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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Jace White
by Ericka Birdsong
ebirdsong@neighbornewspapers.com
October 17, 2012 04:39 PM | 3597 views | 2 2 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jace White
Jace White
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Throughout the season, the North Paulding Wolfpack have defeated almost every team they have come up against as they are currently 5-2.

Part of the reason they have won most of their games is Jace White and his defensive skills.

This junior safety has been a key factor in many of the Wolfpack’s victories.

“He’s our leading tackler and is doing a great job on defense,” head football coach Scott Jones said.

White has 85 solo tackles on the season during the course of seven games. Out of those 85 tackles, Jones said between 25 and 30 of those tackles have been “touchdown saving tackles,” keeping opponents from running up the score or coming back to take the win.

“He plays safety for us so he makes a lot of touchdown saving tackles. He’s very physical and an excellent defensive player,” Jones said.

Not only is White an excellent player on defense, but he is a great teammate and leader as well.

“He’s a leader on and off the field and all of his teammates look up to him. He’s a leader by example,” Jones said.

With White only being a junior, Jones is excited that he will have him for one more year.

“The great thing about Jace is that he’ll be back again,” he said.
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Pack Mom
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October 18, 2012
So glad to see someone who works so hard be recognized publicly. He is most deserving. A hard worker on and off the field.
NH Team Mom
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October 18, 2012
He's been a leader since he was a young boy on the Rec. field. He is an fine young man, friend, son, and an exceptionally great athlete. He never needs to showboat. His plays on the field say it all.
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