State Stat Stars of the Week

Parker Martin has emerged as a versatile talent in senior year at Fallbrook. He led team to San Diego Section playoff win last week. Photo: Courtesy family.

Parker Martin has emerged as a versatile talent in senior year at Fallbrook. He led team to San Diego Section playoff win last week. Photo: Courtesy family.


Have you Hurd? Cerritos Valley Christian has a transfer running back from Lakewood who has 1,000 yards in five games and scored seven times last week. Others earning long writeups this week include Ramses Hernandez of L.A. Fairfax, Brandon LaBry of Gustine, super soph QB Cam Rising of Newbury Park and Caden Voges of Sacramento surpassing 11,000 yards for career passing.

Note: We will collect totals from MaxPreps, newspapers, tweets and from those sent in to us. We also will compile single-game highs from this post throughout the season and of course we use our weekly State Stat Stars collection as an aid for the Cal-Hi Sports State Record Book. That is the only state record book anyone has ever done and we have published it seven times with full copyright protection. To report totals to us for this feature and for the record book, email markjtennis@gmail.com or call 209-463-9050. You can also text to 209-608-1317.

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(All players listed in alphabetical order)
(For games played through Saturday, Nov. 14)
(Thanks to CIF Central Section historian Bob Barnett for contributions)

Montel Aaron (Antelope)
Nearly perfect throwing the football, he completed 14 of his 15 pass attempts for 207 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for two touchdowns during a 49-15 win by the 11-0 Titans over West of Tracy in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs.

Jordan Antunez (Garden Grove)
Regularly listed here during the regular season, he opened the postseason by rushing for 228 yards and four touchdowns during a 56-6 win over El Dorado of Placentia in CIFSS Southern Division action.

David Arredondo (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach)
He sparked a 34-24 triumph by the Mustangs over Ventura in the CIFSS Western Division playoffs. As a passer, Arredondo went 22 of 35 for 224 yards and one TD. As a rusher, he had 12 carries for 96 yards and four scores.

Traveon Beck (St. John Bosco, Bellflower)
With two interceptions during a 72-7 win over Corona, this Cal-bound defensive back now has seven interceptions on the year which is tied for the school record with Tim Richmond, the school’s current defensive backs coach.
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Steven Comstock (Northview, Covina)
This sophomore makes our honor roll for a second straight week based on his outing in a 48-17 win by the Vikings over Rosemead. Comstock rushed for 203 yards and three TDs on just 11 carries (two of the TDs were on runs of 84 and 73 yards) and he completed 13 of 21 passes for 210 yards and two other scores.

Chance Cooper (Highland, Bakersfield)
He led the Scots over favored Bakersfield Christian 28-14 in the CIF Central Section D3 playoffs by scoring four touchdowns, three on runs of 5, 2, 6 yards, plus a 38-yard reception. Cooper ran for 185 yards on 34 carries, had two receptions for 49 yards and one interception on defense.

Dante Davis (Cosumnes Oaks, Elk Grove)
Rushing for 213 yards and three touchdowns on just 11 carries, he also caught a 35-yard touchdown pass to lead the Wolfpack over Lincoln of Stockton 62-27 in the opening round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs.

Nathan DeJager (Bakersfield Christian) & Evan Rios (Madera)
According to Central Section historian Bob Barnett, these two ended their high school careers with 26 field goals and will be tied for the section record. DeJager also had 232 career kicking points, second most in section history. Bakersfield Christian lost last week 28-14 to Highland of Bakersfield. Rios kicked two field goals in Madera’s 38-26 playoff loss to Kingsburg, which also put his final career total at 26.

Andrew Frohner (San Clemente)
The Tritons’ defense recorded a shutout in their CIFSS Southwest Division playoff opener with Frohner more than helping out. He intercepted two passes during San Clemente’s 52-0 win over Sunny Hills.

Chase Garbers (Corona del Mar, Newport Beach)
While he didn’t have a perfect passing performance like the week before, Garber’s performance during a 49-7 win over Yorba Linda was still outstanding. He passed for 254 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 117 yards and a score.

Derrion Grim & Osai Brown (McNair, Stockton)
These two ended a memorable year in a wild 85-46 loss to Sacramento in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D2 playoffs. Grim had seven catches for 161 yards and three TDs and ended the season with 34 TD catches in just 10 games. He tied the state record of 34 set last season in 16 games by Folsom’s Cole Thompson and told the Stockton Record how disappointed he was that he didn’t get it for himself. Brown also has been quite prolific as a passer. In his final game for the Eagles, he hit on 22 of 39 for 404 yards and six TDs but had three costly interceptions.

