VOTE NOW: SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week


Click on the newspaper below the athletes name to read about their performance from Feb. 1-6, and then vote for who you think is best this week. The overall winner will be published on Friday, Feb. 12

Eli Grijalva
Northview High School

Grijalva was credited as being the force who turned things around for Northview at this weekend’s CIF-SS Central Division dual meet. With his team trailing Hillcrest 10-9, Grijalva was able to beat Brian Rodriguez despite being 30 pounds lighter than his foe.

C.J. Hyder
Cajon High School

Hyder, only the second four-year varsity boys basketball player in the last 14 years at Cajon, has the Cowboys on the brink of the school’s first boys basketball Citrus Belt League title. On Friday, he had 18 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, adding six rebounds and four assists while committing only one turnover in a key 62-46 win over second-place Redlands East Valley.

John Edgar
Ayala High School

Edgar led the Bulldogs (23-2) to a 3-0 week with 86 points, 35 rebounds and 6 assists. More impressive was his shooting as he hit 33 of 46 shots from the field and 12 of 16 from the line.

Jonathan Garcia
Redlands East Valley High School

Garcia helped push the Wildcats win streak to five last week with another strong offensive performance. The senior started the week with a hat trick in a 6-0 win over Eisenhower, his first three-goal game of the season. Garcia put in another goal against Cajon and also registered two assists in the 4-2 win.

Max Heidegger
Oaks Christian

Heidegger turned in a torrid week, scoring 38 points in a 72-69 Marmonte League victory over Calabasas on Wednesday before dropping 40 points in a 76-66 Marmonte League victory at Agoura on Friday night. Heidegger is averaging 31.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game.

Zafir Williams
Long Beach Poly

The Jackrabbits had something to prove as they looked to avenge their only Moore League loss of the season and the junior forward dominated while notching a career-high 37 points to go along with 13 rebounds in a 93-68 road win over Millikan on Monday. Williams followed the performance with 19 more points in a victory over Jordan.

Isaiah Holmes
North Torrance

The 6-foot-6 senior forward had seven rebounds and two blocks in the fourth quarter, and hit timely 3-pointers in the game for North, which avenged a loss to rival Torrance earlier in the season with a 63-52 win.

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