Athlete of the Week: Aidan Sanchez, Smyrna High School

Smyrna quarterback Aidan Sanchez has been voted as Athlete of the Week by readers (Delaware State News file photo).

Smyrna High football’s Aidan Sanchez was voted by readers as the Week 4 Delaware State News Athlete of the Week for his performance on the field.

Sanchez, the Eagles’ junior starting quarterback, tossed for 393 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions on 28-of-49 passing to lead his Eagles to an 18-10 victory over Salesianum School on Sept. 27.

As a team, the Eagles (2-2) rushed for just 23 yards on 14 carries in the nonconference win, leaning heavily on Sanchez to lead them to victory for the second straight week. Both his touchdown passes went to senior Makhi Jackson.

Sanchez now has 955 passing yards and four touchdowns in four games.

Lake Forest High’s Damian Galindez, Dover High’s Vonnie Peace and Sussex Central High’s TyJhir Sheppard-Parker also received votes.

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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