Gianni Hurd rambles down the field from game earlier this season. Photo: valleychristianathletics.net.

Gianni Hurd rambles down the field from game earlier this season. Photo: valleychristianathletics.net.


Ramses Hernandez (Fairfax, Los Angeles)
Making sure the Lions’ season would not come to an end last week, he rushed for 256 yards and four touchdowns during a 47-0 win over Washington. On the year, he now has 2,131 yards rushing and 24 touchdowns.

Harrison Hobbs (Avalon)
Here’s an 8-man player on the honor roll and for Hobbs it’s because he had four sacks and set a new CIFSS 8-man season record of 31.5 sacks for the season during Avalon’s 66-7 win vs. Laguna Blanca of Santa Barbara.

Evyn Holtz (Rocklin)
Accounting for four touchdowns during a 34-14 win over Burbank of Sacramento, he rushed for 301 yards and had 54 receiving yards as the Thunder advanced in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs.

Gianni Hurd (Valley Christian, Cerritos)
The sophomore running back rushed for 356 yards and seven touchdowns on 20 carries during a 77-54 win over Templeton in the CIFSS Northwest Division playoffs. Hurd wasn’t eligible for the first half of the season due to his transfer from Lakewood, but in five games has now rushed for over 1,000 yards.

Dontye James (Silver Creek, San Jose)
He needed a big outing to go over 2,000 yards rushing for the season and he got it in a 41-21 win vs. Westmont of Campbell. James finished with 324 yards and three TDs, pushed his total to 2,077 for the year and helped the Raiders qualify for the CCS playoffs.

Mique Jaurez (North, Torrance)
Bouncing back from a poor outing in his previous game, Mique scored six TDs to lead the Saxons past Agoura of Agoura Hills 48-14 in the CIFSS Western Division playoffs.

Brandon LaBry (Gustine)
In another shootout, scorefest, LaBry rushed for 377 yards and four touchdowns while also catching a touchdown pass during the Redskins’ 70-54 win over Rio Vista in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs.

Sei-J Laouago (La Mirada)
He led the Matadores past Santa Fe of Santa Fe Springs 55-6 in the first round of the CIFSS Southeast Division by rushing for 256 yards on 20 carries and he scored four times. La Mirada is the No. 2 seed in the division and improved to 8-3.

Parker Martin (Fallbrook)
A previous honoree as one of our SoCal Special Teams Players of the Week, Martin rushed for 240 yards on 13 carries and scored three times in a 46-6 rout of Chula Vista Hilltop in the CIF San Diego Section Division III playoffs.

Devon Modster (Tesoro, Las Flores)
Almost passing for 300 yards just in the first half, Modster passed for 399 yards and five touchdowns on the night while also rushing for a touchdown as the No. 20 ranked in the state Titans defeated Great Oak of Temecula 49-3 in the CIFSS West Valley Division playoffs.

Brent Perkinson (Lawndale)
Usually, it’s an offensive player from the Cardinals getting a mention, but Perkinson does it after getting a 52-yard interception return TD and a 50-yard punt return TD in their 40-7 win over Buena of Ventura in the CIFSS Western Division playoffs.

Sophomore QB Cam Rising of Newbury Park didn't throw an interception in 10 straight games and ended with 40 TD passes. Photo: pantherprowler.org.

Sophomore QB Cam Rising of Newbury Park didn’t throw an interception in 10 straight games and ended with 40 TD passes. Photo: pantherprowler.org.


Noah Preuss (Calaveras, San Andreas)
In a 28-7 win by the Redskins (yes, the nickname in football is living on for at least another week) over Center of Antelope in the SJS D4 playoffs, Preuss rushed for 204 yards and two TDs on 24 carries. He also intercepted a pass, returned kicks and hauled down a Center player for a TD-saving tackle.

Alex Puga (Caruthers)
The junior RB piled up 217 yards on 21 carries and scored two touchdowns on runs of 12 & 39 yards in a 37-0 shutout by the Blue Raiders over Lindsay in the Central Section D5 playoffs. Alex has now rushed for 200 yards or better six times this season and has 23 touchdowns.

Justin Rice (Central Catholic, Modesto)
The Raiders are the top seed in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs and he is a big reason for that. Rice rushed for 203 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries during a 42-0 win last week over El Camino of Sacramento.

