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Top stars, best performances of CIF State Championship weekend in Southern California high school football (Dec. 10-11)

Photo by Todd Shurtleff

Photo by Todd Shurtleff

The 2021 high school football season wrapped up in California this past weekend and it was filled with big performances in state championship games from Southern California players and teams.

As the first week of games each season is known as “Week Zero”, the weekend of Dec. 2-4 was officially Week 16 in California high school football. Here’s a quick look at some of the top stars and best individual performances from the last week of the season across SoCal’s state finalists.

(Lead photo by Todd Shurtleff)



Raleek Brown, Mater Dei RB: Brown rushed for three touchdowns to help the Monarchs finish the season as undefeated national champions.

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Elijah Brown, Mater Dei QB: Brown passed for 243 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 44-7 win over Serra.

Josh Hunter, Mater Dei DB: Hunter had an interception and a fumble recovery to help the Monarchs beat Serra, 44-7.

Leviticus Su'a, Mater Dei LB: Su'a had 13 tackles and a forced fumble against Serra on Saturday night.


Charlie Mirer, Cathedral Catholic QB: Mirer tossed two touchdown passes, both to Rex Haynes, and rushed for a 28-yard touchdown to seal the game with less than five minutes left to play.

Lucky Sutton, Cathedral Catholic RB: Sutton carried 30 times for 232 yards and scored the Dons opening touchdown in Friday's 33-21 win over Folsom.

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Victory Johnson, Cathedral Catholic LB: Johnson gave the Dons a two-touchdown lead with a 36-yard interception return for a touchdown on Fol