Orange County: Athletes of the Week

Eli Pleasant, La Palma Kennedy, Jr.

Pleasant returned interceptions 75 and 46 yards for touchdowns and caught touchdown passes of 50 and 46 yards, as well as a two-point conversion. It's not the first time a player had a big performance in a one-sided game, except Pleasant's pleasant performance came in a 69-51 shootout against Gahr to improve his team's record to 2-0.

Molly Babcock, Woodbridge, Jr.

The defending Sea View League champion in the 1600 meters outleaned Mira Costa junior Kelli Sugimoto to win the Division 2 Junior race at the 27th Laguna Hills Invitational on Saturday, the first cross country invitational of the season. Babcock clocked 17:54.32 – the second-fastest time of the day – to Sugimoto's 17:54.51 on the three-mile course.