Our Tyler Roth/WKVI Athlete of the Week for this week is Preston Hansel, a member of the Football Team at Culver High School.
Preston is the first ever recipient of this award for an outstanding performance in a losing effort, but his effort in the Class 1-A Cavaliers 56-33 loss to Class 4-A 11th-ranked New Prairie was one for the record books!
The 6-1, 185-pound Quarterback led his team in virtually every statistical category on both sides of the ball. He was 13-of-32 in passing for 234 yards and 2 touchdowns with no interceptions. He also rushed the ball 38-times for 241 yards and 2 more touchdowns and scored on a 2-point conversion attempt as the Cavaliers jumped out to a first quarter lead as the Cav’s beat the powerful Cougars in virtually every statistical category except for the one on the scoreboard.
Not only did the veteran Senior account for 475 of his team’s 491 total offensive yards and 26 of the team’s 33 points, but he converted on 10 of 20 third-and-fourth down conversion attempts and ALSO led the defense in tackles from his strong safety position with 5 plus an assist and a tackle for loss!
While the team lost, Preston showed great Senior leadership in turning in one of the greatest, if not THE greatest individual performance ever seen at Culver High School!
Preston is the son of Amy and Scott Hansel and will be featured next week here on the “Saturday Sportsline with Nathan Welter” on K99.3 and will have a featured picture and story on wkvi.com.
Congratulations to Preston Hansel of Culver High School, our “Tyler Roth/WKVI Athlete of the Week”