As the final fall sport takes center stage, long-distance runners, football players, and standout soccer players are emerging as star student-athletes. Following a weekend of cross country meets, Preston Wright and Tay’juan Leslie-Farmer excelled in their recent regional semifinal football games, while Selvin Banegas Rodas led Belleview to an undefeated record in soccer.
To recognize these talented athletes, an audience is encouraged to vote once per hour for their favorite athlete and share the poll on social media so friends and family can join in. Voting closes on Thursday at 2 p.m., with the results posted Friday morning.
In addition to these standout athletes, Marion County playoff football teams are also highlighted. Preston Wright led in the football category with 4 passing TDs, while Selvin Banegas Rodas led the soccer category with 4 goals and 1 assist in 3 games. Hunter Duncan in soccer, Cedric McFadden in cross country, and Gianna Meccia in soccer are also recognized for their achievements.
These star student-athletes are making a significant impact on their respective sports and should be a joy to watch in future competitions.