From Grace Brethren RB/LB Josh Henderson to Scripps Ranch QB Luke Durkin, there were several standout performances in the semifinals and championship rounds of CIF section football playoff games in Southern California on Nov. 22-23.
Josh Henderson, Grace Brethren RB
Josh Henderson rushed for 296 yards and five touchdowns in Grace Brethren’s thrilling 49-45 Southern Section Division 3 semifinal victory over La Habra. Grace Brethren QB Mikey Zele scored the game-winning touchdown with no time remaining.
Keionte Scott, Helix DB
Keionte Scott picked off a pass and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown to give Helix the lead in the second half of the Highlanders’ 28-21 win over Carlsbad in the San Diego Section Open Division championship game.
Bryce Young, Mater Dei QB
Bryce Young had seven passing touchdowns and 520 passing yards … in three quarters. Mater Dei rolled over Mission Viejo 49-24 in the CIF Southern Section Division I semifinals.
Beaux Collins, St. John Bosco WR
Beaux Collins caught four passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns in St. John Bosco’s 52-14 rout of Corona Centennial in the CIF Southern Section Division I semifinals.
Jakob Galloway, Banning RB
Jakob Galloway rushed for 250 yards and two touchdowns to lead Banning to a 35-21 win over Crenshaw in the L.A. City Section Open Division semifinals.
Trent Butler threw the game-winning 5-yard touchdown pass to Prophet Tagoai with less than 30 seconds left to lift Reseda to a 42-41 win over Venice in the L.A. City Section Division I semifinals.
Angel Pais, Aquinas K
Angel Pais kicked the game-winning 30-yard field goal with three seconds left to lift Aquinas to a 24-21 win over Glendora in the Southern Section Division 5 semifinals. Pais had only attempted two field goals on the season, and it was the first one he made.
Davon Booth, El Monte RB
Davon Booth rushed for 193 yards and two touchdowns to lead El Monte to a 22-15 win over Jurupa Hills in the Southern Section Division 12 semifinals.
Noah Sega, El Camino RB/DB
Noah Sega rushed 15 times for 142 yards, caught two touchdown passes and returned an interception for a TD in El Camino’s 35-21 win over Vista in the San Diego Section Division II semifinals.
Luke Durkin, Scripps Ranch QB
Luke Durkin completed 20-of-24 passes for 330 yards and three touchdown passes to help lead Scripps Ranch to a 49-24 win over Central in the CIF San Diego Section Division III semifinals.