Wytovich named Player of the Week
ELLSWORTH — Trailing 14-0 midway in the first quarter, Bentworth appeared on its way to its 11th straight loss against visiting Avella Friday.
No one told senior Dom Wytovich.
Wytovich starred on both offense and defense to lead the Bearcats to a 19-14 victory over the Eagles in the Black Hills Conference.
Wytovich scored all three touchdowns and accounted for 221 yards as a running back and receiver.
Defensively, Wytovich inter-cepted two passes.
With that showing, Wytovich is The Valley Independent Player of the Week.
Wytovich caught a 53-yard touchdown pass from Travis Harff in the first quarter, raced 32 yards for six points in the second quarter and then put the Bearcats ahead to stay with a 36-yard reception on a pass from back-up quarterback Lloyd Williamson.
“It felt great to be able to take the team to the next level,” said Wytovich, who was the Bearcats’ quarterback last year.”I could’ve never done it by myself without the line blocking and all the coaches through all the weeks of practice.”
“Dom is our go-to guy,” said Bentworth coach Ron Skiles. “We like to get him the ball because he has that kind of talent and speed.
“He’s an excellent runner and can score from anywhere on the field,” added Skiles. “I wish all my players were like him. Mentally he’s very tough and understands the game.”
Honorable mentions include: