State Stat Stars of the Week

SoCal Player of the Week Patrick Laird of Mission Prep leaps through a hole during game vs. Immanuel of Reedley. Photo: Ian Billings Photography (courtesy of school).

SoCal Player of the Week Patrick Laird of Mission Prep leaps through a hole during game vs. Immanuel of Reedley. Photo: Ian Billings Photography (courtesy of school).

The SoCal Player of the Week is Mission Prep’s Patrick Laird with a huge outing in team’s big win over St. Margaret’s. The NorCal winner is Edgar Segura of Mendota.

We will lead off the State Stat Stars every week with the Northern California and Southern California Players of the Week. We will then present the stat stars each week according to performance and no longer simply alphabetical.

As has been customary for many years, we collect the state stat stars in support of the Cal-Hi Sports State Record Book & Almanac. The book has been published seven times (the most recent, though, was 2009) and is as official as a state record book can be since no other exists. To report a State Stat Star of the Week of your own, please email details to

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Thanks to Paul Muyskens, Harold Abend, Ronnie Flores and CIF Central Section historian Bob Barnett for contributing items this week. This honor roll is for games played from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.

Northern California Player of the Week
Edgar Segura (Mendota)

For purposes of Player of the Week, we are considering the CIF Central Section as NorCal and not SoCal.

Segura, a senior and three-year standout, had a record night in a 48-18 win over Tranquillity as he scored six touchdowns on 39 carries for 291 yards.

With those TDs, Segura set a new Central Section record for most touchdowns in a career with 119. He surpassed the previous best of 118 set in 2000 by Dominique Dorsey of Tulare and tied the next season by Kenny James of Dos Palos. Segura is hoping to lead the Aztecs to their third straight CIF Central Section Division V title.

Southern California Player of the Week
Patrick Laird (Mission Prep, San Luis Obispo)

The 6-foot, 205-pound defensive back/running back had a great day in a 38-22 win last week over St. Margaret’s of San Juan Capistrano that handed St. Margaret’s its first loss and caused a change at the top of this week’s CIF Division IV South bowl game rankings.

Laird carried 26 times for 302 yards and three TDs. It was his second straight 300-yard outing and also pushed his season total past 2,000 yards. Laird also has led the Royals to eight straight wins.

Since he was a freshman in 2010, Patrick has been on the Mission Prep varsity team. He arrived just after his brother Kevin had nearly 2,000 yards of rushing and passing for the 2009 Royals’ team.

Galloway has been dedicated to his school for 28 years.

Galloway has been dedicated to his school for 28 years.

The Yeoman of Yeomen’s

Gary Galloway
(Saint Vincent de Paul, Petaluma)
It’s always nice to have a feel good story in your own backyard, and for the Cal-Hi Sports Caravan that’s the case.

The high school is about a half-mile away from the abode of Associate Editor Harold Abend, but the church that is the center of Petaluma is only a half-block away.

The feel good is needed for this affable veteran coach who reached a milestone right after suffering an accident that injured his toes pretty badly.

In a rout last week of Upper Lake, Galloway, who has been at the Mustangs’ helm since 1979, recorded win No. 200 in his career. Besides a 200-117-1 record on the gridiron, he also reached a milestone at the end of the last baseball season, after finishing the campaign with a career 501-193-6 record coaching baseball.

The 701 wins is the most combined in football-baseball. But wait, there’s an added twist that wasn’t mentioned in a Wednesday blog about Galloway. A couple of years are missing or incomplete, but after Galloway and school historian Gary Von Raesfeld put their heads together, it was estimated three-sport coaching Galloway has around 370 wins as the boys basketball coach from 1982 to 2006.

With 34 years in both baseball and football, and 24 years in basketball, that’s 92 varsity seasons of coaching for Galloway, who according to Von Raesfeld also coached track and field for a few years. “My wife Cheryl (of 35 years) said there’s no retirement for me,” the 61-year old Yeoman of Yeomen’s chuckled.

All this coaching has got to be some kind of record, but that’s not what drives Galloway.

“I’ve never thought about coaching records before. I’ve had players go on to play at the next level and even coach in the pros, but the most satisfying thing is seeing how they progressed in their lives. When they come back and tell me about their families and careers, or best yet is that they enjoyed the experience so much themselves that they send their kids back through here.”

