Winning Numbers: Piling up a whopping 22,230 total votes, it was tight race between Brandon LaBrie and Redlands’ Steve Garcia, but the Oaks Christian running back squeaked out the week with more votes, tallying a total of 10,949 to Garcia’s 9,373.
In a high-scoring affair, LaBrie left his mark by scoring four touchdowns and blocking a punt that was recovered by teammate Bo Calvert in the end zone in a 65-55 season-opening victory over Oaks Christian. LaBrie finished with 22 carries for 181 yards and four touchdowns and added five catches for 132 yards, including a 15-yard scamper that put Oaks Christian on the board, which earned him the honor of being named SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week.
Final Tally: (Total Votes: 22,230)
Brandon LaBrie, Oaks Christian, 10,949
Steve Garcia, Redlands, 9,373
Shane Irwin, Palos Verdes, 684
Bret Clemetson, Charter Oak, 608
Nicolas Wilson, Cajon, 256
Jacob Camargo, Damien, 181
Javier Luna, Heritage, 103
Re-Al Mitchell, St. John Bosco, 58
Andre Cotton, Aliso Niguel, 18
NOTE: Each Athlete of the Week is announced on ABC7’s 6 p.m. evening news broadcast every Friday. Be sure to tune in!