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AOTW -- Barkley Hill


Barkley Hill of Cedar Falls has become synonymous on Friday nights with putting the ball in the end zone. The senior has amassed an unprecedented 35 Touchdowns this season with nearly 2,200 yards, and a record setting career.

"Tremendous three years, when he's gone it's going to be a huge whole to fill. He's a lifer around here.  He's a great player, really a hard worker, excellent guy to coach and really good person so it's been a thrill to coach him," said Co-Head coach Pat Mitchell.

A humble teammate, Hill leads the Tigers by example, and he will be the first to admit he couldn't get to this point with out great blockers in front. Through the 2011 regular season, Hill has amassed 85 career touchdowns, that's more than any other 4A player in state history, passing Tim Dwight and Willie Argo.  

"It's an honor for him, but it's also an honor for that offensive line, Ben Challgren does a lot of that blocking.  We take tremendous pride, the whole team being able to block for him and join and share in the records he sets." Said coach Mitchell

Hill will play running back for the Cyclones, but before he dons that helmet, he hopes to finish this season on top with his Tiger teammates.

"It would mean the world to us," said athlete of the Week Barkley Hill. "It means the world to this team.  A couple of us seniors have been playing, starting for three years and we just want one year where we can get it."  

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