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13 / June 2-7
||ROBERT BOSTEDT, Granite
Hills The left-hand hitting senior outfielder
batted .857 in the final two games of the San Diego
Section playoffs. He was 3-for-4 with a double and
a run scored in the Eagles semifinal victory
over Cathedral Catholic. He was 3-for-3 with a run
and an RBI in Granite Hills Open Division
championship game over La Costa Canyon, 3-0.
BRANDON WEED, Grossmont
The 6-foot, 190-pound senior right-hander hurled
6 2/3 innings as the Foothillers whipped Grossmont
Hills League rival Valhalla 6-4 in the Division
I San Diego Section championship game. He allowed
one earned run, struck out 5 and walked 5. He finished
the year 10-4 and the last two seasons 16-4.
10 / May 12-17
11 / May 19-24
12 / May 26-31
|DANI ROMERO, Patrick
Coming off a 3-HR performance last month, Romero
pumped two more homers in the 2nd inning against
Morse -- a 3-run shot and a grand slam -- for 7
RBI in the inning, one shy of the state record.
She finished with a school record 8 RBI after later
being intentionally walked with the bases loaded.
|CARLEE WALLACE, Valhalla
Wallace homered twice in CIF playoff action, becoming
the 8th player in East County history to hit 10
in a season. Included was a go-ahead 2-run homer
to beat Imperial, 3-1, then she hit another 2-run
shot when Valhalla opened the scoring in the 3rd
inning to down EC-Southwest. Wallace also hit an
RBI double in an extra-inning loss to Patrick Henry.
|MIRANDA THOMAS, Valhalla
On doubleheader Thursday of the CIF playoffs, Thomas
slugged a home run in both games, plus collected
a pitching victory over top-seeded Eastlake, then
closed out a victory over San Pasqual. In Saturday's
Div. 2 final against Mater Dei Catholic, Thomas
also batted 1-for-2 with a walk.
|ALAN STRONG, Santana
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound right-handed fire-baller
posted 2 victories to give the Sultans the lead
in the Grossmont Valley League race in the final
week of the season. He picked up a complete game
victory over Mount Miguel and pitched 3 shutout
innings in relief over Monte Vista, giving him a
2.10 ERA for the week.
|JAYSON ROSE, Granite
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound right-hander was a
double-threat for Grossmont Hills League champion
Granite Hills. The Utah-bound Rose batted .364 (4
for 11) with a double and two RBI. As a pitcher
Rose pitched four shutout innings, struck out seven
and posted his 7th victory.
|HUNTER REED, Grossmont
The 6-foot-1, 197-pound senior shortstop batted
at a .583 clip to help the Foothillers advance to
the San Diego Section Division I semifinals. Reed
collected 7 hits in 12 at-bats, scored twice and
drove in 3 for Grossmont (17-14), which should be
considered an upstart in the postseason tournament.
7 / Apr. 21-`26
8 / Apr. 28-May 3
9 / May 5-10
|ERIN HUMPHRIES, El Capitan
Humphries, a senior, snapped the Grossmont Conference
record for RBI in a game with 10 against Monte Vista.
Included were eight in the 1st inning when she posted
a grand slam, a 2-run triple and a 2-run double,
when the Vaqueros scored 18 runs. The 8 RBI in the
1st tied the CIF state recordf.
|SYDNEY CRAVEN, West
Craven, a sophomore middle infielder, helped cement
the 7th-ranked Wolf Pack at the top of the Grossmont
Hills League standings after wins over Valhalla
and Steele Canyon. For the week, she went 3-for-5
with a pair of homers and a double, good for five
|CARLEE WALLACE, Valhalla
Wallace hit her East County leading 8th home run
of the season to equal the school record, lifting
Valhalla into second place in the GHL. Wallace also
reached base on 5-of-7 trips for the week, lifting
her season batting average to .529 with 24 RBI in
just 11 games since transferring from Francis Parker.
|JORDAN QSAR, Valhalla
A 6-foot-4, 186-pound versatile senior, Qsar batted
.444 (4-for-9) as the Norsemen won two of three
Grossmont Hills League games. The Pepperdine commit
collected 6 RBI, scored 3 runs, swatted a double
and hit a home run into the wind at Valhalla . He
also drew 3 walks and pitched 2 shutout innings
with 4 strikeouts and a save
|CHRIS HUDGINS, Valhalla
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Valhalla senior catcher
batted .667 (8-12) with 2 doubles, 2 home runs (one
a grand slam), and drove in 9 runs. One of his RBI
was a walkoff bases loaded single in a victory over
West Hills. The Cal-State Fullerton commit also
scored 3 runs, stole a base and was walked 2 times.
