Here are the Merced Allstate Athletes of the Week for Sept. 30-Oct. 5, 2013.
School: Le Grand
The Week: Williams started the game with a 63-yard touchdown run on the first play for the Bulldogs. He added punt returns for touchdowns of 55 and 68 yards. He also returned a kickoff 84 yards for a score in Le Grand's 54-14 win over Delhi.
Sport: Water Polo
Position: 2-meter defense
The Week: Known as "The Vortex," Eckles gobbled up six steals, scored two goals and assisted on two others to lead the Bears to a 7-2 win over Golden Valley in a battle of undefeated Central California Conference teams. Eckles helped Merced extend its CCC winning streak to 31 games.
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