|Vance Sams of Edison-Fresno had a breakout game against San Joaquin Memorial in a battle of unbeatens. Sams, a senior, led a fierce Tiger defense in the 44-14 rout on Oct. 9 (photo by Lorenzo J. Reyna).|
Here's this week's gold mines:
CHRIS SANTOYO, RUNNING BACK, ST. BONAVENTURE-VENTURA
Santoyo wasn't listed as the Seraphs' starting running back heading into their contest against Camarillo, but the junior stung the Scorpions with 286 yards on 27 carries and one touchdown, as St. Bonaventure held off CHS 28-10.
VANCE SAMS, INSIDE LINEBACKER, EDISON-FRESNO
"Area 51" had one of his best games of the year in the 44-14 rout of San Joaquin Memorial-Fresno: 12 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and a recovery - all against the previously unbeaten Panthers with powerhouse running back Stevan Johnson on the opposite side of the field.
KHAI WILLIAMS AND DEANDRE LOCKHART, RUNNING BACKS, EDISON-FRESNO
The backfield duo combined for 251 rushing yards and five touchdowns as the Tigers moved to 6-0 and 1-0 in the County Metro Athletic Conference. Both Williams and Lockhart hold a scholarship offer from Eastern Washington.
EVAN RIOS, KICKER, MADERA
In the biggest game of the season for the rising Coyotes and facing an opponent in Bullard High who's defeated Madera 10 straight times, Rios nailed four field goals - including the game-winning 37-yarder - to defeat the Knights 32-31, lifting MHS to a stunning 6-0 start.
KAYLIN FRANKLIN, WIDE RECEIVER, ST. JOHN BOSCO-BELLFLOWER
Playing against a traditional state powerhouse in Mater Dei, Franklin caught six passes for 148 yards and one touchdown in Bosco's 28-25 victory.
CHRISTIAN ERICKSON, RUNNING BACK, PASO ROBLES
The rising sophomore finished with 170 yards on 32 carries and one score, as the Bearcats continued their undefeated march by defeating Arroyo Grande 28-27 in a game that saw Paso facing a 17-point deficit.
DE SHAWN COLLINS, RUNNING BACK, GRANT-SACRAMENTO
The 5-foot-8, 170-pound junior dashed past Pleasant Grove-Elk Grove with 209 yards on just 10 carries and scored twice in the Pacers' 56-7 rout.
DEONDRE VINES, WIDE RECEIVER, PACIFICA-OXNARD
The electrifying and versatile Vines caught seven passes for 200 yards and scored three times for the undefeated Tritons, who cruised to the 56-7 romp over Channel Islands-Oxnard.
J.J. WILLS, WIDE RECEIVER, CLOVIS
The stat sheet from Clovis High's 61-35 trouncing of Clovis East said that Wills only touched the ball four times through rushing and receiving and accounted for 57 yards. However, the rising junior scored three touchdowns - two on receptions - as the Cougars won their fourth straight game.