Defensively he threw out 3 baserunners.
|SAM GERSHOW, Christian
The 6-foot-5, 200-pound senior right-hander pitched
a 3-hit shutout in a pivotal 1-0 win over Coronado
to tighten the Central League pennant race. He walked
none and struck out 5 against the Islanders en route
to his 5th complete game. He raised his season record
to 6-2 while lowering his ERA to 0.73.
4 / Mar. 31-Apr. 5
5 / Apr. 7-12
6 / Apr. 14-`19
|ALICIA GARCIA, Mira
Garcia, who recently returned to the Marauders from
a 13-month hiatus, was named Most Valuable Pitcher
of the Falcon Fiesta, posting a 4-0 record. She
had no decision in the final, which was captured
|CORTNEY HORNE, West
Horne, a senior headed for Cal State Northridge,
drove in an important run to help the Wolf Pack
capture the Grossmont Conference Tournament finale.
She also slugged a pair of 2-run homers in a win
over Steele Canyon, capping a 3-0 week for the GHL
|ASHLEY MADARA, Valhalla
Madara, a senior headed for Western New Mexico,
limited the powerful hitting ballclub from University
City to just three hits in a 10-1 victory. The victory
was the fourth straight for the Norsemen. UC entered
averaging 7.6 runs per outing. Valhalla, the co-leaders
of the Grossmont Hills League, leads East County
with 11 victories.
|DANIEL LUCKETT, Foothills
Christian The 6-foot-3, 170-pound junior
catcher helped lead Foothills Christian to its first-ever
baseball tournament crown as the Knights won the
Tri-City Christian Eagle Classic. Luckett batted
.818 (9-for-11) with 2 home runs, 9 RBI runs, 9
runs and 6 stolen bases in the sweep.
|JORGE GARCIA, Helix
Garcia, the Highlanders 6-foot-1, 230-pound,
senior first baseman, batted .429 with three extra
base hits, including two home runs as Helix split
a two-game series with Grossmont. Garcia also drove
in six runs and scored twice.
|JUSTIN MITCHELL, Granite
Hills The senior southpaw helped
lead Granite Hills into the finals of Classic Division
of the Lions Tournament against No. 1 ranked Rancho
Bernardo. He batted .375 with 6-for 16, including
a home run and a double. He also was successful
on the mound as he pitched the Eagles to a 4-2 win
over Green Valley , Nev. with 5 1/3 innings, allowing
only one earned run and striking out 6.
1 / Mar. 10-15
2 / Mar. 17-22
3 / Mar. 24-29
|SIERRA ALTMEYER, Patrick
Henry Altmeyer, who has committed to
UC Santa Barbara, lifted the Patriots to the Final
Four of the Cougar Classic. The senor posted a .500
on-base percentage and was noted by the coaching
staff for her excellence on defense.
||MARISSA HAMPTON, Helix
Hampton, a senior, won both of the games she pitched
last week, moving the Scotties within reach of the
title game of the Duds by Dudes Tourament at La
Jolla Country Day. Helix is just one of two East
County teams with a winning record.
|HALLE KYLER, Granite
Kyler, a freshman who pitches and plays shortstop,
posted a big week to lead a team turnaround and
a perfect 3-0 record for the week. Along with a
couple of pitching victories, Kyler batted .875
(7-for-8) with two doubles, four walks and six RBI,
while scoring six times.
|TANNER PERRY, Steele
Canyon The 5-foot-9 senior shortstop
batted .429 in the Cougars first three games.
He collected 3 hits and scored 4 runs in 7 at-bats.
