California slash Donte Valentino took a major step toward 4,000 career rushing yards with his 210 yards during the Trojan's impressive 16-9 win at Riverview, one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference.
The Trojans lost several key starters from a year ago but Valentino, a 5-7 whirling dervish, is as talented a player as there is in Class A. He scored both of California's touchdowns, on runs of 57 and 4 yards.
According to Coach Joe Kuhn, Valentino entered the year with 2,995 rushing yards. Other estimates had him around 3,100. Either way, he's well on his way to joining an exclusive list.