SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week

Two of this week’s SoCal/NorCal honorees are Jackson Kollock of Laguna Beach and Kamarii Robinson of Livermore. Both are juniors. Photos: Mark Bausman / For OC Sports Zone & Livermore Granada Boosters / Facebook. com.

This week not only have we uncovered some hidden talent which is one of the goals of this feature but there’s a huge new entry for the Cal-Hi Sports Online Record Book for rushing yards plus a state record tie in another category. This week’s stops are in Laguna Beach, Upland and San Diego in Southern California, and in Northern California we visit Livermore, El Dorado Hills and Elk Grove.

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Notes: We will continue to have flexibility to one of the honorees by calling it Multi-Purpose/Special Teams. Multi-Purpose is already a category for All State honors. For these honors, we also consider CIF Central Section players for Northern California. To nominate anyone, email

Cal-Hi Sports Southern California
Offensive Player of the Week

Jackson Kollock (Laguna Beach) Jr.

We head to Southern Orange County and a relatively secluded community from the metro area that’s known for its pristine beaches, surf and coastline, and it’s in Laguna Beach where we find the Southern California Offensive Player of the Week.

After a visit to the University of Washington last Saturday, Kollock didn’t wait long to commit and did so on Monday making the 247Sports 3-star quarterback the first commit from the Class of 2025 to the Huskies.

When Jackson arrived in Washington he was riding high because the night before the 6-foot-5, 215-pound signal-caller passed for 324 yards and seven TDs to six different wide receivers in a 50-7 victory over visiting Godinez Fundamental of Santa Ana.

The seven TDs fall one short of making the Most Touchdown Passes (Game) list of Cal-Hi Sports Online Record Book but it wouldn’t be surprising if at some point before he graduates, he will make the mark.

After all, it’s the second time this season that Kollock has passed for seven TDs and he’s passed for six and five two times as well.

All told, so far this season for the 8-1 Breakers, Kollock has passed for 2,564 yards and 38 TDs with only three interceptions. The 2,564 yards is the No. 12 reported mark in the state and No. 8 in the CIF Southern Section. The 38 TDs is No. 2 in the state and also the section.

According to longtime Laguna Beach scorekeeper Frank Aronoff, Jackson already has the school record for career total offense touchdowns (pass-rush) and this is a school that is in its 89th season. He also will set the career passing yards and career TD pass records this season with one more season to play.

Donald Moore III tied a state record when returned three separate kickoff returns for touchdowns during Rock Academy’s win against Mountain Empire. Photo: Rock Academy football /

Cal-Hi Sports Southern California
Multi-Purpose/Special Teams Player of the Week

Donald Moore III
(Rock Academy, San Diego) Sr.

Our destination in the hunt for the Southern California Multi-Purpose/Special Teams Player of the Week is the CIF San Diego Section, and it’s in the city of San Diego proper on Rosecrans Street and a stone’s throw from San Diego Bay that we find our honoree at the Rock Academy.

Last week, in a 55-33 victory on the road in Pine Valley at Mountain Empire that pushed Rock Academy to 4-4 this season, Moore got real busy. Not only did he score TDs in three different ways, one of them gets him a spot in the Cal-Hi Sports Online Record Book.

All told the 6-foot, 175-pound senior had six touchdowns, three on kickoff returns totaling 276 yards, two rushing where he gained 97 yards on the ground, and one 25-yard TD reception. Moore also had a pass interception and five tackles as a defensive back.

The three visits to the house on kickoff returns ties the state record and gets Moore a spot on the Most Kickoff Return Touchdowns (Game) list in the record book along with two others, the last of which accomplished the feat 10 years ago.

Not only is Moore the leading reported kickoff returner in the CIF southern Section and the state, he’s been listed as the national leader by MaxPreps with an average of more than 40 yards per return.

Cal-Hi Sports Southern California
Defensive Player of the Week

Osric “Ozzy” Randolph Jr. (Upland) Jr.

The search for the Southern California Defensive Player of the Week takes us to the western edge of San Bernardino County near the border with Los Angeles County and in the shadows of Mt. Baldy to find the award winner, and it’s at Upland where our underclass honoree competes.

