The 49ers High School Player of the Week Award for Week 8 goes to Alex Kamara of Westmont High School.
The senior running back only needed 14 carries to amass a season-high 313 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Kamara also added three tackles and a sack from his defensive end position. His efforts helped the Warriors take down the Branham Bruins, 48-24.
Kamara's head coach said he is a presence on the field every Friday night.
"He could have easily rushed for more had we kept him in to pad his stats," Warriors coach Eric Buran said. "He is by far, one of the best athletes in the CCS. He is one of those players who only come around once in a long while."
In Buran's first year as head coach at Westmont, he saw something in Kamara. The then-junior had only previously played receiver for the Warriors, and the coach looked for ways to get the ball in his hands more frequently.
After moving to the backfield, Kamara now ranks near the top of the state in rushing. Buran can only scratch his head and wonder how Kamara would stack up had the senior been playing running back his whole career.
For his efforts, the 49ers honor Westmont running back Alex Kamara as the week's High School Player of the Week.
As the home school of the 49ers High School Player of the Week, Westmont will receive a $500 grant for their football program. Kamara 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, Kamara will be invited to the 49ers Training Facility to accept a trophy recognizing his achievement.