JaQuan Gardner, Central Valley, Sr., RB Just another night at the office for Mr. Gardner, who inches closer to the Stanislaus Districts all-time rushing record. He had 215 yards and three TDs.
Andrew Brown, Ripon Christian, Sr., RB Brown has an outside shot at the Districts all-time rushing record, but ultimately might be undone by his teams success. He carried the ball just nine times and still managed 209 yards and four TDs in a 45-14 rout of Denair. Also caught five passes for 156 yards.
Montell Bland, Central Catholic, Fr., RB The recent call-up from the junior varsity stepped in for the injured Matt Ringer and delivered a 33-carry, 194-yard performance in a 24-21, Western Athletic Conference win over Pacheco. It was the freshmans second consecutive 100-yard performance.
Ozzie Ramos, Central Valley, Sr, MF Ramos scored five goals and had four assists in Tuesdays 12-0 victory over Central Catholic for the 17-1 Hawks, who are ranked No. 2 in the state and No. 7 in the nation according to MaxPreps.com. Ramos teammate, state leading scorer Omar Orozco, had four goals and one assist in the victory..
Nicole Marchese and Jacquelin Arretche, Los Banos, Srs. Marchese, the Tigers' No. 1 singles player, and Arretche, No. 2, both dispatched a pair of opponents last week. Marchese defeated Livingston's Jasdeep Bassi 6-0, 6-0, then came back two days later to beat Central Valley's Emeley Amaya love and love. Meanwhile, Arretche beat the Wolves' Taranpreet Kaur 6-0, 6-1, then bested CV's Naomi Torres 6-0, 6-0.
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