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Under Armour Athlete of the Week: Week 12 Winner
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HOSCHTON, GA -- All votes are in for 11Alive and Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Under Armour Athlete of the Week and the winner is Mill Creek quarterback John Russ.

Russ was nominated for his three-touchdown performance against Duluth in the final week of the regular season. In that game, the Mill Creek signal caller was 17-for-22 with over 200 yards passing. Russ and the Hawks clinched a playoff spot with their 34-23 win over Duluth. They have since advanced to the second round.

Tune into MyATL-TV at 10:30 pm this Friday to see Russ featured on 11Alive's HighSchoolSports.net.

Starr's Mill running back Zach Laskey was also nominated for the Under Armour Athlete of the Week award. The senior back rushed for 132 yards on 13 carries in his team's 24-7 win over Griffin for the Region 3-4A championship.

Laskey scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to helped seal the victory for the Panthers. That win moved Starr's Mill to 10-0 on the season.

They have since won their first round playoff game and moved to 11-0.

The final Athlete of the Week nominee was Walton defensive back Zack Blaylock. Blaylock was instrumental in his team's 20-0 shutout win over Woodstock. Blaylock picked off two passes during the game. Overall, Woodstock turned the ball over six times.

The win gave Walton the second seed out of Region 5-5A. Norcross beat Walton in the first round of the playoffs.

 

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