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David Delgado
Hughson's David Delgado was named Athlete of the Week.

Receiver/defensive back David Delgado delivered several big plays on both sides of the ball Saturday as Hughson High overcame an 18-point third-quarter deficit to beat Bradshaw Christian 40-39 and win the school’s second consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section Division 6 championship.

It was also the second consecutive season that the Huskies trailed by 18 in the second half of the title game.

“It felt normal almost, which is not a good thing to say,” said Delgado. “The reality was we were down 31-13, and we had to win that game. I knew I had to do whatever I could. I didn’t want to go out in the section title game.”

The 6-foot, 180-pounder had six receptions for a season-high 133 yards. All six catches resulted in a first down or a touchdown — his 7-yard TD reception from quarterback Robert McDaniel cut the deficit to 31-26 with less than a minute to play in the third quarter.

On the other side of the ball, right after the Huskies had taken a 32-31 lead, Delgado intercepted quarterback Ethan Rickert to thwart a BC drive that had reached Hughson’s 43. Delgado returned the pick 40 yards before being hauled down at the Pride’s 24. Four plays later, the Huskies scored to extend their lead to 40-31 and make it a two-score contest with just 6:52 remaining.


Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Favorite class: Art 1

Favorite food: Mexican

Hobbies: Weightlifting, music, video games

Pets: Black lab (Lena) and Husky (Kola)

Dream college: Fresno State

Favorite movie: “Hacksaw Ridge”

Secret talent: Finding ways to solve problems.

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite athlete: Sean Taylor

Favorite team: Kansas City Chiefs

Favorite artist: Morgan Wallen

Three songs on my playlist: “Seven Summers” by Morgan Wallen; “Dirt” by Florida Georgia Line; “Most People Are Good” by Luke Bryan

Finish this sentence: I can’t live without … football

Finish this sentence: In 10 years I will be … a business owner