Farrel South knows how to light up a scoreboard.
Last year, he had 113 goals for the Newport Harbor High boys' water polo team, easily a team-best. He was first-team All-Sunset League and All-CIF Southern Section Division I.
This year, South has 31 goals in the Tars' first nine games, double that of any teammate.
The Newport Harbor High senior said these statistics don't matter, not as long as the team is winning. There's still one thing that changed from junior to senior year.
Now he's a team captain.
"Since I'm captain, I feel like I need to perform higher than anyone," said South, the Daily Pilot Athlete of the Week. "I'm pretty excited about the role. [Former coach Jason] Lynch and the captains from the team last year kept talking to me, saying that I needed to build up my leadership role last year. It didn't really happen. I just kind of stayed where I was, which I was fine with and they were fine with.