Men's Athletes of the Week

 Jaguars' Kimbrough, Spartans' Guerra are Honored

SEPT. 23, 2014 - The Pacific Coast Athletic Conference has selected Southwestern College football player Malik Kimbrough and MiraCosta soccer player Eddie Guerra as its Men's Athletes of the Week for the week that ended Sunday.

Sept 21 Malik Kimbrough, Southwestern
Eddie Guerra, MiraCosta
Sept 14 Jesse Reiling, San Diego Mesa
Brian Avina, Imperial Valley
Water Polo
Sept 7 George Martinez, Southwestern Cross Country
Aug 31 Jesus Ortiz, Cuyamaca Soccer

Kimbrough, a freshman wide receiver from San Jacinto High School, had 315 all-purpose yards as the Jaguars ran their record to 3-0 by beating Los Angeles Pierce 41-14 on the road. He rushed for 105 yards on eight carries and caught 12 passes for 210 yards.

He was also honored as Mountain Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

Guerra, sophomore forward from Fallbrook High School by way of Santa Barbara City College, had two goals and an assist during a week when MiraCosta notched its first two wins of 2014, turning back East Los Angeles 3-0 as Guerra scored in the 15th and 36th minutes, tying Rio Hondo 1-1 and beating Cosumnes River 4-0.

Honorable mention was shared by Palomar wrestler Alberto Garcia, Grossmont football quarterback Michael Carrillo, Palomar slot receiver/punt returner Damon Nolan, Palomar defensive tackle Junior Tau and Southwestern quarterback Luis Perez.

Garcia, a freshman 133-pounder out of Orange Glen High School, went 4-0 as Palomar won four straight matches to capture first place in the Mt. SAC Duals for the third year in a row. Garcia recorded two pins, a major decision and a decision in helping lift the Comets to wins over Bakersfield 33-9, East Los Angeles 40-3, Santa Ana 33-9 and Mt. SAC 24-19. Palomar, with only two sophomores on an otherwise all-freshman roster, was opening its season after placing fifth in the CCCAA State Tournament the last two seasons. Santa Ana placed fourth in last year's state tournament and Mt. SAC was third.

Carrillo, a 5-foot-11,180-pound freshman who helped lead Christian High School to the CIF San Diego Section Division IV championship last fall, connected on 16-of-33 passes for 237 yards and three touchdowns as Grossmont jumped out to a 28-7 lead in the first quarter and stunned state No. 1-ranked Riverside City College 38-28.

Nolan, a 5-foot-7, 155-pound sophomore from Murrieta Valley High School, contributed 272 all-purpose yards in helping lead Palomar past San Diego Mesa 33-6. He carried the ball once for 17 yards, caught seven passes for 97 yards and the game's opening touchdown and returned seven punts for 158 yards. He was named Southern Conference Special Teams/All-Purpose Player of the Week.

Tau, a 5-foot-10, 275-pound tackle from Chaparral High School in Temecula, was selected as Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week after a performance against Mesa that included nine tackles (seven solo), one sack and three tackles for losses.

Perez, a sophomore quarterback from Otay Ranch High School, came off the bench to complete 27-of-40 passes for 218 yards and two touchdowns for Southwestern against Pierce.

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