As I watched Priest Jennings take an incredible, long touchdown run down the sideline Friday night, I could only think of the words of Mark Jackson, an NBA commentator, the former coach of the Golden State Warriors and an NBA point guard in the ’90s.
“Mama, there goes that man!”
Jennings tore apart Edison in Chavez’s 40-20 win, one which put the Titans (5-2, 2-0 San Joaquin Athletic Association) in the driver’s seat for a league championship run. Its best remaining test is against Stagg on Nov. 7 to close the regular season.
The senior Jennings had 20 carries for 249 yards, with two touchdown runs of 79 and 4 yards, and upped his Sac-Joaquin Section-leading rushing total to 1,377 yards through seven games.
That’s why Jennings is an obvious choice for my Edison-Chavez Player of the Game.
“Was that amazing, or what?” Ward said on Jennings’ long TD run.
Congratulations, Priest. Now, for some other great performances:
SEAN BULIGON (Edison QB, Sr.)
Buligon played like a grown man for the Vikings. He took 18 carries for 69 yards, with touchdown runs of 2 and 30 yards. It’s amazing he even gained positive yardage, as he took hit after hit and was sacked five times.
When the Vikings fought back from a 1st and 31 situation late in the first half, Buligon finished it with an improbably30-yard TD run, breaking multiple tackles and tearing down the right sideline.
JULIUS DAVILA (Chavez QB, Sr.)
Davila wasn’t perfect Friday, going 6 for 10 for 98 yards and two touchdown passes, but he often threw the ball like a college quarterback would. Like the beautiful, high-arching 12-yard touchdown fade to Lamar Housely, and the on-point 35-yard deep post to James Reed for another touchdown.
He’s an unselfish leader for this team, Ward said, and it’s showing.
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
Week 0: Mark Russell (Lincoln WR, Sr.)
Week 2: Mark Paule Jr. (Sierra RB, Jr.)
Week 3: Nate Jones (Tracy RB, Sr.)
Week 5: Hunter Johnson (Sierra WR, Sr.)
Week 6: Michael Brown (Tracy QB, Sr.)
Week 7: Priest Jennings (Chavez RB, Sr.)
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