Big performances take on great meaning this time of year. Play bad in the first week of the season you can fix it and come back next week. Play bad this time of year and you are reading the paper seeing who your team would have played if you had not been eliminated. Here is a quick look at players who were not ready to call it a year.
*Seth Smith of Oakland Tech did not have much rust after five weeks on the sidelines nursing a collarbone injury. In his first game back, the senior RB rushed for 259 yards and four TDs in the win over Skyline.
*In the win over Piedmont Miramonte back Gavin Lowery went for a whopping 310 yards leading his squad to the 35-7 victory.
*Marselius Williams had nearly 260 yards running as his Grant team defeated Vintage 39-26.
*Kyle Duffy of Clovis West averaged an astounding twenty-one yards a carry on the way to 195 yards rushing in the win over Centennial of Bakersfield.
*Junior Doug Martin of St. Mary's score five TDs to go with 240 yards rushing in the victory against Modesto.
*Mike Servantes of Hoover had his customary big night all over the field. The QB leads his team in rushing, passing and tackles. In the 1st round win over Bakersfield North, Servantes accounted for nearly 300 yards offense. For good measure he also had two picks on defense.
*Another do it all QB is Nathan Costa of Hilmar. For the season, he has over 3,500 yards of combined offense for the undefeated Yellow jackets. In the win over Amador, Costa rushed for over 200 yards, scored four TDs and had an interception.
Sophomore QB Ebahn Feathers ran for over 200 yards leading Fresno Washington over Roosevelt.
*QB Zach Wheeland of Patterson had nearly 380 yards passing leading his squad to a win over previously undefeated Calaveras.
The matchups for week two of playoffs look interesting and should yield many more game changing performances.