STATE STARS OF THE WEEK

This week's best are from as far north as Arcata and as far south as Palo Verde. In between there's a running back who scored seven touchdowns and a receiver who had 12 catches.

(Games of Oct. 10-12)

(Does not include QBs from Royal and Newbury Park, who are featured elsewhere on the site)

John Adame (Kennedy, La Palma): Powered to 225 yds and two TDs on 20 carries as Kennedy downed Warren of Downey 35-14 in a President-Governor (Earl Warren) game.

Phil Batlin (Redwood, Larkspur): Biggest reason for the Giants' 32-21 win over San Rafael was Batlin. He battled for three TDs rushing, a 78-yd kickoff return TD plus one interception, one fumble recovery, one fumble caused and 11 total tackles.

Nate Boatwright (Swett, Crockett): Rushed for 223 yds for three TDs on 17 carries as Swett remained undefeated with a 43-0 blasting of Walnut Creek Berean Christian.

Mike Briggs (Crespi, Encino): Caught just five passes but for 210 yds and two TDs in a 51-19 romp past Reseda.

Brandon Bornes (Rancho Buena Vista, Vista): Established himself as a legitimate contender for the San Diego Section rushing title by carrying 18 times for 227 yds and three TDs in 40-30 triumph over San Pasqual of Escondido.

Narciso Diaz (Franklin, Los Angeles): Another humongous passing game for Diaz, this time for 385 yds and three TDs on 21 of 32 attempts as Bell fell 27-7.

Daniel Dominguez (Hanford): Double D had the sweet hands with 12 catches for 122 yds and two TDs in a 59-33 loss to West of Bakersfield.

Eric Fonseca (Kerman): Eric's big night of 17 carries for 237 yds and two TDs not only keyed a 34-13 win over Washington Union but also helped Kerman break into this week's Div. IV state rankings.

Joe Garcia (Morro Bay): In a 29-7 win by Morro Bay over Cabrillo of Lompoc, Garcia thundered for 257 yds and one TD on 36 carries.

Ryan Graves (Muir, Pasadena): Caught 13 passes for 157 yds and two TDs in 21-20 loss to Lynwood.

Brandon Hampton (Westchester): Rushed for 274 yds and three TDs on 13 carries as Comets downed Los Angeles 40-0. Westchester is the same team that had -30 yds rushing in a game vs. Long Beach Poly.

Cory Hardin (Bishop Montgomery, Torrance): Carried 31 times for 276 yds and two TDs in a 21-7 triumph over La Salle of Pasadena.

Pat Harrigan (Huntington Beach): Orange County rushing leader led team over Dana Hills of Dana Point 37-20 by rushing for 315 yds on 27 carries and three TDs. It was Pat's third 300-yd game of the season.

Mike Hart (Crespi, Encino): Passed for 307 yds and five TDs on just 12 completions (21 attempts) as Crespi rolled over Reseda 51-19.

Lavelle Hawkins (Edison, Stockton): One of the top junior wideouts in the nation, Hawkins showed his stuff with 10 catches for 149 yds, including a diving 24-yd TD catch in the end zone, in Edison's 17-14 win over St. Mary's.

Tyler Holland (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton): Completed 14 of 22 passes for 270 yds and three TDs, but Gators lost to Sacred Heart Cathedral of San Francisco 47-21.

Taylor Humphrey (Miramonte, Orinda): Follwing nicely in footsteps of current Miami Univ. QBs Ken Dorsey and Marc Guillon, Humphrey was 22 of 35 for 316 yds and two TDs in a 24-7 triumph over Acalanes of Lafayette.

Richard Irvin (Muir, Pasadena): Had another monster game, but another loss, passing 24 of 40 for 357 yds and three TDs, as Lynwood edged out a 21-20 win. Irvin and teammate Ryan Graves are on pace for some huge numbers, but so far they're pretty meaningless.

Justin Johnson (Willow Glen, San Jose): Combined with wideout Doug Dionne to lead the Rams past Lick of San Jose, 19-3. Johnson hit on 23 of 39 passes for 294 yds and three TDs. Dionne caught 11 passes for 172 yds and one TD.

Li trelle Jones (Taft, Woodland Hills): Filling in for an injured starter, Jones rambled for 230 yds and four TDs as Taft charged past San Fernando 55-34.

Toke Kefu (San Mateo): San Mateo County rushing leader carried 20 times for 246 yds and five TDs of 3, 11, 4, 49 and 66 yds. as Bearcats downed El Camino of South San Francisco 60-28.

Quincy Lever (Foothill, Tustin): In a 30-20 loss to San Clemente, Lever hauled in 13 passes for 217 yds and a TD.

Eric Lopez (Sierra Vista, Baldwin Park): Carried 17 times for 301 yds and four TDs of 6, 24, 48 and 59 yds as Sierra Vista downed Duarte 48-24.

Devon Martinez (Cathedral, Los Angeles): Raced for 230 yds and four TDs on 15 carries as the Phantoms downed Bell Gardens 43-12. He's one of the state season scoring leaders with 20 TDs and 124 pts.

