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Southern California high school football: Top stars, best performances in second week of 2021 fall season

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The second week of the fall 2021 Southern California high school football season featured dozens of standout performances.

Here’s a quick look at some of the top stars and best individual performances from the second week of games across Southern California.

Note: Entries are based on information provided by coaches, statisticians, media members and high school football fans. Don’t see any details for your team’s game? Email some notes and/or stats to


LaDainian Lawrence, University City RB: Lawrence carried 16 times for 145 yards and had four rushing touchdowns to help the Centurions beat Del Norte on Friday.

Max Garrison, St. Francis RB: Garrison was unstoppable on Friday, rushing for 371 yards and six touchdowns.

Jackson Stratton, La Jolla QB: The Washington commit passed for 470 yards and seven touchdowns in a one-point loss to Scripps Ranch on Friday.

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Paulo Burak, Carlsbad RB: Burak showcased his skills on the ground and through the air on Friday. He finished with 284 total yards and three touchdowns.

Christian Washington, Helix RB: Washington continued his hot start to the season with 231 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

Savigon Yokley, El Capitan QB: Yokley passed for 109 yards and a touchdown while utilizing his speed to rush for 147 yards and three touchdowns.

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Kayden Collins, Canoga Park ATH: Collins carried 20 times for 261 yards and also returned a fumble 73 yards for a touchdown. He finished the night with three total touchdowns.

Tanner Chaffee, Serrano WR/DB: Chaffee had five catches for 117 yards and two touchdowns on offense and also collected two interceptions on defense.

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Johnny Thang, Alhambra WR: Thang caught four passes for 78 yards and four touchdowns while also adding an 81-yard kickoff return for five total touchdowns on the night.

Paul Holyfield, Chaminade ATH: Holyfield rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns on Friday on only nine carries. He also caught three passes for 33 yards.

Jason Thompson, Harvard-Westlake WR: Thompson caught 12 passed for 160 yards and three touchdowns to help beat Venice on Friday.

Camdan McWright, St. Genevieve RB: McWright had 205 rushing yards and two touchdowns on Friday while only carrying the ball 11 times.

Sione Manu, Kennedy ATH: Manu showcased his ability on both sides of ball, rushing for 165 yards and three touchdowns and also returning a fumble for a touchdown.

Emmanuel Barajas, Yucaipa RB/LB: Barajas posted his second straight game of over 250 yards rushing. He ran for 279 yards and had four touchdowns to lead the Thunderbirds over Silverado.

Kyle Crum, Norco QB: Crum kept the Cougars offense rolling, passing for 326 yards and three touchdowns against Santa Margarita. He also rushed for 54 yards and a touchdown.

Adan Rodriguez, Maywood CES QB: Rodriguez did his damage on the ground, rushing for 303 yards and three touchdowns against Los Angeles.

Hunter Benton, Kennedy (La Palma) WR: Benton caught ten passes for 180 yards and five touchdowns to help the Fighting Irish come back to beat La Salle on Friday.

Hunter Herrera, Citrus Valley QB: Herrera passed for 235 yards and five touchdowns in Friday's win over Rancho Verde.

Samuel Gbatu Jr., Temecula Valley WR/DB: Gbatu contributed all over the field on Friday night. He caught six passes for 154 yards and a touchdown, had two interceptions, and returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown.

Bo Kelly, Dana Hills QB: Kelly had 284 passing yards and tossed four touchdowns to help the Dolphins take down Laguna Beach, 35-7.