Top stars, best performances in the seventh week of Northern California high school football (Sept. 30-Oct. 2)

The seventh week of Northern California high school football was among the season’s best in terms of outstanding individual performances.

As the weekend of Aug. 19-21 was “Week Zero”, the weekend of Sep. 30-Oct. 2 was officially Week Six in California high school football. Here’s a quick look at some of the top stars and individual performances from Week Six throughout NorCal.


Jadyn Marshall, St. Mary’s (Stockton) WR: Marshall had two touchdown catches, a rushing touchdown, a punt return touchdown, and more than 250 all-purpose yards in a 56-13 rout of Tracy.

Dayton Tafoya, Central QB: Tafoya threw for 310 yards and two touchdowns to lead Central over Clovis 27-20. He also ran for 42 yards. LaDanian Streets was his top target.

Kenneth Lorenzo, Encinal DB: Lorenzo racked up a whopping four interceptions and took a kickoff to the house in a 32-22 win against Berkeley.

Tanner Wilson, Sunnyside QB: Wilson completed 18 of 24 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns, and also ran for 59 yards and two touchdowns in a 36-18 win against Roosevelt (Fresno). He also had two punts for a total of 78 yards. Deashaun Bias had a strong game as his top receiver.

Alex Rodriguez, Sunnyside DE: Rodriguez erupted for 12 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, and 6.5 sacks.

Isaiah Lopez, Sunnyside DB: Lopez had two picks for the Wildcats.

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Ashton Rodriguez, Sanger RB: Rodriguez ran for 121 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-13 victory over Edison (Fresno).

Zach Mojarro, Bishop Union RB: Mojarro ran just eight times for 174 yards and four touchdowns in a 73-6 annihilation of California City.

Jakob Redmond, Bishop Union QB: Redmond threw for two touchdowns and ran for three more TDs.

Michael Bell, San Joaquin Memorial QB: Bell completed 11 of 14 passes for three touchdowns and 161 yards, and also ran for a touchdown in a 42-7 rout of Madera. TJ Hall caught for two touchdowns and over 100 yards.

Donovan Harris, San Joaquin Memorial RB/DB: Harris grabbed two interceptions and ran for 23 yards.

Aidan Fortenberry, San Joaquin Memorial RB/LB: Fortenberry caught a pick and also ran for 51 yards and a touchdown.

Curron Borders, Antelope RB: Borders torched Bella Vista for 286 yards and five touchdowns rushing on just 14 carries in a 62-6 walloping.

Ethan Winslow, Kingsburg QB: Winslow threw for 145 yards and four touchdowns on 10-13 completion in a 35-7 victory against Exter.

Cayden Muir, Hanford QB: Muir helped lead the Bullpups over El Diamante 59-32 by completing 20 of 27 passes for 358 yards and four touchdowns.

Davis Smith, Foothill (Palo Cedro) QB: Smith completed five of eight passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns, and also ran for two TDs and over 100 yards in a 56-7 rout of West Valley.

Walker Burks, Orland WR/DB/K: Burks helped lead the Trojans to a 30-0 rout of Corning with five tackles, 2.5 TFLs, 2.5 sacks, and a 27-yard touchdown catch. He also went 4-4 on PATs.

Dyllan Devitt, Monte Vista QB: Devitt went nuclear in a 48-7 rout of Livermore, completing 16 of 18 passes for 396 yards and five touchdowns, and running for 24 yards and another TD.

Cole Boscia, Monte Vista WR/K: Boscia caught for 191 yards and two touchdowns, and also turned his lone kickoff and PAT attempts into a touchback and an extra point, respectively.

Tyler Tremain, Folsom QB: Tremain threw for six touchdowns and ran for a touchdown in a 58-6 trouncing of Del Oro. All his production except for one touchdown pass came in the first half.

Elias Mullican, Rocklin WR/DB: In a 26-6 victory against Granite Bay, Mullican caught two interceptions and a touchdown pass, and finished with over 50 yards of total offense.

Carmine Ficher, Tulare Western QB: Ficher threw for 199 yards and four touchdowns in a 56-21 win against Delano.

Kaiden Baker, Rocklin LB: Baker went off for 13 tackles and two sacks.

Derek Houston, Rocklin LB: Houston racked up 20 tackles, 15 of which were solo.

Garrett McGriff, Jesuit RB: McGriff ran for 114 yards and three touchdowns on just seven carries in a 47-16 win against Franklin (Elk Grove).

Aiden “Ponyboy” Taylor: Taylor ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns in a 32-14 win versus Oakdale.

Roland Brown, Central Catholic DB: Brown grabbed two interceptions and returned them a total of 90 yards.

Ethan Archuleta, Elk Grove QB: Archuletta led the Thundering Herd to a 42-35 win against Sheldon by completing four of five passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns, and running for 159 yards and three tubs.

Gio Bellecci, Elk Grove WR/S: Bellecci went for 110 yards and two touchdowns receiving plus nine tackles.

Pita Vi, Elk Grove LB: Vi had six tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble and fumble recovery, and a blocked field goal. DL/K Soni Finau also had a great game on defense for Elk Grove.

Nicholas Coronado, Kimball QB: Coronado was one of numerous Jaguars who dominated in a 58-6 crushing of Linden. He threw for 271 yards and six touchdowns on 21-30 completion and running for 63 yards and a TD on just three carries.

Naaman Branyan, Sacramento QB: Branyan completed nine of 11 passes for 249 yards and four touchdowns as the Dragons blew out Oakland 56-0.

Rasheem Perry, Sacramento FS: Perry recorded two interceptions for Sac High.