Cameron Rising (Newbury Park)
His sensational sophomore season came to an end despite him completing 21 of his 38 pass attempts for 316 yards and four touchdowns while also rushing for 186 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries during a 53-47 loss to Bishop Diego of Santa Barbara. He finished the season with 3,213 yards and 40 touchdowns with just one interception, which came in the very first game of the year. Rising’s TD pass total among sophomores is fourth-best in state history. His yardage could be sixth, but it now takes 3,300 to make it into the record so don’t know for sure.

Camron Rivas (La Habra)
Named by OC Varsity as its defensive player of the week, he had two sacks and 13 total tackles as the Highlanders advanced in the CIFSS Southwest Division playoffs with a 49-0 win over Kennedy of La Palma.

Ryan Robards (Elk Grove)
Not only did he rush for 203 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries but he also had a touchdown catch and a touchdown pass during a 55-0 win over Gregori of Modesto in the first round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs. With regular season state scoring leader Najee Harris of Antioch on a bye, Robards took over the state lead with 254 points and there’s a chance he could be playing until mid-December.

Hassani Zackery could be next in line among top receivers coming out of Stockton. Photo: Mark Tennis.

Sophomore Hassani Zackery could be next in line among top receivers coming out of Stockton. Photo: Mark Tennis.


David Savage (Imperial)
With quarterback Aaron Bonillas looking his way early and often, this junior wide receiver caught 13 passes for 254 yards and four touchdowns during a 51-10 CIF San Diego Section Division III postseason win against Del Norte of San Diego.

Owen Scott (Placer, Auburn)
Turning their CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff opener into a track meet, he rushed for 300 yards and four touchdowns on 15 carries while his teammate Jared Halbert also rushed for 100 yards and four touchdowns during a 56-41 win over River Valley of Yuba City.

Michael Soracco (Bishop Diego, Santa Barbara)
Handed the ball 37 times, he rushed for 233 yards and two touchdowns as the Cardinals remained undefeated with a 53-47 win over Newbury Park in the CIFSS Northern Division playoffs.

J.J. Taylor (Centennial, Corona)
It’s the playoffs so it’s J.J. time for the nationally ranked Huskies. All he did in his first CIFSS Pac-5 outing was nearly set the school record with seven TDs as part of an 18-carry, 185-yard performance in a 70-29 victory vs. Chaminade of West Hills. He just missed the school record of eight TDs set in 2002 by Terrell Jackson in that memorable three OT game vs. J.W. North that Centennial won 57-55.

Caden Voges & Tariq Hollandsworth (Sacramento)
Not wanting his outstanding football career to end, Voges hit on 13 of 17 passes for 322 yards and four TDs (with another two TDs rushing) to lead the Dragons past McNair of Stockton 85-46 in the SJS D2 playoffs. Entering this week, Voges has a reported 11,245 yards and 141 TDs in his career. He is No. 2 in state history for yards and needs seven more to get to No. 2 for TDs. Hollandsworth added 220 yards rushing with two TDs on 20 carries and caught a TD pass.

Chad Wallace (Liberty, Madera Ranchos)
He rushed for a career high of 224 yards on 20 carries and set a school record by scoring five touchdowns on runs of 90, 4, 5, 15 yards and a 75 reception but it wasn’t enough as the Hawks lost 52-49 to Exeter in the Central Section D4 playoffs. Exeter kicker Ryan Buchanan booted the game-winning field goal of 31 yards with 5 seconds left in regulation.

Quincy Wimbish (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta)
Making things easier on freshman quarterback Hank Bachmeier, he rushed for 201 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries during a 48-7 win over Fountain Valley. Hank had a good game too as he completed 15 of his 17 pass attempts for 235 yards and five touchdowns.

Hassani Zackary & Stefan Falvela (Stagg, Stockton)
Zackary, a sophomore, looked the part of a future D1 college prospect by catching 16 passes for 121 yards and two TDs in Stagg’s 63-35 loss to St. Mary’s in the SJS D1 playoffs. Falvela had to come into the game when two-year starter Lavante Bushnell suffered an ankle injury and posted state record book qualifying totals of 38 completions in 62 attempts for 354 yards and three scores.

Paul Muyskens is the Stockton office assistant editor for Cal-Hi Sports. Mark Tennis is the co-founder and publisher of CalHiSports.com. He can be reached at markjtennis@gmail.com. Don’t forget to follow Mark on the Cal-Hi Sports Twitter handle: @CalHiSports


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