The season continues on as each week has more importance. Big plays and big time players impact the fate of their teams as playoffs approach. Here is a look at some of the top performers this week in northern California.
It was a big weekend for running backs; many went for 200 or more yards. Oakland Tech posted sixty-eight points on Fremont behind the running of RB Jamelle Banks who scored 5 TDs. Another runner with a big night was Alameda's Jonathan Ve'e. Ve'e went for a huge 404 yards in a wild 54-51 game that his team came up on the short side of against Pinole Valley. Emmanuel Sellu had 260 yards as Del Mar defeated San Jose High Academy. Big Charles Smith, 6'1 220 pounds, punished tacklers for 241 yards in his teams win over Hoover. El Diamante runner Wayne Jones had 201 yards to keep his team undefeated as they won over Hanford West. Joe Allen, RB of Elk Grove, completed a rare football trifecta by running for a touchdown, throwing for a touchdown and catching a touchdown pass as his team defeated Folsom 48 to 14.
RBs were not the only ones going big this weekend. QB Chris Bodishbaugh of Los Medanos threw five touchdown passes as his team came back to win over Laney 45 to 44. Evergreen Valley QB, Quentin Scott, a Junior, rushed for 115 yards and threw three touchdown passes. WR Ryan Kanzaki had seven catches for an average of twenty yards a catch as his Westmont team defeated Santa Teresa.
The biggest performance of the week may not have been turned in by an individual but rather a unit. The defensive unit of Union Mine did something no other team has done all year, contain Cordova RB James Montgomery. Washington bound Montgomery, a regular in the Northern California Report, has been on a tear all season, posting numerous 200 yard games. Union Mine held him to a good, but not great, 150 yards as they defeated the Lancers.
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