Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from Sept. 19 to Sept. 24, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, Sept. 30.
The quarterback engineered one of the biggest victories in the history of the Murrieta Valley program this pas weekend against highly-touted Oaks Christian. Bachmeier completed 18-of-24 passes for 408 yards and seven touchdowns in the Nighthawks’ 70-62 victory over Oaks Christian, which had been the top-ranked team in Division 2.
DeVaughn had 245 total yards – 209 rushing and 36 receiving – with seven total touchdowns to lead Chadwick in a 56-33 victory over Rolling Hills Prep on Friday in a nonleague eight-man win. DeVaughn scored four rushing touchdowns, caught two touchdowns and recovered a fumble in the end zone for his seventh score.
The senior running back helped Los Altos stay undefeated (5-0) by rushing for 263 yards on 26 carries. Nevens scored five touchdowns as the Conquerors left Orange County with a 35-23 win. Nevens has rushed for 1,072 yards and 19 touchdowns this season.
In Friday’s 35-28 win over Elsinore Carr rushed for 202 yards on 22 carries and had a pass reception for 24 yards, highlighted by four touchdowns. Carr scored his fourth touchdown of the night on a 35-yard run with 1:22 remaining for what proved to be the final margin of victory. If that weren’t enough he tallied 110 yards in special teams yardage on three returns. The USC committ now has 668 yards on 99 carries.
Rankins, a preseason All-Sun running back, had a huge game to help Aquinas stay undefeated. He had 19 carries for 336 yards and six touchdowns in a 56-29 win over Temecula Rancho Christian. The yards set a career high and the six touchdowns tied a career high.
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Opsahl knocked off defending league-champion Tanner Dutchover of Yucaipa to win Saturday’s Citrus Belt League opener at REV.
Robinson threw four touchdowns and 352 yards, and had two receiving touchdowns in a 45-35 nonleague win over Los Alamitos. One of his touchdown receptions was for 40 yards and gave JSerra a 45-28 lead late in the game.
Artesia is having its best start since 2008 thanks in large part to running back Jordan Benoit. Friday night in a narrow win over Bellflower, he rushed for three touchdowns and 207 yards on just 10 carries, including a breathtaking 93-yard touchdown run. His other touchdown runs were of 40 and 31 yards.
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