10.25.2017 - [NCKS]

Lakeside Senior Drew Cunningham and Rock Hills Sophomore Rylee Whelchel have been named the Telephone and Cable Athletes of the Week.

Cunningham had a huge game in Lakeside's 66-20 win over Wilson on the gridiron this past Friday night.  He had 265 yards on 31 carries and scored seven rushing touchdowns, as the Knights won their second straight district game.  He also registered nine tackles on defense.  On the season, Cunningham has 540 yards and ten TD's rushing.  He also leads the Lakeside defense this season with 86 tackles and six tackles for loss.

Whelchel was awarded with the USA Football Player of the Week for the Midwest Region, awarded my MaxPreps.  He was one of just a handful of players recognized nationally for his performance against Linn on October 13.  In that game, he averaged just over 40 yards per reception, as he had seven catches for 281 yards and six touchdowns in a 54-8 win.  He also had seven tackles and an interception on defense.  On the season, Whelchel has been a key part of Rock Hills' 7-1 record.  He has 505 yards rushing with 14 TD's and 411 yards and ten TD's receiving.  He has 1,157 all-purpose yards as well.

We will announce the winners each week. Remember, you can nominate an athlete from any school sport.