Highlighting the best high school football performances in the country for Oct. 14-16

In partnership with SI All-American’s “Freak of the Week” feature, SBLive is highlighting the top high school football performances in the country from the past week.

Here are the performances that caught our eye for Oct. 14-16.

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(Top performances are listed in alphabetical order by state.)


Luke Freer, Fairhope K

Freer booted a 59-yard field goal, a 38-yard field goal and three extra points in Fairhope’s 27-17 win over Baker. He also had punts of 54 and 51 yards.

Ryan Peppins, Thompson WR

Peppins caught five passes for 227 yards, all for touchdowns, with the final score coming early in the third quarter, in a 48-0 win over Oak Mountain.


Martavius Thomas, Camden Fairview QB

The junior passed for 520 yards and seven touchdowns in the Cardinals’ 64-3 rout of De Queen.


Petelo Gi, Serra (San Mateo) RB

Gi rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 118 yards to lead Serra, the seventh-ranked team in SBLive’s California Top 25, to a 28-21 win over Valley Christian.

Rayshon Luke, St. John Bosco ATH

Luke racked up 138 yards receiving, 115 yards rushing and scored four touchdowns to lead St. John Bosco, the second-ranked team in SBLive’s California Top 25, to a 49-25 win over Orange Lutheran.


Nyjalik Kelly, Dillard DL

Kelly dominated the line of scrimmage in his return from injury, totaling six sacks in less than three quarters of play in Dillard’s 62-0 win over Hallandale.


Gunner Stockton, Rabun County QB

Stockton was 32 for 39 passing with 454 yards and 6 touchdown passes in a 63-0 win over Banks County.


Rick Coleman Jr., Harvey ATH

Coleman did it all Friday night for Harvey, rushing for 213 yards and two touchdowns, passing for 167 yards and two touchdowns, returning a fumble 78 yards for a touchdown, returning a punt 61 yards for a touchdown and grabbing an interception in a 63-28 win over Hawken.


Isaiah Gray, Lawton MacArthur, RB

Gray accounted for more than 350 all-purpose yards, including 262 yards on 25 carries and three TDs along with returning a kickoff 85 yards for another TD in the Highlanders’ 47-37 win at Noble.


Isaiah Hill, Eagle Point RB

The senior rushed for seven touchdowns to highlight the Eagles’ 56-6 victory at Ashland. Hill’s seven rushing touchdowns are the most in any Oregon Class 5A game in the past four seasons. 

Earl Ingle, West Linn ATH

The junior turned in a huge play on three consecutive snaps to help the Lions pull away for a 42-21 win over Tigard. Ingle made an interception on the Tigers’ first possession of the third quarter and returned it for a touchdown. On the next snap, Ingle made another interception, and on the next snap, he connected with Barret Brundage on a 50-yard score for a 35-14 lead. Ingle added a third interception midway through the fourth quarter. He passed for three touchdowns — one as a running back and two as a quarterback.


Kaid Barrett, Fort Worth Wyatt QB

Barrett threw for 426 yards and eight touchdowns on 25-of-43 passing and also ran for two touchdowns in a 79-73 shootout win over Carrollton Creekview.

Garrett Palacio, Carrollton Creekview QB

Palacio threw for 332 yards and seven touchdowns on 13-of-21 passing in Creekview’s 79-73 shootout loss to Fort Worth Wyatt.

Elijah Uribe, El Paso Eastlake QB/RB

Uribe ran 45 times for 292 yards and 7 rushing TDs in a 59-41 win over El Paso Eastwood.


Colton Bower, North Kitsap QB

Bower, a Washington State baseball commit, completed 22 of 39 passes for 359 yards and six touchdowns, and added 99 yards rushing on 11 carries and an interception on defense in a 56-21 win over Bremerton.

Jackson Esary, Kalama QB

Esary threw for 256 yards on 10-of-13 passing, with four touchdown passes in a 58-6 win over Onalaska. He also ran for 132 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries.

“He’s an athlete you see only once every 20 years,” Kalama coach Sean McDonald said. “Anytime you have a player like that, you’re going to score a lot of points.”

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