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Whichever ways the victories were summoned, multiple area teams have kids worthy of the Player of the Week award.
St. Joseph's defense put together a sterling performance Friday night in a league win.
Lompoc's offense was the showstopper in the Braves' Channel League victory last week.
Santa Ynez had a more balanced effort, with its offense and defense dominating in a 47-7 win over Channel Islands.
The only athletes to win Player of the Week this fall outside of the Santa Maria Valley are from Santa Ynez as quarterback Gildred and kicker Leo Valencia both won the honor earlier this season. Santa Maria's Jacob Nava won the award after the first week of the season. Righetti's Braden Claborn, Pioneer Valley's Adan Rubalcava, VCA's Jacob Sanders, Gildred, Righetti's Ryan Boivin, Righetti's Elias Martinez and Valencia then won the award.
The complete list of candidates and their stats from last week can be found below:
Anthony Moreno, St. Joseph LBUpdated
For St. Joseph, it's defensive leader Anthony Moreno, who helped the Knights pitch their first shutout of the season in a 28-0 Mountain League win over Pioneer Valley.
Anthony Moreno, St. Joseph LB: led Knights' defense in 28-0 shutout win over Pioneer Valley.
Deville Dickerson, Lompoc WR/DB/KRUpdated
Lompoc had two players put on particularly special victories, both on offense.
Senior Deville Dickerson found the end zone five times in three different ways in the Braves' 64-28 win over Oxnard, ending the team's five-game losing streak and keeping their playoff hopes alive.
Deville Dickerson, Lompoc WR/DB/KR: 1 carry, 19 yards, TD; seven catches, 187 yards, 3 TDs; kick return TD, 2-point conversion in 64-28 win over Oxnard.
Cavin Ross, Lompoc QB/LBUpdated
The Braves' quarterback, junior Cavin Ross, accounted for six touchdowns in the win. He threw three touchdowns to Dickerson, two to running back Sheldon Canley Jr. and ran for another.
Cavin Ross, Lompoc QB/LB: 13 of 19 passing for 255 yards, 5 TDs, INT; 6 carries, 45 yards, TD; 1 tackle, TFL in win over Oxnard.
Luke Gildred, Santa Ynez QBUpdated
Over in Santa Ynez, Luke Gildred, the Pirates' quarterback, used his arm and his legs to power the Pirates to their seventh win of the season. Gildred threw three touchdowns and ran for another as the Pirates pounded Channel Islands.
Luke Gildred, Santa Ynez QB: 8 for 11 passing, 140 yards, 3 TDs; 4 carries, 100 yards, TD in 47-7 win over Channel Islands.
Isaac Moran, Santa Ynez LB/RBUpdated
Isaac Moran, a junior, helped power the Pirate defense, finishing the game with 14 total tackles, three tackles-for-loss and a sack in the Santa Ynez win.
Isaac Moran, Santa Ynez LB/RB: 5 carries, 20 yards; 1 catch, 18 yards; 14 total tackles, 3 TFLs, 1 sack in win over Channel Islands.
Max Perrett, Arroyo Grande QBUpdated
Arroyo Grande's junior quarterback Max Perrett had another strong outing as the Eagles crushed the Titans 37-14. He topped 200 yards passing and threw two scores as the Eagles rolled to a 37-14 win Saturday. Can he keep it going Friday in the big game against Paso Robles? We'll find out.
Max Perrett, Arroyo Grande QB: 11 for 20, 202 yards, 2 TDs, INT in 37-14 win over Nipomo.
Sean Swain, VCA QBUpdated
Over in the 8-man realm, Valley Christian suffered a wild 88-56 loss at Coast Union Saturday night. In that one, junior QB Sean Swain threw for 177 yards and two scores and also rushed for two touchdowns. He also stepped up on defense and made nine tackles and recovered a fumble. He then handled kicking duties and knocked through three touchbacks on kickoffs.
Sean Swain, VCA QB: 12 for 23 passing, 177 yards, 2 TDs, INT; 10 carries, 60 yards, 2 TDs; 9 total tackles, fumble recovery in 88-56 loss to Coast Union.