SALINAS — Anthony Villegas puts on a show each week. This time there were college scouts in the stands to witness it. For those that weren’t, there’s film worth watching.
The Palma tailback put together a highlight reel in one game, rushing for 318 yards while scoring four touchdowns in the second half in Saturday’s 45-38 win over Aptos at Rabobank Stadium.
“I truly believe he’s one of the best backs in California,” Palma coach Jeff Carnazzo said. “There are schools missing out. Size isn’t the issue.”
The 5-foot, 10-inch Villegas had touchdown runs of 81, 61, 56 and 31 yards, giving him 28 on the season. He’ll go into his final regular-season game with 1,682 yards in just nine games.
“He’s at another level,” Carnazzo said. “Look at the film and see how he runs away from defenses in the open field.”