PREP DIAMOND SPORTS (Baseball & Girls
10 / May 7-12
11 / May 14-19
12 / May 21-26
|MARISSA CUEVAS, El Capitan
Cuevas, a sophomore designated player, drove in
the game-tying run with a sacrifice fly, then saw
the walk-off, game-winning run score on her line
drive that was dropped, giving the Vaqueros their
first win over Santana in 10 years, gaining a share
of the GVL title the first for the school
|DELANIE GOURLEY, El
Capitan (No.13, right in photo)
Gourley, a junior, left-handed pitcher, advanced
the Vaqueros into the CIF semifinals for the first
time since 2002. She tossed a shutout and knocked
in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 7th
to nip Del Norte, 1-0, then downed second-seeded
West Hills, 3-2.
||C.J. MERRILL, El Capitan
(No. 1, left in photo) Merrill, a
senior shortstop, accounted for all of the offense
to lead the Vaqueros to the CIF Division III crown.
She ripped a go-ahead, 2-run triple, then also scored
the team's other two runs in a 4-1 decision over
GVL rival Santana in the finale at UC San Diego.
|JUWUN McCRAY, Mount
The 6-foot-2, 150-pound senior right-hander fired
his second shutout over Grossmont Valley League
rival Monte Vista, stopping the Monarchs 4-0 on
a two-hitter in the battle for second place. McCray
walked 3 and struck out 7. In two games, he collected
two hits (one of them a triple), scored three and
logged two RBI.
|BRIAN ASHWILL, Santana
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound double-threat senior right-hander
closed the regular season in a rush. As a pitcher,
Ashwill pitched eight innings, including one complete
game. He was 1-0 and allowed just one run and one
hit. As a batter, he hit .600 with a home run, a
double, 4 RBI and 4 runs scored.
|CONNOR HOPKINS , Valhalla
The versatile 5-foot-10, 150-pound junior batted
.500 with 7 hits in 14 at-bats for the Norsemen
who advanced to round four of the SDCIF Division
II playoffs. Hopkins whacked 3 doubles and batted
in 6 runs. Arguably his biggest moment was pitching
4 1/3 innings in a 5-3 elimination game nod over
defending Division II defending champion Helix.
7 / Apr. 16-21
8 / Apr. 23-28
9 / Apr. 30-May 5
TANNER PERRY, Steele Canyon
The Cougars leadoff man batted at a .583
clip with 7 hits in 12 at-bats for the Grossmont
Hills League-leading Cougars. The 5-foot-7, 160-pound
sophomore shortstop drove in 7 runs and scored
5. The transfer from Christian has become a premier
hitter for Steele Canyon.
|RAMSEY ROMANO, Valhalla
The 6-foot-1, 170-pound junior pitcher-shortstop
was 5-for-9 with a triple, a stolen base and five
runs scored as the Norsemen split with Granite Hills
and defeated West Hills. On Saturday, Romano, primarily
a reliever, pitched a complete game six-hitter as
outdueled Granite Hills ace Daniel Starwalt.
|DANIEL STARWALT, Granite
Hills The 6-foot-3, 211-pound hard-throwing
senior right-hander was a double threat as he has
been throughout his career. As a batter, Starwalt
compiled a .364 average as the Eagles posted a 3-0
sweep that carried them to the top of the Grossmont
Hills League standings. Starwalt also spun a 2-1
victory over Steele Canyon.
KALI SCHWARTZ, Steele Canyon
In three ballgames, Schwartz batted 6-for-8,
including a 2-for-3 effort to knock West Hills
out of the top spot in the CIFSDS rankings, featuring
an RBI single when the Cougars scored twice in
the bottom of the 6th inning. The win vaulted
Steele Canyon into a share of the Grossmont Hills
|DESIRAE BORDINE (18),
Bordine, a sophomore catcher who is also seeking
action at first base this season, slugged a 2-run
homer to allow the Highlanders to top 4th-ranked
West Hills, 3-1. Bordine also posted a 2-for-4 outing
against defending CIF Division I champion Grossmont,
and helped the Scotties gain a fourth-place finish
at the Warhawk-Friar Classic. For the week, she
batted .385 (5-for-13).
|KIKI BROWN, Valhalla
Brown, a senior first baseman, provided the finishing
touch on one of the biggest comebacks in school
history, helping the Norsemen rally from a 10-2
deficit in the 5th inning with a walk-off, grand
slam to take down University City, 12-11. Brown
plans to major in kinesiology in college this fall.
