This week's Leaderboard Legends (10-3-16)
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 the OCVarsity Leaderboard Legends of the week.
Every team in the county can nominate a player (or players) for this weekly honor.
The only rule: 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:
OCV LEADERBOARD LEGENDS: RUNNING BACKS
Edgar Galindo, Los Amigos
Give the Lobos’ offensive line a ton of credit for its showing against Saddleback last Thursday night. The big road graders up front paved the way for Galindo and the offense to have their best night of the season: 404 total rushing yards in a decisive 33-14 win over the Roadrunners. Galindo led the county with a 260-yard performance, and averaged just shy of 12 yards per carry. The talented senior back now ranks sixth in the area with 782 rushing yards on the season. He’s eclipsed the 200-yard mark in two outings this season.
Jack Johnson, Crean Lutheran
The Saints are rolling, and their stud sophomore back is a major reason why. Johnson has reeled off three straight games of 120-plus rushing yards, and in those contests, Crean Lutheran’s offense has scored 56, 57 and 46 points. Against Capistrano Valley Christian last week, Johnson had a season-best 246 yards on the ground.
O.C. LEADERS: RUSHING YARDS
1. KC Carr, Tustin: 1,185 yards
2. Jordan Leonard, Brethren Christian: 1,175 yards
3. Steven Hernandez, Los Amigos: 906 yards
4. Alex Jung, Sunny Hills: 887 yards
5. Justin Osborn, Whittier Christian: 812 yards
6. Edgar Galindo, Los Amigos: 782 yards
7. Brandon Castelo, Sunny Hills: 715 yards
8. Raul Balderas, Pacifica: 679 yards
9. Connor McBride, Woodbridge: 641 yards
10. Ben Jefferson, Pacifica: 630 yards
11. Cole Kinder, Newport Harbor: 626 yards
12. Kiki Mendoza, Fairmont Prep: 619 yards
13. Alonzo Pineda, Kennedy: 617 yards
14. Jack Johnson, Crean Lutheran: 606 yards
15. Cade Henjum, Saddleback Valley Christian: 605 yards
16. Andre Cotton, Aliso Niguel: 546 yards
17. Noah Rivera, Brea Olinda: 545 yards
18. Denilson Santamaria, Segerstrom: 518 yards
19. Garin Green, Capistrano Valley Christian: 502 yards
20. Francisco Pineda, Katella: 472 yards
OCV LEADERBOARD LEGENDS: QUARTERBACKS
Cade Henjum, Saddleback Valley Christian
The Warriors senior put together one of the best individual performances of the entire season against Boron High last week. Henjum topped the county leaderboard with 486 yards passing, and his 151 rushing yards were ninth best, giving him a grand total of 637 yards of offense. SVC’s veteran quarterback completed 15 passes to wide out Jack De Avila on the evening for 180 yards. He hit eight different receivers for completions on the night.
George Krantz, St. Margaret’s
Last Friday’s St. Margaret’s-Whittier Christian showdown had “shootout” written all over it, and the two high-powered offenses didn’t disappoint. The Tartans ‘O’ put a 70-spot, topping the Heralds 70-49 in a lively nonleague tilt. Krantz accounted for six total touchdowns on the night, passing for 253 yards and three scores in addition to running for 76 yards and three additional scores.
O.C. LEADERS: PASSING YARDS
1. Quinn Commans, Whittier Christian: 2,223 yards
2. JT Daniels, Mater Dei: 1,909 yards
3. Cooper Jones, El Toro: 1,675 yards
4. Kevin Brown, Capistrano Valley: 1,544 yards
5. Corey Cisowski, Dana Hills: 1,530 yards
6. Deshaun Harvey, Buena Park: 1,479 yards
7. Cade Henjum, Saddleback Valley Christian: 1,459 yards
8. Matthew McDonald, Mission Viejo: 1,392 yards
9. Chase Garbers, Corona del Mar: 1,375 yards
10. Joey Gutierrez, Brethren Christian: 1,257 yards
11. George Krantz, St. Margaret’s: 1,249 yards
12. Tommy Germain, Trabuco Hills: 1,149 yards
13. Tyler Lytle, Servite: 1,135 yards
14. Matthew Robinson, JSerra: 1,082 yards
15. Nick Sipe, Villa Park: 1,039 yards
16. Ben Jefferson, Pacifica: 1,020 yards
17. Nate Sorensen, Aliso Niguel: 952 yards
18. Griffin O’Connor, Edison: 914 yards
19. Luke Wilson, Yorba Linda: 872 yards
20. Curtis Harrison, Laguna Beach: 860 yards
OCV LEADERBOARD LEGENDS: RECEIVERS
Jack De Avila, Saddleback Valley Christian
Some pass catchers don’t nab 15 balls in an entire season. De Avila hauled in a whopping 15 passes just last Friday. His 180 yards receiving were good enough for second in the county, behind only Mission Viejo’s Austin Osborne’s 222-yard showing. De Avila, who had 18 catches headed into Friday night’s game, now has 33 grabs for 445 yards, which puts him amongst the county’s top-20 season leaders.
Auston Locke, St. Margaret’s
The Tartans skilled senior wide has continued to shine as the team’s top receiving option. He caught five passes for 126 yards against Whittier Christian on Friday night. On the season, Locke is tied for fifth in the county with 571 yards. Eight of his 28 receptions have gone for touchdowns.
O.C. LEADERS: RECEIVING YARDS
1. Austin Derrico, El Toro: 641 yards
2. Cade McGee, Whittier Christian: 638 yards
3. Tae Le, Corona del Mar: 626 yards
4. Ryder Lynch, Dana Hills: 585 yards
T5. Auston Locke, St. Margaret’s: 571 yards
T5. Justin Osborn, Whittier Christian: 571 yards
7. Noah Aguilar, El Toro: 533 yards
8. Gavin Pappagalo, Dana Hills: 495 yards
9. Victor Bates, Buena Park: 491 yards
10. Cayden McCluskey, Dana Hills: 488 yards
11. Shaun Colamonico, Edison: 483 yards
T12. Joshua Gorrell, Brethren Christian: 479 yards
T12. Nico Albertini, Whittier Christian: 479 yards
14. Austin Osborne, Mission Viejo: 476 yards
15. Shane Coleman, Tesoro: 475 yards
16. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Mater Dei: 469 yards
17. Isayah Anderson, Westminster: 449 yards
18. Jack De Avila, Saddleback Valley Christian: 445 yards
19. Jacob Huff, San Juan Hills: 443 yards
20. Tyler Jones, Aliso Niguel: 438 yards
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