Bay Area News Group boys athlete of the week: Jacob Alvarado, Milpitas football

Alvarado, a senior, ran for 328 yards and four touchdowns in 13 carries

Milpitas football player Jacob Alvarado has been named the Bay Area News Group’s boys high school athlete of the week for the week of September 11-16, receiving 42.4% of the vote.

Joshua Oludayo (27.1%) of the Oakland Raiders finished second.

Congratulations to all of the nominees for this week’s honor.

Milpitas defeated Santa Clara 56-14 in a nonleague game, with Alvarado rushing for 328 yards and four touchdowns on 13 carries. The Trojans are now 3-0.

To be considered for next week’s poll, send an email to by Monday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. Stats and team results should be included.

We also consider stats submitted to by coaches/team statisticians.

Winners are announced each Friday on the websites of the Mercury News and the East Bay Times, as well as in the print editions of the Mercury News and the EB Times sports sections.

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