Vote early and often for the Pensacola News Journal Athlete of the Week!

The polls are open until 11 a.m. Friday at Each weekly winner will be awarded a one-of-a-kind Athlete of the Week shirt provided by BSN SPORTS. Winners will be contacted within the next two weeks.

Nominees are accepted via email or phone, but will be selected by staff in the absence of submission.

Area weekend wrap:Pensacola Christian Academy make history, winning Gulf Coast Stampede

Saturday Football:Milton nabs first win, Pine Forest makes quick work of Pensacola

Week 3 Football:Pace, Escambia, Northview, Catholic, Navarre among winners in the rain

Note: Is your team or sport missing from Athlete of the Week? Be sure to file statistics with PNJ staff or keep your MaxPreps page up to date.

Patrick Bernadeau can be reached at or 850-503-3828.

Greg Hollis can be reached at 

Boys Cross Country: Drew Birx, Pensacola Christian Academy – The senior was area’s best boys performer at the Gulf Coast Stampede. Birx finished fifth with a time of 16 minutes, 51.4 seconds to lead the Warriors to a third-place team finish. 

Boys Golf: R.J. White, Pensacola Catholic – The senior had solid efforts during two Crusaders team victories. White shot a score of 38 during a team’s meet against Destin at Indian Bayou. Two days later, he put up a low-medalist mark of 32 in a three-team meet at Tiger Point. 

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