Aptos WR Rio Cruz voted the America’s Tire Northern California High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Aptos wide receiver Rio Cruz for being voted SBLive’s America’s Tire Northern California High School Athlete of the Week for Sep. 6-12!

The senior caught for 160 yards and a touchdown and also ran for a touchdown in a 47-42 win against Palma.

Cruz received 39.33% of the vote, beating out Red Bluff RB Trey Hughes who finished second with 23%. Enterprise WR/DB Jahari Johnson finished third with 12.74% and Enterprise QB/CB Demarreya Lewis-Cooper finished fourth with 7.24%

We are currently accepting America’s Tire Northern California Athlete of the Week nominations. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email regan@scorebooklive.com or message us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveca. 

Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of Sep. 6-12:

Lauren Atis, Carondelet volleyball: Atis had 37 assists and 11 digs in a 3-2 loss to Foothill on Sept. 9.

Sabrina Moore, Salinas volleyball: Moore totaled 27 kills and 25 digs to lead Salinas to straight-set wins over Homestead and Notre Dame.

Sydney Su, Monta Vista volleyball: Su tallied 22 assists, 16 kills, 9 aces and 6 digs in a 3-2 win over Piedmont Hills.

Nicholas Coronado, Kimball QB: Coronado topped himself again last week in a 40-point win against Escalon, throwing for 516 yards and five touchdowns on 33-41 completion. He also had five carries for 50 yards.

Willie Clifton, Kimball WR/DB: Clifton was one of numerous other Jaguars who had monster games, finishing with 188 yards, two touchdowns, and a two-point conversion receiving while also recording seven tackles and an interception.

Micah Spomer, Kingsburg WR: Spomer was lethal no matter how he got the ball in a 47-6 rout of Kerman. He ran for 94 yards and two touchdowns on just four carries, caught for 134 yards and two touchdowns, and had a 95-yard kickoff return touchdown.

Charles Brown Jr., Pittsburg RB: Brown ran for 223 yards and two touchdowns, and caught for 42 yards and a TD in a 42-20 win against Valley Christian.

Damian Escarcega, Windsor RB/LB: Escarcega dominated in a 50-20 win against Montgomery, running for 257 yards and four touchdowns and also snagging an interception.

Jadyn Marshall, St. Mary’s (Stockton) WR/RB: Marshall led the Rams to a 38-10 win against St. Ignatius with 162 yards and two touchdowns rushing to go with over 100 receiving yards.

Zach Mojarro, Bishop Union RB: Mojarro ran for 240 yards and four touchdowns on just nine carries in a 68-0 crushing of Burroughs.

Cheveyo Marquez, Bishop Union WR/LB: Marquez anchored the Broncos’ defense with a pick-six, another interception, and seven tackles, and also had a receiving touchdown.

Jalen Moss, Menlo-Atherton WR/DB: Moss caught for 124 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-0 rout of Pleasant Valley. He also recorded an interception, a tackle for loss, and over 50 PR/KR yards.

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Lukas Habelt, Burlingame RB: Habelt ran for 112 yards and scored Burlingame’s only touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) in a 17-7 victory against Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep.

Zachary Denis, King’s Academy DE: Denis registered 18 tackles in a 20-19 win against Homestead.

Makoa Ah Too, Hillsdale RB: Ah Tou ran for 163 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-0 blowout of El Camino.

Jake Boyd, Los Gatos QB: Boyd completed 14 of 16 passes for 291 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-7 win against Live Oak.

Jake Ripp, Los Gatos LB/TE: Ripp registered 13 tackles, a tackle for loss, and a touchdown catch.

Troy Brucie, Sutter RB: In a 56-14 rout of Arcata, Brucie ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns on just seven carries, and also had a 23-yard touchdown catch.

Demarreya Lewis-Cooper, Enterprise QB/CB: Lewis-Cooper helped lead the Hornets to a 42-28 win against Paradise with 167 yards and three touchdowns passing on 8-11 completion to go with 163 rushing yards and a TD run. He also made three tackles, broke up a pass, and forced a fumble.

Jahari Johnson, Enterprise WR/DB: Johnson caught for 67 yards and a touchdown, returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown, made seven tackles, and grabbed a pick.

Trey Hughes, Red Bluff RB: Hughes went off for 238 yards and three touchdowns on the ground in a 35-13 victory against Corning.

Justice Madsen, Winters RB/LB: Madsen ran for 136 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-27 win versus Rio Vista, and added five tackles and a TFL.

TJ Hall, San Joaquin Memorial WR/DB: Hall helped lead the Panthers to a 34-10 win against Garces Memorial with two touchdown catches, 94 receiving yards, and two interceptions.

Jake Calcagno, California WR: Calcagno caught for 105 yards and four touchdowns as the Grizzlies put up 70 in a win against Freedom.

Santino Acevedo, Cardinal Newman RB/LB: Acevedo led the Cardinals to a 36-29 win over Vintage with 159 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, and eight tackles (one for loss).

Luke Souza, Acalanes QB: Souza erupted for 316 yards and five touchdowns passing on 14-16 completion in a 56-0 trouncing of Balboa.

Dante Antonini, St. Vincent de Paul LB/SS/WR: Antonini amassed 20 tackles, including two TFLS, in a 14-13 win against St. Helena. He also ran for a touchdown and finished with over 100 yards of total offense.

Henry Ellis, Petaluma QB: Ellis led the Trojans to a 54-7 rout of Piner with 64 yards and two touchdowns passing on 4-6 completion to go with 141 yards and three TDs rushing.

Kenny Lueth, Rocklin QB: Lueth threw for four touchdowns and over 300 yards in a 43-14 win against Capital Christian. He also ran for a touchdown.

Blake Nichelson, Manteca RB: Nichelson ran for 239 yards and four touchdowns and also caught for 41 yards and a touchdown to lead the Buffaloes over Turlock 44-36.

Reese Catchings, Oak Ridge RB: Catchings ran for 143 yards and two touchdowns in a one-point win against Elk Grove.

Brandon Seetahal, Antelope WR/DB: Seetahal helped the Titans to a 56-7 clubbing of River City with three touchdown catches, over 100 receiving yards, and a pick-six.

Tyler Peterson, Vista del Lago RB: Peterson ran for 275 yards and four touchdowns in a 47-37 win against Placer.

Aiden Santos, Vista del Lago DB: Santos led the Eagles’ defensively with two interceptions.

Johnny Bauser, Lincoln (Lincoln) QB: Bauser completed 18 of 24 passes for 280 yards and three TDs in a 51-7 domination of Roseville.

Derek Taylor, Hilmar TE/WR: Taylor caught for 119 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-21 victory against Sonora.

Luke Weaver, East Union QB: In a blowout win, Weaver torched Atwater for 379 yards and three touchdowns passing on 27-31 completion to go with 63 yards and two touchdowns rushing on just four carries.

Isaiah Bickham, Sheldon RB/WR/DB: Bickham ran for 194 yards and three touchdowns in a 39-13 win against Laguna Creek, and also recorded a pick.

Lamar Radcliffe, Sacramento RB: Radcliffe ran for 222 yards and four touchdowns as the Dragons blew out McNair 56-6.

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