Ath­lete of the Week poll re­turns

Sec­ond an­nual run will fea­ture an ath­lete of the year poll at the end

The Progress-Index Weekend - - SPORTS DESK -

The Progress-In­dex for the sec­ond year will fea­ture its weekly FOOT­BALL ATH­LETE OF THE WEEK poll, which re­turns this Sun­day, Aug. 27 in the print edi­tion and on Satur­day, Aug. 26 on­line!

As with last year, the poll, which will be made avail­able on­line at www. progress-in­dex.com, will fea­ture up to five can­di­dates with their listed stats, and the fan vote will de­cide the FOOT­BALL ATH­LETE OF THE WEEK from those can­di­dates.

Last year’s eight schools will again be fea­tured: L.C. Bird, Colo­nial Heights, Thomas Dale, Din­wid­die, Hopewell, Ma­toaca, Peters­burg and Prince Ge­orge.

Each school, if rep­re­sented, will never have more than one can­di­date avail­able on the weekly poll, al­though there are no lim­its as to how of­ten a school or an ath­lete can be listed as a can­di­date through the 11 reg­u­lar sea­son weeks.

This year, a FOOT­BALL ATH­LETE OF THE YEAR poll will fol­low the end of the reg­u­lar sea­son and will open and close af­ter all eight teams’ sea­sons, in­clud­ing po­ten­tial play­off and cham­pi­onship games, come to a con­clu­sion.

Can­di­dates for FOOT­BALL ATH­LETE OF THE WEEK will be made avail­able on www.progress-in­dex.com each Satur­day and in Sun­day’s print edi­tion fol­low­ing game day on Fri­day evening.

To vote, visit www. progress-in­dex.com or see the link through ei­ther the Twitter page of @ Nick­VanDelPI or through the Face­book site of The Progress-In­dex.

Vot­ing will end Tues­day at 3 p.m.

Sug­ges­tions for fu­ture nom­i­nees may be emailed prefer­ably Fri­day night and Satur­day morn­ing to nvan­de­loecht@progressindex.com.

The win­ner of Foot­ball Ath­lete of the Week will be fea­tured in Wed­nes­day’s edi­tion of The Progress-In­dex.

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