Joe Davidson

Prep athlete of the week: Woodcreek’s Isaiah Ajayi

To reach the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, Woodcreek High School football coaches knew they had to maximize their best player.

In other words, get the ball to Isaiah Ajayi.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound junior running back has been at the forefront of the Timberwolves’ surge, including last Friday when he rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns as Woodcreek beat Rocklin 24-14 to inch closer to the postseason.

He is The Bee's Prep of the Week, as voted by fans and followers on

The week before, Ajayi ran for 117 yards and a score in a 34-32 win over Nevada Union. In a loss to Folsom, Ajayi ran for 155 yards and three scores, running between the tackles and turning on the speed in the open field.

For the season, Ajayi has 839 rushing yards and 10 scores. Woodcreek (4-4) needs victories over Granite Bay on Friday and Del Oro in Week 10 to secure a playoff berth.