Athlete of the Week: Eric Samuels, Dover High School

Dover High’s Eric Samuels was voted by readers as the Week 10 Delaware State News Athlete of the Week for his performance on the field.

In a 54-22 football win over rival Caesar Rodney High last Friday, Samuels was a key component for the Senators’ defensive unit.

The Dover senior recorded 9.5 tackles, 2.5 sacks, forced a fumble and registered a pair of QB hurries to help the Senators pick up its third straight win to close out the season.

Dover capped the season with a 6-4 record, just missing out on the DIAA Division I state tournament.

Samuels’ Dover teammate Vonnie Peace and Sussex Tech High cross country runner Caleb Bradley 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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