Included in his batting totals were 2 home runs,
a double and 3 RBI.
||ENRIQUE KELLER, Mount
Miguel The versatile junior pitcher/first
baseman batted .583 as the Matadors captured the
Bullys East/Andy Sanchez Memorial Tournament
championship. The 6-foot-1, 185 pound Keller collected
7 hits in 12 at-bats, including three extra base
hits in the 8-1 victory over Mar Vista . Keller
hammered 2 doubles in the final three tournaments
games. He drove in 6 runs and scored 5, including
a home run.
COLE HENDERSON, Valhalla
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound sophomore third baseman
batted .778 with seven hits in nine at-bats in
the first three games of the Bill Dickens Grossmont
Conference Tournament. Henderson also had 4 RBI
and a double as the Norsemen swept past Monte
Vista, El Capitan and Santana by a combined score
15 / Mar. 10-18 / CIF Playoffs
ZARIA BRANCH, Mount Miguel
Branch, a 5-foot-8 junior guard, led the Matadors
in steals en route to a pair of victories in the
CIF Southern California Regional playoffs. Branch
posted 9 steals against Yorba Linda, Selma and Santa
Barbara, while also adding 29 points, 9 rebounds
and 6 assists in the final three playoff games.
14 / Mar. 3-8 / CIF Playoffs
IRMA EALY, Helix
The 5-foot-11 junior forward scored 8 points, grabbed
15 rebounds, dished an assist and made two blocks
in the Highlanders San Diego Section Division
III championship victory over San Marcos, 57-45,
at USD's Jenny Craig Pavilion.
The 5-foot-9 senior center poured in 25 points
and grabbed 19 rebounds, guiding the Liberty Charter
Lady Lions to their first-ever San Diego Section
Division V championship, downing Foothills Christian,
64-39, in an all-East County finale.
13 / Feb. 24-Mar. 1 / CIF Playoffs
CIERRA CUTLER (3, left), El Capitan
The 5-foot-6 junior guard scored 21 points
as El Capitan posted back-to-back victories
in its first two playoff games for the first
time in more than a decade. Cutler
also dished out 10 assists and recorded
8 steals as the Vaqueros eliminated San
Pasqual Academy and top-seeded Calvin Christian.
LUIS SALGADO, Foothills Christian
The 6-foot-3 sophomore guard, who ranks
second in East County 3-point shooting with
78, poured in 29 points as the Knights swept
two postseason playoff games. Salgado is
only one trey behind East County leader
Andrew Manning of Granite Hills. His ticket
to victory was six 3-pointers and he also
came up with 6 steals.
10 / Feb. 3-8
11 / Feb. 10-15
12 / Feb. 17-22
|DAVID GAZALE, Valhalla
The 6-foot-2 senior floor leader drilled in
45 points, grabbed eight rebounds notched three
steals dished one assist and blocked two shots as
the Norsemen clipped Granite Hills and stunned Helix.
Gazelle knocked down the Highlanders with 25 points
in a rare Valhalla conquest 67-60.
|ANABEL RODRIGUEZ, Granite
Hills A 5-foot-11 freshman forward,
Rodriguez helped Granite Hills sweep past Steele
Canyon and Helix in Grossmont Hills League action.
She totaled 25 points in the two games, grabbed
14 rebounds and blocked 9 shots.
|BRENDEN BROCIOUS, El
Cajon Valley The 6-foot-1 senior
shooting guard averaged 13.8 points per game and
tallied 78 markers in the finals week of the regular
season. For the season Brocious knocked down 30
treys. He was known as the leader of the Braves
and was in the running for Grossmont Valley League
Player of the Year.
DESTINI ANDERSON (1), Helix
The 5-foot-8 freshman power forward netted
38 points, hauled down eight rebounds, notched
five steals and handed out three assists as the
Highlanders knocked off West Hills and Valhalla.
|CHASE PARSONS, West
Known for his flying blond locks and high octane
play, Parsons, a 5-foot-9 senior guard, is the driving
force for the Wolf Pack. In his last two games he
scored 37 points, nailed 4 three-pointers and dished
8 assists as West Hills knocked off Valhalla and
Grossmont in Grossmont Hills League play.
Santana Morrison, a senior sharpshooter,
scored a career- high 25 points as the Sultans scored
a season high 86 points over El Cajon Valley . She
made 8 of 11 from the field and 9 of 11 free throws.
