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Vote early and often for this week’s American Chevrolet Small-School Athlete of the Week. The poll closes Tuesday at 10 p.m.
Here are the Week 6 candidates, in alphabetical order:
Dalton Durossette, Central Catholic: Durossette had quite the weekend. The Raiders quarterback completed nine of his 14 passes for 161 yards and four touchdowns and then sat the final two quarters of Central Catholic’s 48-7 rout of East Union. He then spent the weekend on unofficial visits to Santa Clara and Saint Mary’s, both of whom are interested in the 6-foot-3 pitching prospect. To vote, click here.
Trey Longstreth, Gregori: Longstreth delivered on both sides of the ball as the Jaguars won their fourth consecutive game, pulling away from Modesto in a battle of top-10 programs. Longstreth had two receptions for 104 yards and two touchdowns, and then punctuated the victory with a 67-yard interception return for a score. To vote, click here.
Jaren Phillips, Golden Valley: The Cougar running back covered a lot of ground in Golden Valley’s 42-27 victory over Central Valley. Phillips rushed for 284 yards and two touchdowns on 34 carries as the Cougars continued a turnaround season under first-year coach Rick Martinez. To vote, click here.
Mason Reel, Buhach Colony: Reel highlighted another strong performance by the Thunder defense in a 53-12 victory over El Capitan. Reel had a team-high 11 tackles and two sacks, and he also recovered a fumble as Buhach Colony avoided a letdown with large-school No. 2 Merced looming. To vote, click here.
Xavier Rodriguez, Davis: Rodriguez set a school record with 473 yards through the air. The senior completed 28 of his 48 passes, including five touchdowns in the Spartans’ 61-40 loss to Western Athletic Conference-leading Pacheco. For the season, Rodriguez ranks among the Sac-Joaquin Section's best with 2,131 yards and 20 touchdowns against just four interceptions. To vote, click here.
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