Week Twelve's "Stars Of Friday Night"

Week twelve of the prep football season in California saw several Golden State gridiron greats have fine performances. Here are week twelve's "Stars of Friday Night," GoldenStatePreps.com's weekly look at the California high school football standouts...

Colton running back/defensive back Travell Washington was all over the place for the Yellowjackets. Washington scored six touchdowns, rushing for four of them on 130 yards, catching one amongst his three catches for 101 yards and scored on a 95-yard fumble return. Washington also broke up three passes in Colton's win over Rancho Verde.

In a high scoring first half in which Oxnard Santa Clara led 57-14, junior Cierre Wood rushed for 268 yards on nine carries and scored four touchdowns and didn't play in the second half, as the Saints defeated La Salle 64-28. Sophomore Donald Espinosa also scored three touchdowns for the Saints.

Bakersfield receiver Emmanuel Ojeriakhi caught three passes for 100 yards and all three receptions were for scores, to lead the Drillers to a 56-7 win over Bakersfield Centennial.

Palo Cedro Foothill running back Cole Johnston ran for 129 yards on 15 carries while Kyle Johnson had 112 yards and three touchdowns on 10 carries to lead the Cougars to the CIF-Northern Section D-I title with a 39-21 win over Chico Pleasant Valley.

Napa all-everything player John Boyett, played quarterback, receiver and running back and had a monster game in a win over Pleasant Grove HS. Boyett rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns, threw for 133 yards on 5-of-6 passing and scored a touchdown and also had a sack on defense to move Napa into the semifinals of the Sac-Joaquin D-I playoffs.

Oakdale quarterback Devin Combs threw for 313 yards and three scores to beat Colfax, 31-28.

Gilroy quarterback Jamie Jensen threw for 326 yards on 29-of-39 passing and four touchdowns to stun Los Gatos in the quarterfinals. Los Gatos was led by Nick Kalpin, who ran for 263 yards and four scores on 38 carries.

Stockton St. Mary's quarterback Cody Vaz threw for 242 yards on 18-of-34 passing and a touchdown to lead the Rams to a 41-28 win over Merced and into the CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

Dewitt Stuckey and his Stockton Lincoln teammates will see Vaz and St. Mary's in the next round thanks to their 37-21 win over Pitman. Stuckey had 50 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown, but was bigger on defense, recording three clutch tackles-for-loss in the win.

Van Nuys Birmingham running back Milton Knox, already the leading rusher in Los Angeles City Section history, padded his numbers further with 210 yards and four touchdowns, including a 75-yard run in the Patriots blowout of rivals Woodland Hills Taft.

The top running back in California, Darrell Scott, rushed for 203 yards on 17 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns in the Seraphs rout of Westlake.

Poway running back Nick Ricciardulli had a big game in a 55-6 win over Oceanside El Camino. Ricciardulli ran for 173 yards and three touchdowns to move them on to the semifinals of the San Diego Section.

Placentia Valencia running back Wes Fletcher ran for 278 yards and three touchdowns to help Valencia blowout Irvine, 38-14.

Newbury Park moved on to the CIF-SS Northern Division semifinals thanks to the legs and feet of Phillip Muscarella. In the Panthers win, Muscarella caught eight passes for 173 yards and scored three touchdowns but saved his biggest play for last, kicking a 32-yard field goal with 24 seconds left to lift the Panthers to a 29-28 win over Valencia.

Despite losing in an upset, Morro Bay do-everything back Logan Budd had his most complete game of the season, passing for 259 yards and a touchdown on 14-of-21 passing, rushing for 120 yards on 26 carries and scoring three touchdowns and kicked a field goal, finishing with 25 points and 379 yards in total offense.

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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