NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week

Our two defensive players of the week are Jaquille Bradford from San Diego Hoover (left) and Kyree Harvey from Salesian of Richmond. Photos: Hudl.com & courtesy school.

Our two defensive players of the week are Jaquille Bradford from San Diego Hoover (left) and Kyree Harvey from Salesian of Richmond. Photos: Hudl.com & courtesy school.


Only one is named from each region for offense, defense and special teams and we’re going to do our best to spread it around as much as possible. This week’s honors go to Eureka, Richmond, Moraga, Torrance, San Diego and Anaheim.

Note: For purposes of this feature, we are considering the CIF Central Section to be in the north.

To nominate a player for next week, email markjtennis@gmail.com by Monday at 12 noon and be sure to include a photo that we can use (which means it’s not from the local newspaper or from another web site). Please feel free to call at 209-463-9050 as well both for nominations or to see if your business or small company would like to become a sponsor for this weekly content. Thanks to Stockton office assistant Paul Muyskens for contributing to these selections and writeups.

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Cal-Hi Sports Northern California
Offensive Player of the Week

Noah Davis (St. Bernard’s, Eureka) Sr.
A player who we’ve considered in other weeks get the nod this week after completing 23 of his 30 pass attempts for 474 yards and six touchdowns during a 47-15 win over South Fork. Near the top of every quarterback passing category in the state behind Folsom’s Jake Browning, Davis passed for 461 yards and five touchdowns the week before in a win over Ferndale and earlier this season passed for 614 yards and eight touchdowns in a win over McKinleyville. Through six games, he has passed for 2,414 yards and 25 touchdowns and rushed for 190 yards for the 5-1 Crusaders.

Cal-Hi Sports Northern California
Defensive Player of the Week

Kyree Harvey (Salesian, Richmond) Sr.
The 6-foot, 215-pound outside linebacker had 3.5 sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 total tackles, with a forced fumble and fumble recovery as Salesian beat St Patrick St Vincent of Vallejo 27-14. Harvey is a very versatile athlete due to his size, speed, and athleticism with interest from Division 1 programs from the Mountain West Conference, such as San Diego State, San Jose State, Fresno State and Nevada. Thanks to Shanel Yates the Salesian coaching staff for sending in Kyree’s nomination. The Pride improved to 4-2 and is ranked No. 5 in this week’s CIF Division IV North bowl game rankings.

Cal-Hi Sports Northern California
Special Teams Player of the Week

Matt Blair (Campolindo, Moraga) Sr.
Since the second game of the season, Blair hasn’t missed a kick and he has been busy. He went 7 for 7 on extra points and kicked two field goals, including a season-long 43-yarder, for a total of 13 points as the Cougars moved to 7-0 with a 55-21 win over Alhambra of Martinez. For the year, he is 43 of 45 on extra points while going 5 for 6 on field goals. All three of his misses came in the second game of the season, but since then he has converted on all 37 of his kick scoring chances over the last five games. Campolindo will stay No. 1 in this week’s CIF Division III North state bowl game rankings.

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Cal-Hi Sports Southern California
Offensive Player of the Week

Tyree Harris (Torrance) Sr.
Making himself at home in the end zone, Harris rushed for 321 yards and seven touchdowns while adding an interception on defense as the Tartars opened up Pioneer League play with a 62-47 win over South of Torrance. Doing it from short or long distance, Harris twice scored on one-yard runs while having three of his seven touchdown runs come from at least 25 yards out, including a 57-yard scoring run. His interception came in the fourth quarter and helped set up a touchdown to make it a three-score game. At the end of last season, Harris emerged with a nine-carry, 172-yard playoff outing against Azusa. He’s only been getting better.

Cal-Hi Sports Southern California
Defensive Player of the Week

Jaquille Bradford (Hoover, San Diego) Sr.
Playing on both sides of the ball for the Cardinals, it’s on the defensive side where Bradford has made his biggest impact in the last few games. He recorded a season-best 16 tackles along with six sacks during a 14-7 win last Friday over Morse of San Diego. Before that game, he had just three sacks through the first five games. On the season, he has 48 solo tackles and a total of 57 tackles while also recovering two fumbles and tackling a ball carrier in the end zone for a safety. Last season, Bradford had 28 sacks in 11 games and had an eight-sack game to earn all-state honors. He’s 5-foot-11, 250 pounds.

Cal-Hi Sports Southern California
Special Teams Player of the Week

Andrew Acosta (Servite, Anaheim) Sr.
He made sure the Friars would open up the Trinity League portion of their schedule with a win as he calmly nailed a 31-yard field goal in the final seconds for a 28-25 win over Orange Lutheran. Before he could kick the game-winner in a matchup of state-ranked squads, the Lancers attempted to ice him by calling timeout. Acosta told OCSidelines that while he was “frustrated the first time they called the timeout” it was because “I just wanted to get it over with. I know what I’m capable of and I knew I was going to make it the whole time.” On the night, he didn’t miss a kick as he made two extra points and two field goals and on the season he is a perfect 28 for 28 on extra points and 6 of 7 on field goal attempts.

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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