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He passed for 221 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 175 yards and four touchdowns in the Mariners’ 54-7 win over Dana Hills. Jefferson, a 6-foot-, 170-pound senior, is among the Orange County leaders with 571 passing yards and 398 rushing yards. He has rushed for seven touchdowns and has four touchdown passes.
The 5-foot-8, 165-pound running back was the key figure in the Jaguars’ 36-22 upset of San Dimas. He ran for 226 yards on 19 carries with three touchdowns. On the season he has registered 402 yards on 39 carries in three games. In 23 varsity games dating back to his sophomore year, Paul has run for 2,317 yards and 21 touchdowns.
The 6-foot-3, 175-pound quarterback was phenomenal in Cajon’s 49-46 loss to Murrieta Valley, completing 29 of 35 passes for 520 yards and six touchdowns. In just two games this season he is 46 for 61 for 720 yards with eight touchdowns and just one interception.
Alexander accounted for six touchdowns in Redondo’s 49-12 victory over Westchester. He completed 19 of 24 passes for 241 yards and four touchdowns and he also rushed for 97 yards and a pair of touchdowns. This season, he has accounted for 13 touchdowns (eight passing, five rushing).
Keeling set career highs with 43 carries, 326 rushing yards and five touchdowns to help Valley View to a 49-22 victory over Hemet. Keeling rushed for 180 yards in the first quarter, including a 75-yard touchdown jaunt. He added scoring runs of 22, 10, 1 and 5 yards during the second half. Keeling’s big night helped him surpass the 4,000-yard mark for his career.
The quarterback helped Los Altos stay undefeated leading his team to a 35-22 victory over St. Paul to push the Conquerors’ record to 3-0. Olmos threw for 266 yards and five touchdown, clinching the win with a 24-yard touchdown pass to Rene Zaldivar with 2:46 left.
Kaplinksi tossed five touchdowns in helping Westlake upset Newbury Park 42-40 on the road. He finished the game 19-for-30 passing with 254 yards and Westlake improved to 3-0, its best start in five seasons.
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