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Football: So Cal Sidelines Players of the Week (11/13/17)

Dorian Richardson of Rancho Buena Vista of Vista. Photo/Edgar Molina-Ponce.

Junior Dorian Richardson rushed for 499 yards and eight TDs on 38 carries, breaking the CIF-San Diego Section’s single-game records for rushing yards and rushing TDs in Rancho Buena Vista of Vista’s 62-43 victory over Santana of Santee in the opening round of the CIF-SDS Division III playoffs on Friday night at Santana High.

Richardson has rushed for 2,253 yards and 26 TDs on 358 carries for the Longhorns (6-5), who play at third-seeded San Pasqual (6-4) of Escondido in the quarterfinals on Friday, Nov. 17.

Richardson’s huge effort earned him So Cal Sidelines’ San Diego Player of the Week and So Cal Player of the Week honors.


SO CAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK Q&A


Dorian Richardson of Rancho Buena Vista of Vista. Photo/Edgar Molina-Ponce.

Name: Dorian Richardson

High School: Rancho Buena Vista High of Vista

Graduation Year: 2019

Height, weight: 5-7.5, 195

Position: RB

Nickname(s): Drich

Twitter: @DorianRich23

Stats: Has rushed for 2,253 and 26 TDs on 358 carries so far this season.

Dorian Richardson of Rancho Buena Vista of Vista. Photo/Edgar Molina-Ponce.

Most memorable moment of your athletic career? Breaking two CIF records in one game.

Opposing player you respect the most? (SB) Desmond Taua of Vista.

What was the funniest/strangest thing you ever witnessed on the field? Turf angels by Gabriel Saucedo.

Who is the most underrated player on your team? (QB) Scott Meyer.

Do you have a secret talent/skill (Does not have to be sports related)? No.

Favorite coach: Terrance Mckinnie.

Favorite teacher: Amy Bailey.

Favorite pro athlete: Eddie Lacy (of the Seattle Seahawks).

Favorite movie: “Transformers” series.

Favorite song: “Pick it up” by Famous Dex feat. A$AP Rocky.

Favorite TV show: “Teen Titans.”

Any final pearls of wisdom? “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” — Billie Jean King

“But effort? Nobody can judge that because effort is between you and you.” — Ray Lewis


INLAND EMPIRE PLAYER OF THE WEEK


Marquis Spiker had 13 receptions for 298 yards and four TDs to help Murrieta Valley of Murrieta knock off Santa Margarita of Rancho Santa Margarita, 59-56, in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs. Spiker’s first TD, a 55-yard catch from Hank Bachmeier in the first quarter, gave him 67 career TDs, breaking the previous state record held by Cathedral of Los Angeles’ Earvin Johnson. The Washington commit also had 18 tackles and an interception to lead the defense.


LOS ANGELES PLAYER OF THE WEEK


DE CJ McMullen had nine tackles and 7.0 sacks to lead Hart of Newhall to a 21-7 victory over Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs. McMullen’s 7.0 sacks gave him 24.0 for the season. Both are school records for the Indians.


ORANGE COUNTY PLAYER OF THE WEEK


Ryan Hilinski completed 27 of 37 passes for 339 yards and three TDs to help Orange Lutheran upset Chaminade of West Hills, 28-25, in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs.

(NOTE: Report football news and notes to So Cal Sidelines editor-in-chief Carlos Arias via email (carlos.arias@socalsidelines.com), text (949-606-3602) or Twitter (@SoCalSidelines))

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