STATE STAT STARS OF THE WEEK

Scoring on a 99-yard run from scrimmage is about the easiest way to get your name into the state record book. See which two did it last week. Plus, more big totals from Silver Creek's Anthony Reyes, Laytonville's Tyson Neuroth and Fresno Edison's Clifton Smith.

(For games of Nov. 7-9)

(Note: Doesn't include boys state athlete of the week or players from Orange Lutheran vs. La Palma Kennedy game. They are featured elsewhere on the site.)

Sergio Aguayo (San Jacinto): The all-state kicker connected on another 50-plus field goal in nailing a 55-yarder in San Jacinto's 24-7 win over Big Bear. Aguayo just missed from 59 yds out in the same game despite pouring rain. He's currently 9-of-13 for the season with three of those misses from 59, 56 and 58 yds out.

Keola Asuega (Costa Mesa): Scored TDs of 34, 75 and 68 yds out of 24 carries for 284 yds as Santa Ana went down 36-7.

Wes Bessighini (Dixon): Had 18 tackles and scored on a 78-yd fumble recovery as he defensed his team to a 19-6 victory over Center of Antelope.

Ken Beurmann (Liberty, Bakersfield): Became the 14th player in Central Section history to score on a 99-yd run in Liberty's 41-0 win over Foothill of Bakersfield. Beurmann also, of course, tied the state record.

John Brumley (Justin-Siena, Napa): The 5-7, 130-pounder burned San Rafael for 268 yds and two TDs on 24 carries in leading the Braves to a 23-6 victory.

Damian Bryant (Palisades, Pacific Palisades): Led his team over Los Angeles 27-16 with 220 yds and two TDs rushing on 23 carries.

Chris Cardwell (Moorpark): After rushing for 292 yds two weeks ago, Cardwell posted his third consecutive 200-yd game with 222 yds and two TDs on 27 carries in a 37-7 victory over Calabasas.

Ryan Carew (Sylmar): As Sylmar defeated Van Nuys 53-7, Carew caromed for 250 yds and three TDs on just 10 carries.

Josh Carr (San Diego): In a embarassingly easy 66-6 romp for the Cavers against Hoover, Carr motored for 237 yds on 29 carries and scored three TDs.

Ralph Catalbo (Bishop): Rushed for 289 yds and scored five TDs in a 55-0 victory over Rosamond.

Buddy Connor (Napa): A 5-10, 200 FB/LB, Connor bulled for five TDs on 105 yds rushing and was everywhere on defense in a surprise 42-7 win over Vacaville.

Dustin Croick (Agoura, Agoura Hills): Passed for 279 yds and four TDs in wind and rain on 12 completions out of 21 attempts in 41-14 win over Royal of Simi Valley.

Aaron Finfrock (Arrowhead Christian, Redlands): The junior rushed for 244 yds and three TDs on 23 carries as the Eagles soared past Vasquez of Acton 52-6.

Danny Freeman (Los Gatos): In the 35th straight win by the Wildcats, this one was by 49-20 over Palo Alto, Freeman rolled up 230 yds on 28 carries and scored five TDs. One more win and Los Gatos will tie an all-time CCS record.

Alex Garfio (Buena, Ventura): Rolled up 257 yds on 32 carries and three TDs as Buena downed Dos Pueblos of Goleta 28-6.

Tommy Grady (Edison, Huntington Beach): Passed for 256 yds and two TDs as Edison downed Huntington Beach 32-7.

Neal Huban (Immanuel, Reedley): Despite only going 7 of 15 for 157 yds, Huban makes this list because five of his throws were for scores. Immanuel defeated Fowler, 39-6.

Mike Hughes (Canyon Springs, Moreno Valley): This kicker set a new school record with a 70-yard punt and went 5-for-5 on putting kickoffs into the endzone.

Richard Irvin (Muir, Pasadena): Completed 20 of 27 passes for 291 yds and three TDs as the Mustangs trampled Hoover of Glendale 27-6.

Brett Jackson (North Hills Christian, Vallejo): Passed for 410 yds and four TDs on 16 completions out of 27 attempts in a 26-14 win over Sierra Christian of Rocklin. Another report had Jackson 22 of 40 for 454 yds and four TDs in the same game. The only thing that's for certain is that Jackson now has more than 1,800 yds for the season.

Mitch Johnson (St. Vincent, Petaluma): Mitch has the itch for picks. The junior QB-DB came up with four interceptions in a 6-0 win by St. Vincent over Calistoga and now has 12 for the season. In the same game, Johnson was in on 10 tackles.

Toke Kefu (San Mateo): Rushed for 234 yds and two TDs on 15 carries and scored on a 76-yd fumble return in leading Bearcats over Woodside 32-6.

Dennis Keyes (Birmingham, Van Nuys): Scored five TDs rushing on just nine carries for 134 yds playing only the first half as Birmingham blanked El Camino Real of Woodland Hills 40-0.

Richard Kovalcheck (St. Augustine, San Diego): Big Rich completed 26 of 50 passes for 310 yds and three TDs but it wasn't enough as Mira Mesa edged the Saints, 29-27.

Tyler Lavea (Oceanside): Lava flows are hot and unyielding and that's Lavea, too. The Pirate pounder piled up 242 yds on 26 carries and scored three TDs in a 41-0 win over San Pasqual of Escondido. Lavea also caught two passes and completed one.

