Joel Allen (Christian, El Cajon): Revenge was sweet for Allen and company as they knocked off Santa Fe Christian, 21-19, in last week's CIF San Diego Section Div. IV semis. Santa Fe Christian was the same team that defeated Christian in last year's final. Allen had the hot hand with 21 completions in 30 attempts for 330 yds and three TDs.
Bobby Andrade (Bell Gardens): Plowed through Arroyo of El Monte for five TDs and 217 yds on 23 carries in a CIFSS Div. VII 35-13 victory.
Jarzelle Beeks (Henry, San Diego): Henry alum Ricky Williams would be proud of the way Beeks ran this year. Even though his team lost last week 62-31 to state-ranked Helix, Beeks kept up his numbers with 16 carries for 261 yds and four TDs.
Aaron Brown (Oxnard): When the going gets tough, the tough get going as Brown showed with a school record 49 carries for 225 yds and four TDs in leading Oxnard over Buena of Ventura 28-14 in the CIFSS Div. IV playoffs.
Corey Brown (Merced): A player who deserves a lot of credit for quarterbacking the Bears most of the season despite torn ligaments in his knee, Brown racked up 335 yards through the air but it wasn't enough in a 56-28 loss to Turlock in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Div. I quarterfinals.
Jason Christinson (Village Christian, Sun Valley): Shined with 11 pass receptions for 117 yds and a TD in a 34-7 loss to Ontario Christian in the CIFSS Div. XII playoffs.
Nick Davila (Damien, La Verne): Passed for 256 yds and two TDs in a 35-27 playoff loss to Claremont, which earned the task this week of playing Mission Viejo.
Daniel Dixon (El Modena, Orange): Rushed for 224 yds and three TDs as El Modena blanked Orange Lutheran 24-0. He's now rushed for 2,396 yds and scored 35 TDs this season.
Matt Engle (El Segundo): Had 270 yds and a TD passing but Cathedral of Los Angeles won in overtime 36-30 to put an end to Engle's terrific career.
Dennis Freeman (Los Gatos): Scored four more TDs in a 48-0 blitzing of San Jose Leigh while setting a school record of 37 season TDs.
Jonathan Gerhart (Gustine): Jonathan found the end zone six times and rushed for 122 yds on 15 carries in a 52-6 romp past Calvary Temple of Modesto. The win put Gustine (12-0) into this week's CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Div. V title game against 12-0 Central Catholic of Modesto.
Travis Gibbs (Madison, San Diego): Caught a 52-yd scoring pass to go along with 206 yds rushing and two TDs in a 36-12 playoff win by the Warhawks over Point Loma. Defensively, teammate Terence Long stood out with three interceptions.
Chad Green (Birmingham, Lake Balboa): Collected three TDs, two on pass receptions and one on a 102 yd interception return, in a 35-14 triumph over L.A.Fairfax.
Jack Hagedorn (Village Christian, Sun Valley): Just a sophomore, Hagedorn passed for 300 yds and a TD on 25 completions out of 50 attempts but his team still lost to Ontario Christian by a 34-7 score.
Tom Haug (Monte Vista, Danville): Hogged the ball for 23 carries that amounted to 213 yds and four TDs as Monte Vista asserted its running game in a 41-8 win over Bishop O'Dowd of Oakland.
David Heller (Pacifica, Garden Grove): Led Pacifica over Fullerton 21-14 with 226 yds rushing and two TDs on 29 carries.
Neal Hubman (Immanuel, Reedley): Came up big with two TD passes and two interceptions on defense as Immanuel won the CIF Central Section Sierra Division title with a 22-15 triumph over Caruthers.
Leon Jackson (Polytechnic, Long Beach): As Poly blitzed Eisenhower of Rialto 43-3, Jackson completed seven of 15 passes for 289 yds and three TDs.
Derrick Jones (Polytechnic, Long Beach): Junior phenom scored on three pass receptions on just four catches for 229 yds, all in the first half, in a 43-3 win over Eisenhower of Rialto. He likes Ike!
Chris Joseph (S.J. Memorial, Fresno): Helped rally the Panthers from a 35-11 deficit in the fourth quarter to make it close in 42-39 loss to Garces of Bakersfield in the CIF Central Section Sequoia Div. small title game. Joseph finished 17 of 34 for 341 yds and three TDs.
Sam Keller (San Ramon Valley, Danville): University of Michigan fans will be glad to hear that the Michigan recruit tossed six TD passes with no interceptions in leading his team over Arroyo of San lorenzo 42-6 in the CIFNCS Class 3A East Bay semifinals. Keller had 284 yds on 13 of 20 attempts.
