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Apple Valley’s Keenan Eck named to MaxPreps.com All-State Team


Apple Valley’s Keenan Eck sacks Glendora’s Jake Denerson during the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 playoffs on Nov. 13, 2021.

The accolades continue to roll in for Apple Valley’s Keenan Eck.

The defensive lineman earned a spot on the MaxPreps.com California All-State Team.

Eck led the nation with 20 sacks as Apple Valley’s defense collectively tallied 63 sacks.

Eck was a nightmare once past the line of scrimmage. Aside from the sacks, Eck was third on the team with eight tackles for a loss and second with 19 solo tackles.

He also caused five fumbles on the season.

Eck has been named to the All-Mojave River League team, the Daily Press’ All-Area team, along with several other publication’s teams, including the Los Angeles Times.

He was also recently named to the All-CIF-Southern Section’s Division 3 team, which has not been formally announced by the state‘s governing body for high school sports.

The 6-foot-3 edge rusher has recently seen an uptick in his college recruitment. He’s received various offers from programs, most recently Chardon State University, which he announced Thursday on Twitter.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL

Victor Valley 65, Adelanto 62

At Victorville, the Saints were held to just eight points in the first quarter and fell just short of rallying from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

The Jackrabbits (9-5, 2-1 Desert Sky League) allowed 27 points in the fourth quarter but held on to beat Adelanto by three points after leading 49-35 after three quarters.

Jaylin Turner led the way for Victor Valley with 23 points, and Kesean Bazile added 14 points.

For Adelanto (16-4, 1-1 DSL), Kenyon Crittenden and Jaden Richards each scored 15 points.

Adelanto 8 15 10 27 —62

V. Valley 19 19 11 16 — 65

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL

Silverado 68, Barstow 54

At Victorville, the Hawks improved to 9-4 on the season with a victory over the Aztecs on Tuesday.

Belinda Rincon led the way for Silverado with 21 points, four assists, four steals, three rebounds, and a block; Stepheanie Udeze added 18 points, five rebounds, three blocks, and three steals; and Kyasia Green scored 11 points with five rebounds.

Barstow 14 14 10 16 — 54

Silverado 10 17 25 16 — 68

Hesperia Christian 42, Riverside Prep 25

At Hesperia, the Patriots improved to 5-1 in Cross Valley League action with a victory over the Silver Knights on Tuesday.

Kailey New led the way with 17 points, 12 rebounds, and six steals; Averie Nebel scored eight points with eight rebounds and nine steals, and Annette Gengler tallied seven points and 12 rebounds.

Hesperia Christian (12-5) travels to Excelsior on Friday.

PREP BOYS SOCCER

Victor Valley 2, Adelanto 1

At Victorville, Edgar Ramos and Bryan Solis each scored a goal as the Jackrabbits topped the Saints on Tuesday.

Johnny Guzman assisted on Solis’ goal, and Carlos Portillo racked up four saves in goal.

Sultana 1, Hesperia 0

At Hesperia, the Sultans handed the Scorpions their first loss in Mojave River League action Wednesday afternoon.

Sultana closed the gap in the standings by half a game and bounced back from a 3-0 loss to Serrano last week.

“We had the better chances to score, however, that’s the life of soccer,” Hesperia head coach Luis Luviano said. “Sultana played a tough game and they scored on a corner kick.”

The Sultans (8-5-4, 3-1-1 MRL) are back in action against Apple Valley on Friday, while Hesperia (10-4, 4-1 MRL) travels to Oak Hills.

Sultana and Hesperia face off on Feb. 2 to wrap up the season.

Oak Hills 1, Serrano 0

At Oak Hills, Javier Gonzalez’s penalty kick lifted the Bulldogs past the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

The Bulldogs (6-5-2, 3-2 MRL) are back in action against Hesperia, while Serrano (6-5-2, 3-2 MRL) travels to Burroughs.

Daily Press reporter Jose Quintero may be reached at 760-951-6274 or JQuintero@VVDailyPress.com. Follow him on Twitter at @DP_JoseQ.

This article originally appeared on Victorville Daily Press: Area Roundup: Apple Valley’s Keenan Eck named to MaxPreps.com All-State Team



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