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PREP ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

 

Week 13

OFFENSE

ELELYON NOA, Helix

Noa, a 5-feet-8, 175 pounds sophomore tailback, rushed 35 times for a career-high of 302 yards, including touchdown runs of 3, 40, 1 and 48 yards as the Highlanders defeated San Marcos, 62-41, in the San Diego CIF Open Division semifinals.

 

DEFENSE

TORREY MACK, MONTE VISTA

Mack, a senior defensive back, jumped a screen route with perfect timing for an interception and returned it 34 yards for a touchdown late in the first half to give the Monarchs a 17-0 lead en route to a 30-20 win over host University City in the San Diego CIF Division 4 semfinals.


Week 13

OFFENSE

DEONTAE MCKINNEY, Steele Canyon

McKinney, a senior tailback scored three touchdowns in the first half and four for the game, as he rushed for 275 yards on 29 carries to help the Cougars scat past Bishop’s, 61-52, in the San Diego CIF Division 2 quarterfinal.

 

DEFENSE

CHRISTOPHER ALVARADO, Helix

On a team full of marquee stars, Alvarado, a junior, took his turn in the spotlight against Madison in the SDCIF Open Division quarterfinals with two sacks and helped on several gang pile tackles on the Warhawks star running back.


Week 12

OFFENSE

JORDAN ANDERSON, Steele Canyon

Anderson, a senior wide receiver, caught touchdown passes of 54 and 12 yards in the first quarter to help Steele Canyon to the early lead in a 28-22 victory over visiting Mira Mesa in the opening round of the San Diego CIF Division 2 playoffs.

 

DEFENSE

ALEX LEMON, Mount Miguel

Lemon, a senior linebacker, had 10 tackles, including a sack, five solo tackles and 3 1/2 tackles for loss as the Matadors limited host Escondido to just 179 total yards in a 27-18 San Diego CIF Division 3 road playoff victory at The Den.


Week 11

OFFENSE

JESSE MATTHEWS, Christian

Matthews, a senior captain, caught three touchdown passes, including the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter as the playoff-bound Patriots upset No. 10 Point Loma, 44-37. Matthews had six catches for 88 yards overall in the game.

 

DEFENSE

ROBERT WHITEHEAD, Steele Canyon

Whitehead had two interceptions inside the red zone, a fumble recovery, a defended pass and a fourth-and-goal tackle Friday night in the Cougars’ 28-7 Grossmont Hills League win over El Capitan.


 

Week 9

OFFENSE

ELSHADDAI LEVI, Monte Vista

Levi, a junior FB/DE, scored on runs of 8 and 2 yards in the first quarter, then added a 1-yard dive in the third quarter a 50-0 win over El Cajon Valley. On Defense, he had five tackles, including a sack and another for loss, and a forced fumble on special teams that resulted in a touchdown.

DEFENSE

ZACH JONES, Grossmont

Jones, a senior, had a night to remember in Grossmont’s 51-14 Grossmont Hills League win over Steele Canyon. Jones had an interception and 77-yard return, and eight tackles, including two sacks.


Week 8

OFFENSE

SHEVELL STERLING Jr., Grossmont

Sterling Jr., a senior, rushed 22 times for 166 yards and four touchdowns in Grossmont’s 54-26 Grossmont Hills League win over Valhalla.

DEFENSE

DAVID LIPSCOMB, Steele Canyon

Lipscomb, a junior, stepped into a starting linebacker role and helped the Cougars to a big Grossmont Hills League win at West Hills with a blocked punt recovery for a touchdown, a sack, a forced fumble and five tackles.


Week 7

OFFENSE

ISAIAH WOODEN, Helix

Wooden, a senior, had two punt returns – of 75 and 63 yards – for touchdowns and caught three passes for 63 yards, including a touchdown in Helix’s 41-7 win over host Steele Canyon.

DEFENSE

CAMERON WILL, Mountain Empire

Will, a junior outside linebacker, had 20 tackles, including nine solo, and a sack in the Red Hawks’ 44-13 win in Anza over the Hamilton Bobcats.


Week 6

OFFENSE

THOMAS FISHBURNE, Steele Canyon

Fishburne, a senior, passed for four touchdowns and 268 yards to lead the Cougars past previously unbeaten Mira Mesa, 52-26, in a Homecoming contest. He was 18-for-25 throwing, rushed 13 times for 44 yards and booted one field goal and seven point-after tries.

 

DEFENSE

ETHEN BISHOP, Granite Hills

Bishop, a 5-foot-7, 160-lb. sophomore, led the Eagles’ gang-tackle approach in a 28-7 smothering of El Capitan on Homecoming. No one was more active than Bishop, who was in on seven stops, including one for loss, and he had two pass break-ups at the goal line as Granite Hills stymied the Vaqueros after El Cap scored on its first possession.


Week 5

OFFENSE

BROOKS MOUTAW, Santana

In his first varsity game, Moutaw, a sophomore, rushed for 170 yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries, helping the Sultans win 50-43 over Vincent Memorial in a game played in El Centro.

 

DEFENSE

AMIR HARRIS, Steele Canyon

Harris, had six tackles, a fumble recovery, and a sack, helping lead the Cougar defense, which held Otay Ranch scoreless over the final three quarters in a 14-13 road victory.


Week 4

OFFENSE

CADE WEAVER, West Hills

Weaver, a senior, had two touchdown receptions, including a 37-yard score in the fourth quarter, then kicked a game-winning 42-yard field goal as time expired, lifting the Wolf Pack to a 23-20 win over host Mount Miguel.

 

DEFENSE

LANDON WOOD, Santana

Wood, a senior linebacker/tight end, had two sacks and also had two touchdown receptions on offense, as the Sultans shut out visiting Clairemont, 31-0.


Week 3

OFFENSE

JAHMON MCCLENDON, Monte Vista

McClendon, a junior running back, set a Monte Vista school-record of 333 yards in the the Monarchs’ 35-27 win over visiting Patrick Henry. He scored all five touchdowns in the victory. McClendon had over 200 yards and four touchdowns in the first half.

DEFENSE

CHANCE LOVATO, El Capitan

In the fourth quarter with Valley Center driving down 14-13, Lovato, a senior, blitzed on a third-down play and recorded a sack for a 9-yard loss, driving the Jags out of possible field goal range with 2:17 left. On the next play, on fourth-and-16 from the 34, Lovato recorded an interception at the 7-yard line to ice the game for the Vaqueros.

 


 

WEEK 2

OFFENSE

JORDIN YOUNG, West Hills

Young, a junior, completed 13-of-16 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing 11 times for 75 yards and a score, leading the Wolf Pack to the rivalry win over Santana in the Mayor’s Cup game in West Santee.

DEFENSE

SANTINO PACHECO, Mount Miguel

Pacheco, a senior, had two sacks and nine tackles in the Matadors’ 15-6 win over Chula Vista. On offense, the 5-foot-11, 180-pounder had five receptions for 50 yards, including a touchdown


WEEK 1

OFFENSE

BRADLEY JEREMIAH, Christian

Edit: Top_Dawg Network

Jeremiah, a senior, had one of the most prolific passing games in section history, throwing for 532 yards and seven touchdowns on the road in a 60-33 win over Hurricane, Utah. Jeremiah was 26-for-38 and also scored a rushing touchdown.

 

DEFENSE

RASHAD SCOTT, Helix

Scott, a senior bound for San Diego State University, had four interceptions against visiting Herriman, Utah, including returning one for a 32-yard touchdown. He also had two receptions, including one for a score.

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