Athlete of the Week: Aidan Sanchez, Smyrna High School

Aidan Sanchez

Smyrna High’s Aidan Sanchez was voted by readers as the Week 9 Delaware State News Athlete of the Week for his performance on the field.

Sanchez tossed for 241 yards and five touchdowns last Friday night in Smyrna’s 54-14 Henlopen North victory over Cape Henlopen High.

Following the big win over Cape, Smyrna finishes the season with an 8-2 record (Polytech High forfeited the team’s Week 10 showdown with the Eagles). It comes one season after the Eagles finished with three wins and missed the Division I state tournament.

It marks the second time this season that the junior quarterback has earned the award. He also won the Week 4 award for his 393 yards and two touchdowns in an 18-10 win over Salesianum School.

Sussex Tech High’s K.J. Custis (football) and Caleb Bradley (cross country) and Dover football players Javontae Wayman and Vonnie Peace each received votes as well.

Athlete of the Week nominations

The Delaware State News is featuring a high school Athlete of the Week each week during the 2019-2020 school year.

The Athlete of the Week is nominated and chosen by our readers. The nominating period starts at 2 p.m. on Friday and ends at noon on Monday. A voting period follows from 5 p.m. Monday through 5 p.m. Wednesday.

This process is performed exclusively online. When nominating an athlete, please include name, school and sport as well as a photo and brief description of why he or she deserves that week’s honor.

All nominations must be high school varsity athletes and come from high schools within Kent or Sussex counties. The winner appears in print and online each Friday.

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