Top Ten School Athletes of the Week
Time for our first look at the athletes catching our attention early in this high school sports season and apologies to others that we may have missed because their schools and coaches didn't share the information with us.
Football tops the list of excellent performances. I also can't remember, and that goes back a fair time, when we had so many football players each score five touchdowns in a game in one week.
Remember, they are listed below in alphabetical order. Our best picks of the past seven days.
- Wumi Agunbiade, Dunbarton (Pickering). Female athlete of the week in the Star and here's why. The 6-foot-1 forward scored 54 points in three senior girls' basketball games and also led her team to the championship of the Uxbridge Invitational.
- Mikeal Andrews, Loyola (Oakville). He's a quarterback for the senior team, but also returning after missing last year because of a broken finger. He threw four passes for touchdowns in a 33-17 win over Georgetown. Yes, it was in their Halton league.
- Selena Colarossi, Notre Dame (Burlington). A one person scoring machine. Three goals in a 6-0 win over Robinson. Then, three more in an 8-0 shellacking of Corpus Christi. Both were Halton Region varsity girls' field hockey games.
- Adrienne Crampton, Bishop Strachan (Toronto). Apparently, is quite the soccer player. She scored four goals in a 7-0 victory over Greenwood. Then, she scored twice in a 9-0 win over Branksome Hall in Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association games.
- Marcus Hansen, Gonzaga (Mississauga). All right, so he's a junior-age football player. This kid appeared to do whatever the coach wanted in a 44-8 Peel Region win over Turner/Fenton. He scored a touchdown, converted five majors, scored on a two-point convert and kicked a single.
- Travis Jennings, Don Bosco (Toronto). His senior boys' football team has played three games and won them all. He's been a huge factor and scored five touchdowns, converting three of them, in a 57-7 win over Forest Hill.
- Matt Matsuba, Etobicoke (Toronto). Five touchdowns for him in a 51-0 thumping of Western Tech in a Toronto District School Board senior football game. Ineligible last year because of poor academics, bonus points to this 17-year-old for improving his grades too.
- Tyler Pritty, Markham. Apparently, we are told, as many as 70 universities have this grade 12 quarterback on their radar. He threw five touchdown passes, completed 20 of 28 for 421 yards, in a 34-3 York Region senior football win over Brother Andre.
- Josh Smallwood, O'Neill (Oshawa). His first touchdown on a 65-yard run. Tack on his next touchdown on a 50-yard pass-and-run play. Add on six converts and a single in a 45-0 Durham Region senior boys' football win over Bowmanville.
- Tevaun Smith, Chaminade (Toronto). He's a wide receiver with speed. And he can catch and score touchdowns. Make that five majors as the Gryphons, an all-boys' school of about 800 students, opened their senior football season at home with a 63-0 win over Weston.