- Last week many area sports teams played their first games or matches of the season.
That means it's the return of the Newswatch 12 Player of the Week.
Let's take a look at our four nominees you can choose from.
In high school football, Chequamegon opened the year with a shutout victory in Tomahawk.
Junior linebacker Wyatt Juneau #25 led the Screaming Eagle 'D'. He had 11 tackles. 2 of the tackles were for a loss - including a quarterback sack.
The Lakeland boys soccer team rolled to a win over Medford. #12 in white is junior Brandon Garcia. He scored 3 goals for a hat trick. He also added 2 assists.
The Hodag girls tennis team went (3-0) in their four-team meet. Eileen Emond went (2-1) at #1 singles for Rhinelander.
Back to football, Merrill quarterback Nick Peterson ran for one touchdown and threw for two more scores. It was all part of the Bluejays rout over Onalaska.
To vote on any of the nominees, go to the sports poll at wjfw.com. Voting ends at 3pm on Friday. The winner will be our Newswatch 12 Player of the Week.
If you would like to nominate someone for next week - email it to sports at wjfw.com.
Please include stats for a game this week. Next week's nominees will be announced on Labor Day.
Written By: Newswatch 12 Sports