for 218 yds and two TDs as the Knights rolled over Woodbridge of Irvine, 45-17.

Evan Williams (Vacaville): As the Bulldogs dfeated Vintage of Napa, 31-28, the junior rushed for 253 yds and two TDs, including one of 98 yds, on 22 carries.


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