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SanFranPreps.com Player of the Week: AJ Lewis, senior wide receiver/defensive back, Riordan
By Jeremy Balan
The Archbishop Riordan football team hasn’t had much to cheer about this season, but you can’t blame that on the play of standout senior AJ Lewis.
The wide receiver and defensive back was one of the few bright spots for the Crusaders in their 56-26 loss to Sacred Heart Prep of Atherton on Saturday.
Lewis was impressive on both sides of the ball on Saturday and amounted for virtually all of the Crusaders’ points, with three catches for 142 yards and two touchdowns as a receiver, to go along with nine tackles and two interceptions as a defensive back. He returned one interception for a 46-yard score.
Honorable Mention: Maria Kemiji-McDonald, junior outside hitter, St. Ignatius
Volleyball player Kemiji-McDonald was named tournament MVP of the Wildcat Invitational at Los Gatos High School on Saturday.
St. Ignatius went 4-0 in the one-day tournament, including wins over powerhouse and WCAL rival St. Francis of Mountain View in the semifinal and host Los Gatos in the final.
Honorable Mention: Quincy Nelson, senior running back, Galileo
Nelson, last week’s Player of the Week, made another run at the award with 170 yards rushing on 29 carries in the Lions’ loss to Sequoia of Redwood City on Friday.
Nelson also took the opening kick off 87 yards for a touchdown, had a reception for 21 yards and played nearly every down as a running back, defensive back and kick returner.