Sacramento Rio Linda running back Houston Roots rushed for 267 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-20 win over Sacramento Center.
Arcadia knocked off Crescenta Valley 31-24 and linebacker Todd Golper made his final case for Pacific League Defensive MVP with 11 tackles, four quarterback hurries and two sacks. Golper added three receptions for 40 yards.
For the second time this year, Newhall Hart kicker Johnny MacArthur came through in the clutch for the Indians, kicking a last-minute field goal from 28 yards out to give Hart a 24-21 win over Saugus. Last month, MacArthur kicked a 42-yarder to knock off Canyon. MacArthur also recovered his own onside kick in the game.
Palos Verdes Peninsula Chadwick quarterback Andy Magee threw for 375 yards on 34-of-53 passing and three touchdowns and also rushed for 75 yards in a loss. In an playoff game that is played like college overtime, Magee threw two more touchdown passes and he has 50 on the year.
San Jose Andrew Hill running back A.J. Ellis ran for 162 yards and three touchdowns on only 11 carries and also broke up two passes from the secondary in a win.
Logan Budd helped Morro Bay clinch a perfect regular season in a 34-14 win over Santa Ynez. Budd was 8-for-16 for 202 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 83 yards on 17 carries. He had a tackle and an interception from his cornerback spot and also was 4-for-5 on PATs and had two touchbacks.
Matt Barkley had one of his best games of the year, in what has been a memorable season for him, throwing for 348 yards and three touchdowns and running for another in Mater Dei's 38-13 win over Servite. Barkley threw a 97-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Abbott as he was falling down in the end zone to break open the game. Abbott finished with 141 yards receiving while Barkley's cousin, Robbie Boyer had 134 yards receiving, scoring on a 68-yard and 42-yard touchdown and force a three-way tie for the Trinity League title.
Oceanside El Camino receiver Nelson Rosario had six catches for 133 yards and scored three touchdowns in a loss to rival Oceanside, 49-28.
Tulare Union got a big day from running back Jontell Reedom in their playoff win over Bakersfield North. Union won 62-23 thanks to 303 yards rushing and five touchdowns from Reedom.
Acalenes quarterback Robbie Pestal led the Dons to a 38-21 win over Dublin, passing for 286 yards on 19-of-29 passing and three touchdown passes.
Merced receiver Jarrett Sparks helped the Bears to an unbeaten regular season, catching nine passes for 99 yards and a touchdown in a 48-33 win over Los Banos.
Oakdale quarterback Devin Combs threw for 207 yards and a 65-yard touchdown and rushed for another in a 27-21 win over Sonora that wrapped up the Valley Oak League title for the Mustangs.
Gilroy quarterback Jamie Jensen had a huge day, going 25-of-34 for 486 yards and threw an eye-popping eight touchdowns in a 57-27 win over San Benito of Hollister that gave the Mustangs the Tri-County League title.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!