High School Football

Poll: Who was the Stanislaus District’s top performer in Week 8 of the 2019 season?

It’s time to vote of the Stanislaus District Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 11.

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

If you can’t access the poll on Twitter, click here.

Here are the nominees:

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Beyer’s Darius Murphy scores a touchdown during the game with Enochs at Downey High School in Modesto, Calif., Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Andy Alfaro aalfaro@modbee.com

Beyer sophomore wide receiver Darius Murphy: Murphy had four touchdowns in Beyer’s 47-0 win over Mountain House on Friday.

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Downey’s Robert Rivera runs the ball as Enochs’ Domnic Prasad defends during the Central California Athletic League game at Johansen High School in Modesto, Calif., Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Andy Alfaro aalfaro@modbee.com

Downey senior running back Robert Rivera: Rivera had a night to remember in the Knights’ 56-40 win over Enochs. He finished with 15 carries for 62 yards and four touchdowns and added 10 receptions for 246 yards and three scores.

Patterson quarterback Logan McCleery drops to pass during a game against Atwater on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 at Dave Honey Stadium. Shawn Jansen Sjansen@mercedsun-star.com

Patterson junior quarterback Logan McCleery: McCleery was 21-of-35 for 335 yards and three touchdowns and added 14 rushing yards and two scores in Patterson’s 40-21 win over Central Valley.

Oakdale running back Zeke Saffar runs through the hole during a game between Oakdale High School and Manteca High School at Oakdale High School in Oakdale, CA on October 4, 2019. John Westberg jwestberg@modbee.com

Oakdale junior running back Zeke Saffar: Saffar had 170 rushing yards and two touchdowns in Oakdale’s 38-14 win over Sierra. He has 896 rushing yards and nine touchdowns this year.


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.