West Hills sophomore DL Eric Powell was voted Defensive Player of the Week by the Northern California Football Conference for the second time this season.
In the last Saturday's 34-28 victory over Cabrillo College, Powell recorded 10 tackles (six for loss), two sacks and two forced fumbles.
Powell's six sacks on the season ranks fourth among all California Community College Athletic Association players. His 11.5 tackles for loss is tied for second most in the CCCAA.
The Falcons are 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the Golden Coast League heading into their Bye Week. The team will host Foothill College on Saturday, Oct. 11 for a 1 p.m. kickoff.
WHCC is ranked No. 6 in the American Division, while Foothill (5-0) is ranked No. 2 behind Los Medanos (4-0).
TEAM PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Offense: WR Nick Williams
Defense: DL Eric Powell (photo by Arielle Berna) and DB Rochon Bhattacharya
Offensive Scout Team: Reshirt WR Deharrius Smedley
Defensive Scout Team: LB Brian Loera