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 Sept. 26 to Oct. 1, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, Oct. 7.

Jalani Eason

Eason had 432 total yards — 364 passing and 68 rushing — with five total touchdowns to lead Serra to a 41-30 Mission League win over Loyola.

Eric Melesio
Norte Vista

Melesio rushed for 251 yards on 39 carries and three touchdowns — including the game-winning 67-yard winner with 3:12 remaining — in a 35-32 nonleague victory over Fontana Summit. Through five games, Melesio is the Inland area’s leading rusher with 1,313 yards.

Billy Bowens
Redlands East Valley

Bowens had his second straight huge week at wide receiver to lead the Wildcats to another Citrus Belt League victory. Against Carter, he caught eight passes for 174 yards and three touchdowns (27, 33 and 30 yards) in a 35-12 win. A week ago, he had 122 yards receiving and three more touchdowns in a win over Yucaipa.

Tristan Gebbia

The Nebraska recruit put together a spectacular performance Friday, throwing for 512 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-21 nonleague victory at Valencia, including a dazzling 35-yard run where he shook a few defenders.

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Ernesto Camacho

Camacho threw for two touchdown passes and ran for two more as Arroyo beat previously undefeated South El Monte. Camacho finished with 292 yards passing as Arroyo improved to 5-1 and put a stranglehold on first place in the Mission Valley League.

Austin Osborne
Mission Viejo

Osborne had five touchdown receptions in the Diablos’ 55-14 win over El Toro. That is the second-most touchdowns receptions in a game in Orange County history. The junior, who was All-County first team last season, finished with six receptions for 222 yards. For the season, Osborne (6-foot-3, 185 pounds) has 17 catches for 476 yards and nine touchdowns.

Mitchell Fargo

In two matches this week, the Gauls standout managed nine goals, 10 draws and five steals. He notched five goals, eight draws and two steals in a 15-11 loss to Bonita on Tuesday, then added four goals, two draws and three steals an 8-7 win at Rowland on Thursday. On the season Fargo has tallied a team-high 95 goals, 61 draws and 80 steals.

Christian Swint

Last Friday against Millikan, Swint led Compton to its first league win on the field since 2012, 36-34 behind 30 carries for 334 yards and five touchdowns from Swint. He also had an 85-yard kickoff return. In total, Swint had all five of his team’s scores as well as 419 total yards. The Tarbabes won on a missed field goal by Millikan as time expired.

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