Samuel Gbatu, Temecula Valley…

Temecula Valley senior Samuel Gbatu has been selected’s Player of the Week after a stupefying Week 12-B performance as the Golden Bears defeated Riverside Norte Vista, 27-14, in a CIF-Southern Section Division 6 quarterfinal round playoff game on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021.

Gbatu had seven receptions for 163 yards and a touchdown on offense, and nine tackles (six solo), an interception and a fumble recovery for a touchdown on defense for Golden Bears (9-3 overall), who have reached the semifinal round twice in the last two full seasons.

The 5-foot-10, 165-pound playmaker led the team with 42 catches for more than 800 yards, and also had a team-leading six interceptions on the season.

QB Izzy Carter (Centennial) – 212 total yards, 4 total TDs
RB Sam Gambrah (Indian Springs) – 24-202, 2 TDs
QB Bobby Johnson (Chino Hills) – 20-33-0-239, 2 TDs


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