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Bay Area Postseason Top 45: Nos. 20-16

Daytuawn Pearson carries the ball in a Pittsburg win at Heritage. Gregory Moreland-Tuhn / Staff Photo
Daytuawn Pearson carries the ball in a Pittsburg win at Heritage. Gregory Moreland-Tuhn / Staff Photo

The Bay Area Postseason Player Rankings are here, this time with Nos. 20-16. Only players located in cities on the Bay Area Census are eligible for the rankings. Be sure to check out Nos. 45-41, 40-36, 35-31, 30-26 and 25-21.

20. Tsion Nunnally (Cardinal Newman, Senior, Wide Receiver)

The Washington State signee paced an undefeated Cardinal Newman team this spring.

Nunnally finished with 520 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while averaging 20.8 yards per catch on the Bay Area’s No. 6 team. Last year, Nunnally had 770 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns in Cardinal Newman’s run to a state title.

Nunnally also boasted offers from Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Idaho, San Jose State and Washington. 

19. Nico Torrez (De La Salle, Senior, Running Back)

In an undefeated 6-0 campaign for the Spartans, Torrez was a star out of the backfield.

Torrez tallied 12 touchdown runs in six games, carrying the way for an offense that posted 43 points per game and rolled through its Northern California schedule.

Five of Torrez’s six games this season saw him score multiple touchdowns.

18. Richard Jackson IV (Gunn, Senior, Running back/Linebacker)

Jackson did everything he could in Gunn’s perfect 5-0 season.

In his third and final high school season, Jackson rushed for 854 yards and 15 touchdowns, alongside 30 tackles defensively. Jackson had 200-plus rushing yards in two games, three-plus touchdowns in four games and four touchdowns in three of them.

Jackson’s 854 rushing yards ranked 17th in California and No. 1 in the Central Coast Section.

17. Eli Brickhandler (Pittsburg, Senior, Quarterback)

Brickhandler’s first and only year at Pittsburg after moving from Rocklin’s Whitney High School was a sensational one.

The dual-threat quarterback threw for 535 yards, eight touchdowns and just one interception, adding another 104 yards and three scores on the ground. THis was all despite splitting snaps with four-star sophomore Jaden Rashada. 

Brickhandler and Pittsburg went 5-0 and captured a Bay Valley Athletic League title.

16. Daytuawn Pearson (Pittsburg, Senior, Running Back)

Pearson was largely unknown in the region coming into the year, but he became a household name by the end of it.

A shifty athlete out of Pittsburg’s backfield, Pearson finished with 638 rushing yards and five touchdowns, next to 103 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the Pirates’ ride to a 5-0 mark.

Pearson was named the Bay Valley Athletic League MVP. 

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