By Ray Hamill — Football, soccer and tennis are all represented in this week’s Humboldt Sports Athletes and Team of the Week honors, sponsored by College of the Redwoods Athletics.
Eureka junior Daniel Garcia-Hall is coming off a breakout game on the football field after scoring three touchdowns in the Loggers’ big win last weekend, and that earns him the nod for one of our athletes of the week.
On the tennis court, Arcata junior Keona DeArmond is also recognized this week after her big season for the league-winning Tigers.
Our team of the week, meanwhile, goes to another league champion.
Last week, the St. Bernard’s Crusaders capped a big conference campaign by claiming the Little 3 girls soccer championship.
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Eureka Football, Junior
If you ask his coaches, they’ll tell you it was only a matter of time.
On Friday night, Garcia-Hall had his most productive game of the season when he scored three touchdowns with a breakout performance in a 48-13 rout of Fortuna.
“He was incredible, and we knew that’s who he is,” Eureka head coach Andrew Haraldson said of Garcia-Hall. “He works his tail off and he’s just a great kid. We knew that he had that in him.”
Click here for highlights of Garcia-Hall’s breakout game.
Arcata Tennis, Junior
Once again this season, DeArmond is the No. 1 player on the area’s No. 1 team.
The Arcata standout, who made league history in the North Coast Section playoffs two years ago, will go into Friday’s H-DNL Tennis Championships as the favorite in the No. 1 singles bracket, before returning to the section playoffs early next month.
DeArmond and her Arcata teammates recently closed out another stellar regular season with a 9-0 record.
For more on DeArmond and her teammates, see History-making Arcata girls gear up for H-DNL championships …
TEAM OF THE WEEK
St. Bernard’s Girls Soccer
The Crusaders are conference champions and will carry that momentum into next week’s NCS soccer playoffs.
The SB girls officially clinched the Little 3 title with a tie against Ferndale last week, and have been the top small schools soccer team in the H-DNL this fall.
The Crusaders will find out their playoff seed and opponent on Sunday.