Freedom Junior Herschel Turner Jr. is SBLive’s Northern California Athlete of the Week (Nov. 3-5)

Herschel Turner Jr. ended his junior season with a bang. His Freedom-Oakley teammates and coaches now have 2023 to look forward to.

The standout running back broke for 287 rushing yards with 31 carries (9.3 average) and four touchdowns in a season-ending 46-16 loss to Deer Valley-Antioch. He finished the season with 911 yards and 133 carries in nine games, followed by 14 touchdowns.

Turner was good from the backfield and also had 26 catches for 280 yards and two more points, along with 37 tackles on defense from his cornerback spot. The 5-foot-9, 190-pounder has a bright future.