South Bay/Peninsula Players of Week

Ben Roach of Los Altos roasted the kick coverage of Saratoga Lynbrook twice on 80-yard touchdown returns en route to earning one of this week's top honors from the Peninsula/South Bay region of the CCS. Photo: Courtesy Los Altos H.S.

Ben Roach of Los Altos roasted the kick coverage of San Jose Lynbrook twice on 80-yard touchdown returns en route to earning one of this week’s top LE BOULANGER honors from the Peninsula/South Bay region of the CCS. Photo: Courtesy Los Altos H.S.

Presented by LE BOULANGER bakery, this is the latest in a new feature highlighting the most outstanding players from the South Bay/Peninsula region of the CIF Central Coast Section. This week’s three honorees are Zach Silva from Pioneer of San Jose, Charlie Roth from Menlo School of Atherton and Ben Roach of Los Altos.CLICK HERE for details on how South Bay/Peninsula football fans can win 2 free San Francisco 49ers tickets.

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Le Boulanger South Bay/Peninsula
Offensive Player of the Week

Zach Silva (Pioneer, San Jose) Sr.
After losing their opener to West Catholic Athletic League powerhouse Valley Christian of San Jose, Silva and the Mustangs have been hitting their stride. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound dual-threat quarterback shined last week in a 55-28 Mount Hamilton League opening win over cross-town Piedmont Hills. Silva had his second-straight very solid game of the year to help his team improve to 3-1 this season. Besides going 13-of-18 for 254 yards and four TDs, he had a fifth score on a 22-yard run. Two weeks ago in a 40-29 upset of Pacifica Terra Nova, he accounted for all six of his team’s touchdowns, completing 19-of-22 passes for 210 yards and five TDs, and hitting pay dirt an a 7-yard run.

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Le Boulanger South Bay/Peninsula
Defensive Player of the Week

Charlie Roth (Menlo School, Atherton) Jr.
The Knights’ 6-foot-1, 210-pound junior was outstanding on both sides of the ball in a 28-7 victory over Soquel, and could be a multi-purpose winner if we had that category for this honor like we do in some statewide awards. Even without being the key to Menlo’s offense, his nine tackles (eight solo) with three for losses was pretty impressive itself in earning this award. Add a career-high 123 yards on 19 carries with two TDs and you have a superb all-around effort. Roth didn’t have any sacks in the Soquel game but the linebacker/defensive end has 7.5 this season.

Le Boulanger South Bay/Peninsula
Special Teams Player of the Week

Ben Roach (Los Altos) Jr.
In a game of big plays Roach had two of the biggest in a high-scoring 61-12 win over San Jose Lynbrook. Three different Eagles had two or more touchdowns and Roach had three. He only touched the ball for two rushes but one of them went 55 yards for a score. Roach also returned both the opening and another kickoff 80 yards for touchdowns, which is why he was selected for special teams this week. Ben’s teammate, Max Higareda, could have won a multi-purpose award as well. The sophomore registered four scores on a pair of 61-yard dashes to paydirt, a 28-yard TD run and a 15-yard pass reception.

Note: To send in nominations for next week’s LE BOULANGER South Bay/Peninsula Players of the Week, send info to markjtennis@gmail.com or to marketingharold@gmail.com. Please include usable photo if possible as well, which means not from a newspaper or major national website.

Harold Abend is the associate editor of CalHiSports.com and the vice president of the California Prep Sportswriters Association. He can be reached at marketingharoldabend@gmail.com. Don’t forget to follow him on Twitter: @HaroldAbend

Mark Tennis is the co-founder and publisher of CalHiSports.com. He can be reached at markjtennis@gmail.com. Don’t forget to follow Mark on the Cal-Hi Sports Twitter handle: @CalHiSports


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