The junior caught for 110 yards and three TDs in the Patriots’ 41-15 win against the James Logan Colts.
Ruffin received 36.45% of the vote, beating out California RB Devan Love who finished second with 35.48%. Coalinga QB Jett Garcia finished third with 18.28% and Coalinga WR Devin Sanchez finished fourth with 7.14%. There were over 79,000 votes tallied this week!
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Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of Sep. 13-19:
Morgan Wilding, University Prep volleyball: Wilding tallied 93 assists for the week, leading University Prep to seven two-set victories.
Julia Magnu, Pitman volleyball: Magnu totaled 83 assists, 29 digs,10 kills and 6 aces in wins over El Capitan and Gregori.
Jahniya Jackson, Cosumnes Oaks volleyball: Jackson racked up 32 kills and 9 digs to lead Cosumnes Oaks to straight-set wins over Elk Grove and Davis.
Dreyan Paul, McClymonds QB: Paul helped lead McClymonds to a 33-22 win against Marin Catholic completing 24 of 31 passes for 234 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for 94 yards and two TDs.
Jessica Dean, Hillsdale volleyball: Dean had 15 digs and 14 kills to lead Hillsdale to a straight-set victory over Menlo-Atherton on Sept. 16.
Jayden Davis, Bullard WR/DB: Davis led Bullard to a 35-12 upset of Clovis with a rushing touchdown, two receiving touchdowns including a 75-yarder, and 15 tackles.
Maddox Merlo, Clovis East WR: Merlo caught for 157 yards and two touchdowns from QB Ty Miller in a 28-0 win against Tulare Union.
Noah Noyola, Hanford SS: Noyola helped lead the Bullpups to a 35-7 victory against Madera with 17 tackles, two tackles for loss, and a fumble recovery, plus a 64-yard touchdown run on offense.
Trace Jackson, Kingsburg RB: Jackson ran for 166 yards and a touchdown in a 24-6 victory over Porterville. Micah Spomer added two touchdowns and 43 yards rushing.
Carmine Ficher, Tulare Western QB: Ficher completed 22 of 33 passes for 317 and four touchdowns in a 45-7 rout of Mt. Whitney. WR Andrew Maciel had a strong game as his top target.
Aston Rodriguez, Sanger RB: Rodriguez ran for three touchdowns in a 28-14 win against Kennady (Delano).
Lamar Radcliffe, Sacramento RB/DL: Radcliffe had a game for the ages to lead the Dragons over Christian Brothers 39-34. He ran for 373 yards and three TDs, forced a fumble, blocked a field goal, and recorded a tackle for loss.
TJ Hall, San Joaquin Memorial WR/DB: Hall caught for 92 yards and a touchdown and grabbed a pick in a 47-0 rout of Washington Union.
Charles Greer, De La Salle RB: Greer helped lead the Spartans over Cathedral Catholic running for 229 yards and three touchdowns.
Tyler Tremain, Folsom QB: As is the case nearly every week, Tremain threw five touchdown passes in a win for the Bulldogs. This one was a 54-7 rout of Oak Ridge.
Zach Mojarro, Bishop Union RB: Mojarro went off for 240 yards and four touchdowns rushing a 68-0 blowout of Burroughs (Ridgecrest).
Colt Matteson, Bishop Union LB/WR: Matteson caught for 55 yards and a touchdown, and also recorded a pick-six and a fumble recovery on defense.
Cheveyo Marquez, Bishop Union LB: Marquez grabbed two interceptions he returned for a total of 52 yards and one touchdown, and also had seven tackles and a touchdown catch.
Devin Sanchez, Coalinga WR: Sanchez had an 85-yard kickoff return touchdown and a touchdown catch in a 42-0 domination of Sierra Pacific.
Jett Garcia, Coalinga QB: Garcia threw two touchdown passes and for two TDs as well.
Jack Carner, Pioneer RB: Carner racked up 308 yards and four touchdowns on the ground to lead the Patriots to a 34-13 win over River City.
Carlos Moreno, Strathmore RB: Moreno absolutely erupted to lead the Spartans over Sunnyside 46-34, finishing with an 80-yard kickoff return touchdown, 163 yards and five touchdowns rushing, 92 receiving yards, and two rushing two-point conversions.
Trent Calvert, Dos Palos QB: Calvert had four touchdowns, two passing and two rushing, to lift Dos Palos over Chowchilla 35-28.
Danny Olivera, Firebaugh RB: Olivera ran for 256 yards and five touchdowns on 11.6 yards per carry in a 56-12 defeat of Kerman.
Ethan Currie, Los Gatos LB: Currie recorded 12 tackles (one for loss) and a forced fumble in a 49-21 victory over Half Moon Bay.
Santino Acevedo, Cardinal Newman RB/LB: Acevedo ran for two touchdowns, caught for a touchdown, and totaled 159 yards of offense in a 37-21 win against De Anza. He also led the defense with eight tackles.
