STATE STAT STARS OF THE WEEK

There no Moe or Larry, but there's a Curlee among the best we found from last week's games. Also, Jar Jar Binks from Stars Wars isn't in here, but Jarzalle Beeks from Patrick Henry High of San Diego is. See who else we chose to mention from all corners of California.

(Games of Nov. 21-23)

Brody Angley (Enterprise, Redding): In a 15-14 win over Pleasant Valley of Chico that sent the Hornets to this week's CIF Northern Section final opposite Lassen of Susanville in a battle of unbeatens, Angley proved he can beat you with kicking as well as rushing. The junior kicked a 42-yard field goal with six seconds left, and earlier booted field goals from 26 and 28 yards.

Speedy Anthony (El Camino, Oceanside): Anthony's 23 carries for 220 yds helped the Wildcats to a 24-15 playoff win over Eastlake of Chula Vista. El Camino's next game will be against Torrey Pines and will match coaching titans Herb Meyer of the Wildcats against Torrey's Ed Burke.

Jarzalle Beeks (Patrick Henry, San Diego): This player's name always reminds us of that Star Wars character and he certainly enjoyed a stellar outing last week with 18 carries for 258 yds and two TDs in a 35-28 win over West Hills of Santee.

Kahlil Bell (Montgomery, Santa Rosa): Just a soph, Bell carried a whopping 49 times for 264 yds and three TDs in leading the Vikings over Ukiah 21-19.

Kenny Berry (Cloverdale): The 190-pound senior offset 11 penalties for 105 yds and six turnovers by rushing for 267 yds and both TDs in an "ugly" 13-7 victory over South Fork of Miranda. Berry, the son of Cloverdale head coach Rick Berry, has now rushed for 1,537 yds this season.

Curlee Bishop (Florin, Sacramento): In the absence of suspended Randy Bacon, senior FB Bishop "cooked" for 231 yds and four TDs on just eight carries as Florin flew past Vacaville 54-3.

Randall Brown (Los Altos, Hacienda Heights): Blasted for six TDs on runs of 10, 11, 65, 11, 10 and five yds as Los Altos conquered Anaheim Canyon 49-0.

Ryen Carew (Sylmar): Although Gardena prevailed 30-24, Carew rushed for 253 yds and two TDs on 27 carries.

Ralph Cataldo (Bishop): Broke away for 304 yds and six TDs rushing in pacing Bishop past Murphy of Los Angeles 56-20. That one should really boost Ralph up the state rushing charts gives him nearly 2,300 for the season.

Tyler Clutts (Clovis): Tyler gets the tough guy award for this week for what he did in the face of being sacked 11 times. The Cougars' QB shook off all that pressure to pass for 187 yds (11-17) and rushed for 99 yds and two TDs on 26 carries in a 20-0 win over Central. Clovis (10-2) will now play Clovis West (6-5-1) in this week's CIF Central Section Yosemite Division Large championship game.

Dustin Croick (Agoura): Finished the night 17-of-25 for 235 yards and five touchdowns in a 58-18 playoff romp vs. Redondo Union of Redondo Beach. He added 41 yards rushing.

Cary Dove (Taft, Woodland Hills): A career high 389 yds passing for three TDs (17-21) was more than enough to subdue Banning of Wilmington 42-14.

Maurice Drew (De La Salle, Concord): Scored five TDs while rushing for a career high 195 yds on 11 carries in a 62-13 De La Salle style "routine" win. Drew now has 21 TDs for the season.

Matt Engle (El Segundo): Had 319 yds and five TDs passing (18-33) and 72 yds on nine carries rushing as the Eagles soared over San Marino 38-22.

Josh Ferguson (Hayward): In the Farmers' 24-0 win over Berkeley that earned them a game this week against De La Salle, Ferguson caught seven passes for 80 yards and intercepted two passes on defense.

Jesse Flores (Wilson, Los Angeles): Had 10 tackles and two pass interceptions in a 29-0 blanking of Sepulveda Monroe.

Jason Forcier (Mater Dei, Santa Ana): Soph QB surprised East Valley of Redlands with 17 completions in 19 attempts for 291 yds and four TDs in a 48-21 victory.

Adam Gabriel (Monrovia): In a 52-35 victory over St. Bernard of Playa del Rey, Gabriel went for 224 yds and four TDs on 24 carries.

Nick Gerakos (University, Irvine): Passed for 277 yds on 19 completions in 23 attempts as University pulled off another upset, this time 37-20 over Anaheim Western.

Jonathan Gerhart (Gustine): Tough 5-11, 213-pound fullback churned out 210 yds on 23 carries and had two TDs as the Redskins opened the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Div. V playoffs with a 50-14 win vs. Riverbank. Joao Palomino was the team's leader on defense with three interceptions.

Nick Henry (Brentwood, Los Angeles): Helped to hand Cantwell Sacred Heart of Montebello its first season loss, 36-26, by passing for 255 yds and four TDs (16-26).

