Monday, August 20, 2012

Gateway Tire & Service Center Player of the Week
Quarterback Tyler Pirtle is the Gateway Tire & Service Center Player of the Week. Pirtle led second ranked Class AA North Delta to a 24-13 win over Lee (MS) with 210 yards rushing on 16 carries and 2 touchdowns. Pirtle also passed for 136 yards and a touchdown in leading the home standing Green Wave to a season opening win. “Coming into the season we put the responsibility on Tyler to take the reigns with regards to leadership on our team,” said first year North Delta head coach Brandon Ciaramitaro. “His actions have always demonstrated leadership,” said Ciaramitaro. “But this summer he worked hard in the weight room and put on about 15 pounds of muscle and that helped set the tone for the rest of the team. He's accepted the challenge and is more vocal and it's great to see.” Pirtle led North Delta to a 10-2 record and a District 1AA championship last season with 15 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions and rushed for 1,133 yards and 19 touchdowns. The 6’2”, 185 lb. senior accounted for 2,400 all-purpose yards and 34 touchdowns in 2011.

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