09.11.2020 - [NCKS]

Republic County Senior Jared Baxa has been named the Telephone and Cable Athlete of the Week.

Baxa was the top catalyst in helping Republic County to a 30-14 win over Beloit on Friday night in Belleville to open out the 2020 football season.  The senior RB racked up 347 all-purpose yards, as he had 14 carries for 264 yards, good for just under 19 yards per carry.  He ran for two touchdowns, which included a 96-yard scamper for a score.  He also caught two passes, which included a 77 yard touchdown reception.  In the end, he averaged 21.5 yards each time he touched the ball.  Baxa also registered an interception on defense in the season-opening win.  Baxa's performance on Friday night also put him over 2,000 yards rushing in his career as he was coming off of a junior season in which he ran for over 1,300 yards and 19 TD.

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