Capistrano Valley senior linebacker James Giles is the Orange County defensive player of the week (Photo courtesy Capistrano Valley High School football)
PUBLISHED: October 8, 2018 at 3:20 pm | UPDATED: October 8, 2018 at 3:20 pm
The Register’s Orange County football defensive player of the week:
Name: James Giles
School: Mission Viejo
Noteworthy: He had 17 solo tackles in the Cougars’ 31-24 loss to Mission Viejo in a South coast League game. Giles (6-4, 230), a linebacker, impressed Mission Viejo coach Chad Johnson. “For a ‘backer with his size,” Johnson said, “he’s a lot more athletic than you might expect. We were really impressed with his range all over the field and he’s a very hard-hitting player.” Giles this season has 87 total tackles, 58 solo tackles, 13 tackles for loss, three sacks and two interceptions.