State Stat Stars of the Week

Derrick Reynolds and stat star Kyle Jean are helping lead a resurgence this season at Van Nuys, which won a big game last week over previously unbeaten San Fernando. Photo by Ronnie Flores.

Porterville’s 86-79 win over Tulare wasn’t the only game to produce multiple stat stars as Irvington of Fremont and Moreau Catholic of Hayward battle in 56-55 scorefest. By Harold Abend & Paul Muyskens with contribution by Bob Barnett.

We collect these highlights in support of the Cal-Hi Sports state record book, which is the exclusive home for state records and has been published seven times since 1980.
These highlights are for games played from Oct. 18 through Oct. 20.
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Juan Abalos (Highlands, North Highlands)
Carrying the ball 22 times for 200 yards and five touchdowns alone would have gotten Juan listed here but he also recorded a sack on defense and passed for 303 yards and a score in a 61-27 win over Bradshaw Christian of Sacramento.

Aaron Aguilar (Orange)
Behind his 36 carries for 226 yards and five touchdowns, the Panthers picked up their first Golden West League win of the season with a 45-33 win over Segerstrom of Santa Ana. Segerstrom entered the game 7-0 and it was a win that knocked the Jaguars out of the D3 South state bowl game rankings.

Keilan Benjamin (El Cerrito)
In a 54-14 pasting of Pinole Valley of Pinole, the junior quarterback rushed for 116 yards and three touchdowns, passed for a fourth TD, and returned a kickoff 73 yards for a fifth score. He also passed for two 2-point conversions.

Deven Boston (Buena Park)
He may have only reached the end zone once, but Boston did gain big chunks of yards as he carried the ball 21 times for 225 yards in a 30-19 win over Sunny Hills of Fullerton.

Jake Browning (Folsom)
Another Friday night and another big passing performance as Browning passed for 314 yards and five touchdowns in a 49-13 win that helped the unbeaten Bulldogs continue to march up the state rankings and for Browning to get closer to a 3,000-yard season.

Kenny Carter (Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa)
The Cardinals’ running back rushed for 274 yards and all three of his team’s touchdowns in a 20-10 victory over visiting Windsor. Carter hopes for continued success in this week’s 8-0 vs. 8-0 showdown against Rancho Cotate.

Dennis Chester, Juan Cordova & Joel Mora (Porterville)
There were obviously stat stars galore in Porterville’s 86-79 victory against Tulare last week, which is the highest-scoring game for two teams in state history. Chester passed for 476 yards and five touchdowns to set two school records. Cordova scored five touchdowns and rushed 37 times for 203 yards. Mora set yet another school record by making 10 PATs.

C.J. Cornwell (California, San Ramon)
In just one half’s work of a 56-28 victory over Livermore, the Grizzlies’ junior rushed for 123 yards with three TDs on just four carries and caught six passes for 101 yards receiving with a fourth score.

Anthony Cota (Sierra, Manteca)
In a 47-42 victory by the Timberwolves over Sonora, Cota rampaged for 333 yards rushing on 25 carries and scored four touchdowns. The 333 yards set a new school record and was the third straight week he’s gone for a career-best. The senior also upped his season totals to 33 touchdowns and more than 1,500 yards.

Oronde Crenshaw (Costa Mesa)
Head coach Wally Grant kept calling Crenshaw’s number as he was handed the ball 23 times and rushed for 265 yards and four scores in a 58-12 win over Saddleback of Santa Ana.

Justin Davis (Lincoln, Stockton)
An inexperienced offensive line and a super-tough schedule has limited the season totals so far for the USC-bound running back. Watching him in person, though, still reveals his obvious talent and last week his numbers were superb as well. Davis rushed for 267 yards and scored six touchdowns to lead the Trojans past Tracy 62-32 in a game that likely decided the San Joaquin Athletic Association title.

Nick Davis & Tauron Nixon (Pacifica, Oxnard)
With just six touchdown passes on the year, Nick nearly doubled his total in a 42-28 win over Channel Islands as he completed 14 of his 23 pass attempts for 255 yards and five scores. Tauran was his leading receiver as he caught three touchdown passes.

