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Vote! Decide this week’s Marion County Athlete of the Week with 16 nominees to choose from

 Star student-athletes are on the rise as winter and fall sports battle for our attention. After a weekend of cross country meets, football is the last fall sport on the table.

That leaves long distance runners, gridiron greats, and standouts on the soccer field. This week, we have three top ten finishers from the cross country state series meet. Preston Wright and Tay’juan Leslie-Farmer starred in their regional semifinal football games. Selvin Banegas Rodas led Belleview to an early undefeated record on the pitch.

Vote once per hour for your favorite athlete. Share the poll on social media so friends and family can get in on the action. Voting will close Thursday at 2 p.m. Results post Friday morning.

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Preston Wright, football, Trinity Catholic

4 passing TDs

Gerald Lawton, football, Trinity Catholic

2 receiving TDs

Tay’Juan Leslie-Farmer, football, Vanguard

70 yard punt return TD, 38 yards rushing TD

Fred Gaskin III, football, Vanguard

2 passing TDs, 2 rushing TDs

Markell Davis, football, Vanguard

Pick six

LilyAnne Congleton, soccer, Belleview

Hat trick, 2 assists in two games

Hunter Duncan, soccer, Belleview

8 saves, 1 PK save, win

Selvin Banegas Rodas, soccer, Belleview

4 goals, 1 assists, 24 steals, in 3 games

Michael Andres Juarez, soccer, Belleview

1 goal, 3 assist, 19 assists in 3 games

Lizandra Hernandez, Soccer, Belleview

7 goals in two games

Austin Hilty, Soccer, Trinity Catholic

Hat trick

Gianna Meccia, Soccer, Vanguard

10 saves in 1 game

Cedric McFadden, Cross Country, Trinity Catholic

Fifth place at state meet

Rach Hill, Cross Country, Vanguard

36th place at state meet

Clayton Knight, Cross Country, Vanguard

Finished ninth place at state meet

Jordan McLean, Cross Country, Forest

Finished seventh at state meet