Week 4 Athlete of the Week nominees

Each week during the 2019-2020 school year, there will be an Athlete of the Week feature.

The Delaware State News Athlete of the Week will be nominated and chosen completely by our readers.

There will be a nominating period starting on Fridays at 2 p.m. and going through Monday at noon. A voting period will follow from Monday at 5 p.m. through Wednesday at 5 p.m. This will happen every week during the high school sports seasons.

This process will all be done online. You can find the Athlete of the Week nominating link on our website, delawarestatenews.net. 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 county.

The winner will appear in print and online each Friday.

Please go online to https://delawarestatenews.secondstreetapp.com/Athlete-of-the-Week-Week-4/gallery and vote for this week’s Athlete of the Week.

This week’s nominations include:

Javon Peace — Dover senior, Football

Peace, a senior running back, put up 5 total touchdowns against Cape Henlopen on Sept. 27. He totaled 223 yards and 3 rushing TDs, adding a 17-yard TD Catch and a 90 yard kick off return touchdown.

Aidan Sanchez — Smyrna junior, Football

The junior starting quarterback tossed for 393 yards and two TDs in Smyrna’s 18-10 win over Salesianum School on Sept. 27.

TyJhir Sheppard-Parker – Sussex Central senior, Football

Sheppard-Parker returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown to help Sussex Central to a 34-21 win over Caesar Rodney Friday night. The Golden Knights’ senior running back scored three other touchdowns as well, including a 33-yard run in the third quarter.

Damian Galindez — Lake Forest junior, Football

The junior starting quarterback led the Lake Forest Spartans to a 16-7 win over Wilmington Friends on Sept. 27.

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