Athletes of the Week for September 17

Last week proved to be difficult for most athletes and parents as Mother Nature decided to create a swimming pool in the backyards, highways, byways, alleyways, football fields, and parking lots. Many of the sporting events held outside were either cancelled or rescheduled.

However, for some under the cover of an umbrella (parents in the stands), they braved the storms and rising water to watch their favorite football team in district play.

We want to provide a shout out to the bands, fans, and diehards who braved the elements and were in the stands.

In volleyball, there is a lone team undefeated in district play—Clark. Brandeis defeated Warren in volleyball to keep everyone guessing who will be the district champion and seeding for the playoffs.

The Echo is pleased to announce the following Athletes of the Week for September 17.

Distraction of the week

Mother Nature for 20+ inches of rain in such a short period of time. Next week we shall have tube races in the parking lot.

Female Athletes

Ayanna Jackson (Harlan, Jr) – 25 kills in a 3-0 win over Southwest Legacy and 3-2 win over Southwest

Kara McGhee (Clark, Sr) – 16 kills and seven blocks in a 3-0 sweep of Brennan and followed that with 15 kills and seven blocks in a 3-0 victory over O’Connor.

Male Athletes

Keoin Thomas, (Brennan) – Three interceptions in the Bears’ 42-20 win over Jay.

Brent Maloe, (Brandeis, Sr) – Rushed for 237 yards and four touchdowns on 21 carries in the Broncos’ 56-20 win over Marshall.

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