Mt. Hope's running back Brock Pacheco has proven hard to stop on the football field — racking up 230 yards on the ground, and two touchdowns, against Narragansett last weekend. He's apparently just as hard to chase down in fan voting, as the senior ran away with The Providence Journal's Football Player of the Week Award for Week 3.
Pacheco — who also plays on the Huskies' defense — bested the field of five candidates in The Journal's online poll, garnering 12,048 votes, or 49.3% of the 24,433 votes cast from Monday morning through Thursday night. Pacheco's play has helped the Huskies to a 2-1 record (1-1 in league play) as they head into Friday night's matchup with Rogers.
Andrew Ray of Cumberland placed second with nearly 35% of the votes cast.
The Football Player of the Week is meant to be an interactive way for members of the community to be involved in high school athletics. There is no prize that goes along with the title, other than bragging rights for the winning student-athlete. If those nominated wish to encourage voting parties or to get friends and families involved, we welcome their enthusiasm.
Come back Monday and vote for next week's Football Player of the Week at providencejournal.com/sports.
This article originally appeared on The Providence Journal: Mt. Hope's Brock Pacheco is Providence Journal Football Player of the Week