Athletes of the Week: Melissa Jewkes and Tyler Welch

San Marcos' Melissa Jewkes

San Marcos’ Melissa Jewkes

Dos Pueblos' Tyler Welch

Dos Pueblos’ Tyler Welch

A monster football game by Tyler Welch of Dos Pueblos and solid playing on the golf course by Melissa Jewkes earned them Athlete of the Week honors at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon

Welch led DP to its first win of the season, a 31-21 decision over Cabrillo. He rushed for 244 yards, scored three touchdowns, intercepted a pass that set up a touchdown, made nine tackles and played long snapper on special teams. His rushing yardage was the third most by a Charger in a game in DP history.

Jewkes, a four-year varsity golfer, started her week by shooting an 86 for 18 holes at the Pirate Invitational at the Alisal River Course. She followed that up with back-to-back medalist honors in dual match wins against Pacifica. She fired a 9-hole career-best 37 at River Ridge GC in Oxnard and shot a 44 at Santa Barbara Golf Club.

Female athletes named honorable mention were Dani Moreno of UCSB cross country, Chloe Allen of San Marcos volleyball, Katey Thompson of UCSB volleyball and Beth Ritter of UCSB soccer.

The male honorable mention picks were Gabe Molina of Bishop Diego football, Zack Arnell of SBCC football and Ian Craddock of Carpinteria football.

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