STATE STAT STARS OF THE WEEK

Among those spotlighted are a running back who had 480 yards rushing, a quarterback who had 451 yards passing and a receiver who was simply Dynamite.

(Games of Sept. 26-28)

Suni Ali (Laguna Creek, Elk Grove) - - Had three sacks and three pass deflections as "The Creek" rocked Rocklin, 22-0.

Tino Amancio (Kaiser, Fontana) -- In a 34-3 win by the Div. III state No. 1 Kats over Rialto, Tino was on target four times on field goal attempts. One of them was good from 49 yards out.

 Kyle Barker (Foothill, Pleasanton) -- The junior hit on 27 of 48 passes ior 372 yards in a wild come-from-behind 32-32 tie vs. Skyline of Oakland. Joey Munn, another standout junior for the Falcons, had 11 catches for 148 yards, including five catches in the final game-tying drive.

Evan Bridewell (Piner, Santa Rosa) -- Returning stat star from last year again showed his accuracy by completing 23 of 29 passes for 261 yards in 26-21 win over El Molino of Forrestville. Bridewell was 14-of-14 in the second half alone.

Brenton Crossen (Valley Christian, Cerritos) -- Brenton crossed into the end zone five times and rushed for 119 yards on 18 carries in 54-0 demolition of Duarte.

Armon De'Launey (Culver City) -- Returned pass interceptions 40 and 60 yards to TDs and rushed for TDs of two and 15 yards in a 42-6 romp past Hamilton of Los Angeles.

Narciso Diaz (Franklin, Los Angeles) - - Passed for three TDs on 22 completions in 43 attempts, but it wasn't enough as Gardena won, 35-24, due partly to three interceptions and eight sacks.

Jason Donald (Buchanan, Clovis) - - All-around athlete who's a standout in baseball kicked field goals of 44 and 37 yards in the Bears' 6-3 win over Edison of Fresno and now has six made field goals for the season.

Eric Durso (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley) -- Passed for two TDs and 263 yards vs. Bishop's of La Jolla in 21-20 loss. This is the school's first year of 11-man football after moving up from eight-man.

Matt Engle (El Segundo) -- Aired it out for 451 yards and five TDs on 25 completions in 30 attempts as the Eagles cruised by West of Torrance, 51-28.

Andrew Frisbie (Lowell, San Francisco) -- In a game against Sacred Heart Prep of Atherton, Frisbie was the one doing the tossing as he scored six TDs and rushed for 225 yards on 26 carries. Lowell won, 53-28, and improved to 3-1.

Alex Garfio (Buena, Ventura) - - His five TDs and 345 yards rushing on 30 carries resulted in a 54-28 win vs. Newbury Park. Garfio also went over 2,000 yards rushing for his career.

Jonathan Granger (Charter Oak, Covina) -- His 47, 30, and 27 yard field goals were critical in a big 19-14 win over Damien of La Verne.

Pat Harrigan (Huntington Beach) -- In a 36-7 victory vs. Capistrano Valley of Mission Viejo, Harrigan piled up 306 yards rushing and reached the promised land three times.

James Harris (Oakmont, Roseville) -- Made a name for himself by hauling in 10 catches for 281 yards and four TDs even though Oakmont dropped a 55-42 game to Amador of Sutter Creek.

David Heller (Pacifica, Garden Grove) -- Set school rushing record with 238 yards on 30 carries and scored twice as the Mariners downed Kennedy of La Palma, 21-14. Luis Herrera (Delano) -- Led Delano to its first win of the season in a 21-0 triumph over Highland of Bakersfield with four interceptions, one of which he returned 95 yards for a score.

Richard Irvin (Muir, Pasadena) -- Completed 28 of 47 passes for 327 yards in a 38-6 loss to Loyola of Los Angeles that gave the Cubs some good pass defense experience.

Terrell Jackson (Centennial, Corona) -- Super junior did it all for the Huskies in their 42-13 win over Clovis West of Fresno. He carried 32 times for 330 yards and scored six TDs. Four of Jackson's TDs were on runs of 18, 3, 49 and 15 yards. He added two TDs on receptions of 38 and 12 yards.

Leon Jackson (Poly, Long Beach) -- Leon continues to look for Derrick Jones on deep routes, which is one reason why he was 10 of 18 for 295 yards and four TDs in the Jackrabbits' 34-20 win vs. Narbonne of Harbor City.

Cliff Mason (Valley, Santa Ana) -- Led Valley over Saddleback in annual rivalry game, 34-13, with three rushing TDs and 251 rushing yards.

Leandre Matthews (East Bakersfield) -- Came up big with 37 carries for 306 yards, including a 77-yard TD, but it wasn't enough as the Blades lost, 41-20, to West of Bakersfield.

Layton Matthews (Twentynine Palms) -- Also known as Dynamite Matthews, this senior was certainly explosive with 206 yards receiving vs. Yucca Valley. Matthews also had three TDs on hin nine catches as Twentynine scored 39 while Yucca got 6.

