Week Seven's "Stars Of Friday Night"

Nick Crissman

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

Huntington Beach Edison quarterback Nick Crissman, one of the premier quarterbacks in the country, had a big night in the Chargers 62-7 win over Marina. Crissman threw for 358 yards and two touchdowns and ran in a score to help give Edison their first league win.

Anaheim Servite all-everything player D.J. Shoemate had 232 yards rushing and 38 yards receiving and scored three touchdowns to help the Friars snap Orange Lutheran's unbeaten streak, 28-6.

Chino Hills Ayala quarterback, Matt Baca, was 25-for-38 for 340 yards passing and five touchdowns in a dramatic come from behind 34-33 win over Sierra League rival La Verne Damien. Baca threw the winning touchdown with no time remaining after having thrown one with 27 seconds left before they recovered an onside kick to set up his last second heroics.

La Verne Damien two-way threat Ryan McMahon had four touchdowns in the loss to Ayala. McMahon rushed for three touchdowns and had a touchdown through the air and forced a fumble.

Santa Ana Mater Dei defensive end Cameron Meredith had one of his best games of the year, recording 14 tackles, two sacks and blocked a field goal, but he also did what every lineman dreams of, picking up a fumble and taking it in 55 yards for a touchdown.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Chadwick quarterback Andy Magee had another solid showing, going 23-for-28 for 225 yards and passing for four touchdowns to help them improve to 7-0 after they won 41-21. Inglewood running back David Freeman had 15 carries for 270 yards and three touchdowns.

South Pasadena suffered a heartbreaking loss, but quarterback Jonathan Troast had over 300 yards and three touchdown passes.

Morro Bay won 34-0 over Nipomo and received a big night from Logan Budd, who had a rushing touchdown and threw for two and had 205 yards in total offense. He also kicked four PATs and had two touchbacks on kickoffs. RB/DE Gage Wetzel rushed for two touchdowns and caught one and had 10 total tackles. DE Jerome Long had seven total tackles and a sack.

Arcadia quarterback Kevan Walker was named homecoming prince, but his contributions on the field was more important for the Apaches. Walker was 8-for-12 for 103 yards and had a touchdown run and a two-point conversion. Defensively, he had six tackles and an interception. Junior Todd Golper had four receptions for 67 yards and eight tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble.

Los Banos fullback Casey Cotta rushed for 180 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown in a 26-14 win over Atwater.

Menifee Paloma Valley quarterback Zack Hubert rushed for 192 yards on 22 carries and was 20-for-30 for 298 yards and threw four touchdowns in a 52-28 win over league rival Hemet.

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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