Week One's "Stars Of Friday Night"

The full high school football scheduled kicked off this past weekend and several Golden State standouts had fine performances. Here are week one's "Stars of Friday Night," GoldenStatePreps.com's weekly look at the California high school football standouts...

Los Angeles Crenshaw athlete Clint Floyd did a little bit of everything for the Cougars in their 25-20 loss to Norco. Floyd caught four passes for 97 yards and rushed for 86 yards on 10 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns. He also switched to quarterback in the second half and was 6-for-11 for 103 yards and a touchdown pass. Defensively, Floyd added eight tackles in a losing cause.

Manteca linebacker Nick Ortiz had a monster showing in their 19-13 win over Beyer. Ortiz had six sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery.

Sherman Oaks Notre Dame linebacker Hayden Hunter came up big in the Golden Knights 17-7 win over defending D-I state champion Canyon, intercepting two passes, including a 70-yard touchdown and recovered a fumble to seal the game with the Cowboys.

Sacramento Christian Brothers running back Marcus McDaniel had 220 all-purpose yards and linebacker Daniel Cox had seven tackles, two sacks, two quarterback hurries and a pass break-up in the Falcons 57-0 win over Sacramento El Camino.

Saugus running back Ryan Zirbel did it all for the Centurions in their 48-21 blowout of Antelope Valley. Zirbel rushed for 198 yards and three touchdowns, returned a kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown and also chipped in 22 yards receiving. All told, he had 306 yards of total offense and score four touchdowns.

Anaheim Canyon running back Josh Hawkins helped the Comanches to a 49-21 win over Paramount by amassing over 200 yards in total offense. Hawkins rushed for 128 yards on 13 carries and scored twice and also reached the end zone on an 80-yard reception.

Simi Valley running back Langston Jackson rushed for 172 yards on 24 carries, including 106 yards in the first half and 37-yards on a key fourth quarter possession to ice a 28-14 victory for the Pioneers over Buena. Jared Zahorik and James Barona hooked up for an 11-yard pass and Tommy Dowling added a 1-yard scoring run. Evan Green returned a fumble 96-yards on the first play of the fourth quarter.

Chula Vista Otay Ranch linebacker Sean Rush had eight tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in Otay Ranch's 10-7 win over El Centro Central.

Orange Lutheran tight end Blake Ayles, the top player at his position in California, had seven receptions for 139 yards and two touchdowns to help the Lancers cruise to a 38-7 win over Bishop Amat.

Fresno Washington Union quarterback Ebahn Feathers was big for Union with both his arm and his legs, leading them to a 42-30 win. The MVP of the San Francisco Scout Combine, Feathers was 13-for-17 passing for 249 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for 120 yards on 17 carries for another two touchdowns.

Isaiah Crunk was the beneficiary of several of Feather's throws, amassing 130 yards receiving on nine receptions and three touchdowns.

Loomis Del Oro defensive end Jack Reynoso helped the Eagles to a big 21-7 interstate win over Kennedy of Burien, Wash. Reynoso was big on the defensive side of the ball, finishing with eight tackles and three sacks in the two-touchdown win.

Fontana had a huge 46-13 win over Banning and Damien Ephraim and David Dash were big contributors to the Steelers blowout. Ephraim rushed for 159 yards and four touchdowns while Dash rushed for 98 yards and scored two touchdowns, one a 90-yard kickoff return to start the second half.

Santa Clarita Golden Valley quarterback Najee Coleman threw for over 200 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-7 win over Glendale Hoover.

How to submit a "Star of Friday Night
You can submit players for our weekly "Stars Of Friday Night" feature, which will be published following each weekend's games. Simply send publisher Brandon Huffman an e-mail to brandonh@scout.com, and include "Stars of Friday Night" in the subject field. Then include the final score of the game (and both teams), as well as the stats of the player being submitted. We'll consider all division's and all sections, but they must be from varsity contests. Good luck to all of the Golden State football players!


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