In 2008, Avondale La Joya’s Jermiah Cornist set an Arizona 5A state rushing record with 380 yards in a game; no small feat.
That record was shattered on Friday night.
Ethan Johnson ran the ball 38 times for 566 yards and seven touchdowns. After halftime, Johnson broke off seven runs for 30 yards or more, including an 86 yard touchdown. The Westwood sensation averaged 14.8 yards per carry. Simply put, he was electric and the performance galvanized Westwood to a 46-41 win over Gilbert Higley.
For his efforts, Johnson leads American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performances of the Week.
The rest of the top performances:
Joe Bachie, football, Berea-Midpark (Ohio).
Bachie was dominant on offense and defense as the two-way star helped Berea-Midpark defeat North Olmsted 56-28 on Friday night. Most would be happy with a six touchdown performance, but the Michigan State commit did that and more—recording 10 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble on defense as well.
Nikkia Benitez, girls volleyball, Westminster Christian (Florida).
Benitez put forth an MVP-caliber performance throughout the Smoothie King Invitational, and she played well in the final win over Cardinal Gibbons. Benitez tallied 11 kills and five digs, and the win secured the Gold Division Title.
Felipe Ramirez, football, Faribault (Minnesota).
Ramirez was a workhorse in a 56-41 win over Austin. The junior running back ran the ball 42 times for 333 yards and six touchdowns.
Melina Couzis, girl’s soccer, Somers (Connecticut).
Somers beat their rivals Yorktown 5-1 on Wednesday night, and while that score seems normal, how it happened was anything but. With the score 1-1, Couzis pulled off a bicycle kick goal that sent Somers on their way. She added two more goals to finish of the night with a hat-trick. Not to be outdone, the goal-scoring central midfielder scored two more on Friday night, as Somers beat Horace Greeley 4-2, improving to 16-0 on the season.
Cedrick Maynard, football, Callaway (Georgia).
Maynard was electric on Friday night, rushing for 317 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries. He also added two catches for 54 yards. The performance helped Callaway defeat Rockmart 37-0.
Annalisa Crowe, girls cross country, Menlo-Atherton (California).
Crowe won the girls race at the second PAL meet with a time of 14:11 on the 2.33-mile course at Half Moon Bay High.
Hari Sathyamurthy , boys cross country, Brownsburg (Indiana).
Sathyamurphy outran his competition in the 5K at the Ben Davis Invitational by 20 seconds. The Brownsburg runner set a personal record with a time of 15:26.
Connor Dunn, football, South Windsor (Connecticut).
The dynamic athlete caught 10 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns as South Windsor beat Platt Meriden 30-27. His second receiving touchdown was the game winner from seven yards out. Dunn also added 85 yards on the ground.
Paul Terry, football, Randall (Texas)
Terry put on a show Friday night as Randall defeated Caprock 41-13. The running back ran for 210 yards and two touchdowns to go along with a 22 yard receiving touchdown.
“He makes the defense have to know where he’s at with the types of things he is capable of doing,” Randall coach Bryan Wood told the Amarillo Globe News. “He does a good job of picking up some yardage when it doesn’t look like anything is there.”
Katie Duncan, girls volleyball, Windsor (Missouri).
Windsor won the MICDS Tournament and Duncan’s performance certainly helped their case. In five tournament matches, she served 46 times, scoring points with 33 serves, 19 of which were aces. Duncan also added 30 assists, 40 digs and five blocks. Duncan was named to the all-tournament team.