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Male Athlete of the Week - Dominick Sanders
by Marcel Pourtout
September 04, 2013 03:23 PM | 2956 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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MAOW Tucker High School senior Dominick Sanders
Staff / Katherine Frye / MAOW Tucker High School senior Dominick Sanders
Tucker’s Dominick Sanders already came into the Tigers’ season opener against Cedar Grove on Aug. 23 with elevated expectations after a 2012 campaign that saw him lead the team in receiving yards, finish third in rushing and post 10 total touchdowns on offense as well as notch 33 tackles on defense as a defensive back. For his efforts, Sanders was named to the All-Region first team.

Against Cedar Grove, Sanders continued his strong play with three total touchdowns in the Tigers dominating 51-12 victory over the Saints. The first score came on a 56-yard punt return for a touchdown. Sanders gained his second touchdown of the first quarter courtesy of a 52-yard run. Earlier in the half, he had a 60-yard punt return for a touchdown negated because of a Tucker holding penalty.

Sanders’ final touchdown was on a seven-yard run in the second quarter. He finished the game with 58 yards rushing, one tackle on defense and even averaged more than 32 yards on three punt attempts.

The Tigers return to action on Sept. 6 at home against North Atlanta.

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