The 49ers High School Player of the Week Award for Week 10 goes to Roberto Gonzalez of Overfelt High School.
The Overfelt offense had a dominating performance in the team's 66-34 victory over Prospect High School. And with 577 of the 631 total offensive yards coming from the rushing game, the Royals quite literally ran all over the Panthers defense.
It is always hard to measure the true impact of each offensive lineman, but Gonzalez, Overfelt's center, plays a pivotal role in his team's power and trap offensive schemes.
"We are a running team, and (Gonzalez) is a big part of it," Overfelt coach Ernie Mendoza said. "It is hard, for the offensive lineman, to find anything negative to say about them."
Gonzalez certainly did play a large role, opening up holes for his rushers and helping them average more than 10 yards per carry.
Mendoza said his quiet captain is the true example of what a lineman is all about. He said Gonzalez sets the right example on the field, in the weight room, in film study and in the classroom (3.5 GPA). He is also as consistent as they come, never missing a day in three years.
For his efforts, the 49ers honor Overfelt center Roberto Gonzalez as the week's High School Player of the Week.
As the home school of the 49ers High School Player of the Week, Overfelt will receive a $500 grant for their football program. Gonzalez will receive a 49ers hat and t-shirt, a certificate signed by 49ers Head Coach Mike Singletary, two tickets to a 49ers home game and recognition on 49ers.com. At the end of the season, Gonzalez will be invited to the 49ers Training Facility to accept a trophy recognizing his achievement.