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Week 9: Five players to watch

10/24/2013, 8:25pm PDT
By John Maffei

Standouts from North, East, South, City.


La Costa Canyon


RB-DB | 5-10, 190

Storyline: The Mavericks had a need at running back, so Maffucci, the starting strong safety, volunteered to add offense to his résumé. Maffucci also plays lacrosse for LCC and carries a 4.6 GPA while taking five AP classes. UC Davis and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo are among his college choices. He wants to major in engineering.

Family affair: Maffucci is the grandson of John Maffucci, the longtime athletic director and coach at Army-Navy.

Key stat: Maffucci had 150 all-purpose yards last week in an upset of Carlsbad, 74 of those coming on a touchdown pass from Jake Mann.

Quotable: “He saved our butts. He’s a star in the classroom and a leader on the field,” LCC coach Sean Sovacool said.




RB | 5-7, 165

He scored a TD rushing and receiving last week in a 21-19 win over Steele Canyon. He’s averaging 9 yards on 40 rushes and 17.8 on six receptions. The team will need him against a tough Valhalla squad.


Rancho Buena Vista


RB | 6-1, 190

He carried 35 times and scored three TDs against Escondido last week. He’s also a force on defense. The Longhorns go on the road tonight to play No. 1-ranked San Pasqual.




RB-DB | 5-8, 150

Touchdown runs of 50 and 63 yards helped the Red Devils to a 28-27 win over Mar Vista last week. Garcia leads the team with 567 rushing yards and averages 40 yards on three pass receptions. Sweetwater hosts Mater Dei Catholic.


Point Loma


RB | 5-11, 180

Lacy missed the season’s first three games with an ankle injury but has rushed for 100-plus yards in each of the last three games. He scored four TDs against Kearny and has 345 yards rushing, 38 receiving and 251 on returns in three games.

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