Northern California high school football: Top stars, best performances in Week 6 of spring 2021 season

Week 6 of Northern California high school football featured dominant performances from several familiar faces, and some from new ones.

Every NorCal team ranked in our statewide top-25 from last week got a win. Folsom beat Oak Ridge 54-21 to secure an unbeaten regular season as Tyler Tremain threw for five touchdown passes yet again and Mitch Anderson shined. Dominique Lampkin and Hassan Mahasin were dominant as usual as Serra (San Mateo) beat St. Ignatius 34-3, and Daytuan Pearson and Damaurye Canegan played big in Pittsburg’s blowout win against Antioch.

Here’s a quick look at some of the top stars and individual performances from the sixth week of games, which was the final week of the season in most of the state.

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

Dylan Smith, Vintage RB

Smith led the Crushers to a 35-7 win over rival Napa by rushing for 186 yards and three TDs.

Tyler Tremain, Folsom QB

Folsom beat Oak Ridge for the second time this season, this time by a lopsided score of 54-21. Tyler Tremain capped off his breakout season by completing 15 of 27 passes for 291 yards and five touchdowns, and running for 56 yards and a touchdown as well.

Mitch Anderson, Folsom RB

Anderson ran for 149 yards and a touchdown on just seven carries, and also had a receiving touchdown.

Dominique Lampkin, Serra (San Mateo) QB

Lampkin threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for a touchdown in a 34-3 win over St. Ignatius that clinched an undefeated season and league title for the Padres.

Hassan Mahasin, Serra (San Mateo) RB/WR

Mahasin caught for 189 yards and a touchdown, and also ran for a touchdown.

D.J. Stevenson, Central QB

Stevenson led the Grizzlies to a 69-0 annihilation of Clovis North with 195 yards and three touchdowns passing on 12-17 completion, plus 84 yards and two TDs on the ground.

Jeremiah Shelton, Central LB

Shelton contributed five tackles, two tackles for loss, half a sack, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. Isa Watson, Lawson McAlister, and Amarion Hunter all had standout games for Central’s defense as well.

Sean Nixon, Sheldon QB

Nixon completed 21 of 35 passes for 304 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-17 win over Pleasant Grove.

Jasjit Bimb, Sheldon DB

Bimb led the Huskies’ defense with two interceptions and 10 tackles in the victory.

Brady Huchingson, Acalanes QB

Huchingson finished his high school career with 290 passing yards, three touchdown passes, and 46 rushing yards in a 23-22 win over California. Evan Malmquist and Dante Montgomery were his top receivers.

Jack Quigley, San Ramon Valley QB

Quigley led the Wolves to a 28-21 win over Monte Vista by passing for 347 yards and three touchdowns on 21-32 completion. JP Murphy, Za’Darion Nardi, and Caden Ridley all had major contributions on offense.

Nate Bell, Liberty (Brentwood) QB

Bell showed off his dual-threat ability to lead Liberty to a 30-21 win over Heritage. He completed 14 of 20 passes for 195 yards and a score, and ran for 138 yards and three TDs on 16 carries as well.

Kai Santos, Jesuit WR/DB

Santos helped lead the Marauders to a 56-42 win over Vista Del Lago with 213 yards and two touchdowns receiving plus an interception on defense.

Ethan Menezes, Vista Del Lago RB

VDL didn’t pull out the win, but Menezes ended his high school career with a performance of 186 rushing yards and 87 receiving yards.

Ayanfe Adediron, Deer Valley QB

Adediron helped lead Deer Valley to a 34-32 upset of Freedom with 273 yards and three touchdowns passing plus 40 rushing yards.

Richard Felder, Deer Valley WR

Felder went for 128 yards and two TDs receiving.

Bryson Parker, Deer Valley LB

Parker led the Wolverines’ defense with 15 tackles (one for loss).

Jacob Griessel, Campolindo QB

Griessel threw for 238 yards and two touchdowns in a 44-0 rout of Miramonte on just 10 pass attempts, of which he completed eight.

Jake Ripp, Los Gatos LB

Ripp led the Wildcats’ defense with 15 tackles and two tackles for loss in a 45-7 victory over Palo Alto.

Xavier Powe, Monterey Trail DB

Powe recorded two interceptions that he returned for 91 combined yards in a 55-19 win over Antelope.

Jordan Hornbeak, San Joaquin Memorial RB

Hornbeak capped off his high school career with 204 yards and five touchdowns rushing in a 57-20 win over Edison (Fresno).

Damaurye Canegan, Pittsburg DE

Canegan registered seven tackles, three TFLs, two QB-hurries and a pass break-up in a 47-8 rout of Antioch.

Daytuan Pearson, Pittsburg RB

Pearson ran for 149 yards and two touchdowns in the Pirates’ win.

Tristan Risley, Clovis RB

Risley ran for 152 yards and four touchdowns and added a 44-yard reception in a 42-17 win against Clovis West.

Jordan Cooke, Cardinal Newman QB

Cooke threw for four touchdowns and 258 yards on 16-21 completion in a 38-14 victory against Windsor.

Tsion Nunnally, Cardinal Newman WR

The Washington State signee caught for 166 yards and two touchdowns.

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