Here are the Rivereast Standouts of the Week for the week of Sept. 5 – Sept. 10:
Max Nylen - RHAM High School (Football): Trailing 20-0, Nylen ignited an epic comeback with an 80-yard touchdown run as the Raptors rallied for a 23-20 win. The senior also returned a kickoff for a touchdown in the fourth quarter before RHAM took the lead later in the quarter on a scoring run from Michael Marques. Nylen finished with 233 total yards and led a rushing attack that ran for over 250 yards behind an offensive line that featured Jack Smith, Thiago Delacruz, Caden Bellmore, Brody Magnanini, Anthony Wursthorn, and tight end Tommy Puetzer.
Lily Tabellione - Portland High School (Cross-Country): Tabellione placed 3rd overall at the Blue Dragon Invitational at Palmer Field in Middletown on Sept 8. The junior’s performance, along with Meaghan McPhee’s 17th place finish, helped the Highlanders placed 4th overall at the invite, which featured 10 schools.
Jordan Murphy - East Hampton High School (Volleyball): Murphy tallied a team-high in kills (14) and digs (13) as the Bellringers beat Valley Regional in four sets to open the season with a victory on Sept. 8. The senior captain also severed up three aces as East Hampton lost the first set before rallying to win the final three to capture the victory. Through the team’s first two games, both wins, Murphy has registered the most kills and aces on the team.
Audrey Palmer - Bacon Academy High School (Soccer): Palmer scored the game-winning goal as the Bobcats topped East Hampton 2-1 at EHHS on Sept. 10. The sophomore attacker fired off three total shots in the win, which was the team’s second win of the season — following a 3-2 win over Norwich Free Academy at Bacon Academy on Sept 8.
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