Last week, in a 45-21 win on the road at Chino Hills, the junior defensive back had three interceptions, including a pick six he returned 99 yards to the house. Randolph also had two tackles and as a wide receiver he caught three passes for 33 yards.

It takes five interceptions in a game to make the Most Pass Interception (Game) list in the Cal-Hi Sports Online Record Book and a 105-yard pick six is the threshold for making the Longest Pass Interception Returns (Yards) list, but the accomplishments of are still pretty solid and earns Randolph a statewide honor.

Randolph now has four interceptions this season for the 7-2 Highlanders/Scots who came in at No. 37 in this week’s Cal-Hi Sports state rankings.

Cal-Hi Sports Northern California
Offensive Player of the Week

Kamarri Robinson (Livermore) Jr.

The Tri-Valley area of the East Bay portion of the CIF North Coast Section is where we find the Northern California Offensive Player of the Week and our honoree from Livermore High made a splash in the Cal-Hi Sports Online Record Book in a huge way.

Last week, in a 45-34 home win over neighboring Dublin that gets the Cowboys to 4-4 on the season and 1-1 in the East Bay Athletic League Valley Division, Robinson, a 5-foot-8, 175-pound junior running back, rushed for 534 yards and five touchdowns. And he did it on 29 carries. A 90-yard run in the fourth quarter is what really put him over the top.

The five TDs is three short of making Most Touchdowns (Game) list in the record book. However, if you’re a Gold Member, you’ll see Kamari’s name has already been etched into the record book because the 534 yards rushing is not only the most in CIFNCS history, smashing the mark of 473 yards by Jason Hinton of Moreau Catholic (Hayward) set in 2013, it’s the fifth highest mark ever in state history.

Robinson had two 300-yard rushing games earlier this season so he’s been among the leaders in the NCS. What he did against Dublin, though, was really nuts.

Markus Hoffmann creates a lot of havoc in the middle of the Oak Ridge defensive line. Photo:

Cal-Hi Sports Northern California
Defensive Player of the Week

Markus Hoffmann
(Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills) Sr.

We head around 30 miles east of the state capitol along the Highway 50 corridor and land just north of the freeway and not far from the southern shore of Folsom Lake to look for this week’s honoree.

We find the Northern California Defensive Player of the Week in El Dorado Hills at Oak Ridge, and he had a big hand in getting the Trojans, currently ranked No. 27 in the latest Cal-Hi Sports state rankings, to 8-1 and 3-1 in the powerful Sierra Foothill League.

Last week, in 35-9 victory on the road at Whitney of Rocklin, that also secured career coaching win No. 202 for Trojans’ head coach Casey Taylor as he climbs the leaders list in the Cal-Hi Sports Online Record Book, Hoffmann led the defense with 10 tackles, including three sacks.

So far this season Hoffmann, a 6-2, 250-pound defensive lineman, has 43 tackles with a team leading 20 for losses, and he leads the team with 11 sacks.

The 11 sacks is the No. 2 reported mark in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section and tied for No. 21 in the state, and the twist here is he’s only played in six games.

Cal-Hi Sports Northern California
Multi-Purpose/Special Teams Player of the Week

Carter Tseu (Pleasant Grove, Elk Grove) Sr.

When we expanded this category to include multi-purpose it was because there were some weeks when we had to search far and wide for a kicker, but not this week, because we have one.

To find our Northern California Multi-Purpose/Special Teams Player of the week we head south of the state capitol around 15 miles and land just about two miles east of Highway 99 in Elk Grove at Pleasant Grove.

Tseu, a lanky 6-foot-5, 180-pound senior kicker who’s been booming them all season, was the leading scorer last week in a 16-13 victory over host Davis after he booted three field goals and kicked the PAT on the Eagles’ only touchdown for nine of the 16 points.

So far this season, Tseu is 19-of-21 on PATs and he’s 10-of-14 on field goals with a longest a 47-yarder. He also averaging 57.9 yards per kickoff and has 16 touchbacks on 31 kickoffs. Carter also punts for a 40.4 yards per punt average with seven of 27 punts inside the 20.

Harold Abend is the associate editor of and the vice president of the California Prep Sportswriters Association. He can be reached at Don’t forget to follow him on Twitter: @HaroldAbend

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