FRANKLIN – Brentwood High School junior Dylan Sulcer and Fairview High School senior Kennedy Pendergrass were both named the Gateway Tire Athletes of the Week for the week ending Sept. 19.
Sulcer helped lead the Brentwood volleyball team to a 9-1 mark and the Border Battle tournament title over the weekend, while Pendergrass scored five touchdowns in a Yellow Jackets football win.
The pair were chosen as part of the Athletes of the Week awards sponsored by Garth Bouldin of Gateway Tire & Service Center of Franklin. Each week, one male and one female athlete from Williamson County is selected and featured in the Williamson Herald through the school year.
In addition, both athletes will be recognized Monday night at 6 p.m. at Tamale Joe’s in Franklin as part of a live broadcast on WAKM highlighting the Gateway Tire Athletes of the Week.
Sulcer tallied 219 assists, 57 digs, 41 kills and 16 aces last week for the Lady Bruins, the District 11-AAA leaders.
“Dylan is a leader both on and off the court,” Brentwood volleyball coach Cathy Cram said of her junior setter. “She is a well-rounded player who we can rely on in another position when needed.”
Sulcer paced Brentwood in back-to-back district sweeps of Centennial and Franklin and then led the Lady Bruins to a team title in the Border Battle with a 7-1 mark in tournament play.
Despite suffering a district loss to Ravenwood for the first time since 2013 on Tuesday, Brentwood can still secure the top spot in the district with a win at Nolensville Thursday.
Pendergrass set several career marks in Fairview’s 41-6 win over Cheatham County in a Region 6-3A contest Friday.
The senior quarterback passed for 297 yards on 14-of-22 completions with five touchdowns — all career highs for the first-year starter under center.
“Kennedy showed great growth and ability to make big plays and good decisions last week,” Fairview football coach Chris Hughes said. “He is developing a great relationship with his receivers and is making our offense better.”
Pendergrass and the Yellow Jackets play at White House Heritage Friday.