Nathan DeBeikes (Thousand Oaks)
Showing why he will be headed the BYU next year, this senior running back carried the ball 22 times for 283 yards and four touchdowns in a 33-20 road win over Agoura of Agoura Hills. DeBeikes is equally effective as a strong safety prospect who reminds us of former Moorpark star Brian Blechen (now a standout at Utah).

Lavon Donald (Leigh, San Jose)
The Longhorns’ running back was the top bull, rushing for 211 yards and a touchdown, in a 29-13 victory over crosstown Branham.

Dalton Douglas & Conner McCoy (Citrus Valley, Redlands)
These two led the Blackhawks to a 35-21 triumph over rushing standout Jacob Taylor and his team at Rim of the World of Lake Arrowhead 35-21. Douglas had a rare stat line of passing (5 of 5 for 201 yards, 2 TDs) and rushing (four carries, 96 yards, 1 TD) while McCoy had nine catches for 249 yards and two scores.

Justin Ewing (Capuchino, San Bruno)
The Mustangs’ senior and No. 4 reported rushing leader in the state (with one or two games less played than anyone else in the top 10) continued his romping this past week in his home pasture. The 6-foot, 195-pound running back ran for 363 yards and four touchdowns on 38 carries in a 40-30 win over San Mateo Hillsdale. He now has carried 249 times for 1,920 yards in seven games. At this pace he’s certain to make the regular season list for Most Carries (Season) in the Cal-Hi Sports Record Book.

Austyn Fink (Boron)
Not just dinking and dunking the ball down the field, the son of Boron head coach Todd Fink completed 21 of his 27 pass attempts for 480 yards and six touchdowns as the Bobcats defeated Capistrano Valley Christian of San Juan Capistrano 64-6.

Trevor Flint (Westmont, Campbell)
His 301 yards passing and three touchdowns in a 39-6 win over San Jose Silver Creek gets him “in like Flint” to this week’s feature. Kudos to anyone younger than 50 who gets that movie reference.

Royce Freeman (Imperial)
One of the state’s top juniors, Freeman carried the ball 14 times for 236 yards and a season-high five touchdowns in a 48-7 win over Calexico.

Phillip George (Christian, El Cajon)
With quarterback Michael Carrillo looking his way, George caught 14 passes for 136 yards and one touchdowns as the Patriots picked up a 28-25 road win over Clairemont of San Diego. George also starts for Christian in the secondary.

Dominic Giampaoli & Logan Webb (Rocklin)
Giampaoli didn’t just catch short passes to gain first downs but he caught passes to gain yardage in chunks as he caught six passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns in Rocklin’s 42-17 win over Woodcreek of Roseville. Webb completed 17 of his 27 pass attempts for 402 yards and four touchdowns.

Sione Hafoka (San Mateo)
Sione got it done in a true Bearcat fashion, recording three sacks, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble in a 35-3 win over Mills of Millbrae.

Fabiano Hale (Soquel)
Fabiano was fabulous, rushing for 216 yards and all three of his team’s touchdowns, but Soquel was beaten by Aptos 32-21 in a matchup that likely decided the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League title.

Noel Hernandez (Piner, Santa Rosa)
The Prospectors’ quarterback continues to mine gold. His career best 403 yards passing with three TDs in a 35-28 win over Healdsburg keeps the 6-foot, 180-pound junior atop the list of reported passing leaders in the CIF North Coast Section.

Sam Isaak (Immanuel, Reedley)
The senior running back set a school record as he rushed for 334 yards on 28 carries, and tied the school record by scoring five touchdowns in a 47-34 win over Parlier.

Kyle Jean (Van Nuys)
Behind the running exploits of this 5-foot-8, 165-pound senior, the 8-1 Wolves are on the verge of winning their first league title since 1964. Van Nuys wrestled control of the Valley Mission League with a 29-13 win over previously unbeaten San Fernando with Jean setting the school’s single-season rushing mark in the process. Jean finished the game with 217 yards rushing on 27 carries and three touchdowns, including an 80-yard kickoff return that gave the Wolves a 14-0 lead early in the third quarter following his left-handed two-point conversion flip pass to Luis Cruz. Jean’s yardage total was two less than his season-high (219) against L.A. Lincoln in a season-opening loss. Jean has since led the Wolves to eight consecutive wins and rushed for 1,612 yards, besting the previous high water marks of Harold Boudreaux (1,431 in 1991) and Carlos Mack (1,406 in 1996).