Mike Liti (Foothill, Tustin): Had 272 rushing yds on 24 carries and 81 pass receiving yds while scoring two TDs, but even that wasn't enough in a 24-17 upset loss to Irvine.

Devin Martinez (Cathedral, Los Angeles): Scored five TDs on 19 carries and 289 yds as the Phantoms blasted Bosco Tech of Rosemead 54-12.

David McClurg (Chula Vista): In Chula Vista's 41-12 win over Bonita Vista, McClurg charged around the field and was credited with 18 tackles and six sacks. He also scored on a 20-yd fumble return and on a 85-yd kickoff return. Another player for the Spartans was credited with 14 tackles in the same game, so we're not sure about that total.

Aaron McGuiness (Crescenta Valley, La Crescenta): Rushed for 130 yds and a TD on 15 carries while passing for 195 yds and a TD (15-26) in defusing the Glendale Dynamiters 24-14.

Merrill Mullaly (Westlake, Westlake Village): In a game that had no passing yds, Westlake downed Thousand Oaks 20-0 as Mullaly rushed for 228 yds and three TDs on 38 carries.

Brandon Myles (Carson): The senior running back raced for 256 yds on 13 carries, and scored three touchdowns as Carson claimed first place in the tough Marine League of the L.A. City Section with a 43-26 win over host Gardena.

Tyson Neuroth (Laytonville): Carried 37 times for 342 yds and four TDs in a 39-7 win over Mendocino. The 6-1, 175-pound first-year player has now rushed for over 1,400 yds despite missing two games.

Minh Ngo (La Quinta, Westminster): Led team to first win of the season against winless Bolsa Grande of Garden Grove 32-8 with 223 rushing yds and a TD on 23 carries.

Sean Norton (Hart, Newhall): Passed for 308 yds and five TDs against Saugus (18 of 29) in another dominating league win, 45-7.

Bear Pascoe (Granite Hills, Porterville): In a 38-7 victory over Delano, Bear was a bull with 14 carries for 223 yds and three TDs.

T.C. Ostrander (Menlo-Atherton, Atherton): Was a perfect 11 for 11 in passing for 254 yds and four TDs in three quarters of action as M-A downed Daly City Jefferson 55-0.

Louis Rankin (Lincoln, Stockton): Speedy senior scored five TDs as the Trojans marched on toward the playoffs with a 52-19 win over Franklin. Rankin scored three times on rushes and had 164 yds rushing. He also had 100 yds in receiving with two TD catches.

Anthony Reyes (Silver Creek, San Jose): Looks more and more like a 2,000-yd rusher each week. This time, Anthony was on the loose for 328 yds on just 12 carries and scored five TDs in a 48-6 triumph over Del Mar. One of Reyes' TDs was on an 88-yd run. He also threw a 45-yd TD pass.

Jason Runnfeldt (Royal, Simi Valley): Scored on a 80-yd run while rushing for 225 yds (19 carries) as Royal lost to Agoura of Agoura Hills 41-14.

Tim Savey (St. Joseph, Santa Maria): A strong candidate for Mudder of the Week, Savey churned up the muck for 246 yds on 24 carries and scored three TDs as the Knights beat Morro Bay, 18-6, in Orcutt.

Brian Sheehan (Denair): It's been a disappointing season for Denair with only two wins, but Sheehan created some excitement with 18 carries for 237 yds and three TDs in a 38-22 win over LeGrand.

Clifton Smith (Edison, Fresno): All-around standout tied a school record by scoring five TDs and rushed for 244 yds on 14 carries in a 70-0 win over McLane of Fresno. Smith also now has 50 TDs for his career, one of the top 20 totals in the history of the Central Section.

Dwight Tardy (St. Paul, Santa Fe Springs): Was on time again, rushing through Alemany of North Hills for 268 yds and four TDs on 24 carries in a 34-6 victory.

Antonio Taylor (Ganesha, Pomona): In a 47-20 loss to San Dimas, Taylor rushed for 235 yds and two TDs.

Kris Theus (Highland, Palmdale): In a 38-2 win over Lancaster, Theus rushed for 275 yds (237 in first half) and three TDs on 32 carries.

Cheyne Verhagen (San Clemente): Carried 38 times for 227 yds as San Clemente subdued El Toro 27-0.

Terrell Vinson (Irvine): Sparked Irvine to a 24-17 upset of Tustin Foothill with a state record tying 99-yd run from scrimmage. Overall, he had 218 yds on 27 carries.

Denny Warden (Brethren Christian, Cypress): QB deluxe rushed for 219 yds and three TDs, passes for 88 yds and one TD and was in on four tackles on defense as BC dumped St. Margaret's of SJ Capistrano, 42-14.

Chauncey Washington (South, Torrance): After missing four games to a bruised knee, the 6-3, 220 pounder blasted for five TDs on 15 carries for 225 yds as Inglewood fell 41-13.

John Paul Yniguez (Eagle Rock, Los Angeles): Bulled his way to a school record 284 yds and scored two TDs on 45 carries in a 14-0 win over L.A. Lincoln.

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Brad Daugherty (Julian): In just three quarters, Daugherty dashed for 251 yds on 18 carries and scored five TDs in a 54-6 whipping of San Pasqual Academy.

Daniel Wasser (Viewpoint, Calabasas): Scored five TDs out of 25 carries for 228 yds in a 48-0 blanking of L.A. Lutheran.


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