Week Three's "Stars Of Friday Night"
AJ Ellis made it happen on both sides of the ball
AJ Ellis made it happen on both sides of the ball
Publisher/GoldenStatePreps.com
Posted Sep 26, 2007


Week three of the prep football season in California saw several Golden State gridiron greats have fine performances. Here are week three's "Stars of Friday Night," GoldenStatePreps.com's weekly look at the California high school football standouts...

San Jose Andrew Hill running back/cornerback A.J. Ellis was big on both sides of the ball, carrying it 14 times for 170 yards and four touchdowns, catching a 52-yard touchdown pass and recording three pass breakups and 11 tackles in a 48-14 win over Gonzales.

Los Banos running back Casey Cotta, in his first game back at tailback, ran for 229 yards on 27 carries in Los Banos’ 28-26 win over Modesto Johansen.

San Jose Archbishop Mitty has been one of the top teams in NorCal this year, and their big three, tight end Anthony Miller, running back Kennith Jackson and running back Thomas Reynolds all performed admirably. Miller caught two touchdown passes, Jackson ran for two touchdowns and Reynolds ran for one and had an 85-yard interception he took back for a score nullified by a penalty in a 42-6 win over Salinas.

Oxnard Santa Clara didn’t get the win over L.A. Baptist, they tied instead, but elite junior Cierre Wood was all over the place in the win. Wood scored all of his teams 20 points. He took the opening kickoff back 91 yards for a score and scored on a 63 yard and 20 yard run and also scored on a two-point conversion. Wood finished the night with 257 yards on 24 carries for a total of 348 all-purpose yards. He also had three touchdowns called back because of penalties.

Perris had no problem with Pomona Garey, thanks to running back Ramon Estrada’s big night. Estrada rushed for 104 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown, had 176 yards receiving on five rceptions and two touchdowns and for good measure, made his presence felt on defense, recording nine tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in a 28-7 win for the Panthers.

The state’s capital saw the annual Holy Bowl between Sacramento Christian Brothers and Carmichal Jesuit become a classic. Jesuit athlete Isaiah Frey had 200+ all purpose yards and four touchdowns (including the game winner), and also chipped in three tackles on defense.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Chadwick quarterback Andy Magee has been one of the more prolific passers in California this year. In a 54-20 rout of St. Genevieve, Magee threw for 420 yards and four touchdowns on 16-of-22 passing and in three games, he’s got 1,050 yards and 14 touchdowns, with a 71% completion rate.

Long Beach Poly may have found their next star at running back in Cory Westbrook. The sophomore has 103 yards on only six carries and scored a 55-yard touchdown in an easy 38-7 win over Carson.

Arcadia junior linebacker/tight end Todd Golper was making an impact on both sides of the ball in their 33-21 win over Lynwood. Golper had 16 tackles, a forced fumble and a hurry defensively then on offense had two receptions for 39 yards, including a 21-yard touchdown.

Morro Bay multithread Logan Budd was 8-for-15 passing for 206 yards, rushed for 96 yards on nine carries and two touchdowns and intercepted two passes from his cornerback spot in a 40-0 rout of Wasco. Kicking, he was 3-for-4 on PATs, kicked two field goals and averaged 41.5 yards a punt, while also kicking four of his six kickoffs for touchbacks.

Los Angeles Crenshaw athlete Clint Floyd had another big day for the Cougars, throwing for over 200 yards and two touchdowns, rushing for 200 yards and two touchdowns, and tallying six tackles and an interception he took back for a score in a 44-7 blowout of Roosevelt.

Ventura St. Bonaventure running back Darrell Scott rushed for 236 yards on 26 carries, reaching the end zone five times, scoring from 30 yards, 51 yards and 65 yards out, leading the Seraphs to a 41-33 win over Oaks Christian.

Oceanside El Camino receiver had seven receptions for 161 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a narrow 15-14 loss to Poway.

Venice running back Curtis McNeal continues to just score touchdowns, reaching the end zone four more times on Saturday in a 33-7 triumph over CIF-SS foe Santa Monica.

How to submit a "Star of Friday Night
You can submit players for our weekly "Stars Of Friday Night" feature, which will be published following each weekend's games. Simply send publisher Brandon Huffman an e-mail to brandonh@scout.com, and include "Stars of Friday Night" in the subject field. Then include the final score of the game (and both teams), as well as the stats of the player being submitted. We'll consider all division's and all sections, but they must be from varsity contests. Good luck to all of the Golden State football players!


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