Record Book Tracker

Trevor Bearden (Live Oak, Morgan Hill)
The 6-foot-1, 215-pound senior only needed 116 yards last week to break the CIF Central Coast Section career rushing record of 5,439 yards by Toke Kefu from 2001-2003 at San Mateo. Instead, he re-took the top spot for rushers in the CCS after he went for 276 yards and two TDs, as the Acorns slid past San Jose Lincoln 24-21. Bearden now has an even 5,600 career yards with two more league and at least one playoff game remaining. If he can get over 6,000 yards, he’ll be in some big-time company.

Coach and trainer Chris Asher works with state stat stars of all ages, helping them to improve their speed, quickness and agility. He is based in Hollywood, also has a role with the UCLA track program and serves athletes within many miles of his location. For more about him, CLICK HERE. For more about his Gold Medal Excellence training program, CLICK HERE.

Coach and trainer Chris Asher works with state stat stars of all ages, helping them to improve their speed, quickness and agility. He is based in Hollywood, also has a role with the UCLA track program and serves athletes within many miles of his location. For more about him, CLICK HERE. For more about his Gold Medal Excellence training program, CLICK HERE.


Oronde Crenshaw (Costa Mesa)
The Mustangs have been lighting up the scoreboard the last few weeks and it has been his running that has led the way. He again is near the top of our rushing performances as he ran for 392 yards and five touchdowns on 42 carries during a 58-41 win over Calvary Chapel of Santa Ana. In the last three weeks, he has rushed for 967 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Mark Parsons (El Dorado, Placentia)
Snapping their two-game losing streak, the Golden Hawks were finally able to pick up their third win of the season. Parsons carried the ball 34 times for 367 yards and seven touchdowns during a 56-42 win over Brea Olinda.

Jimmie Hill (Mar Vista, Imperial Beach)
San Ysidro had to feel like he was a runaway truck with no brakes and going downhill as he ran for 332 yards and four touchdowns on 21 carries in 56-0 win by the Mariners.

Andrew Brown (Ripon Christian)
He carried the ball 20 times for 329 yards and three touchdowns in a 62-7 victory by the Knights over Gustine. Brown now has 112 career TDs and 41 TDs for the season. And we thought RC coach Randy Fasani was going have a bunch of great quarterbacks.

Floyd Hillis-Cooper (Kennedy, Sacramento)
It was a great Thursday night last week for this running back as he set the school-record for rushing yards in a game. He ran for 318 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-26 win over Florin.

Tre Watson (Centennial, Corona)
The Cal Bear commit (who could possibly play there right now as a running back) had 312 yards rushing and scored four times to lead the Huskies past Santiago of Corona 52-24. For the season, Watson now has 2,271 yards.

Adam Carrasco (La Mirada)
It was a tough night for Adam despite big yardage. In a 42-35 loss against still unbeaten Norwalk, Carrasco dashed for 301 yards and three touchdowns on 34 carries, but the turnover bug hit the Matadores against Norwalk. Carrasco lost four fumbles in a the loss.

Alexander Flatos (South Gate)
Teammate Lavell Thompson usually gets the shine as the Rams’ ball-carrier, but in last week’s 36-28 setback to cross-town South East, Flatos stepped up with 257 yards on 30 carries with a touchdown. Thompson added 167 yards on 20 carries in a losing cause. Thompson’s regular season is complete and he rushed for 1,678 yards and 26 touchdowns.

Alex Hernandez (Santa Ana Valley)
Making sure the Falcons would remain undefeated in the Orange League, he ran for 256 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries during their 34-9 win over Century of Santa Ana.

T.J. Ashmeade (Katella, Anaheim)
No stranger to being listed here, Ashmeade made sure the Knights wouldn’t lose a second straight game as he carried the ball 24 times for 255 yards and four touchdowns in a 47-0 win over Savanna of Anaheim.

Marcel Brown (Rio Linda)
It would have been hard for Brown to do much more with his eight carries against Oakmont of Roseville. He ran for 254 yards and five touchdowns in Rio Linda’s 41-3 victory.