Carter Abel, University Prep (Redding) RB: Abel ran for 141 yards and four touchdowns in a 51-7 rout of Oroville.
Shay Carr, Gridley QB/DB: Carr did a little bit of everything in a 35-12 win against Corning. He threw for two touchdowns and 124 yards on a whopping 13-14 completion, ran for 155 yards, a touchdown, and two two-point conversions, made six tackles, and even recorded a 40-yard punt inside the 20.
Zeke Burnett, Elk Grove RB: Burnett went for 212 yards and five touchdowns rushing in a 49-23 win against Lincoln (Lincoln).
Eric Ayala, Las Plumas HB: Ayala ran for 90 yards and four touchdowns in a 33-19 win over West Valley.
Riley Hunt, Las Plumas DT: Hunt recorded five tackles, a tackles for loss, a forced fumble, and three fumble recoveries.
Brayden Schumann, Orland RB/SS: Schumann ran for 119 yards and two touchdowns, made seven tackles and a TFL, and forced a fumble in a 55-0 blowout win against Willows.
Grant Foster, Orland QB/P: Foster completed three of four passes for 26 yards and a touchdown, ran for 209 yards and three touchdowns, and kicked two punts a total of 72 yards.
Lolo Mataele, Patterson RB/LB: Mataele helped lead the Tigers to a 63-14 rout of El Capitan with seven carries for 60 yards and three TDs plus six tackles, of which a whopping five came for loss.
Devan Love, California RB: Love ran for 133 yards and two TDs on just eight carries in a 41-7 win against Milpitas.
Tate Asborno, California LB: Asborno dominated with 11 tackles, a TFL, and three forced fumbles.
Frank Payne, Las Lomas RB: Payne ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns on just nine carries and added a 22-yard touchdown catch in a 49-0 annihilation of Novato.
J.T. Foreman, Turlock RB: Foreman ran for 211 yards and a touchdown to lift Turlock over Clovis West 23-10.
Curron Borders, Antelope RB: Borders ran for 204 yards, four touchdowns, and a pair of two-point conversions in a 55-21 win over Yuba City.
Nicholas Coronado, Kimball QB: Coronado threw for 343 yards and five touchdowns on just 17 pass attempts, of which he completed 15, in a 54-6 stomping of Weston Ranch.
Blake Nichelson, Manteca RB: Nichelson turned just six carries into 187 yards and four touchdowns in a 65-0 annihilation of Sierra. Lyon Colon also had a great night running the ball for the Buffaloes.
Jayden Petrus, Dublin RB: Petrus rushed for 170 yards and three TDs in a 46-8 rout of Irvington.
Devon Rivers, Heritage RB: Rivers ran for 184 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-15 win against James Logan.
Jacob Porteous, Casa Grande QB: Porteous threw for six touchdowns and 331 yards in a 42-7 rout of Santa Rosa. Caden Cramer and Shane Runyeon had big performances receiving the ball.
Diego Davis, Vintage RB: Davis both ran and caught for exactly 44 yards and two touchdowns in a 57-6 trouncing of Oakland.
Robby Horst, Campolindo LB/FB: In a 34-27 win against San Leandro, Horst ran for two touchdowns on three carries and totaled seven tackles, two TFLs, and two sacks.
Chase Vehmeyer, Windsor QB: Vehmeyer completed 14 of 19 passes for 247 yards and four touchdowns in a 52-7 blowout against Napa. He also ran for a touchdown and 26 yards.
Nicholas Fa’agata, Windsor WR/DB: Fa’agata caught for a touchdown and two interceptions.
Damian Escarcega, Windsor RB/LB: Escarcega totaled 107 yards and two touchdowns rushing on just seven carries, 56 receiving yards, six tackles, and two tackles for loss.
Kai Hall, St. Vincent de Paul RB: Hall ran just eight times for 134 yards, two TDs, and a two-point conversion in a 42-0 rout of Sonoma Valley.
Jake DeCarli, St. Vincent de Paul TE/LB: DeCarli recorded 13 tackles, two TFLs, a sack, and a 47-yard touchdown catch.
Dante Antonini, St. Vincent de Paul WR/LB: Antonini posted 12 tackles, two TFLs, a sack, and a 61-yard receiving touchdown. He added a 16-yard pass and a 25-yard run on one attempt each.
Garrett McGriff, Jesuit RB/LB: McGriff ran for 166 yards and two TDs on just seven carries in a 49-7 rout of Pleasant Grove. On defense, he added three tackles, a tackles for loss, and a forced fumble.
Dylan Forbeck, Bradshaw Christian RB/LB: Forbeck ran just five times for 123 yards and two touchdowns plus a two-point conversion, and led The Pride with 13 tackles. Anthony Tornatore also had a big night running the ball.
Trevon Atkins, Cosumnes Oaks LB/DL: Atkins recorded eight tackles (one for loss), an interception, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in a 28-13 win versus Davis.
Javier Nusom, Waterford WR: Nusom had six catches for 114 yards and three touchdowns in Waterford’s 34-0 win over Delhi.