Derrick Kirkendall, Downey (Modesto) RB: Kirkendall ran for three touchdowns and had a touchdown catch in a 57-6 demolition of Modesto.

Cameron Sampson, Capital Christian RB: In a 51-14 win over El Camino (Sacramento), Sampson ran for 117 yards, two touchdowns, and three two-point conversions on just eight carries, and had a 64-yard touchdown catch.

Anthony Garcia, Capital Christian QB: Garcia completed 12 of 17 passes for 244 yards and three touchdowns for the Cougars.

Jake Boyd, Los Gatos QB/K: Boyd completed 13 of 22 passes for four touchdowns and 327 yards in a 35-0 rout of Santa Clara. He also averaged 65 yards a kickoff on four kicks, and went five for five on PATs.

Frank Arcuri, Monterey Trail QB: Arcuri helped lead the Mustangs to their first win of the season, 38-7 against McClatchy, by completing four of eight passes for 77 yards and a touchdown, and running for 70 yards and three TDs on just six carries.

Marcus Perkins, Monterey Trail DL: Perkins dominated on defense with 14 tackles, two TFLs, and 1.5 sacks.

Jacob Guevarra, Patterson QB: In a 52-7 blowout of Atwater, Guevarra carried the ball just five times for 128 yards and three touchdowns, and threw for two touchdowns as well.

Anthony Tarnatore, Bradshaw Christian RB: Tarnatore ran for 133 yards, a touchdown, and a two-point conversion, and also caught for a touchdown in a 36-7 win against El Dorado.

Anthony Lopez, Hughson RB: Lopez ran for 168 yards and five touchdowns on just nine carries in a 63-0 destruction of Modesto Christian. Carter Snead went 7-7 on PATs.

Seth Harcrow, Hughson FS: Harcrow caught two interceptions, recovered a fumble, and had a 59-yard punt return touchdown. Haidyn Herrin, Isaih Coble, and Ethan Jones all had big games for the Huskies’ defense as well.

Brayden Stout, Lodi RB: Stout caught for a touchdown, ran for a touchdown, and made a 90-yard pick-six in a 56-0 annihilation of West (Tracy).

Scott Smith, Union Mine RB: Smith ran for 120 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-0 rout of Galt.

Mikey Cambria, Christopher SS: Cambria grabbed two picks to help lead the Cougars to a shutout win against Seaside.

Dominic Gordon, Terra Nova QB: Gordon completed 16 of 19 passes for 239 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-7 rout of Lincoln (San Francisco). Corey O’Brien was his top target.

Miles Palmer, Terra Nova RB/LB: Palmer ran for three touchdowns, totaled 117 yards of offense, and made eight tackles.

Nathaniel Bendo, Terra Nova DB: Bendo recorded two interceptions for the Tigers.

Matt Macleod, Menlo-Atherton QB: McLeod threw for 241 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a TD in a 35-24 win against Oak Ridge.

Jeremiah Earby, Menlo-Atherton WR: Earby caught for 193 yards and a touchdown.

Sione Vaka, Menlo-Atherton LB: Vaka totaled 14 tackles, two tackles for loss, and a sack. Andrew Buck also had a great night at ILB, and DB Jalen Moss had a full-field pick-six.

Petelo Gi, Serra RB: Gi ran for 174 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-7 statement win against Bellarmine.

Jakson Berman, Valley Christian QB: Berman completed 10 of 14 passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for 71 yards and a tub in a 28-12 win against St. Ignatius. Jurrion Dickey was his top target.

Nehemiah Musika, Valley Christian DT: Musika racked up season-highs of eight tackles, four TFLs, and two sacks.

Luther Kemauri Glenn, Wilcox RB/DB: Glenn exploded for 329 yards and six touchdowns rushing to lift Wilcox over Mountain View 42-27. He even added a forced fumble on defense, and led the team with 25 receiving yards.

Derek Sheerer, Homestead RB/DB: Sheerer helped lead the Mustangs over Palo Alto 39-18 with 177 yards and three touchdowns rushing plus an interception.

Mark Eby, Leland RB/LB: Eby carried the Chargers to a 14-13 win over Live Oak, running for 194 yards and two touchdowns and making seven tackles.

Viliami Teu, Saint Francis (Mountain View) RB: Teu ran for 186 yards and two tubs in a 37-13 win against SHCP.

Darrell Carr, Liberty (Brentwood) WR/DB: In a 42-14 win against Bishop O’Dowd, Carr led the Lions with 52 yards and a touchdown receiving, and also grabbed a pick.

Dylan Smith, Vintage RB: Smith ran for 186 yards and five touchdowns in a 55-14 victory against Petaluma.

Jorge Hernandez Jr., Antioch RB: Hernandez helped lead the Panthers to a 31-12 win against Casa Grande with 188 yards and two touchdowns rushing. He also caught Antioch’s only two receptions of the night to put him at 200 yards of offense.

Liam Keaney, Rancho Cotate QB: Keaney lifted The Ranch over Pleasant Valley 46-33 by completing 16 of 21 passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns, and also running for a pair of TDs. Sailasa Vadrawale had a strong night as his top receiver.

Ryan Kane, Rancho Cotate RB/LB: Kane ran for 165 yards and two touchdowns, and also caught an interception.

Luke Souza, Acalanes QB: Souza threw for 312 yards and five touchdowns on 13-16 completion, and also ran for a touchdown in a 56-18 win over Castlemont. Dante Montgomery and Will Berrien had big nights catching the football, and Trevor Rogers had two touchdown catches as well.

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