Here we are in the heart of the playoffs, so here is a quick look at some of the regions top performers as they fought to get their squads to the next round.
*The playoffs have seen De La Salle's sophomore QB Mike MacGillvray grow up. The past three weeks he has completed 64% of his passes. More importantly the last two weeks in wins against Logan and Foothills, MacGillvray is throwing for 187 yards a game.
*The Tulare duo of QB Emmanuel Lewis and WR Barry Wilson was nearly impossible for Hanford to stop. Lewis had a hand in every Tulare TD, passing for five and running for another. Four of the TD tosses went to Wilson who had 267 yards receiving in the win over Hanford.
*San Benito QB Karson Klauer put together five touchdowns in the 39-6 win over Independence. Klauer had 240 yards total offense.
*When people talk about wide receiver and Bullard High School the talk naturally turns to Anthony McCoy. At 6'4 and 235 pounds, McCoy is receiving heavy D1 interest. On the field, McCoy often receives the interest of the entire defense. This past weekend fellow Bullard receiver Paul Jaime took advantage of this, torching Liberty for three TDs and over 230 receiving yards on the way to a 42-21 win.
*Safety Caleb King of El Diamante had three picks in the win over Arvin. On his third pick of the night King took it forty yards for a score.
This deep in the playoffs sets up some great games so keep an eye out and here are some players to watch for. Dual threat QB Jordan Casas will need to have a big game as his 10-2 Palma squad takes on Valley Christian. On the season, Valley Christian is giving up less than ten points a game. Another QB who will need to put up a big performance, will be Pernell Cordier of San Leandro. This weekend he completed 90% of his passes for over 215 yards and three TDs in the win over Monte Vista. This week he faces a tough De La Salle D. If you like defense, the game for you is Del Oro versus Rocklin. When these two met earlier this season Del Oro pulled it out 7 to 0 giving Rocklin their only loss of the season. The Rocklin D gives up eight points a game while Del Oro gives up ten points a game.
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