Eight Athletes Earn Players of the Week
A group of area athletes took home Players Of The Week honors this week, with no special or honorable mention selected.
Devin Price heads the long list as he caught seven passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns in Paden City’s 58-40 loss to Clay-Battelle.
Tucker Cain hauled in two passes for 90 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for 20 yards on an end-around to help keep the Valley Lumberjacks’ playoff hopes alive with a 35-28 victory over Doddridge. Cain also kicked five PAT through the uprights.
Drew Wagnild of River made 18 tackles, including eight solo and two tackles for loss of yardage, in the Pilots’ come-from-behind 29-19 victory over Buckeye Trail.
Hunter Brill of Magnolia had a nice game defensively for the Eagles in their 68-22 victory of Tyler Consolidated. He posted 17 tackles, which included nine solo tackles, two tackles for loss of yardage, and made one fumble recovery.
Tyler Simms of Hundred, a converted linemen of late, ended the Hornets’ season on a high note, helping his Hornets win their first football game in five years with a 41-0 shutout of Lincoln. In his second second start of the season, he gained 128 yards and scored his first-ever touchdown. On defense, he laid out nine Lincoln ball-carriers and recovered a fumble that led to a Hundred touchdown.
Taylor Ludewig of Magnolia moved up from special mention as she served up 23 straight service points in a win over Cameron that set a new school record.
Taylor Cosper of Paden City scored 27 points, bumped up seven digs and dished out 27 assists in a tri-match with Clay-Battelle and St. Marys.
Also for the Lady ‘Cats, Cydney Blatt, who has been lighting it up all season, got the nod this week as she had a triple-double in the win over Clay-Battelle and St. Marys. She scored 26 points, made 10 digs and smacked 26 kills.
The 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.