Nov 1, 2011 6:00 PM by Jordan Mason
Dolores Huerta football player Diego Valverde-Moreno is this week's Loaf ‘N Jug Gatorade Athlete of the Week.
Diego is a running back and safety for the Scorpions and the 17-year old junior has some big-time stats. He's already close to one-thousand yards rushing on the season, including 12 total touchdowns, while leading Dolores Huerta Preparatory to a 7-1 record. He had 185 yards and five touchdowns in last week's win and gives most of the credit to his teammates.
"It's mostly because of our offensive line and our blocking schemes," says Diego. "I just try to hit the holes hard. Our fullback, Anthony Guerrero, does an awesome job of taking out the linebacker and I just have to juke out a safety or outside linebacker and hit the seams."
Diego also plays baseball and basketball for his school and is a good student with a 3.5 grade point average. He says some day he hopes to be a veterinarian.