Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep QB Ray-John Spears voted SBLive’s Northern California High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep quarterback Ray-John Spears for being voted SBLive’s Northern California High School Athlete of the Week for Nov. 29-Dec. 5!

The senior led SHCP to a 31-7 win against Chico with three touchdown passes.

Spears received 46.34% of the vote, beating out Argonaut RB/DB Mateo Flores who finished second with 32.5%. Vanden WR/DB  Jamai East QB finished third with 8.25% and Bullard QB Roland Russo finished fourth with 6.17%. There were over 35,000 votes tallied this week! 

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

Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5:

Aiden “Ponyboy” Taylor, Central Catholic RB/LB: Taylor led the Raiders to a 44-41 win over Bullard with 24 carries for 281 yards and four touchdowns. He also returned two kickoffs for 105 yards, and was second on the defense with five tackles and a sack.

Kemauri Glenn, Wilcox RB/DB: Glenn lifted the Chargers to a 35-21 victory against Manteca 18 carries for 172 yards and two touchdowns, three catches for 103 yards and another tub, a 36-yard punt return, a 20-yard kick return, and five tackles. 

Blake Nichelson, Manteca RB: Despite the loss, Nichelson dominated running the ball with 31 carries for 344 yards and three touchdowns.

Ryan Osborne, Fall River QB/LB: In a 42-21 win over LeGrand, Osborne completed 11 of 17 passes for 94 yards and a touchdown, ran 16 times for 135 yards and two touchdowns, and made seven tackles.

Jalen Hankins, Liberty (Bakersfield) RB: While we normally have Kern County teams listed in the SoCal post, Liberty is in the NorCal post this week since it played Pittsburg in a CIF Northern Region Bowl Game. In the Patriots’ 35-7 win, Hankins ran for 127 yards and a touchdown, and had five catches for 58 yards.

Jason Oliver, Liberty (Bakersfield) WR/DB: Oliver caught for 57 yards and a career-high three touchdowns, registered four tackles and two pass break-ups on defense, and recorded 83 punt return yards.

Grant Buckey, Liberty (Bakersfield) DE: Buckey finished with nine tackles and team-highs of three tackles for loss, two sacks, and two QB-hurries, plus a forced fumble.

Jakobe Harmon, Pittsburg LB: Despite the loss, Harmon led the game with 12 solo tackles and 16 total tackles, plus one TFL and one sack. 

Tre Dimes, Vanden QB: Dimes led the Vikings to a 56-28 win over Windsor with 252 yards and five touchdowns passing on 12-20 completion.

Jamai East, Vanden WR/DB: East caught for a 64-yard touchdown and also had a 45-yard pick-six. 

Damian Escarcega, Windsor RB/LB: Escarcega was still able to have a standout game with 89 yards and three touchdowns rushing, 31 receiving yards, six tackles, an interception, and 183 all-purpose yards.

Jaivian Thomas, McClymonds RB: Thomas dominated in a 40-21 win against Campolindo running for three touchdowns and 239 yards on only 11 carries.

Charles Williams, Marin Catholic RB: Williams ran for all three of MC’s touchdowns in a 21-14 win over Escalon.

Owen Nash, Escalon WR/DB: Nash led the Cougars with 122 receiving yards and an interception.

Andrew Latu, Sacred Heart Prep RB: In a 20-0 win against University Prep, Latu caught for 80 yards and a touchdown, and also ran for 26 yards and another tub.

Mat Bucher, Sacred Heart Prep LB/TE: Bucher exploded for 17 tackles and three TFLs on defense, and had a 19-yard reception. 

Justin Guin, San Marin RB: Guin ran for 168 yards and two touchdowns as the Mustangs cruised past Sutter 35-7.

Beau Davis, Argonaut QB/LB: Davis led the Mustangs past St. Vincent de Paul 42-12 with a team-high 11 tackles (nine solo), 61 passing yards on 2-4 completion, and nine carries for 78 yards and three touchdowns.

Mateo Flores, Argonaut RB/DB: Flores ran for 147 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, and made six tackles.

Nicholas Fontanilla, Salesian College Prep QB: Fontanilla led The Pride to a 36-28 win over Aragon by completing 16 of 23 passes for 145 yards and four touchdowns, and running for 98 yards.

Devin Quinn, Salesian College Prep RB/DB: Quinn ran for 108 yards and two touchdowns, and recorded a key interception.

Roland Russo, Bullard QB: Russo completed 23 of 38 passes for 406 yards and 5 TDs in Bullard’s 41-44 loss to Central Catholic.

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