Most teams in the North Coast Section wrapped up their regular season last week.
They have this weekend off because the section pushed back the start of its playoffs by a week to allow North Bay schools affected by the Kincade Fire to complete their schedules.
But the Central Coast Section and Oakland Athletic League always had this weekend marked as the last one before the playoffs.
So with their teams taking center stage, here are players who had spectacular performances in our latest edition of Friday Night Stars:
Isaiah McElvane, Valley Christian
The Warriors kept their hopes of grabbing a piece of the West Catholic Athletic League championship alive as McElvane had a Senior Night to remember. In 15 carries, he ran for 215 yards and three touchdowns, including an electrifying 84-yarder that started on the right side of the field and ended with him running down the left sideline and across the goal. “I saw that the linebacker and the safety were overpursuing, so I just put my foot in the ground and cut across,” McElvane said after the 28-0 victory over Archbishop Mitty.
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Malik Jackson, Silver Creek
The senior defensive end was an absolute force as the Raiders beat previously undefeated Branham 16-8. Jackson had two-and-a-half sacks (including on the final play), and in one fourth-quarter three-play series, produced two tackles on short runs before pouncing on a Branham fumble with Silver Creek holding a 10-0 lead. Branham entered the game averaging 41 points per contest.
Edward Woods, McClymonds
The cornerback scored touchdowns on a punt return and a long run off a reverse in Mack’s 62-0 win over Oakland Tech. Woods is a three-star recruit with offers from Arizona, Arizona State and Washington State among others
Camilo Arquette and Viliami “Juju” Teu, St. Francis
The Lancers relied on their 1-2 punch in the backfield of sophomores Arquette and Teu in a 28-10 victory over rival Bellarmine to close out the regular season. The running backs combined for over 200 rushing yards and found the end zone three times. Arquette finished with 96 yards on 15 carries, including TDs from 10 and 3 yards out. Teu rumbled his way out of a scrum for a 46-yard score in the third quarter and surpassed the century barrier with 119 yards on 13 handoffs.
Harold Rucker III, Homestead
He had theatrics up his sleeve for his final home game, totaling three total touchdowns — two rushing and one special teams — and 135 rushing yards as Homestead claimed a piece of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League’s El Camino Division championship with a 42-21 victory over Gunn. The senior had the two most explosive plays of the night, a 90-yard kickoff return and a 91-yard run.