Who is leading the PAC 5 in rushing yards? Which player has the most tackles in the Northern League? Although statistics don’t tell the whole story, they do tell us who the most dangerous players on each team are as league play begins Friday.
Arroyo Grande High quarterback Sawyer May leads the PAC 5 in passing yards, with 1,042, followed by San Luis Obispo quarterback Omeed Djassemi, with 978. May, who is averaging more than 173 yards per game, is accurate and poised and has shown he can make all the throws this season.
Paso Robles running back Christian Erickson has been unstoppable on the ground. He leads the PAC 5 by a long shot with 984 rushing yards, followed by Atascadero’s Marc Martin, who has 506 (though he has played one fewer game).
Delvon Jack, San Luis Obispo’s physical receiver who is gifted in the air, leads the PAC 5 in yards with 489. Paso Robles receiver Steven Schouten trails Jack with 446 yards, followed by a trio of Arroyo Grande receivers, each with about 200 yards each.
Arroyo Grande has been scoring points in bunches, so it’s no surprise that two Eagles players top the points category. Alex Cecchi, who scored three touchdowns Friday night against Nipomo, leads all scorers with 48 points (eight touchdowns), and his teammate Bradley Mickey, who didn’t play against Nipomo, is tied with Erickson for second with 42 points.
On the defensive side, three players are tied for the league lead in interceptions. Paso Robles’ Tristin Durfee, Cecchi and Mickey each have two interceptions. Righetti defensive lineman Zach Burg leads the league in sacks with three.
Templeton has the best record in the Northern League, and it has the stats to back it up.
Templeton quarterback Jordan Bernal is leading all league passers with 869 yards through the air. Mission Prep quarterback Bryce Fledderman trails Bernal with 706 yards.
Templeton running back Michael Capelli overtook Mission Prep’s Brayden Corona, last week’s leading rusher, by posting his third 100-yard game (110) of the season in a loss to Santa Ynez. Capelli now has 651 yards on the season.
Corona had his worst game of the season (55 yards) in a 48-10 loss to Sierra Canyon and has rushed for a total of 555 yards so far.
A pair of Eagles receivers top the receiving yards category.
Matteo D’Alfonso (266) and Jaret Butz (223) have separated themselves with a lethal combination of size and speed. Mission Prep’s duo of Patrick Miller (231) and Angel Sanchez (207) are close behind.
The Nipomo defense has been playing well this season, and Titans players top two of the major defensive statistical categories. Nipomo defensive tackle Davis Leon leads the Northern League with four sacks, and linebacker Terry Wambolt is the leading tackler with an incredible 82 in just six games. Mission Prep’s Jacob Wright has three sacks on the season. Templeton defensive back Brandon Bracy leads the league with four interceptions.