Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Athletes of the Week

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Athletes of the Week

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Jacob Clay

Brentwood football

In a 54-18 win over Kennedy, Clay, a 5-foot-9, 190-pound senior running back, carried the ball 16 times for 294 yards and seven touchdowns. Clay was coming off a 184-yard, 3-touchdown performance in a Week 1 win over Crystal City. Last season, Clay earned all- district and second team all-state honors in Class 2 after rushing for 2,554 yards and 44 touchdowns. Clay also runs track and last spring was part of the Eagles' 400 relay squad that finished fifth at the state meet.

Kaleb Eleby

Pattonville football

A 6-foot-1, 180-pound sophomore quarterback, Eleby completed 27 of 37 passes for 343 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Pirates to a 44-12 trouncing of Lindbergh. Eleby, who leads the area in passing yards, was coming off a big performance on opening night when he threw for 345 yards and six TD's in a win over Seckman. As a freshman, Eleby was an honorable mention all-conference honoree in the Suburban 12 South Division after passing for 2,239 yards and 18 scores with a quarterback rating of 103.5. He is already drawing attention from NCAA Division I schools.

Bryce French

Lutheran St. Charles football

A 5-foot-9, 180-pound sophomore running back, French had a monster game in a 46-44 win over Tolton Catholic, rushing 31 times for 380 yards. His 26-yard TD run with 2:41 to play in the fourth quarter proved to be the game-winner. He also had an 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. A first-year starter, French ran for 167 yards and three TD's to lift the Cougars to an opening-week win over Principia.

Kevin Gregorc

Northwest soccer

A senior forward, Gregorc led the Lions to their second straight championship in the 12-team Northwest/Parkway West tournament. In four games, Gregorc scored four goals (3 game-winners) and had three assists. He assisted on both goals in a 2-1 win over Summit in the championship. …

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