Winter and fall sports are currently vying for attention, with star student-athletes emerging from the cross country meets. Football is the last sport in the spotlight, leaving long distance runners, football players, and standout soccer players to take center stage. Three top ten finishers from the cross country state series meet have caught our eye: Preston Wright, Tay’juan Leslie-Farmer, and Selvin Banegas Rodas.
Preston Wright and Tay’juan Leslie-Farmer excelled in their recent regional semifinal football games. Selvin Banegas Rodas led Belleview to an undefeated record in soccer. The audience is encouraged to vote once per hour for their favorite athlete and share the poll on social media so friends and family can join in. Voting closes on Thursday at 2 p.m., with the results posted Friday morning.
As for next steps and crucial game changers, Marion County playoff football teams are highlighted. Preston Wright led in the football category with 4 passing TDs, while Selvin Banegas Rodas led the soccer category with 4 goals and 1 assist in 3 games. Additionally, numerous other athletes from various sports are recognized, such as Hunter Duncan in soccer, Cedric McFadden in cross country, and Gianna Meccia in soccer.
These star student-athletes are making a significant impact on their respective sports and should be a joy to watch in future competitions due to their impressive performances