In the Sultans victory over Monte Vista, Morrison
tagged on 5 more points and dished off 3 assists.
7 / Jan. 13-18
8 / Jan. 20-25
9 / Jan. 27-Feb. 1
|DEAJANAE HARVEY, Granite
Hills The 5-foot-5 junior point
guard and team leader poured in 40 points and pilfered
32 steals as the Eagles dusted Grossmont and El
Cajon Valley . Few guards in the San Diego Section
are more hard-nosed than Harvey, who is known as
Nae by her teammates.
||JORDAN JACKSON, Monte
Vista The Monarchs 6-foot-4, 200
pound senior center turned in back-to-back double-doubles
in victories over Castle Park and Mount Miguel .
Against the Trojans he reeled off 10 points, grabbed
12 boards, dished 3 assists, blocked 3 shots and
made one steal. Against Mount Miguel he registered
21 points and 17 rebounds.
BRIAJUNAE SHEPARD, Helix
A 5-foot-6 junior guard, Shepard knocked down
40 points in two games, including six 3-pointers
as the Highlanders stung Steele Canyon and rolled
over Grossmont. She was also 7-for-8 from the
free throw line, dished 7 assists, notched 5 steals
and collected 4 rebounds.
|DONNELL PAYNE, Mount
Miguel The 6-foot-3 junior wing averaged
21.0 points with 84 markers in four games for the
Matadors, including a pair of 27-point efforts against
Otay Ranch and Morse. Payne also netted 25 of 35
free throws, nailed 27 three-pointers, grabbed 24
rebounds and dished 11 assists.
Valhalla The senior center of
the Norsemen posted 12 points, 20 rebounds, 2 assists,
2 steals and 12 blocks in a split against Steele
Canyon and Coronado. Her best effort was 11 rebounds
and 11 blocks against Steele Canyon.
||BRENDEN BROCIOUS, El
Cajon Valley The Braves
6-foot-1 shooting guard erupted for 55 points as
the Braves swept past Mount Miguel and El Capitan
. He was 13 of 14 from the free throw line in the
two contests and nailed a pair of threes. He also
collected 19 rebounds, handed out 8 assists, recorded
13 steals and blocked 7 shots.
4 / Dec. 23-28
5 / Dec. 30-Jan. 4
6 / Jan. 6-11
|ZACH KISSEL, Steele
The 6-foot-2 senior guard tallied 55 points in three
games for the 9-3 Cougars. The Steele Canyon captain
nailed nine 3-pointers and drained 13 of 16 free
throws. He scored a career-high 28 points in a 58-44
victory over Mt. Carmel .
|DANIELLE SIMMONS, Helix
One of the freshmen-laden Helix Highlanders, the
6-foot post player scored 25 points and captured
52 rebounds, helping Helix capture championship
games in the Monte Vista Invitational and the Lady
|JORDAN QSAR, Valhalla
The 6-foot-3 senior scored 40 points, grabbed 18
rebounds, dished 3 assists, hawked 6 steals and
blocked 3 shots in the last two games for the Norsemen.
Assigned to cover a player 6 inches taller than
he, Qsar scored 32 points and grabbed 10 rebounds
as Valhalla dropped a 4 point loss to Foothills
|JOANNA DELA CRUZ, El
Cajon Valley Playing bigger than
her size Dela Cruz scored 69 points in three games
for the Braves. The 5-foot-3 senior captain snagged
20 rebounds, recorded 20 steals, and buried 14 three-pointers.
She produced 29 points, notched seven steals and
grabbed seven rebounds in a 41-27 victory over Christian.
|JACOB HAMMETT, Valhalla
The 6-foot-3 junior guard had a prolific 5-game
performance for the Norsemen. He scored 67 points
(13.4 ppg), grabbed 36 rebounds and dished 27 assists.
He also blocked 12 shots and recorded 7 steals.
His best game of the series was against Bonanza
where he scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds
BAILEY ALBERS, West Hills
The Wolf Packs junior floor leader posted
some impressive numbers as West Hills swept two
games. Albers scored 42 points, snagged 7 rebounds,
created 8 steals and blocked a shot in contests
against El Capitan and Monte Vista. She clicked
on 18 of 33 shots from the field in the two games.
