ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Connor Gibbons

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Jeff Miller

Senior Connor Gibbons is this week’s Athlete of the Week.

Zachary Pellegrine , Sports Writer

In B-A’s most recent game against West Branch senior running back Connor Gibbons put up 129 rushing yards on just 5 carries, an impressive average of 25.8 yards per carry. Connor also returned a punt for a 76-yard touchdown.

For his performance this season, Gibbons has been chosen by the Blueprint as the Athlete of the Week.

Gibbons has been great all year for the Blue Devils; he leads the team with 714 rushing yards on 99 attempts, which averages out to 7.2 yards per carry. Connor has also put up 11 touchdowns rushing and one punt return touchdown.

“My hard work is definitely paying off,” said Gibbons, regarding his success. “I hope I can help my team do something big this year.”

Connor has also been very productive on the defensive side of the ball where he has totaled 10 tackles and 2 interceptions for the Blue Devils.

Bellwood now moves to 7-0, and is first in the ICC and in District 6AA.

Connor will look to have another big game for the Blue Devils this Friday as they travel to Mount Union to take on the Trojans.