Sports / The Prairie Fire / November 1, 2017

Player of the Week

Junior football player Malik Hamilton saw a season of explosive plays continue at last Saturday’s Homecoming clash with Cornell College. He opened the Prairie Fire’s first play from scrimmage with an 85 yard touchdown grab, his longest score of the season and crucial to the close game. Hamilton is having quite the year. He appears no lower than sixth in any receiving category amongst conference counterparts, despite being outside of the top 10 players in receptions per game. He has scored in every one of the Prairie Fire’s competitions this year but one.

Last year, Hamilton had a total of 406 yards and two touchdowns for the entire season. This year, he is leading the team with 565 yards and eight touchdowns, with two games still left in the season.

Hamilton has also set a school record for his performance on the men’s track and field team. He set the record in performance and individual for the 100 meter dash in the 2017 season, with a time of 10:82.

With the Fire’s record being 4-4, the team has come out extremely strong this year. The momentum from winning back the Lincoln trophy against Eureka has definitely carried through this season.

The men will seek to end their season on a high note with this week’s game at rival Monmouth College on Nov. 4 and the conference crossover game on Nov. 11 at home. The Fire prepares to improve and will look to take a couple of wins at the closing of this season.

Tyler Price

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