Zach Dyer touched the football four times and found the end zone three times in his first game as a Prince Avenue Christian School player.
Dyer caught three passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns. He also returned a kickoff for his third score in the Wolverines’ season-opening victory over Mount Vernon Presbyterian on Friday night.
His performance has made Dyer this week’s Oconee Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation/Oconee Enterprise Athlete of the Week.
It wasn’t what Dyer was expecting in his first game with the Wolverines, but he knew he wanted to help the team find a way to earn their first win of 2019 however he could.
“I just wanted to help the team in any way possible,” Dyer said. “I just wanted to help the team win.”
Following last season Dyer transferred to PACS from Brookwood High School. The opportunity to play in the Wolverines pass-happy offense came as an accidental benefit for the wide receiver. Dyer spent a lot of time blocking in an option offense run by his former high school. This season at PACS Dyer will have the opportunity to flash his route running ability and get his hands on the football. The Wolverines like to throw the ball around with junior quarterback Brock Vandagriff.
“I was looking forward to it [Friday night], it was my first real game here,” Dyer said. “I was excited because we throw the ball a lot. I run good routes and I can catch the ball.”
Dyer wants to play college football after high school and he’s very conscious of the opportunities the PACS offense will give him to showcase his abilities. Playing alongside Vandagriff has also been an exciting perk of the move to PACS in the early stages of the season for Dyer. Dyer hopes to make an even larger impact in the coming weeks as he gets more familiar with the Wolverines’ system and he begins to play more defensively.
“I’m trying to repeat that first game and help the team get to state,” Dyer said. “I just want to get to state that’s my goal.”
Oconee Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation/Oconee Enterprise Athlete of the Week is chosen by the sports staff of The Oconee Enterprise. You are welcome to email nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday at 10 a.m.
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