Single Game State Stat Stars

When is six rushing touchdowns not enough to help a team win? That was the situation in Torrance last weekend. Also read about a pair of brothers who led their Calexico team to victory in this week's top individual performances.

(Games of Sept 12-14)


Most Rushing Yards

287 -- Damian Bryant, Palisades (Pacific Palisades) vs. Cleveland (Reseda). Carried 40 times for three TDs in a 28-14 win.

272 -- Chauncey Washington, South (Torrance) vs. West (Torrance). Scored a whopping six TDs on 26 carries but even that wasn't enough as West won 56-39.

269 -- Brandon Anthony, El Camino (Oceanside) vs. Mira Mesa (San Diego). The 5-5 speedster was magnificent in winning the duel with MM's Reggie Ross as he amassed 269 yards on 22 carries and scored three touchdowns. El Camino rolled to a 53-18 victory. He also converted a tipped pass into a 63 yard reception to account for a fourth touchdown. 

258 -- Reggie Bush, Helix (La Mesa) vs. Fallbrook. All-American bounced back from sub-par outing vs. Oceanside on 18 carries and scored three TDs.

255 -- Jesse Lopez, Vincent Memorial (Calexico) vs. Palo Verde (Blythe). Carried 17 times and scored two TDs on runs of 97 and 30 yards. He also found his brother Juan on a 68 yard TD pass. Together the Lopez brothers led Vincent Memorial to a season opening 25-13 victory.

250 -- Darial Marshall, Golden Valley (Merced) vs. Rio Americano (Sacramento). Also rushed for three TDs in 35-14 win.

246 -- Ean Forrest, Wheatland vs. East Nicolaus. In a 45-15 win, this Forrest ran like Forrest Gump on just 11 carries. Also scored four TDs.

246 -- Jason Relyea, Poway vs. Ramona. Senior running back piled up yardage on 36 carries and scored four TDs in the Titans' 48-8 victory.

240 -- Eric Wright, Riordan (S.F.) vs. Vintage (Napa). Well-known college recruit as a DB carried just 10 times and scored four TDs before going out early in third quarter with a cramp in a 27-21 win.

236 -- Tom Cleveland, West (Torrance) vs. South (Torrance). Countered Chauncey Washington's six rushing TDs with four of his own in 56-39 win.

234 -- Tyson Neworth, Laytonville vs. Mendocino. Also scored four TDs on 19 carries as the former soccer player led team to 39-30 victory.

230 -- Chad Collins, Kingsburg vs. Washington Union. Chad churned em out on 25 carries and scored four TDs in 42-26 win.

229 -- James Gayle, Bret Harte (Altaville) vs. Livingston.  Led the Bullfrogs to a 26-9 triumph on 21 carries. Also scored two TDs.

223 -- Aaron Ware, Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) vs. Calvary Chapel (Santa Ana). Soph sensation carried 11 times and scored three TDs as the Lions "roared" 63-21.

222 -- Gerald Williams, Bloomington vs. Colton. Scored three TDs on 17 carries in a 40-14 blowout as coach Don Markham returns with a win over school he once coached in 1980s.

220 -- Jody Adewale, Roosevelt (L.A.) vs. Salesian (L.A.). Also scored three TDs on just 11 carries in a 48-0 shutout.


251 -- Brian Harbin, Saddleback Valley Christian (San Juan Capistrano) vs. Liberty Christian (Huntington Beach). Scored five TDs on 19 carries in leading his

team to a 37-14 victory.


Most Passing Yards

418 -- Richard Irvin, Muir (Pasadena) vs. Damien (La Verne). The senior transfer from Harvard-Westlake completed an enormous 39 of 52 passes for three TDs

but even that wasn't enough as Damien won 46-29. Irvin is the latest protoge of QB guru Steve Clarkson, who had David Koral of Palisades most recently.

369 -- Tyler Reitz, St. Monica (Santa Monica) vs. University (L.A.). Aired it out for 25 completions in 37 attempts for five TDS in a 42-22 triumph.

338 -- Dejuan Jones, Mt. Whitney (Visalia) vs. Monache (Porterville). D.J. lit it up in 39-14 win by going 12 of 18 and had three TDs.

326 -- Kyle Wright, Monte Vista (Danville) vs. Antioch.The 6-4 200 pounder, who last week committed to Miami U., completed 21 of 34 passes for five TDs in a 47-33 win.

321 -- Ryan Lombardi, Birmigham (Van Nuys) vs. Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks). Completed 17 of 27 but Notre Dame prevailed 24-20 in a matchup involving two of the top teams in the San Fernando Valley.

