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rSchoolToday Athlete of the Week: Jackson Blaken, Melrose-Mindoro

09/08/2023, 4:00pm CDT
By Colton Wilson

Melrose-Mindoro senior Jackson Blaken has been selected as the rSchoolToday Athlete of the Week for the week of August 28 - September 3 after a statewide vote on 

There were 2,370 total votes this week. Blaken topped all vote getters with 860 votes. McDonell Central's came in second with 633 votes.

Blaken made an abundance of plays on both sides of the ball this past Friday in Melrose-Mindoro's 41-14 win over Blair-Taylor. The senior running back carried the ball 20 times for 180 yards and three scores in the victory. Defensively he was all over the field, tallying seven tackles and intercepting two Blair-Taylor passes. Blaken also handled kick returning duties for the Mustangs. He had two returns for 55 yards.

The Athlete of the Week is sponsored by rSchoolToday. It highlights the players who have "made a splash" in the world of high school sports each week. If you have a nominee for Athlete of the Week please send it to Colton Wilson

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