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Athletes of the Week

October 11, 1994

Greg Jacobs

Canyon, Senior

Football/Receiver-defensive back

Jacobs, the county leader in pass receptions, kept giving the Comanches chances to pull out a victory Friday against Corona--on defense. Jacobs intercepted three passes in the fourth quarter, but Corona shut down the Canyon offense after the first two. On the third, Jacobs returned the ball 58 yards before going out of bounds at the 31 with five seconds left. "He knew he wasn't going to score and he was very aware of the clock," Canyon assistant Loren Shumer said, "so he stepped out of bounds." Clay Kilbarger then kicked a 46-yard field goal to give Canyon a 6-3 victory. Jacobs shares the county interception lead with five.

Cross-country

Edgar Benitez

* Katella, junior. Finished third in the Division I race at Fountain Valley-Huntington Beach Invitational in 15 minutes 53 seconds for three miles and led the Knights to the team title.

Shawn Syphers

* El Modena, senior. Finished 11th in 13:37 for 2.5 miles at the Manhattan Invitational, leading the Vanguards to the team title.

Football

Sonje Berg

* La Habra, senior. Passed for 253 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-7 victory over Whittier La Serna.

Brad Melsby

* Los Alamitos, senior. Caught seven passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns and intercepted two passes in a 56-0 victory over Long Beach Millikan.

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