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Athlete of the Week: Tanner Mork


In his first year at the helm of North Fayette, longtime assistant coach Bob Lape has two wins in his first three games.  His recipe for victory is simple, feed the ball to fullback Tanner Mork.

Last week at Waterloo Columbus, the junior tied a school record with five touchdowns in one game.  Lape says he didn't even notice Mork had five scores, he was justing calling plays that he thought would work. 

It was all part of a 261 yard rushing night.  Last year, Mork played primarily on defense and was the Hawks leading tackler.  This year's emergence as a main ball carrier is more surprising to player than coach.

Lape says for North Fayette to have a good year, they will need to continue to ride their fullback.  A good year means Tanner Mork running the 2-1 Hawks into the playoffs for the fifth straight season. 

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