Vote Now: Select the Top Playoff Performer of the First Round
Make your voice heard, vote in our St. Charles County Athlete of the Week fan poll.
It's time for another edition of the St. Charles County Athlete of the Week fan poll.
This week we look to the football field. Tell us in the poll below: Which St. Charles County football player was the best in the first round of the 2012 playoffs?
Dillon Bowman—Fort Zumwalt South: Fort Zumwalt South's Dillon Bowman may not have had the big numbers Thursday night against Zumwalt North, but he came through when it mattered. Bowman picked a 25-yard touchdown run in overtime and then successfully made the two-point conversion to give the Bulldogs a big Week 10 playoff win over the rival Panthers. The touchdown was Bowman's second big play of the game. Earlier in the contest, he completed his only pass of the day to Casey Owens for a 65-yard score. He made the two-point conversion on that score as well. For the game, Bowman had six carries for 38 yards and score and was 1-for-1 passing for 65 yards and a TD.
Clay Stulce—Duchesne: The Duchense offense ran through Clay Stucle against Sumner. In the Pioneers 48-8 win, Stulce ran for three scores and threw for one more to help lead the way to victory. On the ground, Stulce carried the ball nine times for 136 yards—a 15.1 yard per carry average. He had touchdown runs of 50, 10 and five yards. Passing the ball, Stulce was 2-for-3 for 20 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
Armand Keely—Orchard Farm: Armand Keely set the tone early for Orchard Farm. In the Eagles playoff opener against Winfield, Keely scored the opening touchdown of the game on a 16-yard run. Later in the game, he ended the scoring for the Eagles on a 7-yard run to close out the 41-6 rout of Winfield. Along with the two scores, Keely ran the ball 25 times for a staggering 205 yards—an 8.2 yards per carry average.
Jake Wilmes—St. Dominic: St. Dominic breezed through it's Week 10 playoff game against Warrenton. In the Crusaders 35-8 win, Jake Wilmes was the workhorse. He carried the ball a team-high 22 times and racked up a team-best 100 yards. One of his runs was a four-yard touchdown scamper that put St. Dominic up 21-0.
Tray Mitchell—Holt: Another week, another standout showing from Holt's running back. A three-time champ in the Athlete of the Week voting, Mitchell again carried Holt against Parkway West—even though he didn't carry the ball that often. In the Indians 40-0 win, Mitchell had just six carries, but he made them count. He accumulated 137 yards and two scores (10, 60).
Remember: It's all for fun. This is simply a fan's choice award.
Want to write in your own candidate? Go ahead! But be sure to explain your pick in the comments and be sure to vote by 12 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2. Again, the poll closes at noon on Friday.
Have a nomination next week? Email your Athlete of the Week nomination to Joe Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to put them in the mix.