Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from Sept. 25 to Sept. 30, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, Oct. 6.
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The 5-foot-8, 160-pounder sparked the Thunderbirds to their first ever win over reigning Citrus Belt League champion Redlands East Valley on Friday. He completed 212 of 37 passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns and ran for an additional 123 yards on 18 carries. On the season he has thrown for 900 yards with 14 touchdowns and run fo another 338 yards and five scores.
In Nogales’ win over Rowland, the versatile quarterback did it all leading the Nobles to a 49-14 in the Battle of the Tracks rivalry game. Lopez threw four touchdown passes and completed 11 of 20 passes for 145 yards. He also rushed for a 146 yards and scored a rushing touchdown to earn athlete of the week honors.
Casey had a performance to remember in Calabasas’ 65-63 instant classic win over Valencia. The sophomore, making his fifth varsity start, threw for 558 yards and a school-record eight touchdowns with two interceptions on 28-for-53 passing.
Dye, who is headed to Oregon, rushed for a career-high 268 yards and scored four touchdowns on 23 carries in the Cougars’ 45-0 nonleague victory over Chino Hills. Dye rushed for 135 yards on seven carries in the first quarter and added another 93 yards on nine carries in the second quarter. Dye has 592 rushing yards in three games since returning from an ankle injury.
He had six receptions for 117 yards and two touchdowns and returned an interception 101 yards for a touchdown as the Warriors defeated Don Lugo of Chino, 35-14, for their first win of the season. Rahlwes, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound junior. has 29 receptions for 490 yards and six touchdowns this season. He also is Troy’s punter.
Thompson passed for two touchdowns and rushed for another touchdown to lead the Vikings to the 27-13 victory over Cantwell-Sacred Heart. Thompson completed seven of 12 passes for 104 yards and rushed for 30 on 11 carries to lead the Vikings to their first league victory since 2015.
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