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Poll: Who was the Stanislaus District’s top performer in Week 7 of the 2019 season?

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Another big week of standout athletes in the Stanislaus District.

Who should be The Bee’s Player of the Week for the Week of Oct. 4?

Vote as often as you’d like. Voting closes Thursday at noon. We’ll post the winner on Friday at noon.

Here are the nominees:

Escalon receiver Kaidence Trejo (12) makes a catch downfield during a game between Hilmar High School and Escalon High School at Hilmar High School in Hilmar California on September 20, 2019. John Westberg jwestberg@modbee.com

Escalon senior wide receiver Kaidence Trejo: Trejo, a big-play threat every time he touches the ball, had two receptions for 158 yards and two touchdowns in the Cougars’ 48-0 win over Modesto Christian. He has five receiving touchdowns this year. He also had an interception and two pass deflections.

Turlock running back Josiah Gonzales (22) sprints away from Downey defenders during a game between Downey High School and Turlock High School at Downey High School in Modesto, CA on October 4, 2019. John Westberg jwestberg@modbee.com

Turlock junior running back Josiah Gonzales: Gonzales had 29 carries for 204 yards and three touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 44-27 win over Downey.

Johansen running back Jesse Arriola (30) runs thru an arm tackle during a game between Johansen High School and Pacheco High School at Johansen High School in Modesto California on September 20, 2019. John Westberg jwestberg@modbee.com

Johansen senior running back Jesse Arreola: Arreola had 20 carries for 86 yards and three touchdowns in the Vikings’ 46-20 win over Ceres. Arreola has 567 rushing yards this year and has at least one rushing touchdown in the last five games.


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Julian A. Lopez has been covering local sports for The Modesto Bee since August 2018. He graduated from Arizona State in 2016 with a BA in Journalism.