1 / Dec. 2-7
2 / Dec. 9-14
3 / Dec. 16-21
|DEJANAY POPE, Mount
The 5-foot-10 senior wing guided Mount Miguel to
a 3-0 start in the first week of the Matador Classic.
She averaged 13.3 points, 15.3 rebounds and 6 steals
in conquests of Brawley, Olympian and Granite Hills.
She turned a double-double of 17 points and 18 rebounds
against Granite Hills (78-44).
|ZACH KINNINGER, Christian
A 6-foot-6 senior, Kinninger averaged 15 points
and 14.6 rebounds while earning all-tournament honors
in the Wolf Pack-Horsman Automotive Tournament as
well as the Imperial Tiger Classic. He hit the game-winning
basket in a victory over EC-Southwest, rolling an
impressive double-double of 22 points and 20 rebounds
in the Tiger tourney.
|DEIJAH BLANKS, Mount
Miguel The 5-foot-11 senior wing
led the Matadors to the 67th Annual San Diego Kiwanis
Tournament championship with a four-game sweep.
She averaged 21.3 points and 8.3 rebounds. She also
logged five steals for the 9-1 Matadors. Blanks
was named to the All-Tournament team.
|TOMMY RUTHERFORD, Grossmont
The 6-foot-9 sophomore center came blazing
out of the chute averaging 21 points and 16.7 rebounds
in the Foothillers first three games. The best of
his three double-doubles was 28 points and 18 rebounds
in Grossmonts rout of Bonita Vista.
|SHIRAH HANCOCK, Helix
The Highlanders junior captain averaged 15.3 points
and 5 rebounds per game as Helix captured the Monte
Vista Invitational championship. She scored double
digits in five of the six games, including a career
high 25 against Rancho Buena Vista. She also registered
a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds against
|T.J. LEAF, Foothills
A 6-foot-9 sophomore, Leaf wowed college coaches
in the Las Vegas Tarkanian Classic with a solid
performance. The main impressions left by Leaf included
a 30.2 scoring average and 9 rebounds per game in
five starts against the nations best. His
top scoring spree was 31 points against Las Vegas-Chaparral.
|WEEK 15 / Dec.
7 CIF Championships
SEBASTIAN SWIFT, Christian
The 6-foot, 215-pound senior linebacker made 12
tackles, had two interceptions (one returned 45
yards for a touchdown) and notched a pair of sacks
as the Patriots defeated San Marcos 19-7 to win
the San Diego Section CIF Division III championship.
Swift was East Countys leading tackler with
D.J. DOSIER, Monte Vista
The 5-foot-11, 165-pound senior linebacker was
the heart of a hard-nosed Monte Vista defense
that carried the Monarchs into the San Diego Section
CIF Division IV championship game. One of the
top tacklers on the Monarchs squad, Dosier
was at his best although Monte Vista fell to Sweetwater
7-0 in the final.
WEEK 14 / Nov. 29 CIF Semifinals
KAI ARVAN, Christian
The 6-foot, 175-pound senior wide receiver-defensive
back was the key factor in the Patriots 28-13
victory over Hilltop in the San Diego Section
Division III semifinals. Arvan caught eight passes
for 177 yards and 3 touchdowns as Christian improved
to 11-1 and qualified for the CIF finals against
CHRISTIAN TOVES, Monte Vista
A 5-foot-7, 195-pound junior linebacker, Toves led
the Division IV Monarchs in a 41-24 SDCIF semifinal
victory over La Jolla . He was unstoppable for three
quarters, finishing with 4 sacks, 3 tackles for
a loss and a pair of big hits causing incompletions
to help Monte Vista qualify for the CIF finals against
|WEEK 13 / Nov. 22-23
JAKE ENGLISH (44, left), Granite Hills
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound linebacker has led
the Eagles in tackles and has ranked among the East
County leaders all season. The junior had 22 tackles
in the first round of the Division II San Diego
CIF playoffs in the Eagles 28-14 victory over Bonita
Vista. He has 113 total tackles for the season,
including 3.5 sacks and 8 tackles for loss.
