STARS OF THE WEEKZach Magaña, Jr., QB, Davis High Playing in his first varsity game, Magaña, who has spent the past two summers honing his skills at the Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux, La., made quite an impression. The 6-0, 185-pound quarterback completed 16 of 24 passes for 333 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran 10 times for 46 yards and another score.
Tiki Tonga, Sr., QB, Modesto High The 6-1, 190-pound Tonga displayed his all-around talents, rushing for 100-plus yards and throwing for 200-plus. Tonga completed 9 of 16 passes for 216 yards and three TDs. He also carried the ball nine times for 122 yards an average of about 14 yards a pop. Not bad for fewer than three quarters of action.
Antonio Perez, Jr., RB, Modesto High Made his varsity debut a memorable one. Carried the ball 14 times for 250 yards a whopping 18 yards per rush and four touchdowns.
Brad Bussard, Jr., QB, Ceres Coach Bret Durossette said during the summer, "He's going to be one of those guys, when he's a senior, everybody in the valley's going to be going 'What the heck's going on with this guy?' " It may not take that long. Bussard hit on 27 of 44 passes for 437 yards and six TD passes.
Alex Laurel, Sr., RB, Manteca High Started season with a 92-yard kickoff return for a TD. The next time he touched the ball, he returned a punt 48 yards for a TD. The third time? A 57-yard punt return for another TD. He also carried the ball seven times for 82 yards for a total of 307 all-purpose yards. What will he do for an encore this week? "I guess you'll just have to wait and see," Laurel said.
Drew Lewis, Sr., RB, Pitman Carried the ball just eight times, but rushed for 131 yards and three TDs 14, 61 and 27 yards. He also scored on a punt return of 91 yards a new school record.
Matt Ringer, Sr., RB, Central Catholic e busted out of the shadow of Ray Lomas and Rey Vega in a big way Friday, running for 187 yards and four TDs on 19 carries. He even threw a 45-yard TD pass on an option play.