Terrific Trio Of Pass Catchers

These three are all moving up in the various career state receiving records: Marquise Spiker of Murrieta Valley, Mozes Mooney of La Jolla Bishop’s & Emoryie Edwards of Tulare. Photos: Under The Radar Sports Media, sdcoastalsports.com & Twitter.com.

It’s not likely that all three state career receiving records for yards, receptions and TD catches will all get broken by the end of the current season, but the threesome of Emoryie Edwards of Tulare, Marquise Spiker of Murrieta Valley and Mozes Mooney of La Bishop’s will all wind up high in all three categories. Go inside for a look at the record-breaking chances for all three. We’ve also added all three categories to the Cal-Hi Sports on-line record book, which is the exclusive home for all state records in California in many sports.

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Assistant coaches at Tulare High in the CIF Central Section and at Murrieta Valley High in the CIF Southern Section have been curious about how players at their schools are doing in relation to state receiving records. They’ve contacted us at Cal-Hi Sports as the state record keepers for California (even though many in the media seem to refuse to credit us for this work) wondering whether Emoryie Edwards of the Tribe or Marquise Spiker of the Nighthawks are getting close to any of them.

The answer is both. But there’s not just those two. In the CIF San Diego Section, four-year standout Mozes Mooney from Bishop’s of La Jolla also has been putting up sizzling numbers, which was noticed earlier this season when he became the San Diego Section’s all-time leader in all three career receiving categories.

Isaiah Hodgins of Berean Christian set career catches record last year and already is playing at Oregon State. Photo: OregonLive.com.

With all three of these players on teams that figure to play at least two or three weeks into the postseason in their respective sections, we took the time in the last week to update the all-time state lists for all three categories as well. While this writeup is free for all to see, the actual state record lists are for Gold Club members only and require a subscription.

Here is an update for the three players after games played last weekend and before games played the weekend of Oct. 20-21:

Emoryie Edwards (Tulare)
He actually had no TD catches, but did have nine receptions for 114 yards in team’s 56-10 win over Delano. That put Edwards over 4,000 yards for his career and broke the CIF Central Section career record of 3,979 set in 2011 by Deontay Greenberry from Washington of Easton. The Fresno State commit also now has a reported 248 catches and 44 TDs. If Tulare gets to the CIF Central Section D2 final (very likely), that would give Edwards at least six more games. Two more could come after that, too. The state record for career yards of 5,268 was set in 2014 by current Stanford receiver Trent Irwin when he was at Hart of Newhall. The state record for career catches of 297 was set just last year by Isaiah Hodgins from Berean Christian of Walnut Creek.

Mozes Mooney (Bishop’s, La Jolla)
His team was favored by such a wide margin in last week’s 56-10 romp past Orange Glen (Escondido) that all he did was carry the ball six times for 68 yards with no receiving totals listed on MaxPreps. That kept Mooney’s career totals at 239 catches for 3,359 yards and 58 TDs. Bishop’s has played one less game so far than either Tulare or Murrieta Valley. The Knights are unbeaten, however, and could end up with extra games by winning the CIF San Diego Section Division II title and then getting to play two more times in a CIF SoCal regional bowl game and then a CIF state bowl game. Bishop’s lost to Oakdale last year by a wide margin in its state bowl game, but Oakdale clearly is going to be in a much higher division if it gets in again. There is a possibility that Marquise Spiker of Murrieta Valley will break the state career TD catch record and then have that record later broken by Mooney.

Marquise Spiker (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta)
Returning all-state first team junior at WR will likely become the first of these three to break a state record. He caught his 62nd career TD pass in last week’s 42-17 win vs. Chaparral of Temecula and is now four in front of Mozes Mooney in that category is now just four away from the record total of 66 set in 2000 by Ervin Johnson from Cathedral of Los Angeles. Spiker finished that game with six catches for 84 yards as sophomore Taliq Brown benefitted from all the attention on the senior. For his career, Spiker (a Washington commit) also now has 211 catches for 3,979 yards.

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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