As you might expect, there were several huge totals from players in that 70-62 win in regulation by Murrieta Valley over Oaks Christian. The one player who tied two state records, however, was Oaks Christian’s Mycah Pittman. We also liked Tustin’s Kenneth Carr rushing for 377 yards and coming one yard short of the school record held by a former NFL player. Plus, meet the QB who had more than 500 yards total offense in a game attended by 49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick.
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(All players listed in alphabetical order)
(Thanks to Central Section historian Bob Barnett for contributing writeups)
(Cal-Hi Sports editor Mark Tennis also did some of the writeups)
(For games played through Saturday, Sept. 24)
Hank Bachmeier & Marquis Spiker (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta)
Neither of them had the biggest performance in their game (see Mycah Pittman & Matt Corral) but their performances came in a winning effort as Bachmeier passed for 408 yards and seven touchdowns with Spiker catching seven passes for 237 yards and four scores during a 70-62 win over Oaks Christian of Westlake Village. Oaks Christian came into the game at No. 9 in the State Top 25.
Kenneth Carr (Tustin)
He has had some big performances this season but none bigger than the one last week during a 34-17 win over Beckman of Irvine. Carr rushed for 377 yards and three touchdowns with 271 of his yards coming in the first half. He also came up one yard shy of tying the school record set by DeShaun Foster back in 1997 in a CIF Southern Section championship game against Carson Palmer and Santa Margarita.
Sean Chambers (Kerman)
The junior standout had a great all-around game by rushing for 188 yards on nine carries and one touchdown (which measured 99 yards to tie a state record held by many players) in a 63-8 romp past winless McLane of Fresno. Chambers also passed for four TDs and 141 yards with three of the TDs going to wideout Mason Layton.
Michael Chan (San Marino)
One of the few holdovers from last year’s squad that went 15-1 and won the CIF SoCal Small Schools Open Division bowl game, Chan is averaging 190 yards rushing per game. In a 41-8 win last week vs. Bell Gardens, Chan rushed for 267 yards on 35 carries and scored five touchdowns.
Robert Cozine (Taft)
He continued his outstanding season by rushing for a game high of 279 yards on 14 carries and scoring four touchdowns as Taft ran past Arvin 55-20. Cozine now has 14 TDs on the season in just four games.
Jake Cruz (Whitney, Rocklin)
Coming out strong after a bye week, he completed 10 of his 13 pass attempts for 331 yards and four touchdowns while also rushing for a score as the Wildcats improved to 3-1 with a 50-0 win over Bella Vista of Fair Oaks.
Kaymen Cureton (Leuzinger, Lawndale)
The San Jose State commit and former standout at Los Angeles High completed just 11 of 13 passes when the Olympians beat Hawthorne 68-7. Still, it was enough for him to get 312 yards and six TDs. Four of the TDs went to Tariq Culpepper, who also had 240 receiving yards.
JT Daniels (Mater Dei, Santa Ana)
Another week and another big performance from this sophomore before he had to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines during a 42-0 win over Edison of Huntington Beach. In the game, Daniels passed for 417 yards and five touchdowns. For the season, he has now passed for 1,925 yards and 28 touchdowns with just two interceptions.
Ryan Graham (Lincoln)
Fighting his way to 212 yards and four touchdowns rushing the football, Graham helped the Fighting Zebras to a 28-15 win over Casa Roble of Orangevale.
Milan Grice (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego)
A holdover from last year’s CIF Division 3A state title team, Grice piled up 234 yards rushing on 21 carries and scored three times (one was from 80 yards out) in a 41-23 victory vs. Mt. Carmel of San Diego. Grice also threw a 49-yard TD pass to Christian Baker.
Zane Hinojosa (Liberty, Brentwood)
In a 42-14 win by the Lions over Tracy that brought their record to 3-2, Hinojosa caught eight passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns.
Jonathan Iniguez (Fall River, McArthur)
Modoc of Alturas had a tough time making Iniguez fall to the ground as he rushed for 207 yards and three touchdowns during a 35-19 win. Fall River improved to 4-1.
Paul Jackson III (Palo Alto)
During a 44-31 win over Santa Clara, this junior back rushed for 264 yards and three scores. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Vikings in their De Anza League opener.
Michael Johnson Jr. (The King’s Academy, Sunnyvale)
Leading his team to a 49-44 come from behind win over Castlemont of Oakland in a game in which the Castlemont players met 49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick beforehand, Johnson came through with Colin Kaepernick-type performance. He completed 24 of his 34 pass attempts for 357 yards and four touchdowns while also rushing for 176 yards and two scores on 17 carries.
Cole Kinder (Newport Harbor, Newport Beach)
Despite his rushing for 323 yards, the Sailors were unable to prevent losing for the second week in a row. They fell to unbeaten Los Altos of Hacienda Heights 35-23.
Devon Lee (Kennedy, Delano)
He ran for a career high of 292 yards on 33 carries and scored four touchdowns on runs of 43, 17, 75 and 33 yards in a 44-21 win over Shafter.
Lucas Lopez (Yucca Valley)
Making Palo Verde Valley of Blythe not feel good, Lopez rushed for 387 yards on 18 carries and scored five touchdowns during the 58-14 win for the Trojans.
