Brentwood High School senior Maison Wells and Christ Presbyterian Academy junior Langston Patterson were tabbed the latest Gateway Tire Athletes of the Week for the week ending Oct. 11.
Wells scored both goals in a 2-0 win for the Lady Bruins at rival Ravenwood last Tuesday, while Patterson scored three touchdowns to help lead CPA to a 31-23 win, also at Ravenwood last Friday.
The two were chosen as part of the Athletes of the Week awards sponsored by Gateway Tire & Service Center of Franklin. One male and one female athlete from Williamson County is selected and featured each week in the Williamson Herald.
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Wells led the Brentwood attack last week as the Lady Bruins earned a first-round bye in the District 12-AAA tournament with the 2-0 win at Ravenwood. The victory secured the No. 2 seed in the tournament this week.
Brentwood coach Maggie McLaughlin called Wells “one of the most dynamic and skilled attackers to come through” the Lady Bruins program.
“She has tremendous speed and a powerful shot,” McLaughlin said. “Maison plays well under pressure and consistently produces for the team. She is greatly respected by her teammates and opponents.”
Wells, who is committed to Samford, scored in the fifth minute and 43rd during the Lady Bruins win. The victory also avenged a 3-2 loss in the 2019 Class AAA state championship match – the last meeting between the two teams before last Tuesday’s regular season finale.
McLaughlin praised Wells for her leadership this season on top of leading Brentwood past Ravenwood last week.
“Maison vocally leads by the encouragement and guidance she provides to other players,” McLaughlin said. “Maison gives maximum effort every time she steps onto the field. This consistency is reflected in her performance – especially in high-stakes games.”
Brentwood’s season came to end Tuesday night after a 1-0 loss to Ravenwood. The Lady Raptors rebounded to win their quarterfinal and up-ended the Lady Bruins in the tournament semifinals.
Patterson, who has made a name for himself as a linebacker, rushed for 118 yards on 13 carries during the Division II-AA Lions win on the road at Class 6A Ravenwood. His first touchdown went for 32 yards to open the scoring in the first quarter.
“Langston is a guy who has just continued to work,” CPA coach Ingle Martin said. “He has a strong desire to keep getting better and continuing to improve.”
Martin said Patterson’s readiness really stood out in Week 8 offensively. The junior is part of a group of running backs who split touches, yet the junior still managed to produce big numbers.
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Patterson capped a 19-play, 77-yard drive spanning the end of the third quarter and stretching into the fourth with a 2-yard touchdown run with 7:13 to play to give CPA a 28-17 lead.
“To have one of our backs shine like that, it’s really just a product of him being ready when his number was called,” Martin said. “Langston has always been a gifted athlete, but he continues to work hard to maximize his potential.”
Patterson added three tackles in the win Friday. CPA heads into a three-game stretch of DII-AA Middle Region contests to close out the regular season.
Other nominees for Gateway Tire Female Athlete of the Week included Sophia Dipaolo of Franklin, who led Williamson County state golfers with a sixth place showing last week at Division I Large Class state tournament.
Brentwood senior Cade Granzow was a nominee for Gateway Tire Male Athlete of the Week after scoring five touchdowns in the Bruins 47-13 win over Dickson County last week.