Derrick Portis (Lompoc)
He went for 248 yards and three touchdowns in the Braves’ 80-28 victory over Nipomo. Lompoc, which improved to 8-1 with the win, also got 161 yards and two touchdowns from A.J. Florez.

Bolu Olorunfunmi (Clovis North)
The junior running back got back on track as he rushed for 238 yards on 23 carries and scored three touchdowns on runs of 8, 65, and 31 yards in a 26-13 win over Clovis.

Ricky Moland (Cabrillo, Long Beach)
He rushed for 236 yards and five touchdowns on 16 carries in the Jaguars’ 55-34 Moore League victory over Long Beach Wilson.

Sheldon Arnold (Santee, Los Angeles)
All-L.A. City candidate dashed for 235 yards and three touchdowns in a 47-0 victory over Los Angeles High. Arnold did his damage on only 12 carries.

Brett Ojiyi (West, Torrance)
The junior RB had 19 carries for 225 yards and scored on runs of 1, 15, 7 and 80 yards in a 42-12 Bay League win over Peninsula of Rolling Hills Estates. Ojiyi also reportedly has a 3.7 GPA.

Watch Varsity Roundup at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays on Channel 354 in Los Angeles and on Channel 825 in San Diego.

Watch Varsity Roundup at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays on Channel 354 in L.A. and on Channel 825 in San Diego.


Daniel Prieto (Newbury Park)
He completed 21 of his 34 pass attempts for 428 yards and three touchdowns as the Panthers defeated Simi Valley in the Marmonte League East.

Brady White (Hart, Newhall)
Although Brady racked up 419 yards in the air, he’d likely exchange that yardage for a “W” as the Indians dropped a 24-19 decision to Valencia, which clinched a share of its fifth consecutive Foothill League crown. White completed 25 of 50 passes, but he had two interceptions. He was also hurt by some dropped passes and was sacked eight times.

Devin Villarreal (Vacaville Chrsitian)
He had the ball soaring through the air as he completed 22 of his 34 pass attempts for 402 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-16 win by the Falcons over Highlands of North Highlands.

Nate Walker (Emery, Emeryville)
The Spartans’ senior quarterback threw for 398 yards and three TDs in a 52-8 win over CSD of Fremont. Teammate Dante Johnson only caught four passes but three went for TDs and he finished with 219 yards receiving.

Jack Heneghan (Menlo School, Atherton)
The 6-foot-3 senior quarterback and leading passer in the CIF Central Coast Section didn’t pass for nearly 500 yards like he did two weeks ago in a loss to Pacifica Terra Nova, but his team won and he had a whopping seven TD passes and 391 yards passing in a 48-22 win over South San Francisco. =

Drew Anderson (Miramonte, Orinda)
The Mats’ 6-foot-4, 192-pound senior signal-caller finds this feature again, after passing for 385 yards and five TDs, in a 42-21 victory over Walnut Creek Las Lomas.

Jonathan Walters (Saratoga)
The Falcons’ senior quarterback makes the feature a second time this season, after going 36 of 54 for 363 yards and four TDs in a 42-28 victory over Santa Clara.

Mitch Daniels (Concord)
This up-and-coming 6-foot-2, 193-pound junior was 32 of 48 for 374 yards and five touchdowns (two INT), but the Minutemen lost a heartbreaker 49-48 to crosstown arch-rival Clayton Valley Charter.

Dalton Gallis (Kern Valley, Lake Isabella)
The junior QB led his team to a 37-21 win over Bishop. Dalton passed for a season high of 337 yards on 24 of 38 and had three touchdowns. He also rushed for 136 yards on 22 carries and scored once.

Jake Browning (Folsom)
The regular season may be nearing an end but his throwing touchdown passes in bunches shows no signs of stopping. He completed 29 of his 34 pass attempts for 335 yards and six touchdowns as the Bulldogs defeated Ponderosa 52-0. We will be there on Friday night when he will likely throw four touchdown passes against Pleasant Grove to set the state record for touchdown passes during the regular season.

Anthony Gordon (Terra Nova, Pacifica)
He helped keep the Tigers perfect at 8-0 and in the hunt for a spot in the CCS Open Division playoffs, after passing for 303 yards and three TDs in a 57-27 win over Atherton Menlo-Atherton.