Joe Jeffers (Beaumont)
Averaging just over 10 yards per carry, he kept the chains moving with 30 rushes for a season-best 304 yards and two scores in a 35-23 win over San Jacinto. Jeffers has rushed for more than 1,500 yards so far this season.

Josiah Johnson (Sacramento)
Putting on an impressive first half performance, he passed for 172 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 104 yards and two scores in a 73-0 win over Valley of Sacramento.

Tyler Keil (Arcata)
The junior running back rushed for 218 yards and one touchdown, and threw a 23-yard halfback option pass, in a 28-12 victory over neighboring arch rival Eureka, the Tigers’ first victory over the Loggers in 22 years.

Nicholas Kinast (Moreau Catholic, Hayward)
His team elected to go for a two-point conversion that was stuffed in a 56-55 defeat to Fremont Irvington, but it was not the fault of the Mariners’ quarterback. Kinast rushed for 229 yards and three TDs and passed for 202 yards and a fourth score.

Jared Lozoya (Irvington, Fremont)
In an offensive explosive 56-55 Irvington victory over Moreau Catholic of Hayward, it was Lozoya that chewed up the yards for everyone else to do most of the scoring. He finished with 301 yards rushing on 23 carries but only one touchdown.

Zack Martinez (Portola)
Accounting for most of Portola’s offense, Martinez carried the ball 30 times for 244 yards and three touchdowns as the Tigers remained undefeated with a 27-21 road win over Maxwell.

Marcus McMaryion (Dinuba)
The junior quarterback tied a school record, by passing for six touchdowns on 11 of 20 passes for 296 yards in a 52-14 win over Selma. McMaryion still has zero interceptions during season play with 28 touchdowns. He also has more than 2,500 yards.

Joe Mixon (Freedom, Oakley)
In only one half’s work of a 55-9 rout of Antioch, the D1 offered running back scored four TDs three different ways, two running, one on a 73-yard punt return, and one on an 80-yard pass reception.

Derek Murphy (St. Vincent de Paul, Petaluma)
With the Cal-Hi Sports Football Caravan roaming the sidelines, it was this junior running back/linebacker that came up huge on both sides of the ball in a shocking 34-0 win over Tomales in one of the Redwood Empire’s oldest rivalry games. On offense, Murphy ran for 158 yards on 15 carries with three touchdowns. Defensively, he had eight total tackles with a sack, a fumble recovery and he batted down a pass.

Sean Murphy (Valencia)
In a 54-41 shootout win over Canyon of Canyon Country, Murphy shined by completing 27 of his 37 pass attempts for 473 yards and six touchdowns. He hopes for more aerial connections in this week’s showdown with state-ranked Hart of Newhall.

Terrell Newby (Chaminade, West Hills)
Scoring seven touchdowns in just the first half, Newby rushed for 360 yards on 16 carries while scoring eight touchdowns in the Eagles’ 78-34 win over Harvard-Westlake. Newby is making a case to be a first team all-state running back this season.

Max Parker (Menlo School, Atherton)
The senior wide receiver had a solid performance at wide receiver, catching six balls for a team-leading 96 yards and one touchdown, in a 57-23 over The Kings Academy of Sunnyvale, but it was on special teams that he shined brightest. His fifth kickoff return this season for a TD that got him a second score also gets his name in the Cal-Hi Sports State Record Book on the Most Kickoff Return Touchdowns (Season) list. Parker joins Menlo quarterbacks coach and former Stanford and NFL quarterback John Paye in the record book. Paye gets a mention for the 41 TD passes he threw in 1982 for Menlo.

Caleb Parrish (St. Mary’s, Stockton)
In limited action, the standout junior connected on 10-of-10 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns to pace the Rams past West of Tracy 49-3. The win helped set up a showdown this week for Parrish and his team against 8-0 Stagg of Stockton.

Jonte Price (Tahquitz, Hemet)
This isn’t the first time this year that this senior back has put up big numbers for the Titans but it was his season-high as he ran for 288 yards and three scores on 16 carries in a 66-27 win over West Valley of Hemet.