316 -- C.J. Blanc, Enterprise (Redding) vs. West Valley (Cottonwood). Blanc became only the fourth ever from the Northern Section to have back-to-back 300-yard outings. This one came on 11 of 17 passing in a 42-19 win.

310 -- Narciso Diaz, Franklin (L.A.) vs. South Gate. Carrying on a tradition of passing at the school, Diaz completed 28 of 45 for three TDs in a 43-7 romp.

301 -- Brandon Tatascoiore, Golden Sierra (Garden Valley) vs. Lincoln. Despite his 18-of-29, three-TD effort, Lincoln won 41-28.

294 -- Naquan Walker, San Pedro vs. Jordan (L.A.). His 15 of 19 passing for two TDs paced the Pirates to a 38-18 victory.

289 -- Matt Engle, El Segundo vs. Mary Star (San Pedro). Stat star from last year passed for five TDs and ran in another while completing 15 of 20 in leading

"Gundo" to a 42-14 win.

286 -- Eddie Miller, Venice vs. Narbonne (Harbor City). Another stat star from last season, Easy Eddie completed 11 of 17 passes in a 36-27 loss.

280 -- Tommy Grady, Edison (Huntington Beach) vs. San Clemente. Highly regarded QB couldn't do it alone, though, as he was sacked seven times in a 13-10 loss.

273 -- Mike Beach, Fremont (L.A.) vs. Hamiton (L.A.). Yet another L.A. City Section air show saw Beach complete 12 of 19 for four TDs in a 55-0 rout. The win was obviously a "day at the beach."



10 -- Brandon Powers, Franklin (L.A.) vs. South Gate. Also had 162 yards and three TD catches as Franklin downed South Gate 43-7.

9 -- Kale Turner, Monte Vista (Danville) vs. Antioch. Caught nine of Kyle Wright's passes for 132 yards in 47-33 win.


Receiving Yards

288 -- John Taylor, Mt. Whitney (Visalia) vs. Monache (Porterville). Resembled John Taylor of the 49ers in 39-14 win with the second-highest total in Central Section history. Taylor caught six passes and had three TDs.

255 -- Justin Werness, Gridley vs. Oroville. In a 39-21 loss, Werness gobbled up huge yardage on eight catches. It's now No. 4 on the all-time Northern Section list.

228 -- Heath Colvin, Riverdale vs. Coast Union (Cambria). In 26-20 win, Heath was sweet on a eight catches, including state record-tying 99-yard TD from QB Jon Cantieri.

192 -- Mike Singleton, Christian (El Cajon) vs. Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach). The 5-11 wideout was more than Santa Fe could handle as he also caught nine passes, two that went for TDs, in 25-21 win.

185 -- Antoine Giddens, Venice vs. Narbonne (Harbor City). Made the most of his six receptions in helping the aptly named Gondoliers to a 36-27 victory.



Adam Bishop (Rancho Cotate, Rohnert Park) -- His four sacks helped shut out Eureka 10-0.

Adam Ivor (Sonoma Valley, Sonoma) -- Had three sacks and a fumble recovery that helped immensely in a 17-15 win over San Marin of Novato, a team which was unbeaten last year.

Danny Sullivan (Oakmont, Roseville) -- Had an impressive 15 tackles and four sacks in definitely leading his team to a 7-6 nail-biter over Foothill of Sacramento.



Jason Dean (Vanden, Travis AFB) -- Carried 25 times for 155 yards and two TDs, caught five passes for 138 yards and one TD and had interception on defense in 34-22 win vs. California of San Ramon.

Sam Fisher (Fresno Christian) -- Completed 12 of 27 passes for 190 yards and two TDs and also rushed for 166 yards and one TD on 19 carries as Fresno Christian won 23-0 over Farmersville.

Andrew Larson (Laguna Hills) -- Kicked field goals of 43, 25, 44 yards and caught a 22-yard TD pass as the Hawks belted Nogales of La Puente 31-7.


TD Passes

5 -- Carlos Saavedra, Marysville vs. Durham. Had TD passes of 37, 10, 5, 59 and 69 yards in a 53-6 rout.

5 -- Kyle Wright, Monte Vista (Danville) vs. Antioch.  Standouts Sam DeSa and Kale Turner were on the receiving end.


Note: Nelson Tennis primarily compiled this report with assistance from Harold Abend (San Diego), Bob Barnett (Fresno) and Kevin Askeland (Willows).






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