Cordell, Marple honored as top athletes |

Cordell, Marple honored as top athletes

Truckee Highs Brian Cordell and North Tahoes Brent Marple are the Sierra Suns Athletes of the Week from Aug. 28-Sept. 1. Marple, a junior running back/defensive back, ran for a 53-yard gain to put the Lakers within seven yards of the goal line late in the third quarter at Lovelock on Friday. He then caught a pass in the end zone from quarterback Ryan Blount on the next play to put the Lakers on the board. While Marple is not the biggest player on the team, he plays like one of them. Look for big things from Marple this season on both sides of the ball. Cordell, a senior linebacker and team captain, was in on four quarterback sacks against visiting Bishop on Saturday. Two of those sacks were solo, while Cordell teamed up with senior Nick Krasensky on one sack and junior J.D. Wright on the other. At 6-1, 180 pounds, Cordell played a key role in the solid effort by the Wolverines defense, which allowed just 164 yards of total offense to Bishop 27 yards on the ground and 137 through the air. Look for Cordell to be an impact player on defense this season. Coaches: The Sierra Sun will be naming one Athlete of the Week from Truckee High and one from North Tahoe High in the Sports & Outdoors section every Tuesday (This week is an exception). Coaches are encouraged to submit a name of an athlete with details about his or her performance from the previous week. Truckee coaches can send their nominees to North Tahoe coaches can send theirs to

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