Mt. San Jacinto College football player Sheriron Jones and San Bernardino Valley football player Nick Como have been selected as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Men’s Athletes of the Week for Sept. 4-10.
Jones, a 6-foot-3, 197-pound red-shirt sophomore from Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley who spent scholarship time at both the University of Colorado and the University of Tennessee, came up big as the Eagles kicked off their season with a 30-21 victory over Compton after leading 23-0.
Jones was 20-for-32 passing for 236 yards and four touchdowns for Mt. San Jac. He also rushed for 48 yards, giving him 284 yards total offense in his college debut.
Como, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound sophomore linebacker out of Canyon Springs High School in Moreno Valley, led San Bernardino Valley’s defensive effort with 11 tackles, giving him 18 in two games, 3 tackles for loss (boosting his 2-game total to 5) as the Wolverines turned back Pasadena City College 33-26.
He also has 2 sacks and 3 fumble recoveries in San Bernardino’s first 2 games.
Robert Marin (Cuyamaca Cross Country), a sophomore from Helix High School, came close to pulling off a huge upset in the Paloma Invitational meet hosted by the Comets over 4.0 miles on a Guajome Park course that winds through parts of both Oceanside and Vista. Marin ran 21:04.2 to finish third behind the Riverside City College duo of winner Ricardo Cardenas (21:00.9) and Enrique Villa (21:03.2). Marin led the Coyotes to second-place behind the Tigers’ powerhouse squad in team scoring in the 11-college field.
Chris Mack (Southwestern Football), a 6-foot-2, 218-pound sophomore wide receiver from Culver City High School, caught 5 passes for 205 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown reception from Devonte Morris, as the Jaguars rebounded from an opening-game loss to rout Glendale on the road 49-7.
Devin Nilson (Palomar Football), a 5-foot-11, 180-pound wide receiver out of Carlsbad High School, hauled in 8 receptions for 63 yards, including a 13-yard scoring strike from Matt Romero who threw for 5 touchdowns on the night, as the Comets went on the road and advanced to 2-0 with a 47-14 victory over Santa Monica College. Nilson also returned 5 punts for 40 yards against the Corsairs, who came into the game at 1-0.
PCAC 2017-18 MEN'S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Sept 4 Matt Romero, Palomar Football
Nick Como, San Bernardino Valley Football