Aguon, Tomasin, Seanor among Empire standouts

Here’s a look at some of the top individual performances from this past weekend’s Empire high school football games. If you want to credit a player not on this list, post a comment with his information.

Stephen Tomasin, RB, Cardinal Newman

Tomasin rushed for 138 yards on 18 carries and scored three touchdowns in Cardinal Newman’s 42-9 win against Montgomery. Tomasin scored two of his touchdowns in the second quarter to help the Cardinals take a 21-3 halftime lead. In addition to his three rushing touchdowns, Tomasin also returned a punt 75 yards for Cardinal Newman’s last touchdown late in the third quarter.

Jaray Hayes, RB, Santa Rosa

Hayes rushed for 171 yards on 25 carries and scored a touchdown in Santa Rosa’s thrilling come-from-behind 32-28 win against Piner. Santa Rosa trailed 28-14 going into the fourth quarter.

Shane Riveras, RB, Piner

Piner just missed winning its first game of the season Friday against Santa Rosa, but Riveras was brilliant in defeat, rushing for 125 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns. He also had a 68-yard touchdown reception, ran in a pair of two-point conversions and recovered a fumble. All told, he accounted for 22 of Piner’s 28 points. 

Ky Laiwa, RB, Point Arena

Laiwa rushed for 171 yards on 15 carries in Point Arena’s 20-15 win against Calistoga. After a scoreless first half, Laiwa got things going for Point Arena with a 63-yard run for the first score of the game in the third quarter. 

Chris Aguon, QB, Kelseyville

Aguon did a little of everything, throwing and running for a combined five touchdowns in Friday’s 60-18 win over Lower Lake. Aguon completed 3 of 6 passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 102 yards on eight carries with three touchdowns. Aguon also helped on defense, recording a sack for Kelseyville, which after losing its opener has won six in a row. 

Charles Bertoli, RB, St. Helena

Bertoli rushed for 194 yards and a touchdown as St. Helena held off Cloverdale, 33-27. Bertoli has run for nearly 700 yards this season and has rushed for more than 100 yards in three of his past four games.

David Pike, RB, Middletown

Pike needed only 10 carries to gain 139 yards and scored two touchdowns to help Middletown hand Fort Bragg its first loss of the season, 38-14. Pike scored both touchdowns in the third quarter when Middletown took a commanding 31-6 lead.

Carson Seanor, RB, Healdsburg

Seanor had another strong game, rushing 19 times for 115 yards and a touchdown in Healdsburg’s 22-20 loss to Windsor. He gained more than 100 yards and rushed for a touchdown in the second half to help Healdsburg rally from a 16-0 deficit and take a 20-16 lead. Seanor has rushed for 100 yards or more in three consecutive games and is only 36 yards from reaching 1,000 yards rushing for the season.