Athletes of the Week: 2011-12
The Baltimore Sun takes Athletes of the Week nominations from Friday night until Sunday at 6 p.m. Coaches may call 410-332-6801 to nominate athletes. Please provide name, school, class, sport, position, team results and the athlete's accomplishments for the week, with statistics by game, and other supporting information. Coaches also should provide a number where they can be reached Sunday night. You can also email your nominations to email@example.com. For previous athlete of the week honorees, click here.
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Romie Cheese, Westminster, football( Kim Hairston, Baltimore Sun / September 18, 2011 )
(Sept. 21, 2011) In the biggest upset of the local football season, the senior quarterback threw for 422 yards and five touchdowns Friday night to lead the Owls to a 32-31 victory over Linganore, the No. 9 team in the state. He also had a 53-yard punt from the Owls' end zone with five minutes to go, which helped secure their first win over the Lancers since 2005. Cheese, 6-feet-2, 210 pounds, completed 21 of 39 passes and ran the ball 20 times for 43 yards. This season, he¿s 37-for-71 passing for 618 yards and nine touchdowns while rushing 33 times for 129 yards and a touchdown. An All-Carroll County wide receiver last fall, Cheese is in his first season as the starting quarterback for the Owls (2-1).
Others considered: Deniko Carter, Catonsville, football; Lavon Chaney, South River, football; Da'Quan Davis, Calvert Hall, football; Andrew Harris, Gilman, soccer; Brian McMahon, Atholton, football; Ian Thomas, Franklin, football; Michael Wegner, Loyola, cross country.