Time now to honor the Wendy's 12 Star Athlete of the Week, it's West Orange-Stark middle linebacker Elijah Teel.
"Elijah is kind of like a coach on the field. He gets us lined up pretty much you know he's a student of the game. He's got good knowledge he's not a dummy, pretty smart young man. He's done a good job. he's been consist ant all year getting us lined up," says head coach Cornel Thompson.
The senior is not only the leading tackler for the "Chain Gang" defense with 148, he's also passing down an important message for the underclassmen.
"Just play with heart, play with character and don't let anything affect your game," say Teel.
What did you work at getting better this year?
"Just my cuts, my going down hill and fighting off blocks."
Coach Thompson added, "we only had two coming back on defense so he's kind of solidified things for us as a senior and taking leadership role. A couple of junior colleges have inquired about him. He wants to go to Texas State and I've told him I'm going to help him as much as I possibly can. I think he can play on the next level."
Congratulations Elijah Teel our Wendy's 12 Star Athlete of the Week!