Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

October 01, 2003

BOYS

C.J. King

Oakland Mills, football

The 6-foot, 195-pound running back-defensive back played a major role in the Scorpions' 18-15 victory last week over then-top-ranked and previously unbeaten Wilde Lake.

King's 3-yard scoring run, his eighth touchdown of the season, ended the game-clinching 15-play, 93-yard drive with nine seconds to play that beat the defending Howard County co-champion.

Defensively, King made 10 tackles -- six of them solo -- as the Scorpions (4-0) ended a 13-game winning streak by a Wilde Lake team that averaged 28 points. King also recovered a Wildecats fumble at the Oakland Mills 8-yard line to end a drive. King's 175 rushing yards were a season high, raising his total to 546 yards.

King, who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds, also plays basketball and runs track. He has drawn interest for football from Delaware, Richmond, Hampton and Towson.

GIRLS

Jessica Vetock

Institute of Notre Dame, soccer

In her second season as a starter, the sophomore goalkeeper has been nearly flawless in leading the Indians to a 10-0 record and lofty No. 4 ranking.

The season highlight came last Wednesday when Vetock turned aside eight McDonogh shots to help lead the Indians to a 2-0 win over the then-No. 2 Eagles in a key Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference game.

Vetock earned a second straight shutout -- her seventh of the season -- with a 2-0 win over Pallotti on Friday before the Indians closed out the 3-0 week with a 2-1 double-overtime win over Kearney, N.J.

Vetock, a second-team All-Baltimore City/County selection as a freshman, has made 61 saves this season while allowing just three goals.

See the Athletes of the Week Sundays at 11:30 a.m. on Replay Sun High School Sports on ABC2, and online at www.sunspot.net/sports/highschool.

Nominate athletes

The Sun accepts nominations for its Athletes of the Week on Sundays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at 410-332-6200 or 800-829-8000, extension 6200.

Two athletes (one boy and one girl) will be selected each week and featured in Wednesday's editions. To be nominated, athletes must play for their high school team. Only coaches can nominate Athletes of the Week.

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