Boys Athlete of the Week

VOTE: SCPL Boys Athlete of the Week

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Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from Aug. 28 to Sept. 2, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, Sept. 8.

Voting poll at bottom of the page.

Jacob Perez
In a 48-27 loss to JSerra, Perez had a performance to remember, catching 13 passes for 300 yards and four touchdowns. Perez had 280 receiving yards his entire junior season.

Christian Swint
Swint had eight carries for 187 yards and five touchdowns in Compton’s 65-0 victory over Hawkins on Friday. Swint has scholarship offers from programs such as Arizona and Nevada, and Swint is hoping to lead the Tarbabes to their first playoff berth since 2008.

Danny McEntee
El Segundo
McEntee gained 189 all-purpose yards, with two touchdowns (receiving and punt return). He also had six tackles, one interception and four pass breakups in El Segundo’s 35-18 victory over Leuzinger.

Geordon Porter
The 6-foot-2, 172-pound wide receiver set a school record for receiving yards in a game with seven catches for 256 yards and four touchdowns in a 59-55 loss to Redlands East Valley. That bested the mark of Jordan Villamin, who had 240 yards in 2013. Porter also played the entire game on defense and also had 130 yards on four special teams returns. For the season he has 11 catches for 328 yards in two games. He has 14 Division I scholarship offers so far.

Skyler Taylor
La Habra
Making only his second-ever varsity start at running back, Taylor ran wild while helping La Habra to its first win of the season with a 45-17 rout of Tesoro. Taylor rushed for 289 yards and scored seven touchdowns. And this wasn’t garbage-time either. Six of Taylor’s touchdowns came in the first half.

Branden Rankins
The 5-foot-10, 210-pounder rushed for 276 yards in a 41-21 win over Crespi on Friday, giving him 6,254 yards career yards, breaking the school’s previous record of 6,231, set by Nnamdi Ohaeri, who played from 1998 to 2002. Rankins rushed for 2,585 yards as a junior and already has 545 yards in two games this season.

Marquis Spiker
Murrieta Valley
Spiker caught six touchdown passes against Redlands, equaling the Inland record jointly held by Arlington’s Ronnie Thomas (1991) and Nuview Bridge’s Dane Futrell (2011), and finished with 13 catches for 168 yards in the 49-13 win. Spiker has 52 career touchdown catches, an Inland record and 14 shy of tying the state record held by Earvin Johnson of LA Cathedral.

Nathan Logoleo
Mater Dei

The senior defensive end recorded a team-high two sacks, one quarterback hurry and five tackles to help the Monarchs defeat Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas, 35-21, in a showdown of the top-two ranked teams in the nation. Mater Dei held the Gaels to 69 yards rushing on 30 carries.

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