Bellarmine has beaten Valley Christian by double digits several years running. But both teams are 6-0 going into this one. Look out for Byron Marshall, who everyone is comparing to a young Jahvid Best.
Marshall made a smashing high school debut, scoring five touchdowns the first five times he touched the ball in a freshman game. [Valley Christian head coach Mike] Machado immediately brought him up to varsity where he played in the same backfield with Cameron, who rushed for 1,331 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Byron, also a lockdown cornerback, got only 11 carries that season but after his brother graduated, he not only replaced him, but surpassed his numbers with 1,366 total yards and 23 touchdowns. He was voted the state’s sophomore Player of the Year by Cal-Hi Sports.
“Cameron was fast but more of a power runner," Machado said. "He’d run right through you. Byron can do that but he’s more elusive. He’ll leave you hanging and then accelerate. He’s just an incredible athlete. He does things on the field that you just can’t believe."