Northern California Report

Year End Edition

One of the great things about doing the Northern California Report was checking in with players, coaches and fans to look at some of the great performers in the region.  As we followed players for the report certain names started to crop up consistently throughout the report.  Here is a look at some of these players, many of whom we will get to see in the near future playing on Saturday and maybe even a couple who we will get to see play on Sunday.



*One player who was a fixture in the report was Cordova RB James Montgomery.  Although Montgomery's Lancers did not make playoffs, he managed a whopping 2,183 yards rushing.  His monster game came against Oak Ridge when Montgomery went for over 450 yards and five TDs.  Next season Montgomery will apply his skills for the Washington State.


*Another RB who was a staple in the report was Louis Arnold.  Like Montgomery, Arnold ran into that rare 400 yard zone in a win over Moreau Catholic earlier in the season.


*For next season keep and eye out for Brandon Rutley of Alhambra.  This year Rutley burst onto the scene with nearly 2,000 yards rushing and twenty-five TDs.  With 4.4 speed look for Rutley to emerge as one of the regions top backs next year.


*Three quarterbacks who were the kings of the monster stat line were Emmanuel Lewis of Tulare and Mike Servantes of Hoover and Nathan Costa of Hilmar.  In the first two rounds of the playoffs Lewis scored eleven touchdowns in wins over Hanford and Ridgeview. Oregon bound Costa had numerous games where he finished with nearly 500 yards total offense and for the season he posted nearly 4,000 yards of offense.  Maybe the most complete stat line belongs to Servantes.  The QB led his team in passing, rushing and tackles.  Throw in three picks and two fumbles recovered on defense and I think he earned his varsity letter.


*Speaking of stats from all over the place Nick Huppe of Del Oro did it all in leading his team to the Section Title.  Three times in crucial games Huppe rushed for over 200 yards, he scored twenty-two TDs, kicked extra points and field goals and saw his defensive responsibilities expand throughout the year.


This is a great group of players who deserve all the recognition they receive. There are many others from all over Northern California who also deserve recognition but these are just a few who consistently made the report.  Thanks for your support this season.

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