Each week, releases from the 11 properties of the Southern California News Group (Orange County Register, LA Daily News, Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts , Whittier Daily News and Pasadena-Star News) select the athletes of the week for their respective regions.
Each athlete then participates in the overall vote for Southern California Athlete of the Week.
Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance over the past week, then vote on who you think deserves the top honor.
Readers can vote multiple times. Voting ends at midnight, but final totals are not always displayed immediately due to processing.
GIRL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK VOTING
The overall winner will be announced on Friday, 11/18
poll at the bottom of the page.
Damonte Bias, Leuzinger: Bias led the Olympians to a 21-13 win over Sherman Oaks Notre Dame in the CIF-SS Division 5 Quarterfinals. The junior gained 178 yards on 17 carries and had two touchdowns. He also had three receptions for 26 yards. Leuzinger plays in the semifinals at Etiwanda on Friday.
Jason Hong, South Pasadena: Hong’s best two games of the season were in the CIF Southern Section Division 11 playoffs. After carrying the ball 37 times for 306 yards and four touchdowns in a 43–35 first-round win over Yucca Valley, Hong once again dominated in the quarterfinals. He carried the ball 37 times, rushed for 235 yards and had three touchdowns in a 35-21 win over St. Margaret’s. The Tigers meet Bellflower at home in the semifinals on Friday.
Jonathan Carcarey, Orange Lutherans: He scored five goals in the Lancers’ 11-10 win over Corona del Mar in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 semifinals and five goals in the 11-7 win over Foothill in the division finals. Carcarey, a utility player, had missed half the season with a broken finger. “When he came back his determination was unstoppable,” said Jacob Moore, Orange Lutheran coach. “He’s an incredibly intelligent water polo player.”
Dillon Gresham, San Jacinto: Gresham caught 10 passes for 238 yards, set career highs in both categories, and scored three touchdowns as the Tigers beat Oak Park 51-32 in a CIF Southern Section Division 6 quarterfinal game. He also scored on the defensive side of the ball, intercepting two passes. Gresham has 18 receptions for 434 yards and seven touchdowns in San Jacinto’s first two playoff games. This season he has caught 63 passes for 1,397 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Pierce Clarkson, St John Bosco: Clarkson completed 21 of 27 passes for 325 yards and five touchdowns in St. John Bosco’s 49-14 win over Orange Lutheran in the CIF-SS Division 1 Playoff Quarterfinals on Friday, November 11. Louisville’s signing also ran for 70 yards and a touchdown. Bosco will play at Mission Viejo on Friday for a chance to advance to the Division 1 championship game on November 25 at the Rose Bowl.
Dijon Stanley, Granada Hills: Utah’s signing affected the game on Friday, Nov. 11, in the Highlanders’ loss to South Gate, 64-28, in the City Section Division I Quarterfinals. Stanley rushed for 256 yards and five touchdowns on 16 carries, and in on defense, he had an interception that he returned for a score, bringing his TD total to six.