P.J. Murrieta (San Jacinto)
We’ve seen conflicting stats if he had six or seven touchdown passes in San Jacinto’s 56-30 win over West Valley of Hemet but either way the Tigers kept their playoff hopes alive with the win. Even seven doesn’t make the state record book but it would be good to know which is correct.

Sam Metcalf (Farmersville)
Remember that Sam threw for a bunch of yards and TDs as a freshman so his career totals are going to be hard to believe. Last week in a 70-0 win vs. McFarland, he passed for six touchdowns and now has 42 for the season, which is fourth best in Central Section history, according to section historian Bob Barnett. In that game, Metcalf also was 13 of 20 fo4 230 yards and scored on an 8-yard run.


Dominic Paoletti (Miramonte, Orinda)
In the same game in which QB Drew Anderson passed for 385 yards and five touchdown, Paoletti caught 12 passes for 234 yards as the Mats topped Las Lomas of Walnut Creek 42-21. Will Fuller didn’t have as many catches or yards but he caught nine passes for 110 yards with three going for scores.

Elijah Brown (West Valley, Hemet)
He caught 11 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns for the Mustangs but it wasn’t enough to prevent another loss as they fell to 2-7 on the year with a 56-30 loss to San Jacinto.

Daniel Newson (Prospect, Saratoga)
The Panthers’ WR/DB went over the 200-yard mark receiving for the second straight week, after catching 11 balls for 223 yards and two TDs, but unlike last week, the Panthers lost 63-36 to San Jose Hill.

Brandon Presley (Great Oak, Temecula)
In a 42-14 triumph by the Wolfpack over Temecula Valley, Presley caught six passes for 227 yards, four of which were for TDs. Late in the third quarter when Temecula Valley was still within shouting distance, Presley grabbed a middle screen from QB Laquan Williams and took it 92 yards to the end zone to give Great Oak a three-score lead.

Sam Masarik (Sage Hill, Newport Beach)
Wins have been tough to come by for the Lightning this season but they struck for a 35-8 win over Calvary Chapel of Downey as he caught seven passes for 192 yards and three touchdowns.

El Cerrito's Adarius Pickett beats opponents on offense, defense and special teams. Photo: Jonathan Hawthorne/SportStars.

El Cerrito’s Adarius Pickett beats opponents on offense, defense and special teams. Photo: Jonathan Hawthorne/SportStars.


Jason Eleberger (Jesuit, Carmichael)
Not only did he rush for 268 yards and five touchdowns for the Marauders but he also had a 66-yard touchdown pass in their 69-40 win over Sheldon of Sacramento.

Rashaad Penny (Norwalk)
One of the state’s best all-around players, Penny is worth much more than that to the Lancers. Last week he led a big 42-35 victory over La Mirada that pushed Norwalk’s record to 9-0. He rushed for 185 yards and hit paydirt three times on the ground on only 12 carries. He also had three receptions for 93 yards and an additional two touchdowns. He added a sixth touchdown to account for all of Norwalk’s scores when he returned an interception 81 yards to the house. So far this season, Penny has rushed for 1,464 yards and averaged nearly 16 yards per carry.

Brandon Dawkins (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village)
He accounted for 390 yards and five touchdowns in the Lions’ 49-21 victory over Moorpark. He passed for 305 yards and four touchdowns. On the ground, the Arizona-bound senior added 85 yards and another score on nine carries. This week, Oak Christian plays Westlake for the overall Marmonte League title.

Wayne Brooks (Stagg, Stockton)
Leading the Delta Knights to a huge upset win over St. Mary’s of Stockton, he passed for 212 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 220 yards and three touchdowns in the 40-32 win over the Rams. The Rams’ last league loss came in 2006 even though they had running back Doug Martin there at the time.

Dajuan Parham (Venice)
He had a big game for the Gondos with three touchdowns, including punt returns of 50 and 46 yards, in a 49-0 win over Fairfax of Los Angeles. Venice is hoping to wrap up an undefeated campaign in the Western League this week and earn the top seed in the L.A. City Section Division I playoffs.

