Southern California high school football: Top stars, best performances in second week of 2021 season

High school football is now in full swing in California, and Week 2 featured several standout performances across Southern California.

Several teams in SBLive’s Top 25 statewide rankings had big games in Week 2, including No. 10 Cathedral Catholic shutting out Steele Canyon 49-0 and No. 4 Servite beating Orange Lutheran, 69-13.

Here’s a quick look at some of the top stars and memorable performances from the second week.

Note: Entries are based on information provided by coaches, statisticians, media members and high school football fans. Don’t see any details for your team’s game? Email some notes and/or stats to


Kyle Crum, Norco QB: Crum was 15 of 19 passing for 227 yards and three touchdowns to help lead to the Cougars to a 51-6 win over Santiago.

Colton Fitzgerald, Saugus QB: Fitzgeralrd threw for 314 passing yards and had five touchdowns on Friday against Canyon.

Hunter Girch, Saugus WR: Girch caught five passes for 107 yards and was the recipient on three touchdown passes from Colton Fitzgerald.

Noah Aragon, South Pasadena QB: Aragon had 298 passing yards and one passing touchdown on Friday night, but did most of his damage on the ground with three rushing touchdowns.

Hunter Wickham, Sonora RB: Wickham had 176 rushing yard and two touchdowns on Friday night, averaging nearly ten yards per carry.

DJ Watts, Murrieta Valley RB: Watts carried 25 times last week, finishing with 179 yards and three touchdowns.

Elijah Brown, Mater Dei QB: Brown was 14 of 18 passing for 165 yards and had three touchdown passes in his debut for the Monarchs.

Elijah Brown

Tyler Voss, Valencia QB: Voss passed for 435 yard and three touchdowns to lead the Vikings to a 63-20 win over West Ranch.

Braden Pegan, San Juan Hills WR: Pegan had five catches for 188 yards and a touchdown in the opener against El Toro on Friday.

Cole Bullock, Sierra Canyon LB: Bullock had 16 tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble against St. Bernard on Friday night.

Mavin Anderson, Mission Viejo WR: The Cal-signee had six catches for 161 yards and two touchdowns on Friday night against Oak Hills.

Kaleb Most, Apple Valley RB: Most rushed for 139 yards and three touchdowns in Friday’s win over Serrano.

Jayden Denegal, Apple Valley QB: Denegal passed for 163 yards and a touchdown and added two more touchdowns on the ground.

Trevor Appelman, Mater Dei Catholic QB: Appelman tossed three touchdown passes on Friday night to lead the Crusaders to a 19-2 road win over Helix.

Samuel Cooper IV, Lincoln QB: Cooper had the Hornets offense humming against Point Loma, throwing for 301 yards and six touchdowns. He also added 21 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.

Jackson Stratton, La Jolla QB: Stratton threw for 258 yards and five touchdowns in the Vikings’ 49-12 win over Morse.

Jackson Stratton

Diego Solis, La Jolla WR: Solis caught six passes for 122 yards and was on the receiving end of three touchdown passes from Jackson Stratton.

Rex Haynes, Cathedral Catholic WR: Haynes continued his hot start to the season in week two, catching four passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns.

Kaden Vohnout, San Marcos RB: Vohnout nearly averaged ten yards per carry on Friday night, finishing with 187 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

Malachi Keels, Orange Glen WR: Keels caught ten passes for 300 yards and had three touchdown receptions in Friday’s 44-39 win over University City.

Sweetwater rushing attack: Mario Villa, Carlos Hopper, and Javier Sanchez combined to rush for 428 yards and score three touchdowns in Friday’s 36-7 win over Chula Vista.

Jason Oliveira, Patrick Henry RB: Oliveira rushed for 199 yards and a touchdown to help the Patriots take down Scripps Ranch, 34-14.

Jordan Reed, Central (El Centro) QB: Reed was 13 of 16 passing for 208 yards and four touchdowns in Friday’s 45-0 win over Calexico.

Fernando Morales, Central (El Centro) WR: Morales caught six passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns and also added a 67-yard rushing touchdown.

Joseph Denton, Central (El Centro) DL: Denton made his precense known on Friday night by make six tackles, four of which ended up as sacks.

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