4 / Mar. 26-31
5 / Apr. 2-7
6 / Apr. 9-14
Steele Canyon Steagall, a junior, helped
led the Cougars to a second-place finish at the
Hilltop Tournament, During Saturday's final-round,
triple-header, she batted 8-for-12 (.667) on the
day, including a pair of homers, a triple and a
double. Steagall joined teammates Tori Yanitor and
Jessica Thompson on the all-tournament team.
HORNE, West Hills
Horne, a sophomore catcher, was named the most valuable
player of the Falcon Fiesta, when the Wolf Pack
nipped tournament host Torrey Pines, 1-0, in the
final. She ranks among the team leaders in hitting
for average and power. Horne, who is batting .540
this season, is verbally committed to Ohio State.
Nicks, the Foothillers' junior catcher, who is always
a threat with the bat, delivered a 3-run homer in
the 7th inning, snapping a 3-3 tie and lifting Grosmsont
to a 6-3 decision over Steele Canyon in the ballclubs'
Grossmont Hills League opener.
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound junior hammered out six
hits in 11 at-bats as the top-ranked Vaqueros marched
to the second annual Bill Dickens Grossmont Conference
championship. He was 4-for-7 with a pair of doubles,
a run and three RBI in the championship contest
won by El Capitan 11-6 in 11 innings.
The versatile senior slugger first baseman batted
at a .421 clip with six doubles in an 8-for-19 batting
spree that helped the Norsemen capture the 62nd
Annual Lions Tournament Premier Division championship.
All eight of Hensleys hits went for doubles
as he scored six times and drove in five runs.
TINNEY, Foothills Christian The talented
5-foot-8, 145-pound junior pitcher-shortstop batted
.571 as the Knights clipped Ocean View Christian
and Calvin Christian. Tinney stole seven bases
a record six in one game and pitched three
innings in relief to secure a save against Calvin
Christian. He also clubbed two doubles and scored
1 / Mar. 5-10
2 / Mar. 12-17
3 / Mar. 19-24
BOSTEDT, Granite Hills The sophomore
outfielder collected 10 hits in 13 at-bats as the
Granite Hills leadoff hitter. That computes to a
.769 average for the 5-foot-10, 155-pound Bostedt.
He also drove in three runs and scored three runs
for the Eagles, who finished the week 2-1 in the
The 6-foot-4, 218-pound senior southpaw pitched
the first of three El Capitan shutouts, blanking
Hilltop 2-0 while striking out a career-best 16.
Ticketed to the University of San Diego on a scholarship,
Conyers rarely sees a good pitch to hit. In his
latest three games he was 2-for-5 with two RBI and
In his preseason analysis, Helix coach Cole Holland
tabbed Garcia as one of the top sophomore hitters
in the section. So far he is right on the money.
Garcia is batting .417 with two homers and 17 RBI.
The 6-foot-1, 220-pound first baseman drove in 10
runs with a home run and pair of doubles in his
last three games.
JOHNSON, West Hills
Johnson, East County's pitcher of the year as a
sophomore in 2010, opened her senior season in style,
posting three shutout victories, including a 45-pitch
(40 for strikes) effort to down Patrick Henry, 8-0,
leading the Wolf Pack into the championship round
of the Cougar Classic.
Schisler, a junior, tossed a pair of 2-hitters last
week, posting victories over crosstown rival West
Hills and Valhalla. She also slugged a 3-run homer
against Scripps Ranch in the Silver Bracket semifinals
of the Cougar Classic to gain the pitching victory.
GOURLEY, El Capitan
Gourley, a left-handed junior, tossed two shutouts
last week including her second no-hitter of the
season for the Vaqueros. Gourley first blanked Valhalla,
4-0, on a 3-hitter with 14 strikeouts, then recorded
18 Ks in her no-hit win over Hilltop, giving her
128 Ks in 56.2 innings.
WEEK 13 / Feb. 27-Mar. 3
BROWN, West Hills
The 6-foot-1 senior center helped the Wolf Pack
reach the San Diego CIF Division II finals for the
fourth straight year, ringing up 14 points, 25 rebounds
and 8 blocks in two games. She rolled a double-double
of 10 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks in the semifinals
win over Mt. Carmel.
