Every week, publications from 11 properties of the Southern California newsgroup (Orange County Register, LA Daily News, Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts , Whittier Daily News and Pasadena-Star News) select Athletes of the Week for their respective region.
Each athlete is then included in the overall Southern California Athlete of the Week vote.
Click on the newspaper link below their name to read about last week’s athlete’s performance, and then vote for who you think deserves top honors.
Readers are allowed to vote multiple times. Polling ends at midnight, but the final total is not always visible immediately due to processing.
Voted Female Athlete of the Week
Overall winner will be announced Friday, September 17th.
Voting Vote at the bottom of the page.
Dylan Gebia, Alemani: Gabia was stellar in Alemanni’s first win over Oakes Christian as she threw for 292 yards on 13 of 17 passings and three touchdowns. He added 10 rushes for 101 yards and three scores, a total of six touchdowns in the Warriors’ 56–21 victory.
Jesse Carmona, Ganesh: Carmona ran for 300 yards and 5 touchdowns and also completed 7 of 14 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Giants to a 48–34 nonleague win over Pomona. That win was Ganesh’s first win over Pomona since 1978, breaking a 17-game skid in the series. Carmona topped the 3,000-yard passing mark for the rest of her career and went within 82 yards of 3,000 career rushing yards. He also scored six extra points in the game and recorded four tackles on defense.
Eliza Mitchell, El Rancho: The senior quarterback of the Dons is one of the leaders going through the field and has helped his squad start 4-0. He had the best game of the season in a 41-16 win over Montebello last week. He completed 16 of 21 passes for 274 yards and threw four touchdown passes, which included an 84-yard scoring pass.
Jacob Galloway, Banning: San Jose State Commit Galloway didn’t need a breakout game, but he turned into one if you didn’t pay attention to him. The senior running back ran for 385 yards on 31 carries with four touchdowns in a 54-40 win over North Torrance.
Darius Cowens, Pacific: The Mariners quarterback produced a total of 457 yards in his 54-49 non-league win over Canyon. Cowens (6-2, 185) completed 16 of 29 passes for 299 yards and a touchdown, reaching for 158 yards and touchdowns on 15 carries. “Darius was cramping really badly (late in the game),” Pacific coach Vinnie Lopez said. “But we said, ‘Man, you gotta get the ball right here at the end.’ So he’s running hard-legged, still getting a pop for 30 yards.”
Malachi Nelson, Los Alamitos: The Oklahoma-bound quarterback threw for 370 yards and two touchdowns and ran for the winning score as the Griffins rallied to a 34-31 victory over CIF Central Section No. 1 team Clovis Buchanan. Nelson completed 27 of 35 passes and joined Mackai Lemon on a 64 and 18-yard TD. Nelson’s 5 yard run with 3 minutes to play made the difference in the win. He has completed 66 percent of his throws this season with only three interceptions for 1,074 yards and 11 touchdowns.