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Six Earn Players of the Week

By Staff | Oct 21, 2015

This week, two Magnolia football players and two female cross country runners earned their spots in the Players of the Week.

The River and Paden City quarterbacks also earned recognition.

Brooks Parsons had a breakout game in the 35-15 win over the undefeated St. Marys Blue Devils, as did quarterback Nick Priem. Parsons caught three passes for 148 yards, while Priem was 7-of-13 for 190 yards

The Lady Eagles’ Breanna Barbera and Ariel Hostettler finished in the top 10 in the OVAC Class AAA to earn All-OVAC Honors at the OVAC Cross Country Meet in Meadowbrook Oct. 10.

Barbera, a freshman, was the top area girl finisher with a third place finish in its class and 30th overall, while Hostettler finished fourth in her class and 31st overall.

Pilots’ senior quarterback Joey Flannery made history in River’s 41-8 victory over Lutheran Eastern. He was 13-of-18 for 142 yards and two touchdowns. Flannery also was selected Mr. River in the Pilots Homecoming festivities. This marks the first father-and-son to win the Mr. River award as Mike Flannery, Joey’s father and Pilot Head Coach won the same award in 1972.

Paden City quarterback Hayden Hizer rushed for 113 yards and four touchdowns, while tossing 127 yards and a score in a 54-12 victory over Hannan.

Taylor Ludewig of Magnolia and Josie Phillips of Hundred earned Special Mention in volleyball action, while the Eagles’ Jordan Delaney earned Honorable Mention in girls soccer, and the ‘Cats Devin Price in football.

Ludewig scored 22 points, two aces and made two kills in the Eagles win over Cameron, while Phillips tallied 25 points, dished out seven assists, netted two aces and belted a pair of kills.

Delaney scored a goal and dished out a pair off assists to help Magnolia beat Tyler in girls soccer action for the teams first win. Price rushed for 71 yards on four carries and a touchdown, while adding 63 yards on two catches. Defensively, Price made two interceptions.

Athlete of the week is given to the top area’s top athlete chosen by the sports staff at the Wetzel Chronicle. The winners can only win once in that sport throughout the season.

Schools that will have a chance to win include, Hundred, Magnolia, River, Paden City and Valley high schools.