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There appears to be a theme in this week's Player of the Week contest.

With a defensive lineman, a linebacker and a defensive back leading the way, there were clearly some noteworthy defensive performances last week.

There's Matt Simms, a Righetti DL/OLB who helped the Warriors pitch a shutout in a 28-0 win over San Luis Obispo on Friday.

Jayce Gamble, meanwhile, has been a force for the St. Joseph defense all season as the Knights have allowed just 20 points combined in their four games. 

Then there's Cam Prendergast at Santa Ynez, who caught two touchdown passes but also returned an interception for a touchdown in the Pirates' 48-0 win over San Marcos.

They're three of the nominees for the Player of the Week award. 

There are also three guys who helped their teams offensively, including Sammy Herrera and Nate Reese, who pushed their teams to wins. Max Perrett, the junior quarterback at Arroyo Grande, had his best game of the season, though the Eagles lost to Paso Robles 19-14.