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 email@example.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.
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.