POLL RESULTS: You chose North Port’s Dietrich, find out who we picked

YOUR Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to North Port cross country runner Louie Dietrich, who was named the Athlete of the Week for Sept. 19-24 after receiving 503 votes.

It was his second great week in a row, as this time around, he led all of the boys area runners with a time of 16:53.30 at the North Port Invite, becoming just the sixth Bobcat to ever break the 17-minute mark in cross country.

The results with 1,333 votes cast through 3 p.m. on Tuesday at Suncoastsportsnow.com:
Louie Dietrich, North Port: 37.73%
Marc Jean-Louis, Port Charlotte: 34.06%
Victor Mellor, Lemon Bay: 8.85%
Maleek Williams, Charlotte: 7.43%
Isabella Coogan, Charlotte: 6.83%
Kelsi Ogilvie, Lemon Bay: 5.1%

JORDAN’S athlete of the week
My pick for athlete of the week goes to Port Charlotte’s Marc Jean-Louis.

NFL players complain about two games in five days every season, mostly because of the beating they take each Sunday and the shortened recuperation time between then and a Thursday night game, so you can only imagine how tough that can be for high school players.

That didn’t seem to matter to Jean-Louis last week, who helped lead the Pirates to two shutouts — a 56-0 win over Cape Coral last Monday and a 28-0 win over Booker on Friday.

Jean-Louis, a sophomore, combined for 169 rushing yards in the two games in a multi-talented backfield and also had 65 receiving yards to keep Port Charlotte rolling to a 4-0 start to the season.

BRYAN’S Athlete of the Week
It’s rare to have two games in one week, but Marc Jean-Louis took advantage of it.

The Port Charlotte running back was instrumental in a pair of wins on Monday and Friday. He totaled 169 yards on the ground, while adding 65 more receiving yards. He also scored a pair of touchdowns.

With that performance, he’s one of three area players in the top 10 in both rushing (275) and receiving (83) yards on the season.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s