Anderson, Phillips And Fletcher Are Named Athletes Of the Week
SISTERSVILLE – Tyler Anderson, a do-it-all senior on Tyler Consolidated’s football team, showed why he is considered one of the best Class A players in the state.
Anderson turned it up a notch this week after starting the season with a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on the first play of the game Aug. 26 against Williamstown. On Sept. 2, he scored twice on pass receptions, once rushing and returned an interception for another score. He also scored on a two-point conversion run to give him 26 points on the night. Anderson had five pass receptions for 42 yards, 18 rushes for 92 yards and was credited with seven tackles. His speed, dedication and natural ability is starting to turn some heads around the state. He has excellent strength, and when he gets an opening, not too many can catch him. Congratulations to Anderson.
Griffin Phillips, a sophomore sensation for the Silver Knights, is really starting to come into his own as a quarterback. This past week against Doddridge County, he tossed two T.D.’s, connected on two, two-point conversion tosses and kicked an extra point to account for 19 of the Knights’ points. Phillips was 9-14 passing on the night for 87 yards, he is also the team punter and kicker.
He is also a standout guard on the Knights’ basketball team. Phillips stays cool in pressure situations, he has a strong desire to succeed and is one of the better sophomore athletes in the area. Congratulations to Griffin on a great game.
Abbie Fletcher a senior hitter for the Silver Knights volleyball team has been on a terror since opening night against Magnolia. Against Magnolia she had 16 kills, 10 points and six digs in two sets. On Saturday in the Oak Glen tournament, she showed her stuff again as she helped the Knights to the runner-up spot against some of the states best competition recording 63 kills on the day to go along with 28 points, eight blocks, 12 digs and three ace’s. Fletcher has a very aggressive style of play which makes it very hard to defend her.
She plays strong around the net and her serve and back row play compliment what she does up front. “She has worked extremely hard in the off season and came in prepared to make a difference I am very happy with her at this point,” said coach Summers.