Corey Maddox (Paloma Valley, Menifee)
In helping Paloma Valley get to 5-0, Maddox rampaged for 303 yards rushing on 17 carries and scored four touchdowns. Teammate Chance Nolan also had a good night with 238 yards passing and three TDs.
Chris Mejia (Golden Sierra, Garden Valley)
Rushing for more than some quarterbacks passed for last week, he ran for 269 yards and three touchdowns during a 42-0 win over Encina Prep of Sacramento.
Olita Palmer (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta)
Handed the ball 32 times, he rushed for 269 yards and two touchdowns during a 70-62 win over Oaks Christian of Westlake Village. He has now rushed for 576 yards and seven touchdowns this season after only previously rushing for a high of just 121 yards in a game this season before last week.
Mycah Pittman & Matt Corral (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village)
Tying two Cal-Hi Sports state records in one night might seem like a great night, but Pittman did it when the previous state No. 9 Lions were beaten 70-62 by Murrieta Valley of Murrieta. Pittman, the sophomore younger brother of 2015 all-state first team receiver Michael Pittman Jr., caught a 99-yard TD pass from QB Matt Corral to tie one state record and match a feat from Michael Jr. from just last season. Mycah then finished the night with 13 catches for 380 yards and two TDs. The yardage total ties the single-game state record of 380 set in a CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoff game by Sacramento’s Damen Wheeler. Corral also once again put up a state record book total as he completed 23 of 34 passes for 503 yards and two TDs. Zach Charbonnet also scored six TDs in the same game for the Lions and rushed for 146 yards.
Brandon Rakela (Rocklin)
Rakela kept being handed the rock for Rocklin during a 48-35 win over Nevada Union of Grass Valley. The senior responded with 242 yards and four touchdowns.
Branden Rankins (Aquinas, San Bernardino)
One of the top junior running backs in the state, Rankins was off the races in a 36-29 triumph by the Saints over Rancho Christian of Temecula with a 54-yard TD run on his first carry. He finished with 18 carries for 327 yards and six scores.
Felix Reyes (Hercules)
Nearly perfect throwing the football on the night during a 48-13 win over Mountain House, Reyes brought down the house by completing 13 of his 15 pass attempts for 407 yards and three touchdowns.
Tyler Reynolds (Sutter)
This could be one of those years when the Huskies (5-0) are the top team overall in the CIF Northern Section. That’s based on their big win early on over Palma of Salinas (which then lost by just one point to Mountain View St. Francis). Head coach Ryan Reynolds doesn’t have to look far to talk to the quarterback, either. His son, Tyler, is flourishing in that role and had a strong outing in last week’s 45-7 win over Ripon. Reynolds completed 10 of 11 passes for 162 yards and three TDs and he rushed nine times for 127 yards and one TD.
Jack Rice (St. Bernard’s, Eureka)
Not only did this senior quarterback pass for 303 yards and two touchdowns, but he also rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns while also finishing with 72 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown in a 56-0 win over Arcata.
Kairee Robinson (De La Salle, Concord)
ESPN was doing all the hype for Antioch’s Najee Harris as you would expect but this junior running back stole the show as he rushed for 309 yards and three touchdowns on 35 carries during a 28-21 win over Antioch.
Tyson Smith (El Cajon Valley, El Cajon)
The Braves improved to 5-0 on the season with a 44-28 win over Orange Glen of Escondido behind Smith. He rushed for 229 yards and four touchdowns while also scoring two two-point conversions.
Carson Strong (Wood, Vacaville)
Going a perfect 10 for 10 throwing the football, he ended with 172 yards and three touchdowns during a 36-6 win over Fairfield.
Aaron Thomas (Lincoln, Stockton)
Passing for five touchdowns just in the first quarter, this senior quarterback ended up passing for 294 yards and six touchdowns with no interceptions while also rushing for 36 yards during a 49-0 win over Chavez of Stockton.
Trent Tompkins (Central, Fresno)
A surging sophomore QB for a surging team, Tompkins led Central past host Ridgeview of Bakersfield 42-7. Ridgeview was the top team in the section last season, but had no answer for Tompkins. He set a new school record by passing for six touchdowns on 18 of 26 and had 318 yards. is favorite target was Jagade Bishop, who had three TD catches on the night.
Jaylan Shaw (Centennial, Corona)
It’s not often a defensive player had the best night for the state’s top-ranked team, but Shaw sure did in a 49-32 win over Liberty of Henderson, Nev. The talented junior DB came up with two interceptions, forced a fumble and blocked a field goal attempt.
Max Shuffer (Oceanside)
In a 42-25 loss by the previously unbeaten Pirates to Mission Hills of San Marcos, Shuffer continued to stuff the stat sheets by completed 24 of 42 passes for 395 yards and four TDs. He also rushed for 63 more yards.
Teshawn White (Inglewood)
The Sentinels’ running back was sensational with 20 carries for 254 yards and one TD in a 22-19 triumph vs. Pioneer of Whittier. Teammate Tyaire Dunlap also had a good night with 124 yards rushing on offense (1 TD) plus two interceptions on defense.
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