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McMullen had a night to remember on Friday with seven sacks in Hart’s 21-7 win over Sierra Canyon to open the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs. McMullen broke three records Friday night, becoming the all-time sack leader (42), breaking the single-season record (24), and claiming the single-game record.
The Spartans quarterback had his best game of the season in the first round of the Division 3 playoffs, throwing for 399 yards and five touchdowns in a 45-28 victory over Paso Robles. But that wasn’t all, he also rushed for 138 yards a touchdown in the victory go give him 537 all-purpose yards. Bryan’s super effort helped Damien earn a quarterfinal home game on Friday against top seed Capistrano Valley.
Murphy returned to the field Thursday in the Comets’ opening round of the L.A. City Section Division I playoffs and turned in a spectacular performance. Murphy completed 23 of 32 passes for 294 yard with three touchdowns and rushed for 91 yards on 13 carries with a touchdown in a 38-14 victory over Grant.
The 6-foot, 210-pound outside linebacker helped the Cougars (10-1) to a 28-10 win over San Clemente in a first round CIF Southern Section playoff game on Friday night with 16 tackles and two and a half sacks. His play helped Rancho keep the visiting Tritons off the scoreboard in the second half. On the season he has 104 tackles and 9 1/2 sacks.
The 5-foot-11, 193-pound running back helped the Cats to a 35-34 overtime victory against San Dimas in a CIF Southern Section Division 8 first round game. He rushed for 362 yards and three touchdowns on 42 carries. That bettered his school record for yards in a game which he set earlier this year with 341 during the regular season against Serrano. He also now has 2,207 yards on the season and 4,823 in his career with his showing Friday also giving him the school’s career rushing record.
Spiker had 13 receptions for a career-high 298 yards and four touchdowns, as the Nighthawks rallied for a 59-56 victory over Santa Margarita in the program’s Division 1 debut. Spiker’s first touchdown catch — a 55-yarder from Hank Bachmeier in the first quarter — gave him 67 in his career, breaking the previous state record held by L.A. Cathedral’s Earvin Johnson. Spiker also was a defensive standout, registering a team-high 18 tackles and an interception.
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He rushed for 183 yards and three touchdowns and passed for 224 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner in the final moments in a 42-35 win over Roosevelt of Eastvale in the CIF-SS Division 4 playoff. The senior quarterback has thrown for 2,122 yards and 27 touchdowns with only one interception. The Sea Kings play Downey in the second round of the playoffs Friday, Nov. 17, at Newport Harbor High.
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