Long ranger Loudon, a 5-foot-11 junior, landed 15
three-pointers as the Knights swept past San Diego
Jewish Academy, 49-40, in the DCIF ivision V semifinals,
and The Rock Academy, 44-36, in the San Diego Section
championship game. He also picked off 6 rebounds
and made three steals.
10 / Feb. 6-11
11 / Feb. 13-18
12 / Feb. 20-25
The 5-foot-8 junior guard is the director of the
West Hills offense. Many of the contributions he
has made are not measured in the statistical columns.
For the record, Preston scored 26 points, logged
five steals, snagged 6 rebounds and denied some
of the top offensive guards with his sticky-fingered
The 6-foot-2 senior forward knocked down 27 points
as the Highlanders swept past Valhalla and Grossmont
to earn Helixs 15th league championship in
the last 31 years. He also gobbled up 24 rebounds,
dished 9 assists, notched 5 steals and blocked four
Foothills Christian A 6-foot sophomore
guard, who has taken over for the injured East County
scoring leader Dalton Mosser, Hoffman tallied 61
points in three straight Knights victories.
He drained 23 of 46 shots from the field, including
six 3-balls. He also dished 12 assists, made 11
steals and grabbed 13 rebounds.
VAN, Steele Canyon
A 5-foot-5 junior point guard, Van cranked out a
triple-double of 18 points, 10 assists and 10 steals
to go along with 7 rebounds in a Cougars victory
over Valhalla . For the week, Van finished with
21 points, 20 assists, 13 steals, and 14 rebounds.
A 6-foot-1 senior post, Burton blasted in 40 points
in Santanas final two games of the regular
season that helped the Sultans reach the playoffs.
She also collected 18 rebounds and blocked 8 shots
in the two games. On top of that Burton landed a
trio of triples and dealt 4 assists.
The main cog in West Hills surge for its second
San Diego CIF Division II championship in three
seasons is Cole, a 5-foot-11 junior. This a balanced
attack, which does not allow for high-octane individual
input. None the less Cole netted 28 points, including
7 / Jan. 16-21
8 / Jan. 23-28
9 / Jan. 30-Feb. 4
The West Hills floor leader directed a balanced
attack as the Wolf Pack tacked on two more victories
to its impressive 14-4 mark. The 5-foot-4 spark
plug picked up 11 points and did not commit a turnover
in a win over El Cajon Valley. She added 10
points, including a pair of 3-point goals against
Playing with an aggravated case of shin splints,
the 5-foot-9 junior hammered out a sparkling double-double
of 18 points and 18 rebounds as the Highlanders
pulled out a 36-32 victory over Grossmont. Meredith,
who also had 3 steals, clinched the victory when
she sank a free throw with 12.9 seconds remaining.
WILLIAMS, Granite Hills The junior guard
erupted for 64 points as the high-flying Eagles
blew past Helix, Grossmont and Steele Canyon in
Grossmont Hills League action. Williams matched
her season best of 27 points against Helix and netted
18 of 21 free throws. She also collected 21 rebounds,
made 13 steals and dished 9 assists.
IZZY WAGNER, Mount Miguel
A sharp-shooting junior, Wagner knocked down 69
points in three games for the Matadors. The East
County s No. 1 free throw shooter was also
17 for 20 from the line, and nailed six 3-pointers.
The 5-foot-11 guard dished 6 assists, made 7 steals
and hauled down 13 rebounds against Morse, Steele
Canyon and El Capitan.
DALTON MOSSER, Foothills Christian
The 6-foot, 190-pound senior guard once
again established himself as the leader of the
Knights. In victories over San Diego Academy and
Calvary Christian Academy, Mosser tallied 78 points,
hitting 27 of 54 (50 percent) shots from the field.
Included in his totals were 11 triples and 17
TITUS YOUNG, Helix
A three-year veteran point guard, the 5-foot-10
junior rang up 47 points as the Highlanders executed
a three-game Grossmont Hills League sweep. Young
registered a personal high 21 points against Valhalla
. In the three games, the Helix floor leader added
14 rebounds, 8 assists, 5 steals and 2 blocks.