Chad Kackert (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley): Rushed for 264 yds and four TDs on 30 carries and scored on a 80-yd pass reception as the Lancers won another 11-man playoff game after having played eight-man football in previous years, this time 41-20 over Brethren Christian of Cypress.
Ryan Kelley (Serra, Gardena): The junior had his third consecutive 200-yd rushing game with 227 on 26 carries that resulted in three TDs and a 35-14 defeat of Temple City. It looks like college recruiters will be back once again next season to visit this school.
Whitney Lewis (St. Bonaventure, Ventura): A top Mr. Football candidate, Lewis had 12 carries for 163 yds and two TDs plus two catches for 35 yds and one score in the Seraphs' 68-14 playoff win over Agoura.
Ryan Lombardo (Birmingham, Lake Balboa): Led the Patriots over L.A. Fairfax 35-14 with 271 yds and three TDs passing (16-34). A Birmingham-Taft meeting in the final next week looks like a good bet.
Emmanuel Montanez (Huntington Park): Had some fun in the L.A. Section's Invitational Division playoffs for middle-tier teams with 307 yds and three TDs rushing as Huntington Park got by Chatsworth 27-21.
Kenny Parry (Monovia): Completed 21 of 35 passes for 345 yds and three TDs but it wasn't enough as Lompoc prevailed 43-23.
Angelo Richardson (San Ramon Valley, Danville): Caught six Sam Keller passes for 237 yds and three TDs as SRV downed Arroyo of San Lorenzo 42-6.
Drew Robinson (Ontario Christian): Drew 20 carries for 226 yds and four TDs and also scored on a 55-yd pass reception as the Knights dispatched Village Christian of Sun Valley 34-7 in the CIFSS Div. XII playoffs.
Adam Sandoval (Santa Fe, Santa Fe Springs): In a 29-0 playoff blanking of Gabrielino of San Gabriel, Sandoval blasted for 243 yds and a pair of TDs on 31 carries.
Mike Singleton (Christian, El Cajon): Teamed with QB Joel Allen to lead the Patriots past Santa Fe Christian, 21-19, in the CIFSD Div. IV playoffs. Singleton scored all three TDs for his team on receptions and finished with 10 catches for 195 yds.
Shane Steichen (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills): Struck for five TD passes on 14 completions out of 24 attempts and 186 yds in a 47-7 rout of Del Oro of Loomis. Steichen looks like a lock to be first team QB on the Sacramento Bee's All-Metro team.
Erik Vose (Westlake, Westlake Village): Passed Westlake past Paso Robles 36-29 with 360 yds and four TDs.
James Waite (Linfield Christian, Temecula): Didn't have to wait much on offense as he carried 41 times for 204 yds and three TDs in a 28-7 pounding of Flintridge Prep of La Canada.
Jared Dudley (Horizon, San Diego): Senior forward popped in 26 pts as Horizon beat El Camino of Oceanside, 61-57, in the featured boys game at the CIF San Diego Section Tip-Off Classic. El Camino was the section's preseason No. 1 team, but Dudley and his teammates showed Horizon will be ready this year to defend its CIF Div. IV state championship.
Dale Fisher (Mariposa): Most of the teams in the state haven't played a game yet, but we bet Fisher's shooting prowess in his team's 95-86 win over Stockton Sports Academy will rank as one of the best all season. Fisher set a school record with 56 pts and this is how he did it: 7-of-8 on 3-pointers, 10-of-12 on field goals and 15-of-16 on free throws.
Donte Jenkins (San Fernando): In a 83-67 victory over USC-MAST, Jenkins led the Tigers with 35 points and 10 rebounds.
Tim Pierce (Fremont, Oakland): The OAL is going to be insane this season and Pierce is one reason why. In a 83-47 victory by the Tigers over Hercules, Pierce rifled in 41 points with the help of seven 3-pointers.
Robert Rothbart (Monta Vista, Cupertino): In his varsity debut, Rothbart, a 7-foot junior, led the Matadors to an 88-53 triumph over Silver Creek of San Jose. Rothbart finished with 39 pts, 15 rebounds, six assists and three blocked shots.
Tina Flores (Jefferson, Los Angeles): A tough 65-60 early season win by the Democrats over Washington featured 38 pts, eight rebounds and four steals by this player.
Linda Pace (Parker, San Diego): Her scoring Pace this year is obviously going to be prolific. Pace had 39 pts last week in a 53-43 win over Marian Catholic and netted 33 in a 59-28 win over Monte Vista of Spring Valley.
Candice Wiggins (La Jolla Country Day): Just a few days after her volleyball season ended (she had 47 kills in one playoff match), the All-American started off her hoop season with 29 pts, eight rebounds and five steals as LJCD defeated San Diego High, 68-46, in a No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup at the Tip-Off Classic, an event organized by the CIF San Diego Section.