IL Athlete of the Week (Week of September 16, 2019)


Chris Thornton, East Bears

Junior wide receiver and safety Chris Thornton of the East Bears football team is the Interscholastic League Player of the Week for his performance against the Hogan Prep Rams on Friday, September 13.

Thornton recorded 3 interceptions in the game for the Bears defense, and he added 3 receptions for 36 yards and 5 carries for 30 yards and a touchdown on offense.

In 3 games this season, Thornton leads the team with 6 interceptions, 2 of which were returned for touchdowns. He also has scored 3 offensive touchdowns in the first 3 games. (Photos by Renee Smith)