This week's Leaderboard Legends and O.C. stat leaders (11-21-16)


Some teams hand out game balls or helmet stickers on Mondays during the football season.

At, we select Leaderboard Legends.

This week we are honoring the standouts from Round 2 of the CIF-SS playoffs. 

Every team in the county can nominate a player (or players) for this weekly honor. (To find out more about the award, click here.)

The O.C. stat leaders are listed below, and here are this week's Leaderboard Legends:


JT Murphy, Corona del Mar

The junior ran for a season-high 198 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries in CdM’s wild 49-48 victory over Colony of Ontario. Murphy hadn’t topped the 100-yard plateau since Sept. 2, but in doing so, he helped CdM reach the semifinals for the first time since the school’s perfect 2013 campaign.

Dillon Keefe and Andrew Carvajal, El Modena

The Vanguards rushing tandem racked up 326 rushing yards and four touchdowns in a 35-21 win over Rio Mesa of Oxnard. Keefe’s 206-yard performance vaulted him into the county’s top-10 yardage leaders for the season with 1,386.


Zach Fogel, La Habra

The Highlanders quarterback put it best after Friday night’s 31-21 victory against Redlands East Valley: “Playing in November, it’s a La Habra tradition.” It certainly seems that way. Fogel’s elevated play is one of the many reasons La Habra has made an unexpected to the Division 2 semifinals. The junior threw for 169 yards and tossed a pair of touchdowns against REV on Friday night, and by continuing to protect the football, the La Habra offense that struggled at points this season is now clicking. Not a bad time to get on a roll.


Colin Schooler, Mission Viejo

Even in defeat, Schooler cemented himself as the best all-around football player in Orange County this season. Against one of the top secondaries in the state, the Diablos star senior hauled in five passes for 140 yards and a score. He also ran for 150 yards and a touchdown on top of his duties as a linebacker. The 42-26 loss to Rancho Cucamonga was the first time Schooler had lost in a Mission Viejo jersey. The Diablos were 27-1 with him on the team over the past two seasons.

Amon-ra St. Brown, Mater Dei

The junior receiver hauled in seven passes for 184 yards and a pair of scores in a 63-30 win over Vista Murrieta. The youngest St. Brown brother has 987 yards receiving on the season and has caught 18 touchdown passes from JT Daniels.


(Through Nov. 21, 2016)


1. KC Carr, Tustin: 2,757 yards
2. Steven Hernandez, Los Amigos: 1,906 yards 
3. Cole Kinder, Newport Harbor: 1,853 yards
4. Connor McBride, Woodbridge: 1,755 yards 
5. Josh Avila, Westminster: 1,552 yards
6. Alex Jung, Sunny Hills: 1,489 yards 
7. Jahquon Speed, Valencia: 1,482 yards 
8. Chris Hernandez, Santa Ana Valley: 1,421 yards 
9. Dillon Keefe, El Modena: 1,386 yards
10. Jordan Leonard, Brethren Christian: 1,382 yards
11. Cade Henjum, Saddleback Valley Christian: 1,340 yards
12. Francisco Pineda, Katella: 1,260 yards 
13. Brandon Castelo, Sunny Hills: 1,233 yards
14. John Stamos, Villa Park: 1,182 yards
15. Raul Balderas, Pacifica: 1,158 yards
16. Justin Osborn, Whittier Christian: 1,142 yards 
17. Edgar Galindo, Los Amigos: 1,129 yards
18. Colin Schooler, Mission Viejo: 1,127
19. Alonzo Pineda, Kennedy: 1,052 yards
20. Zac Crowe, Laguna Hills: 1,050 yards


1. JT Daniels, Mater Dei: 4,272 yards 
2. Quinn Commans, Whittier Christian: 3,777 yards
3. Cade Henjum, Saddleback Valley Christian: 3,609 yards 
4. Chase Garbers, Corona del Mar: 3,381 yards 
5. Nick Sipe, Villa Park: 2,981 yards 
6. Cooper Jones, El Toro: 2,893 yards
7. Kevin Brown, Capistrano Valley: 2,879 yards 
8. George Krantz, St. Margaret’s: 2,855 yards 
9. Matthew McDonald, Mission Viejo: 2,764 yards
10. Tyler Lytle, Servite: 2,752 yards
11. Griffin O’Connor, Edison: 2,679 yards 
12. Blake Culbert, Rancho Alamitos: 2,491 yards 
13. Joey Gutierrez, Brethren Christian: 2,294 yards
14. Alex Ashcraft, Cypress: 2,165 yards
15. Richard Wagner, Santa Margarita: 2,147 yards
16. Luke Wilson, Yorba Linda: 2,028 yards 
17. Curtis Harrison, Laguna Beach: 1,903 yards 
18. Matthew Robinson, JSerra: 1,895 yards
19. Ben Jefferson, Pacifica: 1,850 yards
20. Nate Sorensen, Aliso Niguel: 1,809 yards


1. Tae Le, Corona del Mar: 1,199 yards 
2. Jack De Avila, Saddleback Valley Christian: 1,197 yards
3. Cade McGee, Whittier Christian: 1,166 yards
4. Austin Derrico, El Toro: 1,162 yards
5. Auston Locke, St. Margaret’s: 1,139 yards
6. Ryan Cragun, St. Margaret’s: 1,137 yards
7. Tyler Jones, Aliso Niguel: 1,072 yards
8. Osiris St. Brown, Mater Dei: 1,070 yards
9. Jesse Candelario, Rancho Alamitos: 1,010 yards
10. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Mater Dei: 987 yards
11. Logan Montgomery, Laguna Hills: 961 yards
12. Austin Osborne, Mission Viejo: 945 yards
13. Justin Osborn, Whittier Christian: 921 yards
14. Kyle Ford, Servite: 907 yards
15. Grant Calcaterra, Santa Margarita: 900 yards
16. E.J. Ginnis, Edison: 888 yards
17. Cayden McCluskey, San Juan Hills: 856 yards
18. Noah Rivera, Brea Olinda: 850 yards
19. Noah Aguilar, El Toro: 838 yards
20. Nico Albertini, Whittier Christian: 837 yards

*Coaches are asked to keep their team's stats updated in the OCVarsity system so that their players appear in the O.C. leaderboards. These leaderboards reflect the information in the system as of Monday at 4 p.m. 

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