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Athletes of the Week

November 14, 1995

Joseph Tagaloa

Saddleback, Sophomore

Football/Running back

Tagaloa has been quite a find for the Roadrunners this season, starting at tailback from the start. Thursday, he finished his first varsity season with a flourish, running for 274 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-34 Golden West League victory over Ocean View. He scored on runs of 21, 50, one and nine yards. "They weren't wide-open touchdowns," Saddleback Coach Jerry Witte said. "He had to make some moves. The line got him past the line of scrimmage and he did the rest." Tagaloa also made an interception to end Ocean View's final possession.

Cross-country

Nick Russell

* Orange, junior. Won his heat in the Southern Section Division II-AA preliminaries, running 15 minutes 48 seconds for three miles, the fastest time of the day by an Orange County runner.

Football

Jeff Taylor

* Ocean View, junior. Passed for 422 yards, the second-best performance in county history, and three touchdowns and ran for one in the Seahawks' 49-34 loss to Saddleback.

Joey Vazquez

* Fountain Valley, senior. Intercepted three passes, returning one for a touchdown, and caught two touchdown passes in the Barons' 45-6 victory over Huntington Beach.

Water polo

Eric Wayman

* Estancia, senior. Scored four goals as Estancia beat La Habra, 10-9, in the first round of the Division II playoffs.

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