La Habra QB Justin Gil voted SBLive’s Southern California High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to La Habra quarterback Justin Gil for being voted SBLive’s Southern California High School Athlete of the Week for March 8-14!

In Gil’s varsity debut, the sophomore completed 14-19 passes for 185 yards, and had both a passing and rushing touchdown. La Habra defeated reigning CIFSS Division 2 finalist Chaminade 35-16.

Gil received 42.05% of the vote, beating out Mira Costa WR Thomas Southey who finished second with 35.29%. Granite Hills RB Joaquin Thomas finished third with 10.11% and Helix RB Christian Washington finished fourth with 4.12%. There were over 30,000 votes tallied this week!

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Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of March 8-14:

Rayshon Luke, St. John Bosco RB: Luke ran for two touchdowns of 67 and 17 yards, and also had a 42-yard reception in a 42-21 win over Sierra Canyon.

Katin Houser, St. John Bosco QB: In his debut as a Brave, Houser threw for two touchdowns in under three quarters of action.

David Rasor, Corona del Mar QB: Rasor threw for three touchdowns in a 38-21 win over Palos Verdes.

Tommy Griffin, Corona del Mar FS/WR: Griffin had two receiving touchdowns and seven tackles (one for loss).

Devin Samples, Long Beach Poly RB: Samples ran for 162 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-21 win over Serra Gardena.

Charlie Mirer, Cathedral Catholic QB: The junior passed for 181 yards and had three touchdown passes in the Dons opening week 41-0 victory over Torrey Pines.

Jack Kilpatrick, Cathedral Catholic RB: The senior running back caught three passes for 89 yards and was on the receiving end of two of Mirer’s three touchdown passes.

Dennis Andrew, Orange Glen QB: Andrew started his junior season with a bang, passing for 506 yards and seven touchdowns in the Patriot’s loss to Santa Fe Christian on Friday.

Christian Washington, Helix RB: Washington had 328 all-purpose yards, a receiving touchdown, and a kickoff return for a touchdown in the opening week loss to St. Augustine.

Trey Bradford, San Marcos DB: The Fordham-signee had six tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown in the Knight’s 9-7 loss to La Costa Canyon on Friday.

Justus McComb, Granite Hills QB: The Southwest Minnesota State-signee started his season strong with 118 passing yards and three touchdowns against Valhalla. He also added another touchdown on the ground.

Joaquin Thomas, Granite Hills RB: Thomas had a huge night against Valhalla, carrying eight times for 160 yards and three touchdowns. He also had a ten-yard touchdown reception.

Braeden Boyles, Edison QB: Boyles only attempted nine passes in a 55-7 blowout of Trabuco Hills, but he completed seven of them for four touchdowns. 

Malachi Nelson, Los Alamitos QB: Nelson completed 13-23 passes for 249 yards and three touchdowns in a 59-0 rout of Millikan.

Makai Lemon, Los Alamitos WR/DB: Lemon caught for 115 yards and a touchdown on offense, and had an interception on defense. 

Lane Broderick, Los Alamitos DB/RB: Broderick had a touchdown rushing, a touchdown receiving, and a blocked punt.

Brandon Roberts, Sunny Hills RB: Roberts turned nine carries into 143 yards and four touchdowns in a 56-14 win over Fountain Valley.

Vince Silva, Sunny Hills RB/LB: Silva ran for 174 yards and a touchdown, and finished with over 200 yards of offense. He also made four tackles.

Nick Wilde, Sunny Hills DB: Wilde recorded 16 tackles and two passes defensed.

Ethan Pocci, Yorba Linda RB: Yorba Linda came up just short in a 24-23 loss against Newport Harbor, but Pocci gave it all he could with 186 yards and two touchdowns rushing.

Jack Jacobs, St. Francis QB: Jacobs led St. Francis to a 38-35 win over Mira Costa in his first varsity start with 390 yards and four touchdowns passing on 24-37 completion.

Bryson Reeves, St. Francis WR: Reeves caught for 151 yards and three TDs.

Thomas Southey, Mira Costa WR: Southey had 204 yards and four touchdowns on a school-record 12 receptions.

Casey Pavlik, Mira Costa QB: In his first ever varsity start, Pavlik completed 28 of 41 passes for 404 yards and five touchdowns.

Semaj Freeman, Oaks Christian RB: Freeman led Oaks to a 37-14 win over Paraclete with three rushing touchdowns.

Colt Fulton, Santa Margarita QB: Fulton completed 18-25 passes for 315 yards and five touchdowns as SM defeated Mayfair 54-16. He did so in under three quarters of action.

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