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Athlete of the Week: Vote for This Week's Top Football Star

Vote for your favorite football player in this week's Athlete of the Week poll. Be sure to vote by 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

The high school football-season is in full-tilt, which means area athletes are tearing up the grid iron and making highlight reel plays.

We want to know which athlete fared the best over the weekend.

We're taking athletes from Maryland Heights PatchCreve Coeur PatchChesterfield PatchTown and Country-Manchester Patch and Ballwin-Ellisville Patch and finding out which ones are the best, according to the fans.

Vote in the poll below: Who was the central St. Louis County player of the week for the third week of the 2012 football season?

Here are the nominees: 

Jake Bushman, RB, : Bushman found the endzone three times in . Bushman needed just six touches to amass 18 points — he had five rushes for 58 yards and two scores and one reception that went for a 55-yard touchdown. 

Connor Harrison, QB, De Smet High School: Harrison helped fuel the Spartans to a 47-19 win over Vianney with solid showing at quarterback. Harrison completed 9-of-16 passes for 186 yards and a touchdown. 

 Defense: The Patriots defense came up big in Parkway South's 34-15 win over Francis Howell Central on Friday. Bobby Mudd scored on a 12-yard fumble recovery just more than three minutes into the second quarter and in the final frame of the game, Jordan Noyes cemented a Patriots win with an 11-yard interception that went for a pick-six. Overall, the Parkway South defense had two interceptions, forced three fumbles and recorded two sacks. 

Roosevelt Abram, RB, : Abram, a sophomore running back for Parkway North, took over for starter Johnathan Little after he injured his leg and ran for 148 yards and scored his second touchdown of the season late in the fourt quarter of a losing effort. Abram also had a catch for 20 yards in .

Remember: It's all for fun. This is simply a fan's choice award. 

Want to write in your own candidate? Go ahead! But be sure to explain your pick in the comments and be sure to vote by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday. 

Have a nomination next week? Email your Athlete of the Week nomination to Brian Feldt at brianf@patch.com and we'll do our best to put them in the mix.

Kevin Francis September 14, 2012 at 04:02 AM
Jake "The Snake" Bushman!
Sabrina Bushman September 14, 2012 at 04:07 AM
jake bushmannnnnnnnnnn!
Smadar Shenhav September 14, 2012 at 04:18 AM
Jake bushman!!
Brian Feldt September 14, 2012 at 04:23 AM
Looks like it's a two-horse race with just a few minutes left to vote. We have a photo of Harrison, but not for Bushman. Anyone have a good photo of Jake they could send me? Email to brianf@patch.com. Thanks!
Gregg Palermo September 17, 2012 at 01:26 AM
Just in case you missed it---Parkway Central's Jake Bushman was our winner this week. There were a number of stellar performers out there this past Friday and Saturday. We'll be firing up the next round soon!

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