By Ray Hamill — A pair of potential league MVPs feature as this week’s Humboldt Sports Athletes of the Week, along with a Team of the Week that has surprised a few observers so far this season.
St. Bernard’s senior QB Will Omey has been the catalyst on a high-octane St. Bernard’s offense that has been putting up almost 42 points a game.
Omey accounted for more than 500 yards offense against La Salle over the weekend, earning him one of our Athlete of the Week honors.
For the girls, Eureka junior Klayre Barres picked up just where she left off a year ago in girls soccer, scoring four goals and assisting on another in a season opening win for the Loggers on Wednesday.
Team of the Week honors go to Ferndale football, which stunned many neutral observers over the weekend with a brilliant team performance in the Milk Can game.
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Eureka Soccer, Junior
Barres was sensational right out of the starting gates, scoring four goals in a 5-0 win over McKinleyville and threatening to add to her tally every time she touched the ball.
The Loggers will be difficult to stop this season as they look to defend their league and North Coast Section titles, and they have a plethora of exciting options out on the field.
None more so than Barres, who added an assist in the win.
For more on Barres’ big performance, see Loggers start fast, shut out Panthers …
St. Bernard’s Football, Senior
Speaking of picking up just where they left off last season, Omey has been nothing short of outstanding through the opening four games of this season.
In addition to his 510 yards of total offense — passing and rushing — the senior QB was involved in five TDs, passing for four and running for one.
For the season, Omey has 1,612 yards total offense, with 20 TDs, and is on pace to break the 4,000 yard mark for the regular season.
For more on Omey’s big weekend, see Friday Night Football — Warriors, Crusaders continue to roll …
TEAM OF THE WEEK
The Wildcats ended a seven-year wait by winning the best rivalry matchup on the North Coast at Fortuna on Friday night, holding off the Huskies 13-7.
This was most definitely a team victory, with both lines dominating and an offense that grounded out the win with several different players running the ball effectively.
Just as important, this was a statement win for a team that is only to get better as the season progresses, and one that suddenly appears to be legitimate league and even NCS contenders.
For more on the Ferndale’s big win, see Wildcats prevail in entertaining Milk Can game …