1. Nick Santavicca, Yorktown: The junior did just about everything last Thursday against Horace Greeley but drive the bus to the game. He rushed 33 times for 333 yards in a long, explosive 32-21 win over Horace Greeley. Santavicca earned the top honor not just for his number, but for who he did it against: A good, 3-1 Class AA team. As for Santavicca, I’m not sure there has been a bigger breakout star in the area this season. What a year. He has 920 yards rushing in just five games.
2. Dom Brescia, Rye Neck: The senior picked the wrong week to break a school record. Most other weeks, Brescia’s tireless individual effort would’ve warranted the top spot, but No. 2 is no slouch. Running both from running back and in the Wildcat, Brescia rolled up a school-record 391 yards and scored four touchdowns on 43 carries. He led the Black Hats to a 37-22 victory over Tuckahoe — and earned himself some well-deserved rest.
3. Tyquell Fields, Stepinac: It isn’t always easy to make a major impact in a modest role, but Fields did exactly that in Stepinac’s 35-19 victory at Iona Prep on Saturday. He attempted just eight passes, but three went for scores, and he carried the ball twice, but one went for a touchdown. All three TD tosses were key, and two came on pivotal plays. The junior connected with Giancarlo Furio on the last play of the half and threw deep to Jesse Brown on a third-and-10 in the third quarter. Had both plays fallen incomplete, it would’ve cost Stepinac points.
4. Cameron Ciero, Horace Greeley: Typically, you won’t see a player on the wrong side of the result this high on the list, but Ciero deserves it. He helped the Quakers keep pace with Santavicca and Yorktown for most of the 32-21 defeat. The senior threw for 211 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for 186 yards and one touchdown.
5. Joey Good, Sleepy Hollow: The senior QB was terrific again, completing 12-of-18 for 190 yards and four scores in a 29-13 win at Harrison. Good, a first-year starter, has now thrown for 810 yards, 15 touchdowns and just five interceptions in five games.
6. Anthony Capozzi, Lakeland: The senior rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns to help break open a 34-7 victory over Putnam Valley that was closer than the score would indicate. The Hornets scored points in the final quarter to put the Tigers away.
7. Tyler Giachinta, Haldane: After missing last three quarters with an injury the preview week, Giachinta returned to go 6-for-13 passing for 138 yards and a touchdown and also rushed for two scores. One of those came with two minutes to play and sealed a 28-22 win over Blind Brook.
8. James Hanigan, Albertus Magnus: The QB threw for 103 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another 149 yards, a touchdown and a two-point conversion as the Falcons beat Briarcliff/Hamilton 30-7.
9. John Cursio, Panas: Sure, Panas has scored a ridiculous 105 points the last two weeks, but how about a little defense? Cursio, a junior lineman, provided plenty of that, recording four sacks in a 58-14 victory over Pelham.
10. Pat Metcalf, Pearl River: The senior caught a TD, had an interception and had a hand in 12 tackles as Pearl River won the Orange Bowl, 26-7 over Tappan Zee. He also returned a punt 30 yards to help set up one of the Pirates’ touchdowns.
Honorable mention: Clarkstown South’s Brendan Cioffi caught a touchdown, made a key fourth-down stop in Viking territory and had a long first-down run that helped lead to the winning FG in South’s 17-14, last-second victory at rival Clarkstown North. … Jibril Kapadia had 13 carries for 155 yards and two touchdowns and had nine tackles (including a sack) in Dobbs Ferry’s 46-19 defeat of Hastings. … Rye’s Andrew Livingston and Byram Hills’ Louis Filipelli each accounted for three touchdowns as Rye edged Byram 28-21. … Westlake’s Jay Kalle had 155 yards rushing on just nine carries in a 37-0 shutout of Edgemont. The junior’s day included a 98-yard touchdown run. … Scarsdale’s Michael Rolfe had three rushing touchdowns, one passing, and had in interception in just one half of play. The Raiders beat Port Chester 41-6. … The Rye Country Day defense had five interceptions and forced three fumbles in a 35-0 defeat of league foe Hopkins. … Rashad Baker scored on all three of his carries and rolled up 156 yards in Woodlands’ 34-6 defeat of Yonkers Montessori.