Local football players chosen as Athletes of the Week

NORTH COUNTY - Local football players Keegan McCormick and Chad Mathews were recently chosen as athletes of the week by...

Tonasket senior Keegan McCormick was selected from nominations of state athletic directors as the WIAA/Seattle Times Athlete of the Week for his performance in Tonasket’s victory over Cascade on Friday, Oct. 8. Photo by Terry Mills

Tonasket senior Keegan McCormick was selected from nominations of state athletic directors as the WIAA/Seattle Times Athlete of the Week for his performance in Tonasket’s victory over Cascade on Friday, Oct. 8. Photo by Terry Mills

NORTH COUNTY – Local football players Keegan McCormick and Chad Mathews were recently chosen as athletes of the week by the WIAA/Seattle Times.

McCormick, a senior for Tonasket High School, was chosen for his 308 yards on 47 carries against Cascade of Leavenworth on Friday, Oct. 8 when the Tigers won 30-18. In this game, McCormick scored four touchdowns as well as having three solo tackles and three assists as a linebacker.

Mathews, a junior for Oroville High School, was chosen based on the five first-half touchdowns he scored against Bridgeport in the Hornets’ 56-13 victory. Mathews had one rushing touchdown, three receiving touchdowns and one touchdown on a 62-yard interception return.

Each week, the WIAA/Seattle Times selects a male and female athlete of the week for each class throughout the state based on nominations by athletic directors.

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