Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from Sept. 5 to Sept. 10, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, Sept. 16.
Fresno State-bound Jeune scored four total touchdowns —- a 67-yard fake punt run, an 80-yard kick return and reception retuirns of 80 and 40 yards — to lead Morningside (1-1) in a 35-14 nonleague road win over Compton Centennial.
Long Beach Wilson
Franky Narez caught a fourth-quarter touchdown pass to put LB Wilson up 16-13. Then with time winding down on the ensuing drive, the Saints were inside the 5-yard line, Narez sprinted into the backfield to recover a fumble and seal the victory over St. Anthony.
The San Diego State recruit turned in a prolific performance to help Burroughs notch its first victory of the season, a 26-21 nonleague victory over Royal. Bell had a whopping 46 carries for 236 yards and three touchdowns.
San Juan Hills
The senior nose guard recorded four sacks and six tackles for loss to help the Stallions (3-0) defeat Capistrano Valley, 17-10. “He was very disruptive,” Coach Aaron Flowers said. “And (he) played every snap at center on offense, too.”
Reyes scored six touchdowns – on runs of 22, 1, 70, 84, 67 yards, as well as on a 74-yard touchdown catch – and accounted for 420 yards of offense (333 rushing on 17 carries and three catches for 87 yards) in Elsinore’s 42-24 victory over Irvine Beckman. The 420 yards was 80.4 percent of the Tigers’ entire offensive production in the game.
Jones was a key factor in Upland’s 44-34 nonleague victory over REV, rushing for 211 yards on 20 carries. He scored his first two touchdowns of the season, one from 57 and the other from 2 yards. He has stepped into the role of top running back in fine fashion and now has 314 yards on 39 carries this season after finishing with just 14 carries for 138 yards in a reserve role last year.
The quarterback continued the excellent start to his season by posting another huge performance in Damien’s rout of Claremont last Friday. He threw for 430 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for a score for the Spartans (3-0). Bryan made sure the game was decided early, leading his team to five first-half scoring drives.
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