ATHLETE OF THE WEEK (Oct. 17-24): Jereek Jackson

Times Observer photo by Cody Elms

Sheffield’s Jereek Jackson was named the d9sports.com Co-Athlete of the Week, and that hasn’t happened too often for Sheffield football over the years, but either has an Allegheny Mountain League North division title. And Jackson ran for 173 yards and three touchdowns in the Wolverines’ 29-26 come-from-behind win last week over Smethport at Sheffield High School to win that title. Two of Jackson’s touchdowns came after Sheffield trailed 18-7 at halftime. He’s also been the Times Observer Male Athlete of the Week, sponsored by McDonald’s, two of the past three weeks for his big-game exploits, and he shares that distinction with his offensive line.