As fall sports come to an end, the spotlight turns to star student-athletes who have excelled in their respective categories. Cross country meets have just wrapped up, leaving long distance runners, football players, and standout soccer players in the limelight. Among these notable athletes are three top ten finishers from the cross country state series meet, Preston Wright and Tay’juan Leslie-Farmer, who shone in their recent regional semifinal football games, and Selvin Banegas Rodas, who led Belleview to an undefeated record in soccer.
To celebrate these achievements, fans are encouraged to vote once per hour for their favorite athlete on social media. Voting closes on Thursday at 2 p.m., with the results posted Friday morning. The audience is invited to join in on this exciting opportunity to recognize these outstanding student-athletes for their hard work and dedication.
Looking ahead to crucial game changers, Marion County playoff football teams stand out among other sports. Preston Wright led the football category with 4 passing TDs, while Selvin Banegas Rodas was the top performer in soccer with 4 goals and 1 assist in just 3 games. Other talented athletes from various sports include Hunter Duncan in soccer, Cedric McFadden in cross country, and Gianna Meccia in soccer. These athletes are making a significant impact on their respective sports and should be watched closely in future competitions.