Southern Section Report

A look at the season thus far

Southern Section Report


In an effort to continue to bring the best high school football coverage in the state, will have weekly "Section" reports.  These reports will focus in on teams and individual players within that section that are deserving of some recognition.  We kick things off with the Southern Section.


Everything in the game of football everything is on hold until the quarterback says "go".  So we lead off this report by taking a look at the top signal callers so far this season.  Leading the Section in passing yards is Ridgecrest Burroughs QB David LaFromboise.  Lafromboise has completed 88 of 139 passes for 1000 yards and 10 scores.  The recipient of most of those passes has been stud receiver Hayo Carpenter.  Carpenter had a marvelous junior season and is following that up with a tremendous senior season as well.  To this point Carpenter has hauled in 40 catches for 566 yards and 9 TD's.  The best part of Carpenter's game is that he shows up in big games.  Carpenter had 160 and 173 yards against two of California's top programs in St. Bonaventure and Canyon High. 


Over at Valencia High recent Mississippi commit Michael Herrick is off to a great season.  To this point Herrick is 51-82 for 952 yards and 5 scores.  Not to mention the fact that he has led his team to a 2-0 start.  Scott Sanders from Palm Springs has his team primed for a playoff run this season, Sanders is racking up some very impressive numbers thus far, 51-73 887 yards 10 TD's.  Lastly, Ventura's Lee Mondol is making his presence felt leading his team to a 2-0 start on the year.  Mondol is 57-99 788 yards and 8 scores.  Look for Mondol to catch on with some lucky school after this season.


If QB's are having a great season, chances are so are the wideouts.  So far this season, Mondol's favorite target has been speedy Robby Leith.  Leith thus far has caught 13 balls for 352 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Not to be out done is Tesoro High receiver Scott McKnight.  The talented playmaker is averaging 16.4 yards a catch on 23 receptions.  McKnight had a huge game against Laguna Hills with 240 yards. 


RB Duke Greer, is off to a tremendous season.  The little running back is already up over the 500 yard mark this early in the season.  Greer, 59 carries for 563 yards 3 TD's, had a monster game with 270 yards on the ground in a 41-0 win over Fullerton.  Jeremy Avery from Bellflower is right on Greer's heels for the rushing crown.  Avery has totaled 559 yards on 69 carries and reached pay dirt 8 times.  His best game at this point has been a 255 yard night against Cypress.  Finally, Esperanza runner Rocky Taloa, might make a case for himself winning the rushing title.  Taloa running behind big time recruit Joe Hawley has racked up 649 yards on the ground and 6 scores, including 290 yards against South Hills.


On the defensive side of the ball, Lompoc linebacker Zac Greco at this point is leading the section in tackles with 86 on the season.  Matt Burgmer from Corona Del Mar is tops in sacks with 10 to this point.  But, Akeem Ayers from Verbum Dei and Devin Johnson of Rancho Cucamonga are right on his tail with 8 of their own. 


Football season is in full swing.  Get out and support this fine young men and high quality coaches. 


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