Ed Freeman State Farm Student-Athletes-of-the-Week

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Week August 21-26

Middle School Girls – Addy Christian, 7th Grade, Volleyball

Seventh grader Addy Christian played a key role in the MCMS Spike Dogs’ 2-0 start to the season last week.  In victories over East Jackson and Madison County, Christian did a great job of setting to create scoring opportunities for her teammates.  The coaching staff also noted Christian’s poise in making good decisions throughout both matches.  In the come from behind win over Madison County, Christian had a run of 10 consecutive points scored while serving, which included several aces. 

Middle School Boys – DeMarcus Smith, 7th Grade, Football

Although it does not officially begin its season until Wednesday, the Morgan County Middle School football team has been hard at work all summer in preparation for the 2017 campaign.  Coach Aaron Paul has been pleased with his team’s work during August practices and highlighted one player who has given exceptional effort.  According to the head coach, “DJ does not take plays off in practices or games. He always gives maximum effort and is consistent both on and off the field.”  Smith will be found at Quarterback and Linebacker for the Bulldogs this season.

High School Girls – Madison Gasque, SR, Volleyball

Senior Madison Gasque stands out in more ways than one for the Morgan County Spike Dogs.  As the Libero player, Gasque is a designated defensive specialist and is required to wear a different colored jersey than her teammates.  From a personal standpoint, her “lead by example approach” is the key characteristic making her a leader on this year’s squad.  Coach Thompson stated, “Madison is a true leader and our younger girls really look up to her.  I have coached her for four years now in volleyball and tennis, and she is one who leads by example and expects her teammates to follow.” Gasque helped lead Morgan County to a 6-2 record last week including a 4-0 day at the Battle of the Borders tournament played on August 19th.

High School Boys – Jason Fryzel, SR, Football

Senior Nose Tackle Jason Fryzel had a big night last Friday at Greene County.  Fryzel and the Bulldog defense held the Tigers to just 97 yards of total offense through the first three quarters.  Number 60 played a key role in the stingy Bulldog defense, as Fryzel recorded eight tackles, a sack, and three other tackles for loss.  He was also credited for three quarterback hurries. As if that were not enough, he helped the defense notch two points when he brought down a Tiger ball carrier in the end zone for a safety. 

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