THOMAS WALKER, Monte Vista
The 6-foot-1, 155-pound senior quarterback-defensive
back rushed for 94 yards and 2 touchdowns on only
5 carries in leading the Monarchs to a 41-2 San
Diego CIF Division IV quarterfinal victory over
University City . In Monte Vistas run-oriented
offense, Walker threw only 2 passes and completed
both for 27 yards.
|WEEK 12 / Nov. 16
PARIS MILLER, Christian
The 5-foot-9, 188-pound senior linebacker-running
back rushed for touchdowns of 3, 1, 57 and 50 yards
as Christian crunched Morse 42-14 in the San Diego
Section Division III quarterfinals. The hard-running
Miller totaled 253 yards on 18 carries for the Patriots
BRAD CAGLE, El Capitan
A 5-foot-11, 195-pound junior quarterback, Cagle
completed 20 of 36 passes for 279 yards and 3 touchdowns
as the Vaqueros eliminated Del Norte 45-21 in the
first round of the Division II San Diego CIF playoffs.
Cagle ranks second in the East County , averaging
218 yards passing per game with 26 touchdowns.
10 / Nov. 2
11 / Nov. 9
|JALEN DAVIS, Helix
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound senior reeled in 6 passes
for 120 yards, one punt return for 10 yards, and
2 kickoff returns for a combined 97 yards and a
touchdown against Grossmont. The versatile Davis
logs time for the Highlanders at slot, corner, receiver
|JEMEIL JACKSON (6, above)
, Monte Vista A 5-foot-11, 170-pound
versatile senior, Jackson put together one of the
finest individual offensive games in Grossmont Conference
history with 30 points in the Monarchs 44-3
victory over Santana. It was a unique scoring effort
by Jackson, who rang up 4 TDs and 3 two-point conversions
as Monte Vista finished 5-5.
LINDLEY, Steele Canyon A senior running
back-defensive back, Lindley carried the ball 30
times for 212 yards and 3 touchdowns against Valhalla
. The 5-foot-10, 164-pound performer averaged 7.1
yards per carry.
|CHRISTIAN BROOKS (2,
right), Grossmont The 5-foot-10, 170-pound
senior receiver-defensive back reeled in 7 passes
for 112 yards and 2 touchdowns as Grossmont defeated
West Hills 48-6. The East County passing leader
has tallied 733 yards and 9 touchdowns on 71 catches.
7 / Oct. 11
8 / Oct. 18
9 / Oct. 25-26
|JUSTIN PEACE, Grossmont
A 6-foot-1, 190-pound defensive tackle, Peace had
a field day in the Foothillers romp over Granite
Hills. He recorded 8 tackles 6 of them solos
and added 2 tackles for loss. His string
of success continued with a pass break-up and a
76-yard interception return for a touchdown.
|RILEY REYES, Granite
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound sophomore defensive
back-wide receiver has recorded 50 tackles with
one tackle for loss and six pass deflections. He
is the leading defender in the Granite Hills arsenal.
|MICHAEL AUSTIN, Helix
The 6-foot, 165-pound sophomore quarterback had
a strong game against West Hills, completing 10
of 17 passes for 169 yards and 4 touchdowns
all in the first half. The Highlanders continued
on to win 44-7, setting up Fridays (Nov. 1)
showdown for the Grossmont Hills League title.
|BEN LOMIBAO, Mount Miguel
The Matadors workhorse rushed for 157
yards and 4 touchdowns on 21 carries as Mount Miguel
mauled El Capitan 42-21. Not only did the Matadors
win the key Grossmont Valley League opener, they
also dealt El Capitan its first setback in seven
games and moved into the No. 10 spot in the CIFSDS
|DAKOTA HARP, Santana
The 5-foot-10, 153-pound junior wide receiver-defensive
back caught three touchdown passes in Santanas
35-0 victory over El Cajon Valley . Harp collected
a 65-yard TD on a halfback option pass from Tanner
Weiss, and scored on passes of 16 and 5 yards in
the Sultans first win of the year.
|ISAIAH CAPOOCIA, El
A 5-foot-10, 170-pound versatile junior standout,
Capoocia a double threat at defensive back
and slot collected 172 yards and 2 touchdowns
as the Vaqueros rolled over Santana 42-0.