4 / Dec. 26-31
5 / Jan. 2-7
6 / Jan. 9-14
BUTLER, Mount Miguel The burly 6-foot-3
senior forward helped lead the Matadors to the Montgomery
Holiday Classic championship at Montgomery . Butler
scored 67 points in the Matadors four-game
sweep. He also landed eight 3-pointers and grabbed
14 rebounds. In addition he had 4 assists and 4
The all-league football 6-foot-4, 210-pound
senior proved his versatility by pouring in 79 points
in three games. He also hauled down 26 rebounds,
blocked 5 shots and dished 3 assists. He also nabbed
The 6-foot-5 senior forward, arguably the best player
in East County , scored 78 points as the Foothillers
executed a three-game sweep. The highlight of his
effort was an East County best 39 points in a 59-45
Grossmont Hills League win over Granite Hills. For
the week, Nesovic tallied 43 rebounds, 7 assists
and 3 steals.
MERCER, Monte Vista
The 5-foot-7 senior point guard was the complete
player as she helped the Monarchs capture the Lady
Monarchs Classic championship. Mercer scored 52
points, dished 23 assists, grabbed 20 rebounds and
recorded 12 steals as Monte Vista improved to 12-5.
The 6-foot senior post scored 31 points and
collected 23 rebounds for the Foothillers. She also
blocked 9 shots and recorded 4 steals.
ANNA VIETTRY, Granite Hills
The junior guard doesnt light it up on the
scoreboard, but she knows how to deliver the ball
to players who can. She contributed 39 points,
23 assists, 14 rebounds and 7 steals during a
three-game sweep for Granite Hills 18-3.
1 / Dec. 5-10
2 / Dec. 12-17
3 / Dec. 19-24
PORTER, Monte Vista
The junior forward coined a double-double (18 points,
10 rebounds) vs. Eastlake in the championship of
the Lady Monarchs Invitational. Porter also had
11 points and 7 boards against Rancho Buena Vista
to complete a sweep of pool play.
The 6-foot senior scored 91 points in leading Mount
Miguel to four consecutive victories. She scored
33 points against Oxnard Hueneme and 32 against
Valhalla on the same day. Young also collected 32
rebounds, dished 21 assists, 14 steals and six blocked
HARRIS, Granite Hills
The senior standout scored 77 points in her last
three games for the 11-1 Granite Hills Eagles, who
lost to San Diego in the finals of their own tournament.
Twice Harris netted 33 points, nailing a total of
10 treys while collecting 24 rebounds. She also
produced seven steals and six assists.
Jackson, a 6-foot-8 center, collected 100 points
and 36 rebound over five Hilltop Tournament games,
gaining an all-tournament berth for the Monarchs.
Jackson capped the event with a 26-point effort
over the host Lancers, including 14-for-18 at the
The 6-foot-6 All-East County quarterback is picking
up where left after guiding the Patriots to the
SDCIF Division V football championship. In his first
four games on the hardwood, Dillon scored 81 points,
nailing 13 three-pointers. He netted 20 of 27 free
throws and yanked down 39 rebounds. He also blocked
The Vaqueros little big man is off to a brilliant
start for the 8-2 Vaqueros. In his last three games
the 5-foot-9 145-pound senior is averaging 24 points
per game. During that span Kygar nailed 15 three-pointers,
collected 19 rebounds, made 11 steals and dished
a dozen assists. He shot 26 of 49 from the floor.
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16 / Dec, 17 CIF State Championships
|KENDAL KEYS, Helix
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound junior was all over
the field in the Highlanders Division
II state championship 35-24 victory over Loomis-Del
Oro at the Home Depot Center in Carson . He
was efficient, turning his only two catches
into touchdowns of 32 yards and 7 yards. Keys
also shined on defense as Helix free safety.
|ERNEST SHIPLEY (57), Helix
Although not the biggest member of the Highlanders
rock solid defense, the 5-foot-9, 185-pound
senior was clearly an impact player for the
Division II state champions. In the 35-24
championship victory over Loomis-Del Oro in
Carson, Shipley charted a team high nine tackles,
including one for a loss.
13 / Nov. 25
14 / Dec. 1-2
15 / Dec. 5-9
Playing with a sore shoulder, the 6-foot-1, 215-pound
track sprinter and two-way football starter for
the top-ranked Highlanders, continues to make major
contributions. As the Scotties scotched Torrey Pines
44-7 in the SDCIF Division II quarterfinals, Thompson
turned a screen pass into a 43-yard TD. He also
recorded two sacks and six tackles.
The 5-foot-9, 185-pound senior running back posted
his seventh three-digit rushing effort in 12 games,
slashing for 132 yards and two TDs on a season-high
23 carries in the Highlanders 21-0 romp over Mission
Hills in the San Diego CIF Division II semifinals.
