Each week, publications from the Southern California News Group’s 11 properties (Orange County Register, L.A. 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 region.
Each athlete is then entered into the overall Southern California Athlete of the Week vote.
Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from last week, and then vote for who you think deserves the top honor.
Readers are allowed to vote multiple times. Voting ends at midnight, but final totals aren’t always immediately reflected due to processing.
The overall winner will be announced on Friday, October 1.
Voting poll at bottom of the page.
Tobin O’Dell, Bishop Amat: Bishop Amat’s senior quarterback had his biggest game of the year in the most important game of the year against surging Damien, leading the Lancers to a 53-28 victory by accounting for five touchdowns. O’Dell threw for 219 yards and four touchdowns, and also rushed 11-yards for a touchdown. He also had a big 70 yard run in the third quarter that set up another TD.
Justyn Martin, Inglewood: The Sentinels wrapped up their nonleague schedule with a 44-7 win over Palos Verdes. Senior quarterback Justyn Martin led the way, completing 17 of 20 passes for 250 yards and four touchdowns.
Trevin Adams, CSDR: Adams, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound quarterback and linebacker, had one of his best all-around efforts in leading the Cubs to a 66-57 win over Downey Calvary Chapel. Adams passed for 236 yards and four touchdowns and also rushed for 241 yards and five touchdowns on 28 carries. The 477 yards of total offense was a career-best for Adams, who has accounted for 26 touchdowns in four games this season. Adams also led the Cubs defense with a career-high 16 tackles.
Travis Throckmorton, Simi Valley: Throckmorton threw for 313 yards and four touchdowns on 19 of 30 passing in Friday’s 63-34 win over Oxnard Pacifica. The Oregon State commit has totaled 1,411 yards passing with 13 touchdowns and just three interceptions in six games. He also has four rushing touchdowns this season. Simi Valley is 6-0.
Devin Samples, Long Beach Poly: The 5-foot-6, 160-pound running back rushed for 284 yards and four touchdowns on 35 carries to lead the Jackrabbits (2-3) to a 42-28 victory over Millikan. Samples gained 162 of those yards in the second half as Poly fended off a challenge from the Rams. His two fourth-quarter touchdowns — a 50-yard sprint and a 6-yard carry — secured the victory. Samples has 592 yards rushing and four TDs this season.
Brennan Foody, Aliso Niguel: He finished second at the Dana Hills Invitational, annually one of the top meets in Southern California. Foody’s time was 14:44.70. Foody was 11th at the Woodbridge Classic earlier this month with a personal-record of 14:26.30. Aliso Niguel coach John Walsh said Foody is beginning to get rewarded for his diligent training. “During COVID time when it was a struggle get kids to do anything Brennan continued to work hard,” Walsh said. “His drive never wavered. He wants to be good, so he does the work.”