Male Athlete of the Week


Image/Graphics by Tyler Kolesar

Ayden Gutierrez, Author

West Branch running back/linebacker Derek Yingling has been selected as the Warrior Watch‘s Male Athlete of the Week for the week ending on 10/20/18. Yingling broke Terry Schake’s single-season rushing record during last week’s triple-overtime loss to Northern Bedford. Derek now has rushed for over 1600 yards on the season. Derek scored 4 touchdowns, had an interception on defense, and recorded many tackles on Friday night. Yingling is the first athlete to receive the Warrior Watch Athlete of the Week recognition more than once.


Facts about Derek:

Grade: 12th

Favorite Movie: The Longest Yard

Favorite School Subject: Math

Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Peterson

Favorite Pro Player: J.J. Watt

Other Football goals for Derek: Win a playoff game