Nikko Remigio: WR, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA)
The monstrous Mater Dei machine continues to kick on at high gear as they massacred St. Mary’s 52-14 to improve to 5-0 this season. Remigio caught two touchdown passes with the first catch being particularly impressive in the corner of the endzone.
JT Shrout: QB, Hart (Newhall, CA)
Shrout and the Indians fell behind early, but overcame their poor first half to pull off a 44-34 victory against St. Bonaventure, improving to 2-2 this season. Shrout threw three first-half interceptions, but recovered to end the night having completed 18 of 32 passes for 234 yards. He tossed two touchdown passes and four interceptions total. Shrout also rushed five times for 52 yards and one touchdown.
Here is what the opposition coach had to say about the game and Shrout (from the Ventura County Register):
St. Bonaventure coach Tony Henney was especially frustrated by the loss, because in his view the Seraphs defense played a solid game while going up against a talented quarterback in Shrout, a 6-foot-3 senior who has drawn a lot of attention of college recruiters.
“I thought (our defense) did a good job of disguising some things and flushed (Shrout) a few times,” Henney said. “We knew we couldn’t let him sit back there and be comfortable. He’s really, really good.”
Shrout has a strong arm, can make a lot of really impressive throws, and he’s a playmaker. If the Cal staff can reign in the interceptions, then Shrout definitely has the tools to be a good quarterback at the next level.
Will Craig (OL) and Evan Tattersall (LB/RB): Granite Bay (Granite Bay, CA)
Tattersall’s three touchdowns and 73 yards on 12 rushing attempts led Granite Bay to a 28-21 win against Del Oro, which brings the Grizzlies’ record to 5-0. Tattersall also caught one pass for 37 yards and registered one tackle. His highlight is below.
Here is what The Sacramento Bee had to say about Tattersall and the game:
At one point Friday night, Mike Maben offered an expression of resignation.
The public address voice for Del Oro High School football, having seen plenty of the rumbling fullback’s act, finally sighed, off mike, “That guy is a wrecking ball.”
That guy would be Evan Tattersall, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound package of forward-lean football fury.
The Cal-bound senior powered in for two 1-yard touchdown runs and a 2-yard plunge, and he was masterful on a fake handoff that led to the sealing score as No. 2 Granite Bay pulled away from No. 5 Del Oro 28-21 in a Sierra Foothill League opener in Loomis.
Chigozie Anusiem: CB, Sonora (La Habra, CA)
Fresh off of a dominant performance last week, Anusiem and Sonora picked up where they left off in a 42-0 win against Bolsa Grande. Anusiem intercepted two passes (one for a touchdown), and caught another touchdown pass.
McCallan Castles: TE, South Tahoe (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
South Tahoe’s struggles continued this past week as they lost 35-34 to Churchill County (NV), falling to 1-3 on the season.
Omari Harris: RB/LB, Antioch (Antioch, CA)
After their undefeated season came crashing down in a comprehensive defeat against Clayton Valley Charter, Antioch got back on the right track with a 58-0 win against Newark Memorial. Harris registered just 12 yards on three carries, though he did convert two two-point conversions. Antioch is 4-1 now.
Nick Alftin: DE, Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, CA)
Archbishop Mitty extended its winning streak to three games with a 14-7 win against Bellarmine College Prep to improve to 3-1 this season. Alftin made five tackles (one for a loss) and tallied three quarterback hurries.
Atonio Mafi: DT, Junipero Serra (San Mateo, CA)
Serra beat Archbishop Riordan 45-0 to improve to 2-2 this season.
Miles Owens: OL, Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland, CA)
Bishop O’Dowd suffered its first defeat of the season 42-21 at the hands of Freedom.
Brandon Mello: OL, Clayton Valley Charter
Clayton Valley Charter has now won three consecutive games to improve to 3-2 after beating Deer Valley 48-20.
JH Tevis: DE, Menlo (Atherton, CA)
Menlo had a bye week.
Jasper Friis: OL, Aquinas (San Bernardino, CA)
Aquinas beat Rancho Christian 56-10 to improve to 5-0 this season.
Matthew Cindric: DL, Skyline (Sammamish, WA)
Skyline beat Inglemoore 41-13 to improve to 2-2 this season.
Slater Zellers: OL/LS, Notre Dame Prep (Scottsdale, AZ)
Notre Dame Prep beat La Salle 48-17 to improve to 5-0.