Friday Night Stars

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During the sixth week of high school football, there were plenty of highlight performances. Here are the week’s best …

1) Justin Posthuma, St. Francis High – While it was in a 28-24 loss, the Golden Knights quarterback’s performance came against a Notre Dame team that’s better than any team any other area squad will face this season. Posthuma completed 18 of 25 passes for 221 yards and also rushed for 103 yards in 13 carries, scoring a touchdown on the ground.

Justin Posthuma (Roger Wilson/News-Press)

Justin Posthuma (Roger Wilson/News-Press)

2) Dietrich Riley, St. Francis High – Obviously, like his teammate Posthuma, Riley’s performance came in a loss, but he scored touchdowns on both sides of the ball and picked off Notre Dame quarterback Ryan Kasdorf, the reigning Gatorade Player of the Year, on two straight drives. The first of his two interceptions ended with a 64-yard touchdown return as he totaled 111 yards of returns on the picks. He also ran for 25 yards and a touchdown in nine carries and hauled in seven grabs for 79 yards. To top that off, he added six tackles on defense, as well.

3) Kyle Cota, Crescenta Valley High – The senior quarterback didn’t play close to an entire game in the Falcons’ 41-12 Pacific League throttling of Hoover, but he did more than a full game’s worth of damage. He tossed three touchdowns and ran one in. On the night, he completed seven of nine passes for 193 yards, throwing scores of 17, 61 and one yards. He also had a one-yard touchdown run.

Honorable Mention: I feel compelled to at least give Hoover High receiver Elvis Fuentes some mention, as he hauled in 10 catches for 100 yards and two touchdowns in the loss to Crescenta Valley.

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Written by Grant Gordon

October 22, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Posted in Sports

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