The last couple of weeks we have gotten to know some new players from around Northern California but as the dust settles some familiar names are emerging in this week's report.
Utah coach Kyle Whittingham had to be smiling as Foothill QB and Utah commit Tony Smith was big hitting on over 90% of his passes for nearly twenty yards a completion as his team defeated Skyline 40-7. Another QB going big this weekend was Tulare Union's Emmanuel Lewis whose team is now 3-0. Lewis has averaged over 370 yards passing in the past two weeks and has racked up eleven TDs.
For these QBs to be successful someone has to catch the ball. For Lewis it was his teammate receiver Beau Riportella who had eight grabs. Matt Kiel of San Lorenzo Valley had four TD grabs in a big 41-40 win over Gilroy. Three of Kiel's touchdown receptions were for over thirty yards as he got behind the Gilroy secondary all night. Boise State commit Ben Chandler TE/LB of Del Oro averaged close to thirty yards per catch in the Golden Eagles' win over St. Mary's.
Here are some runners that had great games. Washington commit James Montgomery rushed for over 250 yards as the Lancers defeated Bella Vista. De La Salle's RB Tim Maupin averaged over fifteen yards a carry as De La Salle defeated Archbishop Mitty 35-21. Tyrone McGraw had 213 yards on the way to a Riordan victory over Santa Teresa. Jake McCarty averaged thirteen yards a carry leading Arcata over Brookings. Junior Curtis Shaw had 240 yards propelling Lincoln to a win over Sheldon.
Player To Watch:
Kent Craig of Sacramento High at 6'4 215 has great size for a wide receiver yet the toughness to play DE. Currently has over twenty tackles on the season and two sacks.
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