Here’s some record updates and highlights of top players from the recent week as reported to us from CIF Central Section historian Bob Barnett of Fresno. Bob has done phenomenal work on behalf of CIF Central Section schools, athletes and coaches for more than 40 years.
*Senior Emoryie Edwards of Tulare High had a record night against El Diamante of Visalia in leading team to 48-7 win). He tied a career high of 12 receptions and that gave him 212 for his career. Edwards also had 191 yards and two touchdowns for the game. Edwards breaks the Central Section career reception record held by Billy Satterfield of Arvin, who had 209 catches from l982-84. Junior quarterback Nathan Lamb was on target all night as well for the Tribe. He went 20 of 25 for 285 yards and three touchdowns.
*Junior wide receiver Keshon Butler of Tulare Western also had a record night. He set a new Central Section record with 380 yards on 9 receptions and tied a school record with four touchdowns from quarterback Elijah Burrell, who set a school record with 427 passing yards on 15 of 19 (no interceptions) in a 63-28 win over Mount Whitney of Visalia. Butler breaks the section record previously held by Keith Poole of Clovis with 373 receiving yards in 1991. Kicker Dominick Hernandez also made all 9 pat attempts.
*Junior quarterback Alex Trujillo of San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno) set two school records by passing for 488 yards on 21 of 26 and a whopping six touchdowns in a 53-46 win over visiting Lemoore. Sophomore receiver Jalen MxMillan also tied a section record by catching all six touchdowns from Trujillo and two school records on 12 receptions for 369 yards. Junior Leonard Glass also had a big night by rushing for 200 yards on 23 carries and scored two touchdowns.
*Junior quarterback Jeshua Gutierrez of Firebaugh had a fine Friday night by throwing for 294 yards on 14 of 20 and four touchdowns and rushed for 80 yards on 7 carries in a 36-21 win over Fowler. Wide receiver Tylor Palmer caught three touchdowns for the game.
*Quarterback Noah Fulton of Minarets had a career high of 339 yards passing on 13 of 20 and had five touchdowns in team’s 45-7 romp past Sierra of Tollhouse. Fulton also rushed for 50 yards and one score.