4 / Sept. 20
5 / Sept. 27-28
6 / Oct. 4
|JESSE BISBAL, Granite
East Countys leading rusher, Bisbal scored
five touchdowns as the Eagles buried Central Union
51-29. Bisbal, the first player to win the Joe Roth
Award, which started this year at Granite Hills
to honor one player each week that epitomizes toughness,
will wear Joes number (12) during that weeks
|ALIJAH AVANT, Grossmont
The 5-foot-6, 158-pound junior running back was
uncoverable as a receiver in the Foothillers 45-7
victory over Otay Ranch, as he reeled in three passes
for 176 yards, including two touchdowns. Avant is
a multiple threat in that he also contributes to
the rushing game and is a bona fide return player.
SMITH, El Capitan A 6-foot, 218-pound
junior linebacker-running back, Smith ran uncontested
for 121 yards rushing and three touchdowns on eight
carries as El Capitan turned the non-league
game against Granite Hills into a blowout. He also
caught two passes for 5 yards. Smith also averages
a dozen tackles per game.
E.J. GARCIA, West Hills
The Wolf Pack senior linebacker recorded three
sacks in West Hills 23-0 victory over Serra
to extend the Packs record to 4-0. The aggressive
defender now has 13 tackles 10 of them
|MIRACLE TAUSAGA, Mount
Miguel (55) The 6-foot, 235-pound senior
linebacker-fullback is no doubt one of the best
players in East County . He broke loose for a dozen
tackles, including eight solos, in Mount Miguels
45-14 romp over Valhalla . Tausagas game is
not all about recording tackles, as hes clearly
the Matadors third-down short yardage back.
|MATHEW SHEARIN, El Cajon
Valley The 5-foot-9, 150-pound junior
tailback scored 5 touchdowns and ran for 220 yards
as the Braves defeated Orange Glen in a key match
of two Div. IV playoff hopefuls. A two-way
threat, Shearin carried 23 times, scoring on TD
runs of 11, 56, 3, 19 and 47 yards to run his 6-game
season totals to 842 yards and 11 TDs.
1 / Aug. 30-31
2 / Sept. 6-7
3 / Sept. 13-14
|ANTHONY LAWRENCE, Grossmont
The Foothillers' senior quarterback completed
18 of 29 passes for 317 yards and 5 touchdowns
all in the first half. Lawrence also had 8 yards
rushing on two carries and scored a touchdown as
the Foothillers built a 52-20 halftime lead over
Patrick Henry that stood up for a season-opening
victory.(CLICK photo for more.)
|DAVAUGHN MURRAY , Mount
Miguel The senior Division I prospect
who is attracting college attention from all over
the country showed his versatility in the Matadors
25-15 victory over Otay Ranch. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound
DB/WR caught 4 passes for 32 yards, led the Matadors
in tackles with 12 including 7 solos
and also had 2 interceptions.
DANIEL McMANUS, West
Hills The 6-foot-1, 170-pound kicker
possesses college scholarship qualities as he
proved against Central Union in the Wolf Packs
27-13 victory over the Spartans in the desert.
McManus connected on a pair of 52-yard field goals
and is now 4-for-4 on 3-pointers for the season.
Hes also 8-for-8 on PATs.
|LAWRENCE DICKENS, Steele
Canyon The 5-foot-9 senior slotback/defensive
back caught three passes for 93 yards and scored
three touchdowns as the Cougars defeated the visiting
Chula Vista Spartans. Dickens rushed for 33 yards
on five carries and scored a touchdown. He also
returned a kickoff for 57 yards.
|MICHAEL CARRILLO, Christian
The 5-foot-11, 168-pound Patriots senior
quarterback completed 19 of 25 passes for 342 yards
and 4 touchdowns as Christian steamrollered Santana
42-0. Carrillo spread his passes among seven receivers
as the Patriots improved to 2-0.
|LOGAN BAKER, Valhalla
A 5-foot-11, 182-pound sophomore linebacker, Baker
notched 20 tackles 10 of which went for losses
as the Norsemen defeated Monte Vista 24-14.
He also had an interception coupled with a 31-yard
return. Overall in three games Baker has logged
33 tackles and 4 sacks.