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Male Athlete of the Week
Chase Martenson--MARIST
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MAOW Marist senior Chase Martenson
Staff / Katherine Frye / MAOW Marist senior Chase Martenson
Marist senior Chase Martenson is a fan of the dual-threat quarterback and he made his case for being one as well against Stone Mountain.

“I like Russell Wilson because he is a dual threat,” Martenson said. “I try to do the same thing.”

On Oct. 25, Martenson rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another in the first half as the War Eagles built a 42-0 advantage at the break en route to a 49-7 victory.

“I got to give it up to my line,” said Martenson, who contributed nicely to the team’s 360 rushing yards. “They were just coming off the ball hard and fast. It was crisp, real good.”

Not only was the win Marist’s fifth straight but fifth in a row during which the War Eagles scored at least 35 points while holding their opponent to single digits.

“I’ve got a lot of great players here with me so hopefully things will be looking good for us in the playoffs,” Martenson said.

After football, Martenson will transition to competing in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle for the swim team.

“Being in shape for football and being in shape for swimming are completely two different things,” Martenson said.

However, this next season in the pool could be Martenson’s last since he hopes to play football in college while majoring in business management.

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