Hancock also caught three passes for 30 yards.
Few linemen in the San Diego CIF are more dominant
than this 5-foot-9, 260-pound junior. Milo is an
award winner on both sides of the trenches. Asked
which side of the ball that best suits his talents
one only needs to query the man across from him.
Milo and the Highlanders play for the state DII
title later this week. Milo, pictured with QB
Brandon Lewis (4).
It seems that every time this 6-foot-3, 170-pound
senior touches the football positive things happen.
The versatile Lozoya produced 111 all-purpose yards
and completed his only pass for 11 yards. This guy
is as much a decoy as he is a big numbers dude.
A 6-foot-4, 200-pound senior receiver-linebacker,
Gaines scored two touchdowns as the Patriots punched
out Parker, 63-42 in the San Diego CIF semifinals.
Gaines caught four passes for 44 yards and one score.
He also scored his first rushing touchdown, while
totaling 19 yards on two carries.
Not a bad year for the 5-foot-11, 160-pound sophomore,
who climaxed a gala season by giving the Patriots
the San Diego CIF Division V championship victory
over Santa Fe Christian with a career-best 37-yard
field goal in the final seconds. It was only the
second field goal in three tries for Powell, who
totaled 53 points.
10 / Nov. 4-5
11 / Nov. 10-11
12 / Nov. 18
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound junior running back touched
the ball only six times yet produced three touchdowns
and 183 all-purpose yards in the Highlanders 63-7
Grossmont Hills League rout of Granite Hills. Adkins
rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns on five
carries and also scored on 79-yard TD pass.
The versatile 5-foot-10, 180-pound junior running
back-linebacker has been a pleasant surprise for
the Patriots. Coach Matt Oliver called him our
MVP. Owens rushed for 134 yards and four touchdowns
on 20 carries in a 56-36 romp over Bishops.
He also caught 2 passes for 24 yards and made a
WATSON, El Capitan
Hes not the biggest running back in East County,
but the Vaqueros junior enjoyed a banner outing
in El Capitans 35-13 San Diego CIF playoff
upset victory over Mt. Carmel . The 5-foot-6, 160-pound
Watson galloped for a career-best 126 yards and
three touchdowns on 23 carries, including a 50-yard
TD romp in the first half.
A senior slotback, Hath powered his way for a career-best
128 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries as the
Sultans smothered Monte Vista 46-0 in a Grossmont
Valley League game. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Hath
is averaging 10 yards per carry for the 9-1 Sultans
A 5-foot-11, 216-pound senior linebacker, the Norsemens
leading tackler during the regular season, Buzzell
made nine stops and recovered a fumble in Valhallas
47-14 Grossmont Hills League conquest of Granite
Hills. For the season, he has 77 tackles, 52 of
them of the solo variety.
LAWRENCE, Grossmont Lawrence directed
one of the greatest San Diego CIF football playoff
comebacks in history as he brought the Foothillers
back from a 25-0 halftime deficit. The 6-foot, 170-pound
sophomore quarterback clicked on 18 of 27 passes
for 334 yards and a pair of touchdowns to help create
a 33-25 victory.
7 / Oct. 14-15
8 / Oct. 21-22
9 / Oct. 28-29
The 6-foot-6, 185-pound senior quarterback completed
15 of 22 passes (.682 percent) for 224 yards and
three touchdowns as the Patriots opened their final
season in the Coastal League with a 42-23 win over
Francis Parker. He also rushed for 27 yards on two
carries and did not throw interception for the second
game in a row.
Steele Canyon The 6-foot-5, 210-pound
senior defensive lineman kept the pressure on the
Valhalla Norsemen all night in the Cougars
17-14 Grossmont Hills League victory. Gossmeyer
notched three sacks and five tackles and repeatedly
broke through Valhalla s wall of protection.
Mount Miguel The Grossmont Valley League
Defensive Player of the Year last season, Littleton
recorded nine tackles, including two for losses
in the Matadors'
37-23 triumph over Santana. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound
senior also notched three sacks, forced a fumble
and made two pass breakups.
A 6-foot, 230-pound junior defensive lineman, Tone
notched nine tackles, including three for losses.
He also recorded two quarterback sacks and deflected
a Grossmont field goal attempt early in the third
quarter of the Norsemens 41-7 Grossmont Hills
League opening victory over the Foothillers.
