State Stat Stars of the Week

Luke Whitson from Leland of San Jose (left) caught 14 passes, played defense and kicked during team’s playoff win. At right is Juan Esquivez from Orestimba of Newman, who set new Sac-Joaquin Section playoff record last week for most yards rushing in a playoff game. Photos: & Mike Mutoza /

This feature serves as our statewide collection of milestone achievements in California high school sports. More than lists and numbers, we can provide historical context since we’ve maintained state records in California for more than 40 years. For RBs, Juan Esquivez from Orestimba of Newman sets a CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoff record with 460 yards rushing and Bryson Donelson of Central Valley Christian rushes for 391 yards and four TDs. For QBs, Timmy Herr of San Juan Hills accounts for four 4th quarter TDs in a big comeback win. We also have great all-around outings from Carson & Leland of San Jose plus we salute three coaches with major milestone triumphs.

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(Thanks to CIF Central Section historian Bob Barnett & Northern California correspondent Daniel Poulter for contributions)
(Through reported results of Nov. 11)

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