Player of the Week nominees

Published 8:24 pm Saturday, September 21, 2013

Following are this week’s nominees for the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week:

  • Uriah Adams, senior for King’s Fork High School football: Though the Bulldogs could not defeat Grassfield High School’s Grizzlies on the road, Adams wreaked havoc on the home team’s defense, throwing for a 56-yard touchdown pass, scoring twice on touchdown runs of 10 and 20 yards and also running in a two-point conversion.POTWnewlogo-Cropped
  • Summer Parker, senior for Lakeland High School field hockey: She helped her team defeat Hickory High School by scoring three goals, the third of which brought her career total to 110, breaking the school record held by Kendell Combs since 2010. Parker continued in Wednesday’s win over Western Branch High School, registering three more goals and two assists.
  • Curtis Rouse, senior for Lakeland High School football: Despite the narrow loss to Indian River High School, he thrilled the crowd in the Cavaliers’ home debut by covering 228 yards on 12 carries, including scoring his team’s first touchdown of the game.
  • Deshaun Wethington, sophomore for King’s Fork High School football: The Bulldogs lost to host Grassfield High School, but he was nothing short of sensational. He helped his team outgain its host by carrying the ball 27 times for 241 yards and a touchdown. He had 158 yards in the first half alone.

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Next Sunday, we’ll feature the readers’ choice in a story on the sports page.

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