After being sidelined with an early season injury
the Wolf Packs 5-foot-11, 180-pound senior
running back enjoyed one of his best outings in
helping his team defeat Granite Hills 45-23. Williams
rushed for 193 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries
an average of 10.7 yards per run.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound senior was all over the
field in a 42-12 victory over Monte Vista. Making
a rare start at quarterback, Murphy completed 10
of 14 passes for 138 yards and three TDs. He also
rushed for 49 yards and a score on eight carries.
To boot he averaged 37.5 yards on six punts.
4 / Sept. 23-24
5 / Sept. 30-Oct. 1
6 / Oct. 7-8
MOON, El Cajon Valley
A versatile junior, the 5-foot-9, 181-pound Moon
made the most of nine carries as he rushed for 102
yards and one touchdown against Patrick Henry. He
also took snaps as the Braves quarterback,
completing two of eight passes for 69 yards and
DUNN, Mount Miguel
The multi-talented senior accounted for 312 all-purpose
yards and three touchdowns as the Matadors mauled
Sweetwater 56-20. The highlight of Dunns outing
was a 96-yard kickoff that tied the school record
set by FREDDY CAESAR in 1977. Dunn (5-9, 177) also
rushed for 138 yards and one TD on 13 carries.
The 5-foot-9, 180-pound junior wide receiver caught
six passes for 97 yards and a touchdown as the Foothillers
toppled Monte Vista 36-7 in a non-league game. Green,
also a defensive back, rushed one time for 21 yards
and a touchdown. He leads East County receivers
with 33 catches for 475 yards and six scores.
TUFF, Steele Canyon
The 6-foot, 170-pound junior running back galloped
for a career-high 138 yards on 16 carries in the
Cougars loss to No. 1-ranked Eastlake. He scored
Steele Canyon s only touchdown on a 56-yard
run, and also returned a kickoff 25 yards.
MILLER, West Hills
A 6-foot-4, 180-pound junior quarterback, Miller
was an economical passer in the Wolf Packs
45-21 romp over Henry. Three of his four completions
(out of six attempts) went for TDs. He totaled 156
yards through the air. Miller also scrambled for
27 yards and a TD on six carries. He averaged 32.8
on four punts,
MILLIEN, Granite Hills
Ranked third among Grossmont Conference rushers,
the 5-foot-11, 165-pound senior rushed for 217 yards
and three touchdowns on 21 carries in Granite Hills
33-17 win over El Cajon Valley. Millien also chalked
up seven tackles and five assists in that game.
He is averaging 97.8 yards rushing per game.
1 / Sept. 2-3
2 / Sept. 9-10
3 / Sept. 16-17
FRANK FOSTER, Valhalla
A senior double threat, Foster passed for two
touchdowns and ran for two more as the Norsemen
rolled over Mission Bay. The 6-foot, 188-pound
quarterback netted 224 yards on 25 plays in Valhallas
season opener vs. the Buccaneers.
BRANDON LEWIS, Helix
The senior quarterback completed 27 of 35 passes
(77.1 percent) for 341 yards and 3 touchdowns
as the Highlanders vanquished Vista in North County.
The 6-foot, 180-pound signal-called spread his
completions among 7 receivers. Three of his completions
were longer than 32 yards.
JAKE ALVERNAZ, El Capitan
The 6-foot, 170-pound junior quarterback was a
one-man gang for the Vaqueros in their hard-fought
loss to Serra. He competed 21 of 31 passes for
326 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also rushed for
47 yards on 10 carries, finishing with 373 total
yards. For good measure, he scored a 2-point conversion
JAMES SYKES, Monte Vista
The versatile 5-foot-11, 177-pound senior workhorse
rushed for an East County-best 171 yards and scored
two touchdowns on 17 carries as Monte Vista edged
Serra in its season opener. He also caught four
passes for 60 yards and racked up 240 all-purpose
A 6-foot-1, 252-pound two-way starter, Patterson
logged a game-high 12 tackles, including 4 ½
sacks as the Sultans clipped Kearny for the 4th
straight time. He was asked to carry the ball only
once but streaked 47 yards for what proved to be
the winning touchdown.
The 6-foot, 230-pound junior two-way lineman never
leaves the field. He was instrumental in a key goal-line
stand in the Patriots 34-12 victory at Verbum Dei.
Christian head coach MATT OLIVER said Leslie has
probably been the Patriots' MVP in their last two