STATE STAT STARS OF THE WEEK

The seven-TD mark was magical for one running back and one quarterback. Plus, see how many have run for 300 yards or more all-time in the San Diego and Central sections and who's latest on those lists.

(Games of Oct. 24-26)

Note: See seperate story on site for Newbury Park-Agoura players. Honor roll also does not include State Athlete of the Week.

Craig Ames (Folsom): Was a mad dog on defense with 17 tackles as the Bulldogs edged Sonora 23-20 in a nonleague game.

Justin Barker (Foothill, Pleasanton): Junior QB completed 15 of 25 passes for 250 yds and two TDs as Foothill edged San Ramon Valley of Danville 18-15. Barker isn't the college prospect that SRV's Sam Keller is, but he's certainly doing the job for coach Matt Sweeney.

Tyrone Bishop (Sunnyside, Fresno): Carried 20 times for 303 yds and five TDs in his team's 41-27 win over McLane of Fresno. Central Section historian Bob Barnett counted it as the 56th time someone in his section has gone over the 300-yd mark.

Ralph Cataldo (Bishop): It rained for most of Bishop's game against host Frazier Mountain, but that didn't stop Cataldo from splish splashing his way for 293 yds on 18 carries and scoring four TDs. Bishop won, 35-27, for only its second win of the season.

Fred Colbert (Alhambra): Scored a school record seven TDs on 23 carries for 308 yds as Alhambra smashed city rival Keppel 65-14.

Michael Coleman (Arroyo Valley, San Bernardino): New school in first varsity season defeated San Bernardino 48-20 as the 6-1, 205-pound sophomore passed for 248 yds with two TDs and rushed for 253 yds with two TDs.

Alan Darlin (Laguna Creek, Elk Grove): Rushed for 234 yds with two TDs and also scored on a 73-yd pass reception as the Cardinals edged Sheldon of Sacramento 35-34.

Joe Davis (Las Lomas, Walnut Creek): Caught just five passes but for 280 yds and two TDs of 85 and 70 yds and also scored on a 30-yd interception return as the Knights drubbed Dublin, 48-6.

Daniel Dixon (El Modena, Orange): Rushed for 276 yds and a school record six TDs in a 49-0 blanking of Brea-Olinda, a team that was good enough last year to go 13-0 and win a Southern Section divisional crown.

Matt Engle (El Segundo): Had seven TD passes in a 56-34 romp past South of Torrance. Daily Breeze had him at 20 of 24 for 468 yds while L.A. Times had 21 of 25 for a huge total of 552 yds. No matter how it gets sorted out, Engle will eventually land in the state record book for single game yardage.

Sam Fisher (Fresno Christian): Tied a Central Section record with six TD passes as the Div. V state-ranked squad crushed Riverdale 38-7. Only nine others are on the section list, reports section historian Bob Barnett, with the first to do it being Rob Adolph of Dinuba in 1968.

Adam Gabriel (Monrovia): Blew for 242 yds and two TDs on 25 carries against La Canada as Monrovia rolled 42-0 and remained unbeaten.

Ivan Garcia (Williams): Ivan was invincible in 36-35 win vs. Esparto. He rushed for 191 yds and two TDs on 22 carries, scored on a 53-yd punt return and added an 85-yd kickoff return TD.

Travelle George (Franklin, Stockton): After a first quarter in which he had six carries for 202 yds and three TDs, George wound up with 16 carries for 297 yds and five TDs as the Yellowjackets defeated Tracy, 40-20.

Marcus Hollingsworth (San Diego): Piled up 275 yds on 19 carries and scored twice but it wasn't enough as the Cavers lost to La Jolla, 28-21.

Richard Irvin (Muir, Pasadena): Passed for yet another high total, this time for 333 yds and two TDs on 23 completions in 40 attempts. He also scored on a 24-yd run, but Muir lost its sixth game, this time to undefeated Arcadia 40-28.

Leon Jackson (Poly, Long Beach): Completed 10 of 17 passes for 291 yds and four TDs in a 48-0 blanking of Compton.

Troy Jackson (Fairfax, Los Angeles): Missed on just two passes in 23 attempts for 307 yds and four TDs as Fairfax storned past L.A. Hamilton 41-0.

Chris Jennings (Mendocino): Rushed for 263 yds and four TDs on 23 carries in 34-14 win over Deep Valley Christian of Redwood Valley.

Derrick Jones (Poly, Long Beach): Scored three TDs on just three pass receptions of 75, 75 and 73 yds as Poly steamrolled Compton 48-0.

Jason Leggett (Lakewood): The 5-9, 175 pound senior legged it out for 255 yds and two TDs on 31 carries as Lakewood got by Long Beach Jordan 21-14.

Geoffrey Leslie (St. Monica, Santa Monica): Intercepted four passes, each setting up a TD, in a 42-6 pasting of Long Beach St. Anthony.

J.C. Lewis (Las Lomas, Walnut Creek): Broke his own school record with an even 400 yds passing on 10 receptions out of 14 attempts with three TDs in a 48-6 win over Dublin. Lewis averaged 40 yds per pass completion.

