Patch MVP: Who's the Athlete of the Week?

A new lead back? A breakaway runner? Or a volleyball attacker? Who will hear the biggest roar from the crowd in voting for Joliet Patch's Athlete of the Week, Aug. 26-Sept. 1?

Your Joliet Patch is a place to celebrate local high school athletes. Show your support for these prep sports MVPs—each of whom is Athlete of the Week at his or her school—by cheering them on in the comments thread, sharing your own photos with the Patch community and voting in the poll.

Do you think we're missing someone? Tell us in the comments and share his or her photo to the gallery above. (It's easy. Just click the Upload Photos and Videos link — .)

Read more about this week's MVPs in the photo gallery, and show your support for them by:

  1. Voting in the poll, which is open until 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6.
  2. Commenting on the article.
  3. Share more photos of your favorite Patch athlete.

There is one more way for you to become a more interactive fan: Sign up to become a Patch sports blogger. ().


Remy September 04, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Joliet West Korey Rogers is definitely the athlete of the week! All you have to do is check the stats and you can see for your self.
Sonya DiNardo September 04, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Good Luck Korey!!! Let's keep it in the Tiger family all football season :)
demetria Jenkins September 05, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Good luck Korey Rogers!!!!!
Jennifer Ralson Berry September 05, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Good luck korey Rogers !!!!!!
Pernisha White September 05, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Korey Rogers is Most Definaetly without a doubt MVP of the week!! Just come out & watch for yourself stats prove it all!
Mr. Wuggles September 05, 2012 at 07:32 PM
TT All the Way!!!! GO CENTRAL!!!!! ;3
lesly sigala September 05, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Ron Kremer (Editor) September 06, 2012 at 01:52 PM
It's a tight race here. Be sure to vote. The polls are open until 9 p.m. Thursday.
Bill DeStefano September 06, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Tyler Reitz is your MVP this week, look at his stats, and he did this all while Ty Issac is out with an injury. Combined 200 yards and 3 TD's sounds like MVP material to me.
Ron Kremer (Editor) September 06, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Bill: No question, Reitz stepped up with Isaac down. Thanks for the comments.
Ron Kremer (Editor) September 06, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Austin leads by 4 votes. All three candidates within 10 votes. Voting is open until 9 p.m. Thursday.
BusyMom September 07, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Tyler Reitz deserves a lot of credit- he played well last season but was overshadowed by Malin and Issac.... He has definitely stepped up and showed that he has what it takes
Mr. Joliet September 07, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Congrats goes out to Tyler Reitz .. He's a great kid and a tough back. Love his style of running. If you dare stand in front of him he'll lower that shoulder and steamroll you. I've seen the kid pancake quite a few would be tacklers. Keep up the great work Reitz.
Ron Kremer (Editor) September 07, 2012 at 04:19 PM
You'd never know he weighs 190 pounds, would you?
Anashay Love September 17, 2012 at 12:36 PM
TT Austin deserves it good luck big sis


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