Boys Athlete WINNERS

Giovanni Sanders of Murrieta Mesa voted SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week

Murrieta Mesa's Giovanni Sanders (11) gets free from Great Oak's Kai Fajardo (43) against Murrieta Mesa High School during the game at Great Oak High School in Temecula Friday, October 20, 2017. FRANK BELLINO, THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE/SCNG
Murrieta Mesa's Giovanni Sanders (11) gets free from Great Oak's Kai Fajardo (43) against Murrieta Mesa High School during the game at Great Oak High School in Temecula Friday, October 20, 2017. FRANK BELLINO, THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE/SCNG

SoCal Prep Legends
Boys Athlete of the Week
Name: Giovanni Sanders
School: Murrieta Mesa
Sport: Football
Year: Senior

Winning Numbers: Sanders caught nine passes for 337 yards and five touchdowns in helping the Rams defeat Glendora 54-20 in a Division 4 quarterfinal game. Sanders’ yardage total fell 1 yard shy of equaling the Inland record set by Ramona’s Chris Camacho in 2003. Sanders’ touchdown catches went for 28, 71, 73, 48 and 46 yards. He also intercepted two passes on defense.

Final Tally:

NAME, SCHOOL VOTES %
Giovanni Sanders, Murrieta Mesa 3,915 59.02%
Darius Riley, Rancho Cucamonga
2,662 40.13%
Moises Haynes, Valencia
21 0.32%
DJ Uiagalelei, St. John Bosco
13 0.2%
Akili Arnold, Mission Viejo
6 0.09%
Tahj Butcher, Silverado
6 0.09%
Evanson Franck-Love, Mira Costa
6 0.09%
Greg Dulcich, St. Francis
4 0.06%

NOTE: Each Athlete of the Week is announced on ABC7’s 6 p.m. evening news broadcast every Friday. Be sure to tune in!