Logan Vallo, San Diego Mesa Football), a 6-foot-0, 200-pound running back from Yucca Valley High School, rushed for 145 yards and touchdowns of 12 yards, 1 yard and 3 yards to lift the Olympians to a 41-38 win over San Bernardino Valley in the teams' Mountain Conference opener. Vallo has been one reason the Olympians are 5-1 on the season and top-ranked in Southern California in the non-playoff-eligible American Division. Mesa became bowl eligible with the win.
Chance Eskam (Palomar Wrestling), the defending CCCAA California State heavyweight champion who prepped at Carlsbad High School and transferred from Arizona State, made his 2017 debut with a first-period pin victory in a non-conference match against Rio Hondo. Then, in the Southern California Community College Duals Championships the Comets hosted on Saturday, he won all his matches by either pin in the first period or by default when opposing teams pulled out their heavyweights so they wouldn't have to face him. Eskam then pinned his final opponent of the tournament in 8 seconds.
Tony Williams (College of the Desert Football), a 5-foot-10, 193-pound running back out of Indio Shadow Hills High School, rushed for 207 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries and tacked on a 7-yard reception as the Roadrunners won a rivalry game from Mt. San Jacinto 43-36. COD won the teams' Mountain Conference opener by scoring with 11 seconds remaining.
Andre Carruitero, San Bernardino Valley Soccer), a sophomore midfielder from Citrus Hills High School in Perris, scored the first goal of the game in the ninth minute, then broke the game open with another goal in the 49th minute, in a 4-1 victory over San Diego City College.
PCAC 2017-18 MEN'S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Sept 4 Matt Romero, Palomar Football
Armando Herrera, San Bernardino Valley Football
Sep. 11 Sheriron Jones, Mt. San Jacinto Football
Nick Como, San Bernardino Valley Football
Sept 18 Lance Diaz, San Bernardino Valley Soccer
Austin Holt, College of the Desert Football
Sept 25 Ronald Beeson, Southwestern Soccer
Noah Shoeman, College of the Desert Football
Oct 2 Sergio Ayon, Southwestern Football
Oct 8 Max Perlin, San Diego Mesa Water Polo
Oct 15 Oscar Montano, Imperial Valley Soccer
Colin Baehman, MiraCosta Soccer