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Athlete of the Week

Eriksen scores big

Ian Eriksen makes a run to the endzone. Photo by Wendi Reardon (click for larger version)
September 15, 2010 - Freshman Ian Eriksen picked up his speed as he got closer to the other side of the field, leaving Troy-Athens defenders in his wake.

He finished in the endzone after his 85-yard run for his second touchdown in the Freshman Football team's home opener on Sept. 9.

He made his first touchdown after receiving a handoff from quarterback Caine Watlington with 2:44 left in the third quarter.

"We have a pretty good one-two punch with Ian and Caine as far as our rushing yards go," said Dave Whitehead, freshman boys head football coach. "We are having a really good season with our ground games with those two."

Eriksen was voted captain of the week leading up to the Troy-Athens game.

"Ian is a great kid," said Whitehead. "He comes to practice every day with a great work ethic. He gives it everything he's got."

The boys finished the game with a tie, 14-14, putting their record to 2-0-1. The Wolves are on the road this week as they head to Troy on Thursday. They are back home on Sept. 23 to host Pontiac, 4:30 p.m.

Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.
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