Boys Athletes of the Week: Zack McClendon, Sabien Rivera, Jacob Moreno of Maranatha

Published : Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | 5:13 AM

Names: Zack McClendon, Sabien Rivera, Jacob Moreno
School: Maranatha
Grades: Seniors (McClendon & Rivera), Junior (Moreno)
Sport: Football
Positions: McClendon (RB/DB), Rivera (OL/DB/RB) Moreno (RB/WR/LB)

Accomplishments: The Maranatha trio each had a huge role in Friday’s 36-0 victory over visiting Cerritos Valley Christian in the Olympic League opener. McClendon took Maranatha’s first offensive play from scrimmage 35 yards for a touchdown and then picked off the CVC quarterback and brought it back 25 yards for another TD just a few minutes into the game. Rivera scored a pair of rushing touchdowns (11 & 1 yards) and sacked the Defenders’ quarterback in the end zone for a safety. And last but not least, Moreno had an 11-yard rushing touchdown, he recovered a fumble and had a sack.