Another week of Northern California high school football, another long list of outstanding performances.
As the first week of games each season is known as “Week Zero”, the weekend of Oct. 7-9 was officially Week Seven in California high school football. Here’s a quick look at some of the top stars and individual performances from Week Seven throughout NorCal.
NORCAL TOP STARS (OCT. 7-9)
Viliami Teu, Saint Francis (Mountain View) RB: Teu rushed for 284 yards and three touchdowns to help lead the Mariners over Valley Christian 41-27.
Nick Walsh, Foothill (Pleasanton) QB: Walsh went off for six touchdown passes and 236 yards on 21-26 completion in a 45-7 rout of Dougherty Valley. Kenny Olson had three touchdown catches.
Curron Borders, Antelope RB: Borders continued his incredible junior season with 321 yards, three touchdowns, and a two-point conversion rushing to lift Antelope over Woodcreek 28-21.
Matt McLeod, Menlo-Atherton QB: McLeod lifted the Bears to a 47-46 win against Half Moon Bay by completing 24 of 28 passes for 364 yards and three touchdowns, and running for 38 yards and another TD.
Jalen Moss, Menlo-Atherton WR/DB: Moss caught for two touchdowns and 117 yards, and also grabbed an interception.
Kai Hall, St. Vincent de Paul RB: Hall ran for 218 yards and three touchdowns, and also a scored a 74-yard punt return touchdown, in a 62-0 blowout of Piner.
Chase Vehmeyer, Windsor QB: Vehmeyer was essentially perfect in a 56-7 demolition of Maria Carrillo, completing all 15 of his passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns.
Makhi Johnson, Windsor WR: Johnson caught for 197 yards and three touchdowns for the Jaguars.
Anthony Tarnatore, Bradshaw Christian RB: Tarnatore ran for 205 yards and three touchdowns, and caught for 58 yards and another TD in a 42-6 rout of Liberty Ranch.
Jack Quigley, San Ramon Valley QB: Quigley helped lead the Wolves over Amador Valley 41-13 with 193 yards and four touchdowns passing on an amazing 15-16 completion.
Brandon Ramirez, San Joaquin Memorial RB/SS: Ramirez ran for 199 yards and all three of the Panthers’ touchdowns in a 24-17 win against Bullard. He was also second on SJM with eight tackles.
Carlos Moreno, Strathmore RB: Moreno ran for three touchdowns and over 100 yards in a 44-7 rout of Sierra Pacific.
Frank Payne, Las Lomas RB: Payne ran for 200 yards and two scores to help lead the Knights over Acalanes 35-34.
Jaden Rashada, Pittsburg QB: Rashada completed 21 of 30 passes for five touchdowns and 363 yards in a 49-14 win against Heritage.
Casimiro Barragan, Dinuba QB: In a 60-14 win against Selma, Barragan threw for three touchdowns and 208 yards on just seven pass attempts – of which he completed six.
Sebastian Olivera, Dinuba RB: Olivera ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns, and also had a 68-yard touchdown catch.
Brandon Graydon, Roseville RB/LB: Graydon helped lead the Tigers to a 51-28 win over Stagg with 159 yards and three touchdowns rushing plus an interception.
Caleb Friebel, University Prep (Redding) RB: Friebel ran for 198 yards and three touchdowns in a 47-0 trouncing of Anderson.
Kai Preisendorf, Redwood (Visalia) DE: Preisendorf totaled four sacks and a blocked punt in a 41-0 blowout of Golden West.
David Jones, Downey (Modesto) CB: Jones racked up three interceptions (returned for 82 total yards) and two more passes defensed in a 38-14 win over Turlock.
Noah Noyola, Hanford WR/SS: Noyola registered 94 receiving yards, three touchdowns and 35 yards rushing, and a team-high 10 tackles (one for loss) in a 57-29 win against Clovis West.
Andrew Moench, Lemoore RB: In his season debut, Moench helped lead the Tigers to a 34-30 win against El Diamante with 157 yards and two touchdowns rushing.
Justin Skeslien, Orland DE: Skeslien helped lead Orland over Lassen 33-28 with team-highs of 10 tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks, and a blocked punt.
Nate Bell, Liberty (Brentwood) QB: Bell threw three touchdown passes and ran for a touchdown in a 63-0 annihilation of Deer Valley.
Jakob Hollingshaus, Vista del Lago QB: In not even three quarters of action, Hollinghaus threw for 238 yards and two touchdowns on a perfect 14-14 completion.
Dylan Smith, Vintage RB: Smith ran for 228 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-12 win against American Canyon.
Royce Knoch, Foothill (Palo Cedro) LB/WR: Knoch recorded 10 tackles, two TFLs, a sack, a forced fumble and fumble recovery, and a touchdown catch in a 43-10 victory over Shasta.
Kaize Steverson, Cardinal Newman RB/LB: Steverson helped lead the Cardinals to a 41-16 win against Ukiah with 48 yards and a touchdown rushing, plus five tackles (one for loss), a sack, an interception, and a forced fumble.
Johnny Bauser, Lincoln (Lincoln) QB: Bauser threw for 310 yards and five touchdowns on 10-18 completion in a 45-0 trouncing of Oakmont.
Emiliano Mejia, Los Gatos RB: Mejia ran for 138 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-0 rout of Homestead.
Giovanni Jorlen, Inderkum RB: Jorlen ran for 126 yards and three touchdowns on just nine carries in a 50-26 win against River Valley.
Ryan Vaughan, Vacaville QB: Vaughan completed seven of nine passes for 128 yards and three touchdowns, and ran just four times for 110 yards and a tub in a 49-0 blowout of Armijo.
Corie Radcliffe, Sacramento LB: Radcliffe led the Dragons with 10 tackles and made an interception in a 27-25 win against El Camino.
Jake Elorduy, Christian Brothers QB: Elorduy completed 15 of 23 passes for 293 yards and three touchdowns in a 55-12 rout of McNair.
Phillip Bell, Christian Brothers WR: Bell led the Falcons with 174 yards and two touchdowns receiving.
Joe Repass, Union Mine WR/K: Repass caught for 129 yards and two touchdowns, and went 3/3 on PATs in a 29-8 win versus Rosemont.
Josiah Machado, Sheldon QB: Machado threw for four touchdowns and 198 yards on a whopping 10-11 completion in a 56-7 rout of Davis. He also ran for a touchdown.
Ethan Day, Ripon DE: Day recorded 12 tackles (one for loss), four QB-hurries, and a forced fumble in a 20-7 win against Livingston.
Jayjay Olaes, Wood RB: Olaes ran for 193 yards and three touchdowns to lift Wood over Rodriguez 33-25.
Anthony Garcia, Capital Christian QB: Garcia completed eight of 15 passes for 275 yards and five touchdowns, and ran for 63 yards in a 47-28 win against Del Campo. Kanye Clark was his top target.
Zeke Burnett, Elk Grove RB: Burnett ran for 117 yards and five touchdowns on just eight carries in a 59-0 demolition of Pleasant Grove.
Chris Dodson, Elk Grove DB: Dodson grabbed two picks for the Thundering Herd.