Jace Whitaker (Oceanside)
Earning Player of the Week honors from the San Diego Union Tribune, he caught two touchdown passes, rushed for a 80-yard touchdown and returned a punt 50 yards for six points as the Pirates defeated La Costa Canyon of Carlsbad 43-0.

Adarius Pickett (El Cerrito)
The UCLA-committed cornerback and slotback got in on the action a lot of different ways in a 43-7 win over Berkeley St. Mary’s. First, he caught a 47-yard TD pass, then he had a two-yard run for a score, and finally Pickett picked one off and returned the interception 38 yards for a third score. He was even 1 for 1 passing for 26 yards.

Kyle Millwee (Shafter)
All-around talent passed for 222 yards on 12 of 17 with three TDs and rushed for 124 on eight carries with two more scores in a 50-14 win over Cesar Chavez.

Robbie Hou (Bishop Montgomery, Torrance)
Hou’s on first? No, Hou’s in the end zone. He tied a school record with five touchdowns in a 51-27 victory over St. Bernard of Playa del Rey in Del Rey League action.

Kyle Chambers (Ferndale)
When the game started, Kyle didn’t know he was Homecoming King, but he still put on a show in the first half of the Wildcats’ 36-8 win over Hoopa Valley. The 6-foot quarterback scored four TDs before he was given the crown at halftime. He scored on 45- and five-yard runs in the first quarter, then he scored on a 101-yard punt return, and finally on the last play of the half, Chambers found paydirt on a 68-yard punt return. King Kyle also kicked a 26-yard field goal. We don’t have a list in the Cal-Hi Sports Record Book for longest punt return for a TD, but if we did Chambers would be on it.

Rory Hubbard (Peninsula, Rolling Hills Estates)
According to Evan Barnes of the South Bay Daily Breeze, Hubbard had 19 carries for 101 yards and two TDs plus eight catches for 107 yards in Peninsula’s 42-12 loss to West of Torrance. The junior also had 118 return yards on six kickoff returns.

DeMelvin Stell (Washington Union, Easton)
Stell had an outstanding night as he returned a fumble for 96 yards, a new school record, during a 43-7 romp past Yosemite of Oakhurst.  He also caught three passes for 126 yards and three touchdowns.


Guiseppe Castanos (Valhalla, El Cajon)
Also named an Athlete of the Week by the San Diego Union Tribune, he had 22 tackles and a sack as the Norsemen fell to 1-8 on the year with a 28-7 loss to Steele Canyon of Spring Valley.

Manoah Pearson (Carson)
Preseason all-state choice at linebacker and fullback had a monster game in the Colts’ 55-13 over archrival Banning of Wilmington. He was in on 15 tackles (eight solo), forced a fumble and recovered one as well. DB Marquel Dismuke also got into the act, with an interception and fumble return for a touchdown, along with four tackles. It was Carson’s 15th consecutive win over Banning and quite frankly we wish this series was still a bit more competitive. In the 1970s and 80s, this rivalry was not only the state’s best, but one of the best nationally.

Robert Sanders (Franklin, Elk Grove)
The Franklin defense outscored the other team on its own as Sanders interecepted a pass and returned it 57 yards for a touchdown while also returning a punt 80 yards for six points in a 38-0 win against Laguna Creek of Elk Grove.


Cody Cervantes & Chris Carrillo (Canyon Springs, Moreno Valley)
During the Cougars’ 39-7 win over Vista del Lago of Moreno Valley, these two put their names into the book when Cervantes connected with Carrillo for a 99-yard touchdown pass.


Jennifer Lawson (Bradshaw Christian, Sacramento)
She isn’t the first girl to score a touchdown, but she might be the first to rush for one as she took a break from her kicking duties to run for a one-yard score in a 56-7 win over San Juan of Fair Oaks. After that game, Lawson also is up to 202 career PATs, which has reportedly had a few media outlets report that she is nearing the state record of 206. But as mentioned by Kevin Askeland of MaxPreps, the 206 total was the one in our state record book printed back in 2008 and is no longer the career record. According to Askeland, MaxPreps has at least five kickers with more then 206 career extra-points, including Francisco Olloqui from Serra of Gardena with 246. She is also a reported 21 extra points away from tying the national female record of 223, according to

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