Athletes Of The Week

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

October 03, 2007

Girls

Kristen Malloy

BOYS

TAVON AUSTIN

Dunbar, football

Junior Tavon Austin, whose position on the Dunbar roster is listed as "athlete," led No. 4 Dunbar to a 56-6 rout of then-No. 11 City in the second Bob Wade Classic on Friday. Austin, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound running back-defensive back who was offered a scholarship to Maryland last spring, ran for 102 yards and three touchdowns on eight carries. His three scores came in the first half on a pair of 2-yard runs and a 20-yarder, as the Poets (4-0) took a 34-0 lead at halftime. The three touchdowns gave him nine in four games and 62 in his career. In the second quarter, Austin dashed 45 yards and was hit by a City defender before he lateraled the ball to Keon Redhead, who took it the final 15 yards for a 60-yard touchdown. Austin, The Sun's Offensive Player of the Year when he ran for 1,701 yards and 32 touchdowns last season, was also in on several tackles against City, had a 44-yard interception return that set up a touchdown and recovered a fumble to set up another.

Others considered: Paul Brown, Sparrows Point, football; Michael Campanaro, River Hill, football; Nick Elko, Arundel, football; Terrence West, Northwestern, football.

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