Le'Andre Matthews (East Bakersfield): The East star sure knows how to run north and south. In a 54-35 win over Ridgeview of Bakersfield, Matthews erupted for 317 yds on 42 carries and scored seven TDs. His scores came on runs of 1, 31, 15, 1, 57, 5 and 22 yds.

Brandon McGill (Templeton): Racked up 238 yds and four TDs in seven carries, but played just one half because of a hurt shoulder in Templeton's 42-14 win over Firebaugh.

Terry Mermer (Calvary Chapel, Santa Ana): Orange County passing yards leader added 363 yds and four TDs as Calvary Chapel blitzed Mojave 57-28.

Eddie Miller (Venice): In a 48-0 blanking of L.A. University, Miller had another outstanding passing performance, this time 20 of 25 for 378 yds and three TDs.

Daniel Morales (La Habra): Passed for 269 yds and two TDs and rushed for a TD in leading La Habra 41-14 over Corona del Mar of Newport Beach.

Jordan Munde (Peninsula, Rolling Hills Estates): Bulled his way to 299 yds on 39 carries and five TDs as South of Torrance was defeated 35-21.

Matthew Nevarez (San Fernando): Passed for five TDs and 260 yds (13 for 37), but San Fernando fell to state-ranked Taft of Woodland Hills 55-34.

Sean Norton (Hart, Newhall): Burned Lakewood for 348 passing yds and five TDs on 21 of 27 attempts. Hart won, 38-10, and stayed at No. 5 in this week's state top 20.

Don Poole (Foothill, Tustin): Completed 19 passes out of 33 attempts for 311 yds in a 30-20 loss to San Clemente.

Tim Plough (Ramona): Moved closer to becoming the San Diego's top passer with a 317-yd performance on 19 of 37 with one TD as the Bulldogs moved the ball well but weren't able to score much until the game was out of reach in their 49-28 loss to Fallbrook.

Jeremy Reed (Glendora): Rushed for 235 yds and a TD on 26 carries in a 27-12 loss to South Hills of Covina.

Sheldon Reid (Buena Park): In a 26-22 win over Anaheim, Reid rushed for 224 yds and three TDs.

Anthony Reyes (Silver Creek, San Jose): One of the top rushers in the CCS, Reyes stayed hot with 18 carries for 235 yds and two TDs in a 35-14 triumph vs. Leland of San Jose.

Patrick Rivenes (La Quinta): Junior QB made a name for himself by completing 13 of 17 passes for 223 yds and one TD to go with 20 carries for 114 yds and two TDs in a 38-20 triumph vs. Cathedral City.

Aziz Sayigh (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton): Was bright spot in 47-21 loss to Sacred Heart Cathedral of San Francisco with 10 receptions for 166 yds. and three TDs.

Kevin Schlesinger (Tahoe-Truckee, Truckee): Completed 17 passes for 263 yds and two TDs while rushing for 74 yds and one TD in leading the Wolverines 49 to 15 over Yerington, Nevada.

Clifton Smith (Edison, Fresno): Set a Central Section record by returning a punt for a touchdown for the sixth time in his career. Smith's return was from 95 yards out and broke the record of five set in 1998 by Strathmore's Robert Tenorio.

Derrell Smith (West Covina): Completed 25 of 48 passes for 385 yds and a TD and rushed for 45 yds and two TDs in a wild 48-42 win over Diamond Ranch of Pomona.

Chris Stumpf (Arcata): The 6-1 senior speedster, described as the top football prospect in Humboldt-Del Norte area, was everywhere on offense and defense while scoring three TDs on 65 and 49 yd pass receptions and on a 67 yd run as Arcata ripped McKinleyville 33-20.

Sal Tello (Palo Verde): Passed to Jose Pinon and Aaron Miller a combined 20 times and finished 26 of 49 for 321 yds but he only had two TDs as Palo Verde still lost big, by 56-22, to Coronado. Pinon had 11 catches for 152 yds, while Miller had nine catches for 94 yds.

Martin Tevaseu (Anderson Valley, Boonville): Had an interception TD, a fumble recovery TD and 10 tackles in a 36-8 victory over Deep Valley Christian of Redwood Valley.

Chase Twedell (Valley Christian, Cerritos): Rushed 23 times for 236 yds and six TDs as coach Mike Wunderly won his 200th career game with a 75-28 rout of St. Bernard of Playa del Rey.

Ronald Valdez (Marshall, Los Angeles): Tied school record with five sacks (team had eight) as Marshall downed L.A. Hamilton 35-20.

Brent Webber (Sanger): Ran wild with 354 yds on 33 carries and scored three TDs as Sanger downed Hanford West, 38-20.

Andre Wilson (Mission Bay, San Diego): Versatile running back found three ways to score a total of five TDs in a 49-26 high scoring victory over Morse. He rushed for three TDs, including a 37-yarder, intercepted a pass and returned it 81 yards for a score...and finally, he recovered a blocked punt and returned it 20 yards for pay dirt.

Trenton Young (Hollister): Senior fullback rushed for 232 yards on 26 carries versus Monterey at Monterey Peninsula College last Friday. He scored one TD, a one-yard plunge early in the second quarter as the Balers (2-2-1) won 26-19.


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