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White threw for 368 yards and ran for 62 more while accounting for five total touchdowns in Paraclete’s 55-35 win over Paloma Valley to reach the CIF Southern Section Division 5 finals.
St. John Bosco
Uiagalelei completed19 of his 28 pass attempts for 259 yards and three touchdowns in Bosco’s 62-34 victory over Corona Centennial in the CIF-SS Division 1 semifinals on Friday. Uiagalelei also had 131 rushing yards, including a 77-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Jefferson helped the Gauchos make quick work of Fairfax in last week’s L.A. City Section Open Division semifinal. Jefferson has just six carries, but they went for 181 yards and three touchdowns in the 71-0 win for the Gauchos. Jefferson has scored seven touchdowns through the first two rounds of the playoffs.
Hunt recovered a pair of fumbles and returned them 37 and 23 yards for touchdowns to help the Mustangs beat top-seeded and previously unbeaten Covina Charter Oak in the Division 3 semifinals. Hunt also had two sacks and eight tackles in the 41-22 victory. His defensive effort helped the program reach the section finals for the first time since 2013.
He rushed for 161 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in the Panthers’ 52-8 win over Santa Clara of Oxnard in a CIF-SS Division 13 semifinal playoff game. The 5-foot-6, 165-pound senior running back has rushed for 588 yards and six touchdowns over three playoff games. He has accumulated 836 yards during the season. Martinez became the starter after Miguel Orendain suffered a season-ending leg injury.
The senior won the CIF State Division 5 individual title in Fresno on Saturday, winning in 15:38.7, to give Prep its second boys individual state champion since Alan Yoho won in 2013. Pattinelli finished ahead of Crystal Springs Upland’s Nicholas Medearis and the Rebels team finished fourth overall.
Redlands East Valley
The Wildcats standout outkicked Canyon Country Canyon’s Ethan Danforth to win the state’s Division II cross country championship in 15 minutes, 16.9 seconds at Fresno’s Woodward Park. He becomes the sixth San Bernardino County boy to win an individual title. The result brought redemption for Opsahl, who was running second well into the third mile at the state meet last year as a junior before fading to a 36th-place finish.
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