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One of the area’s top recruits and two-way standouts, Wright showed off his speed filling in at running back for Valencia in the Vikings’ 50-3 win over Saugus. Wright raced for a 90-yard rushing touchdown to start a strong performance with 146 rushing yards and two touchdowns on just three carries. He also had 44 receiving yards and an interception on defense.
Chatman, a senior, completed 21 of 28 passes for 380 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions in Friday’s 57-7 victory over San Pedro. In his last two games, Chatman has completed 44 of 64 for 677 yards with five touchdowns.
The 5-foot-10, 185-pound running back helped the Grizzlies (4-4) to 29-26 Baseline League upset of Damien Friday, rushing for 206 yards on 34 carries with touchdown runs of 23, 24 and 11 yards while also playing full-time on defense as well. On the season he has rushed for 1,1169 yards and 17 touchdowns on 206 carries.
Thompson rushed for 179 yards on 26 carries and scored on runs of 2 and 4 yards as the Rams defeated Great Oak, 41-21, in a Southwestern League game. Thompson also had an 18-yard touchdown catch, as Murrieta Mesa registered its first win over Great Oak in eight tries. Thompson has rushed for at least 100 yards in all eight games this season.
The Arizona-committed linebacker recorded 17 total tackles, three sacks, seven quarterback hurries and broke up two passes to help Los Alamitos defeat two-time defending Sunset League champion Edison, 24-16. Johnson also had four plays that the Griffins graded him as giving extra effort.
The UCLA bound defensive tackle had his biggest game of the year when his team needed it the most, registering four sacks and six tackles in a clutch 21-14 victory over Serra in front of a live local television audience on Fox Sports. The win allowed the Lancers to improve to 4-0 in the Mission League and 4-4 overall after starting the season 0-4. The win allows the Lancers to go into Week 10 on Nov. 1 against Chaminade with a chance to win the league title.
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