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

The second week of the fall 2021 Southern California high school football season featured dozens of standout performances.

Here’s a quick look at some of the top stars and best individual performances from the second week of games across Southern California.

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 bodie@scorebooklive.com.

AUG. 26-28 SOCAL TOP STARS

LaDainian Lawrence, University City RB: Lawrence carried 16 times for 145 yards and had four rushing touchdowns to help the Centurions beat Del Norte on Friday.

Max Garrison, St. Francis RB: Garrison was unstoppable on Friday, rushing for 371 yards and six touchdowns.

Jackson Stratton, La Jolla QB: The Washington commit passed for 470 yards and seven touchdowns in a one-point loss to Scripps Ranch on Friday.

Paulo Burak, Carlsbad RB: Burak showcased his skills on the ground and through the air on Friday. He finished with 284 total yards and three touchdowns.

Christian Washington, Helix RB: Washington continued his hot start to the season with 231 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

Savigon Yokley, El Capitan QB: Yokley passed for 109 yards and a touchdown while utilizing his speed to rush for 147 yards and three touchdowns.

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Kayden Collins, Canoga Park ATH: Collins carried 20 times for 261 yards and also returned a fumble 73 yards for a touchdown. He finished the night with three total touchdowns.

Tanner Chaffee, Serrano WR/DB: Chaffee had five catches for 117 yards and two touchdowns on offense and also collected two interceptions on defense.

Johnny Thang, Alhambra WR: Thang caught four passes for 78 yards and four touchdowns while also adding an 81-yard kickoff return for five total touchdowns on the night.

Paul Holyfield, Chaminade ATH: Holyfield rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns on Friday on only nine carries. He also caught three passes for 33 yards.

Jason Thompson, Harvard-Westlake WR: Thompson caught 12 passed for 160 yards and three touchdowns to help beat Venice on Friday.

Camdan McWright, St. Genevieve RB: McWright had 205 rushing yards and two touchdowns on Friday while only carrying the ball 11 times.

Sione Manu, Kennedy ATH: Manu showcased his ability on both sides of ball, rushing for 165 yards and three touchdowns and also returning a fumble for a touchdown.

Emmanuel Barajas, Yucaipa RB/LB: Barajas posted his second straight game of over 250 yards rushing. He ran for 279 yards and had four touchdowns to lead the Thunderbirds over Silverado.

Kyle Crum, Norco QB: Crum kept the Cougars offense rolling, passing for 326 yards and three touchdowns against Santa Margarita. He also rushed for 54 yards and a touchdown.

Adan Rodriguez, Maywood CES QB: Rodriguez did his damage on the ground, rushing for 303 yards and three touchdowns against Los Angeles.

Hunter Benton, Kennedy (La Palma) WR: Benton caught ten passes for 180 yards and five touchdowns to help the Fighting Irish come back to beat La Salle on Friday.

Hunter Herrera, Citrus Valley QB: Herrera passed for 235 yards and five touchdowns in Friday’s win over Rancho Verde.

Samuel Gbatu Jr., Temecula Valley WR/DB: Gbatu contributed all over the field on Friday night. He caught six passes for 154 yards and a touchdown, had two interceptions, and returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown.

Bo Kelly, Dana Hills QB: Kelly had 284 passing yards and tossed four touchdowns to help the Dolphins take down Laguna Beach, 35-7.

Maalik Murphy, Serra QB: Murphy had 341 passing yards and three touchdowns to go along with 34 rushing yards and another touchdown to help the Cavaliers beat Long Beach Poly by one point.

Tiger Bachmeier, Murrieta Valley WR: Bachmeier caught five passes for 177 yards and three touchdowns to help the Nighthawks beat Paloma Valley 63-21.

Dylan Hampsten, Saugus LB: Hampsten had seven tackles, 3.5 sacks, and forced a safety in the Centurions shutout win over Moorpark.

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