Oliver Higgins (Brentwood, Los Angeles): Caught 11 of Nick Henry's passes for 201 yds and four TDs as the Henry-Higgins pass combo led Brentwood over Montebello's Cantwell Sacred Heart 36-26. Higgins also scored a rushing TD.

Cody Himes (Mountain View): Cody was only a few catches off the single game state best for the season with 14 receptions for 237 yds and one TD as Mountain View improved to 9-2 with a 36-35 win over San Mateo in the CCS Div. IV playoffs.

Michael Howe (Arcadia): Showed how with 221 yds rushing on 29 carries and two pass receptions for 99 yds, the last for a 83-yd TD with just 25 seconds left, that lifted Arcadia to a 26-23 win over Beverly Hills.

Richard Irvin (Muir, Pasadena): Passed for 520 yds and four TDs but team still lost to Peninsula of Rolling Hills Estates 52-38. Irvin had 34 completions out of 55 attempts. Irvin finished with more than 4,000 yards passing for the season, one of the highest ever, but typical for a player tutored and groomed by QB guru Steve Clarkson of Air 7 Sports.

Dustin Jones (La Mirada): In a 34-14 playoff win for the Matadores over Bonita of La Verne, Jones ran back a pair of interceptions for TDs (22, 46) and scored on offense on a 46-yard run.

Sean Manson (Mountain View): In one of the best playoff openers in the CCS, Manson was the man with 27 completions in 35 attempts for 372 yds and three TDs as the Spartans nipped San Mateo, 36-35.

Steven Martinez (Wilson, Los Angeles): As the Mules kicked Monroe of Sepulveda 29-0, Martinez completed 17 of 27 passes for 305 yds and two TDs.

Mike McCoy (Colfax): Was the Real McCoy for Colfax as the Falcons continue to impress with 11th win after moving up to Division III from Division IV, this time with a 34-14 triumph over Rush Limbaugh's favorite place, Rio Linda, as McCoy caught 11 passes for 210 yds and two TDs.

Ryan Mole (Righetti, Santa Maria): The 5-9 junior burrowed his way to five TDs, four rushing and one on a 68-yd kickoff return, but even that wasn't enough as Righetti fell to Buena of Ventura 40-34.

Preston Morris (Dublin): In a 49-28 loss to Acalanes of Lafayette, Morris tossed for 279 yds and two TDs on 13 completions in 26 attempts.

Cesar Murillo (Norte Vista, Riverside): Bashed for 272 yds and six TDs on 40 carries as the Sultana Sultans of Hesperia fell to his spell 37-20. Murillo now has 2,299 yards for the season.

Michael Okwo (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach): Rolled for 337 yds and four TDs on 26 carries as the Mustangs routed Crescenta Valley of La Crescenta 68-24.

Curtis Rudd (Victor Valley, Victorville): Scored five TDs in leading VVHS over two-time Southern Section Div VIII defending champion La Quinta 38-28. He had four TDs rushing and one on a 70-yd pass reception.

Ryne Staback (West Hills, Santee): After catching 16 passes in one game one week earlier, Staback hauled in 10 more last week for 104 yds in a 35-28 playoff loss to Henry of San Diego.

Blake Sutton (West Hills, Santee): It was 31 more completions for Sutton in the same game in which West Hills lost to Henry. The QB had 43 attempts and piled up 352 yds and two TDs.

Brandon & Ryan Ting (Logan, Union City): Gave Foothill of Pleasanton a tough game as Brandon threw for 249 yds and three TDs on 11 completions in 25 attempts while twin Ryan caught eight of those passes for 210 yds and a TD, but Foothill prevailed 31-25. Thumbs up to a great prep football career for the sons of noted Bay Area surgeon, Dr. Arthur Ting.

Jared Trawick (Palm Desert): As Palm Desert defeated Silverado of Victorville 32-21, the junior rushed for 222 yds and three TDs on 40 carries.

Rico Tucker (University, San Diego): Basketball season will have to wait a bit longer for Tucker, who ran for 223 yds on 23 carries and scored three TDs to lead Uni past Valley Center, 27-23.

Chase Twedell (Valley Christian, Cerritos): Again paced Valley Christian, this time with 230 yds rushing and three TDs on 20 carries as Fillmore went down 53-8.

J.J. Warren (St. Helena): Completed 22 of 47 passes for 311 yds and a TD but Ferndale and Brad Killingsworth (3 TDs) were too much for the Saints as Ferndale won 22-7.

James Waite (Linfield Christian, Temecula): Didn't wait around much in this game as he carried 23 times for 223 yds and three TDs in a 30-7 triumph over Malibu.

Jeremy Ward (Capistrano Valley Chr, SJ Capistrano): A junior, Ward tossed five TD passes as his team downed Twin Pines of Lake Arrowhead.

Chauncey Washington (South, Torrance): At Lompoc, in a 42-40 playoff loss, Washington was awesome, rushing for 335 yds and four TDs on 25 carries. He also caught three passes for 95 yds and two more scores. The USC-bound Washington wound up with 29 TDs in seven games, missing four games with a leg injury.


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