Weekend’s top individual performances

Here’s a look at some of the top performances this past weekend (Oct. 15-16, 2010) in Empire high school football:

Conor Brown, St. Vincent

Montgomery running back Jake Finley (KENT PORTER / PD).

Brown helped snap the Mustangs’ four-game losing streak by completing 16 of 19 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-6 win over Upper Lake. The three touchdown passes equaled the amount of touchdowns he threw during the losing streak.

Anthony Battaglia, St. Vincent

St. Vincent won 27-6, so it figures the Mustangs had some defensive stars. Battaglia led that side of the ball with 20 tackles, a fumble recovery and a blocked kick. The performance helped Battaglia boost his average to more than 10 tackles per game.

Matt Sullivan, Cardinal Newman

The Cardinals quarterback had 252 yards of total offense — 151 passing, 101 rushing — in a 42-7 win over Ukiah.

Trevor Taylor, Ukiah

The quarterback in the Newman-Ukiah game, Taylor completed 27 of 44 passes for 284 yards and a touchdown. In the past two weeks, Taylor has thrown for 580 yards to put him over the 1,000-yard mark for the season.

Jake Finley, Montgomery

The running back rushed for 152 yards on 14 carries as Montgomery rebounded from last week’s loss to Rancho Cotate by beating Piner, 41-6.

Jose Sanchez, Calistoga

For the fifth time in six games, Sanchez rushed for more than 100 yards, going for 107 on 10 carries and two touchdowns in Calistoga’s 49-0 win over Laytonville. Sanchez has rushed for 837 yards this season and has scored seven touchdowns. It was Calistoga’s third straight win to even its record at 3-3.

Brandon Freitas, Fort Bragg

The Timberwolves’ quarterback completed 13 of 18 passes for 257 yards and six touchdowns. Fort Bragg needed every one of those touchdowns to outlast Lower Lake, 49-42, and improve to 6-0. Freitas has thrown 21 touchdowns this season to lead an offense that is averaging nearly 40 points a game.

Cody Ryden, Fort Bragg

Freitas’ favorite receiver has been Ryden, who had five catches for 142 yards and four touchdowns in the win against Lower Lake. Ryden has 11 touchdown receptions this season and also leads the team in interceptions.

Carson Seanor, Healdsburg

Seanor hit the century mark in yards for the third consecutive game, running for 119 yards on 27 carries and scoring three touchdowns. Seanor’s effort helped the Hounds rebound from their first loss of the season with a 39-7 win over Sonoma Valley. Seanor has 849 rushing yards this season for Healdsburg (6-1), averaging 6.9 yards per carry. He also has 15 touchdowns on the ground.

— Compiled by Joe Pasquini, For The Press Democrat

Note: If we missed anybody who had a great game this weekend, please give that player some credit by posting their information in a comment below. Thanks!