Boys Athlete of the Week

VOTE: SoCal Prep Legends 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 Oct. 23 to Oct. 28, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, Nov. 3.

Voting poll at bottom of the page.

Dylan Ware
San Dimas
Ware was virtually unstoppable in leading San Dimas to a 48-42 victory over Northview that ended the Vikings’ 18-game league winning streak and forced a three-way tie for the league lead going into the final week. San Dimas, Covina and Northview are all tied for first. Ware rushed for 248 yards and scored five touchdowns on runs of 2, 10, 61, 37 and 33 yards.

Darius Perrantes
St. Francis
In a 77-27 win over Harvard-Westlake, Perrantes scored all five of his touchdowns in the first half. The junior threw for four touchdowns and ran for a 62-yard touchdown while helping the Golden Knights remain unbeaten at 9-0. Perrantes finished the day 10-for-13 passing with 276 yards and 82 rushing yards on seven carries.

Zaquand Irby
The 5-foot-7 running back rushed for 322 yards on 21 carries with touchdown runs of 63, 5, 55, 16, 54 and 7 yards in the Giants 55-14 Miramonte League win over Bassett on Friday. That yardage total gave him 2,239 on the season which broke the school’s single-season record. He also started at safety-linebacker and recorded five tackles for a loss including three seack. Irby has rushed for 175 yards or more in every game and has run for 200 or more six times.

Jacob Torres
Grand Terrace
The 6-foot-2, 230-pound defensive end helped the Titans to a 50-14 win over Kaiser that secured them a share of their first Sunkist League title.. He had five tackles, two for a loss, two quarterback pressures (one leading to an interception) and a fumble recovery and his presence was a factor in the team holding Kaiser’s Tyler Allgeier to a season-low 78 yards. On the season he has 52 tackles, 24 for a loss, 13 sacks, an interception, two fumble recoveries a forced fumble and two blocked punts.


Daniel Asiata
Villa Park
The junior linebacker recorded 12 total tackles, two sacks and returned an interception 22 yards for a touchdown in a 57-25 victory against rival Canyon. “Played awesome,” Villa Park coach Dusan Ancich said of Asiata. “(He) made three physically dominating tackles (and) eliminated any underneath passes to his side.”

Chris Venable
Venable continues to make big plays on both side of the ball for the Huskies. Venable had five catches for 149 yards on offense, and his touchdowns catches of 18 and 25 yards in the second half helped Centennial pull away for a 63-28 victory over Norco. Venable also had a 67-yard reception in the first half to set up Centennial’s first touchdown. On defense, Venable had an interception in the first half — his fifth of the season — and he forced and recovered a fumble in the second half. Both turnovers led to Centennial touchdowns.

Dutch Silverlake
West Torrance
Silverlake, a junior, had a busy night in the West’s 42-41 comeback win over Leuzinger. He had 15 tackles and an interception on defense. Silverlake returned a kick 95 yards for a touchdown, he had six receptions for 85 yards and two touchdowns and he was perfect on extra points, making six.

Qeanu Campbell-Caldwell
Campbell-Caldwell completed 17 of 25 passing attempts for 348 yards and five touchdowns in the Rams’ 46-20 victory over Wilson on Saturday. Campbell-Caldwell also had a rushing touchdown.

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