|Camarillo running back Isaiah Otis carries a Paso Robles defender on his back during the fourth quarter of the Scorpions' 41-14 rout on Sept. 4. Otis ran to a career-high of 253 yards and four touchdowns (photo by Lorenzo Reyna).|
Here’s this week’s gold mines in California from week one:
CALVIN BROWNHOLTZ, QUARTERBACK, JESUIT (CARMICHAEL)
Brownholtz combined for five touchdowns – three rushing and two throwing – as Jesuit steamrolled Yuba City 40-0.
DESHAWN COLLINS, RUNNING BACK, GRANT (SACRAMENTO)
Collins accelerated to 175 yards on 16 carries against a usually stout Central defense, as Grant routed the Grizzlies 55-7.
ANTHONY STEWART, ATHLETE, CHOWCHILLA
The versatile Stewart scored three touchdowns including two on special team returns as Chowchilla trounced Le Grand 73-26.
SEAN KUENZINGER, QUARTERBACK, CLOVIS
The senior is starting to become one of the early surprises of the 2015 season, as Clovis has gone with a more vertical passing attack with Kuenzinger at the controls. Kuenzinger threw for 323 yards, including 11 passes that went for 15 yards or more, and two touchdown passes as the Cougars’ upended Lemoore 41-24.
MARCUS WASHINGTON, RUNNING BACK, CLOVIS EAST
Clovis East hasn’t had much to celebrate in recent years with a string of consecutive losing seasons, but Washington gives CE a glimmer of hope. Only a sophomore and in his second season at the varsity level, Washington rumbled to 194 yards and four touchdowns as the Timberwolves defeated Redwood (Visalia) 41-24, improving CE to 2-0 overall.
KOLIN STOCK, RUNNING BACK, CENTRAL VALLEY CHRISITIAN (VISALIA)
Stock gashed Bakersfield Christian with 249 yards and four scores in the 29-14 non-league victory.
BRADLEY MICKEY, ATHLETE, ARROYO GRANDE
Mickey has got to be one of the most dangerous athletes in the 805, as he scored four times – two receiving, one rushing and once on an interception return – in the Eagles’ 45-13 rout of Independence (Bakersfield).
BRENT PEUS, QUARTERBACK, SANTA BARBARA
Peus, who has generated some Ivy League buzz thanks to a 4.6 grade point average, threw for 356 yards and tossed five touchdown passes in the Dons’ 42-0 shutout of Santa Maria.
ISAIAH OTIS, RUNNING BACK, CAMARILLO
Playing for the memory of his fallen friend Daniel Morales, who was stabbed to death on Sept. 1, Otis had an awe-inspiring 253 rushing yards and four touchdowns against a normally stout Paso Robles defense. Otis and the Scorpions ran off with the 41-14 win at home.
COLLIN KIRKSEY, STRONG SAFETY, CAMARILLO
Kirksey finished with seven tackles and three solo stops. But he became Camarillo’s version of David as he took on Paso’s Goliath at running back Christian Erickson - and wound up delivering some vicious hits to the 220-pound monster, including one stop on a safety blitz that drove Erickson back five yards.