Ryan Lombardo (Birmingham, Van Nuys): Tossed for three TDs while passing for a whopping 424 yds in leading his team over Granada Hills 49-10. Lombardo, remember, is a transfer from Newbury Park. Did he know that Rudy Carpenter was coming up or did he know what kind of defense Newbury Park would have this season?

Keegan Lucchessi (Mercy, Red Bluff): In a 47-12 triumph over Fall River of McArthur, Lucchessi showed no mercy with 25 carries for 256 yds and three TDs.

Tommy McCary (Fillmore): As Fillmore defeated Malibu, McCary scored five TDs on 18 carries for 197 yds.

Joe McNeal (Rio Americano, Sacramento): As the Raiders defeated Bella Vista of Fair Oaks 30-19, McNeal rushed for 246 yds and scored two TDs.

B.J. Mills (Live Oak): In a game between two of the top small school programs in the Northern Section, Mills churned out 223 yds on 19 carries and scored three TDs to lead Live Oak past Trinity of Weaverville, 40-16.

Daniel Morales (La Habra): As La Habra downed Sunny Hills of Fullerton 42-7, a win which helped it get into this week's Div. III state rankings, Morales passed for 261 yds and four TDs.

Alex Morfin (Hueneme, Oxnard): The junior caught three TD passes on just four receptions as the Vikings downed Pacifica of Oxnard 34-12. Morfin totaled 238 pass receiving yds from QB Javier Puebla (Puebla's stats not reported).

Sean Norton (Hart, Newhall): Passed for 292 yds and two TDs on 16 of 27 attempts while also scoring a TD in a 35-9 victory over previously undefeated Canyon of Canyon Country.

Zach Owens (Roosevelt, Los Angeles): Led team to a 32-25 win over Huntington park with 309 yds and five TDs rushing on 17 carries.

Henry Padilla (Brawley): In Brawley's 43-20 victory over Southwest of El Centro, Padilla mauled the Southwest offense with three interceptions plus a 50-yard fumble return touchdown.

Tim Plough (Ramona): Continued to throw well, going 19 of 33 for 309 yds, but didn't get any TDs and Ramona lost to Escondido, 27-12.

Demetrius Ragland (Western, Tulare): Rags ran to riches with 20 carries for 240 yds and two TDs in his team's 24-22 victory over Monache of Porterville.

Allen Reed (Valley Christian, Roseville): Yabba, dabba, doo. Reed read the defense for 250 yds and two TDs rushing as Valley Christian rolled over North Hills of Vallejo 72-24.

Desmond Reed (Temple City): See state athlete of the week. Shoot, Desmond was even picked All-PowerBar Team National Athlete of the Week.

Ricky Reyes (Pioneer, Whittier): Scored six TDs, including one on a 70-yd punt return, as undefeated Pioneer blasted Whittier 55-0.

Dashawn Smith (Grant, Van Nuys): His 22 completions out of 39 attempts for 347 yds and three TDs led to a 45-35 win over Poly of Sun Valley in the pass-happy L.A. Section.

Jordan Starr (Modesto): Hit on some big passes in the Panthers' 21-14 loss to Grace Davis and was reported with 13 completions in 28 attempts for 381 yds and one TD.

Shane Steichen (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills): Led Oak Ridge over Ponderosa of Shingle Springs 51-14 with 13 completions in 18 attempts for 264 yds and three TDs.

Dwight Tardy (St. Paul, Santa Fe Springs): Wasn't late with the football as he rushed for 234 yds and four TDs on 28 carries as St. Paul downed Harvard-Westlake of North Hollywood 37-7.

Rico Tucker (University, San Diego): Rico is getting to be quite the workhorse. He had 36 carries last week for 250 yds and one TD in the Dons' 26-3 win over Scripps Ranch.

Terrell Vinson (Irvine): As Irvine got past Newport Harbor 28-20, Vinson rushed for 308 yds and two TDs on 28 carries (according to Orange County Register) and received passes for a TD and 2-pt. conversion. L.A. Times had 289 yds on 29 carries.

Dimitrus Ward (Center, Antelope): In a 34-20 victory over Highlands of North Highlands, Ward blasted for 239 yds and three TDs on 23 carries.

Danny Warden (Brethren Christian, Cypress): Passed for 307 yds and a TD (20 of 39), rushed for 125 yds and three TDs and made eight tackles on defense as Webb of Claremont went down 41-29.

Mark Whaley (Eastlake, Chula Vista): Became only the 20th player in San Diego Section history to gain 300 yards rushing in a game as he ran for 304 yards on 29 carries (unofficial) with two TDs in the Titans' 30-7 victory over Chula Vista.

Bobby Whithorne (Santa Margarita, Rancho SM): In a 35-20 loss to Servite of Anaheim, Whithorne caught 13 passes for 197 yds and a TD. He also scored on a 87-yd kickoff return.

Eight Man Special

Brad Daugherty (Julian): In honor of his former NBA-playing namesake, this Daugherty "netted" seven TDs, including two on kick returns, to spark Julian past West Shores of Salton Sea, 53-6.


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