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Editor's note: Vote throughout the week and a winner will be announced Friday before kickoff. You can vote once per 24 hours at each of our three sites, the Santa Maria Times, Lompoc Record as well as the Santa Ynez Valley News. The totals from all three sits will be combined to determine the winner.

There were so many standout performances in Week Three, but I tried to narrow it down for this Player of the Week vote.

Righetti had big-time performances at running back and on defense. 

Lompoc's Toa Taua continued his incredible senior season running the ball. (He's already over 600 yards and nine touchdowns while averaging about 16 yards per carry).

Dustin Gregg, Santa Ynez's senior quarterback, had just a gritty two-way game. He turned the ball over a bit, but kept slinging and also made big plays on defense to help the Pirates put away Nipomo and move to 3-0.

Jonathan Ramos did what he could in Santa Maria's loss to Righetti. (Injuries have really hurt the Saints and Ramos and QB Blake Truhitte have tried to put the Saints on their back and they have a big one Friday at Pioneer Valley).

Despite a loss, Jayden Vargas had another huge game running the ball for St. Joseph. Vargas had 177 yards and a TD as the Knights lost to Bishop Diego by a point. 

Then there's Jared Sutton, who rushed for over 200 yards with two TDs and also balled out on defense, with five tackles and a pick-six. 

So here we go, the Week Three candidates and all their stats:

Damien Robles, Senior, RB Righetti: 23 carries, 144 yards, 3 TDs; 3 tackles, pass breakup.

Caleb Thomas, Junior, DL-OL Righetti: 9 tackles (7 solo), 5 QB hurries, 1 sack, 4 TFLs.

Toa Taua, Senior, RB Lompoc: 9 carries, 139 yards, 3 TDs; 1 catch, 3 yards.

Dustin Gregg, Senior, QB-DB Santa Ynez: 14 for 29 passing, 190 yards, 3 TDs, 2 INTs; 10 carries, 65 yards; 3 total tackles, INT, 40-yard return.

Jonathan Ramos, Senior, WR-DB Santa Maria: 3 catches, 84 yards, TD; 6 tackles, 2 TFLs, pass breakup.

Jared Sutton, Senior, RB-DB Orcutt Academy: 11 carries, 207 yards, 2 TDs; 5 tackles, 75-yard INT return for TD.

Jayden Vargas, Senior, RB-DB St. Joseph: 23 carries, 177 yards, TD; 3 tackles.

Joe Bailey is the sports editor at Lee Central Coast Newspapers. Contact him with tips and story ideas at or (805) 739-2239. Follow him on Twitter at @jbaileysmsports


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