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Bay Area News Group boys athlete of the week: Herschel Turner, Mt. Diablo football

Bay Area News Group boys athlete of the week: Herschel Turner, Mt. Diablo football

Mt. Diablo football player Herschel Turner is the Bay Area News Group’s high school boys athlete of the week for Aug. 21-26 after she received 39.56% of the vote at the 5 p.m. deadline Wednesday.

San Ramon Valley football player Luke Baker (31.82%) placed second and Pioneer water polo player Noah Crescini was third.

Congratulations to all the candidates for this week’s recognition.

Turner, a senior and three-star prospect, rushed for 377 yards and six touchdowns in 16 carries and had 11 tackles as Mt. Diablo defeated Deer Valley 39-28.

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Bay Area News Group high school football predictions: Week 2, 2023

To nominate an athlete for next week’s poll, email highschools@bayareanewsgroup.com by Monday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. Please include stats and team results.

We also review stats submitted to MaxPreps.com by coaches/team statisticians for consideration.

Winners are announced each Friday on the Mercury News & East Bay Times websites and in the print edition of the Mercury News and EB Times sports sections.