•Josh Bist, WR, Ponderosa:
At 6-foot-3, Bist is hard to cover. He had 13 catches for 203 yards and three touchdowns against Vista del Lago.
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•Marcel Brown, RB, Rio Linda:
Brown beat Cosumnes Oaks on the final play with a 70-yard reception, outracing the defense.
•Eltoro Allen, RB, Elk Grove:
The Thundering Herd’s fastest player has scored twice on kick returns and can turn screen passes and draw plays into big gains.
•Andre Flury, WR, Monterey Trail:
Flury, 5-6 and 140 pounds, is a jet as a deep threat and on special-teams returns; he’s the third and final Flury brother in the program.
•Drew Lackowski, RB, Oak Ridge:
Lackowski has scored on screen plays, draw plays and breakaway runs. Plus he anchors the defense as the lone returning starter.
•Lonny Powell, RB/LB, Sacramento:
Powell punishes teams with power runs and affects games by rushing the passer; he had four sacks against Vista del Lago.
•Justice Shelton-Mosley, RB/WR, Capital Christian:
Shelton-Mosley has had big plays as a runner, a receiver, a passer, in the secondary and on special teams.
•Malcolm Thomas, WR/DB, Woodcreek:
Thomas, one of the region’s top deep threats at receiver, has scored on two interception returns.
•Cole Thompson, WR, Folsom:
Thompson can break open games on deep “go” routes, but he also makes big plays on short routes.
•Trey Udoffia, WR/DB, Del Oro:
Udoffia came up big in the Golden Eagles’ 22-15 victory over Vista Murrieta with two long touchdown catches and a game-winning 55-yard interception return for a score.