This week's Leaderboard Legends (9-12-16)
OCVarsity is starting something new this season to recognize the players who have done exceptional work on the field.
It's our version of handing out a game ball or helmet sticker.
We're calling it our OCVarsity Leaderboard Legends of the week.
Every team in the county can nominate a player (or players) for this weekly honor.
The only rule:
1.) the player(s) nominated must have current stats on the OCVarsity leaderboards. (Coaches and teams have until 4 p.m. each Monday to update their stats.)
How do you nominate a player? It's easy.
A coach or coaching staff can send a player's name, grade and position via Twitter to Kenny Connolly (@KConnolly89). Please include the hash tag #ocvlegend.
We'll announce the names of the weekly Leaderboard Legends on Monday evening.
Here are this week's OCV Leaderboard Legends:
LEADERBOARD LEGENDS: RUNNING BACKS
Alex Jung, Sunny Hills
The junior tailback took his first carry against Godinez 65 yards to the house last Thursday night, and ran plenty more after that. Jung finished with 220 yards and five touchdowns on 23 carries in Sunny Hills' 49-8 win over Grizzlies. Alongside backfield mate Brandon Castelo, Jung and the Lancers offense ran the ball 50 times for 375 yards, meaning sophomore quarterback Brendan Stanfill was only asked to throw two passes. Sunny Hills is off to a 3-0 start, and have the county’s top statistical rushing attack. The Lancers are averaging 44 points per game. “He runs hard and he is a tough kid, embodies what we want Lancer Football to be about,” Coach Pete Karavedas said. “The guys up front blocking for him a are big reason for his success too.”
Kenneth (K.C.) Carr, Tustin
After losing senior running back Derek Soto for the remainder of the season with a broken foot in Week 1, the Tillers turned to Carr on Friday night and the junior proved plenty capable of carrying the load. Carr led the county with a 305-yard rushing performance against Aliso Niguel, and he scored four touchdowns in a 42-21 win over Aliso Niguel.
RUSHING YARDS TOP 20
1. Kenneth (K.C.) Carr, Tustin: 611 yards
2. Alex Jung, Sunny Hills, 592 yards
3. Garin Green, Capistrano Valley Christian: 502 yards
4. Andre Cotton, Aliso Niguel: 488 yards
5. Brandon Castelo, Sunny Hills: 485 yards
6. Steven Hernandez, Los Amigos: 371 yards
7. Jordan Leonard, Brethren Christian: 368 yards
8. Alonzo Pineda, Kennedy: 366 yards
9. Justin Osborn, Whittier Christian: 365 yards
10. William Green, Santa Margarita: 357 yards
11. Jake Baldiviez, Dana Hills: 347 yards
12. Ben Jefferson, Pacifica: 343 yards
13. Skyler Taylor, Troy: 339 yards
14. Blaine Riederich, Marina: 328 yards
15. Connor McBride, Woodbridge: 325 yards
16. Raul Balderas, Pacifica: 312 yards
17. Cole Kinder, Newport Harbor: 305 yards
18. Joseph Camarillo, Garden Grove: 297 yards
19. Edgar Galindo, Los Amigos: 290 yards
20. Koa Todd, St. Margaret’s: 289 yards
LEADERBOARD LEGENDS: QUARTERBACKS
Tyler Lytle, Servite
The Friars deserve a ton of credit for not only going the distance with national power De La Salle, but for nearly shocking the high school football world with what would have been the top upset of the young season. Lytle – a Colorado-bound senior – showcased his Division 1 skill set, throwing for 294 yards against an elite defense. Receivers Delon Hurt and Dominic Wingfield each finished with more than 100 yards receiving. A win would’ve been nice, but Servite did display the type of potential it has in the 28-27 thriller.
Deshaun Harvey, Buena Park
In just his third varsity start, Harvey completed 17 of 28 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns. The Coyotes offense put up 42 points in a shutout road victory over Warren High of Downey.
PASSING YARDS TOP 20
1. JT Daniels, Mater Dei: 1,113 yards
2. Quinn Commans, Whittier Christian: 995 yards
3. Deshaun Harvey, Buena Park: 848 yards
4. Cooper Jones, El Toro: 842 yards
5. Matthew McDonald, Mission Viejo: 785 yards
6. Tyler Lytle, Servite: 734 yards
7. Tommy Germain, Trabuco Hills: 706 yards
8. Curtis Harrison, Laguna Beach: 674 yards
9. Richard Wagner, Santa Margarita: 661 yards
10. Ben Jefferson, Pacifica: 644 yards
11. Griffin O’Connor, Edison: 614 yards
12. Corey Cisowski, Dana Hills: 568 yards
13. Doug Jackson, San Juan Hills: 551 yards
14. George Krantz, St. Margaret’s: 544 yards
15. Jack Sears, San Clemente: 533 yards
16. Kevin Brown, Capistrano Valley: 502 yards
17. Christian Rodriguez, Kennedy: 501 yards
18. Ryan Hilinski, Orange Lutheran: 489 yards
19. Dawson Piper, Capistrano Valley Christian: 460 yards
20. Anthony Munoz, Western: 434 yards
LEADERBOARD LEGENDS: WIDE RECEIVERS
Tae Le, Corona del Mar
The Sea Kings' go-to wideout had himself a night against El Toro on Friday, hauling in nine passes for 234 yards and three touchdowns. Le’s first two touchdown grabs came in the first quarter on plays of 68 and 12 yards. His final score of the night came when he caught a short pass along the sideline, turned on the jets, and outraced the Chargers defense 88 yards to the end zone. With star quarterback Chase Garbers throwing him the rock, Le should continue putting up big numbers as the season progresses.
James Fatasia, Katella
The Knights senior caught touchdown passes of 42 and 40 yards in the first quarter of Katella’s nonleague game against Esperanza on Thursday night. He also added a late scoring grab to finish with 118 yards in the 42-14 victory.
RECEIVING YARDS TOP 20
1. Shaun Colamonico, Edison: 435 yards
2. Grant Calcaterra, Santa Margarita: 377 yards
3. Matt Moslenko, Pacifica: 353 yards
4. Tae Le, Corona del Mar: 346 yards
5. Justin Osborn, Whittier Christian, 337 yards
6. Austin Derrico, El Toro: 316 yards
7. Noah Holmes, Marina: 298 yards
8. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Mater Dei: 286 yards
9. Cade McGee, Whittier Christian: 273 yards
10. Noah Aguilar, El Toro: 264 yards
11. Nikko Remigio, Mater Dei: 262 yards
12. Austin Osborne, Mission Viejo: 254 yards
13. Delon Hurt, Servite: 247 yards
14. Gavin Pappagalo, Dana Hills: 242 yards
15. Dominique Thompson, Cypress: 238 yards
16. Olaijah Griffin, Mission Viejo: 237 yards
17. James Fatasia, Katella: 236 yards
18. Jacob Huff, San Juan Hills: 235 yards
19. Stan Berryhill, Orange Lutheran: 231 yards
20. Ryan Cragun, St. Margaret’s: 229 yards
Our leaderboard rankings are based on the stats in our system as of each Monday at 4 p.m. Coaches are asked to take part in making sure their team's stats are up-to-date so that players can be ranked and evaluated based on the published stats.