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No. Santa Barbara County Athletic Round Table: September 9

Posted: 6:54 PM, Sep 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-09 21:54:48-04

Quinn McGinty, Sammy Herrera, and Anthony Gills were honored Monday afternoon in Santa Maria at the Northern Santa Maria Athletic Round Table luncheon.

McGinty, a standout on the Righetti girls water polo team, netted 20 goals last week and led the Warriors to a 4-1 record. McGinty tallied seven goals in a league matchup against Paso Robles and 13 more at the St. Francis Invitational over the weekend.

"I'm really excited. I wasn't really expecting it," McGinty said about the award. "I just feel really excited because it's really awesome."

Herrara, a running back on the Santa Maria football team, put up a huge performance in Week 2 against San Marcos. Herrera scored three touchdowns and finished the game with 226 total yards as the Saints beat the Royals, 33-29.

"Honestly, I'm very surprised," Herrera said. "I'm wasn't expecting any award because I was just playing the game. It's fun, though, I'm really happy."

Gills, a do-it-all senior on the Santa Ynez football team, scorched the Santa Maria defense in Week 3 with 258 yards of total offense and four touchdowns. Gills rushed for 197 yards and hauled in two passes for 61 yards as the Pirates beat the Saints, 38-17.

"This is my second time winning this award. Last year, I won it for track," Gills said. "Especially for football, it's my favorite sport right now, it's pretty nice."