Joe Protheroe (Clayton Valley, Concord)
With the #CalHiSports Caravan roaming the sidelines it was the Eagles’ senior running back that was doing the romping in a surprisingly easy 49-6 win over crosstown arch-rival Concord. The deceptively quick and solidly-built 6-foot, 190-pound Protheroe had 221 yards on 15 carries with three touchdowns, including an explosive 50-yard run.

Oscar Reyes & J.P. Pimental (Tulare)
Reyes’ seven touchdown passes in Tulare’s 86-79 loss to Porterville tied his own CIF Central Section record that he set as a junior. The senior also was 33 of 52 for 441 yards and improved his career totals to 8.590 yards and 89 touchdowns. Pimental had 17 receptions for a school record and had 223 receiving yards.

Bruce Russell (Tracy)
USC-bound Justin Davis wasn’t the only running back gobbling up huge chunks of yardage in that 62-32 win by Lincoln of Stockton against Tracy. The host Bulldogs also had success on offense with Russell, who had 30 carries for 255 yards and scored three times.

Jerry Saldivar (Los Amigos, Fountain Valley)
Averaging 30 yards per carry, he made the most of his 12 carries as he ran for 360 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-0 win over Bolsa Grande of Garden Grove.

Andrell Snowden (Olympian, Chula Vista)
Chula Vista’s hopes of a win got delayed by snow as Andrell carried the ball 14 times for 320 yards and three touchdowns as the Eagles picked up a 45-31 win to improve their record to 8-0.

Peter Stern & Will Major (Monte Vista, Cupertino)
Stern dished out a stern lesson on offense after rushing for 242 yards on just 11 carries with three TDs, including 74- and 47-yard runs, in a 48-6 victory over San Jose Harker. Major, a junior, was just as stern on defense and special teams. He had a school record three interceptions, six tackles and kicked five extra points.

Alex Suchesk (Mission Viejo)
As a key part to state No. 4 Mission Viejo’s second-half comeback in a 55-32 win at Tesoro, Suchesk rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries.

Johnathan Thomas (Savanna, Anaheim)
It has been a tough season for the Rebels, but Thomas did all he could in their 31-27 loss to Magnolia of Anaheim as he carried the ball 22 times for 207 yards and three touchdowns.

James Toland (Shadow Hills, Indio)
Desert Mirage had to feel like he wasn’t real or they were trying to tackle shadows as he carried the ball 22 times for 219 yards and five touchdowns during a 56-14 win for the Knights. Toland also became the first 2,000-yard rusher in the state this season.

Michael & Ronald Turner (Seaside)
It isn’t often that your big brother can help you get in the Cal-Hi Sports State Record Book, but that’s exactly what happened in a 42-0 win over North Salinas. When senior quarterback Michael hit junior wide receiver Ronald on a 99-yard touchdown pass, Ronald got his name on the list with a few dozen others for the Longest Reception (Yards) in a game. Big brother threw for three TDs in all and had an 83-yard run for a fourth score.

Travis Valdez & Corbin Covey (Camarillo)
Hueneme of Oxnard struggled in slowing down Valdez from putting up a huge passing performance as he completed 27 of his 38 pass attempts for 398 yards and six touchdowns in a 70-19 win by the Scorpions. Covey led the way in receiving with 12 catches for 167 yards.

Marqus Valenzuela (San Gabriel)
Passing for 440 yards and four touchdowns, the Matadors picked up their second win of the season with a 49-0 win over Keppel of Alhambra.

Jalen Walker (Christian Brothers, Sacramento)
Despite catching 10 passes for 249 yards and three touchdowns, it wasn’t enough to prevent a 41-38 loss by the Falcons to Del Campo of Fair Oaks.

Jonathan Walters & Kyle Dozier (Saratoga)
Walters, the CIF Central Coast Section reported passing leader, tossed six TD passes and was 21 of 25 passing for 322 yards in a 58-20 win over Mountain View. Dozier, his favorite receiver, snagged four of the scores.

Nsimba Webster (Deer Valley, Antioch)
The emerging junior star passed for 295 yards and three TDs and added 173 yards rushing, but his team was still on the short end of a 42-29 loss to visiting Pittsburg.

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