 Brandon McGill (Templeton) -- How can you score six TDs and only carry the ball five times? For McGill, it was four TDs on runs of 3, 52, 60 and 54 yards, another scored on a 63-yard reception and yet another on a 90-yard kickoff return. McGill's big night came in Templeton's 77-7 win over Coast Union of Cambria.

Ryan Mole (Righetti, Santa Maria) -- This Mole dug deep for six touchdowns even though he only carried 10 times for 108 yards. It all happened in a 42-18 win over Morro Bay that further established Righetti as a team to watch on the Gold Coast this season.

Daniel Morales (La Habra) -- Found targets on 16 of 28 passes for 327 yards and four TDs as the Highlands romped past California of Whittier, 41-6.

Jared Nelson (Paraclete, Lancaster) -- In the Scorpions' 28th straight win, by 56-7 over Rosamond, Jared scored six TDs and rushed for 168 yards on 15 carries.

Nathan Nelson (Brookside Christian, Stockton) -- In a 55-26 loss to Biggs, Nelson was a bright spot for the Knights with 26 carries for 262 yards and three TDs.

Sean Norton (Hart, Newhall) -- Yet another passing whiz at "Quarterback High," Norton tossed two TD passes and had 312 yards through the air as the Indians beat Westlake of Westlake Village, 38-13.

Buck Otterson (Elk Creek) -- Buck ran like a bronco with 26 carries for 281 yards and three TDs as his team downed Champion, 46-14.

 Zach Owens (Roosevelt, Los Angeles) -- Paced Roosevelt to a 50-23 2in over Belmont with 23 carries for 303 yards and three TDs.

Jeff Patton (Sonora, La Habra) -- The quarterback/kicker/punter accounted for all of his team's points in a 25-15 win over Anaheim with 259 yards total offense and blocked a punt on defense.

Tim Plough (Ramona) -- Plough was in the flow as he completed 19 of 32 passes for 333 yards and two TD's in his team's 41-19 victory over Mt. Carmel of San Diego.

 Adam Richter (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) -- Subbing for the injured Aaron Ware, Richter carried 29 times for 265 yards and two TDs in a 41-7 win over Canoga Park.

Aziz Sayigh (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) -- Pass catching whiz latched on to nine passes, two for TDs, and had 209 yards receiving in 53-28 loss to Lowell of San Francisco.

 Chris Seals (Bishop Amat, La Puente) -- Taking up where Donnie McCleskey left off last season, Seals racked up 254 yards rushing on 32 carries as the Lancers improved to 3-0 with a wild 37-36 triumph over A.B. Miller of Fontana.

Cameron Shannon (Rio Americano, Sacramento) -- Had two TDs and 234 yards on 14 rushing attempts as Rio did the samba all over Mira Loma of Sacramento, 42-7.

Tejon Sorrell (Vacaville Christian) -- Is Solano County suddenly the happenin' place for prolific single game rushing totals? One year after Dallas Bernstine from Bethel of Vallejo had a NorCal record of 555 yards in one game, Sorrell did his best to top it. The running back carried 29 times for a whopping 480 yards and scored all seven of his team's touchdowns in a 48-30 victory over Laytonville. Sorrell's 480 yards is No. 6 on the all-time state list and No. 2 for NorCal. The state record of 619 yards for one game was set in 1995 by Ronney Jenkins from Hueneme of Oxnard.

Ryan Thorson (Beyer, Modesto) --  Ryan needed one more completed pass to get his team into a 21-21 tie with city rival Davis with less than a minute to play, but he got sacked instead and the Patriots lost, 21-19. Still, Thorson had a strong game, going 21 of 35 for 307 yards and two TDs.

Mark Van Paris (Sonoma Valley, Sonoma) -- Standout RB-LB is rounding into midseason form as he had 254 yards rushing and three TDs as Dragons eeked out a 26-21 win over Maria Carrillo of Santa Rosa.

Billy Vinnedge (Arroyo Grande) -- One of the reasons the Eagles are strong again is the kicking of Vinnedge. In last week's 20-7 win over Lompoc, Vinnedge nailed a school record 52-yard field goal.

Crosby Wehr (Oakmont, Roseville)-- Too bad the Viking defense couldn't stop the run, otherwise Wehr's huge passing numbers -- he completed 18 of 27 for 380 yards and 5 TDs with two interceptions -- wouldn't have come in a 55-42 loss to Amador of Sutter Creek.

Cory Williams (San Lorenzo)--  It was a Rebel yell for Williams after he scored four times and rushed for 244 yards in a 55-34 victory over Encinal of Alameda.

Eric Wright (Riordan, San Francisco) -- Had 95-yard opening kickoff TD return, 81-yard rushing TD and two pass reception TDs of 33 and 36 yards in leading Crusaders over Alvarez of Salinas, 41-14.


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