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P1FCU Prep Athlete of the Week: Logan Richardson

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ASOTIN, WA – Like most who decide to put on the shoulder pads and helmets, football is a true passion for Asotin senior running back/linebacker Logan Richardson.

“Football is a very emotional game for me,” Richardson says. “It’s something that I like to play with a lot of heart and to be able to celebrate with my teammates is something I love to do.”

Richardson is filling big shoes, having the role of replacing former Asotin running back (and current Carroll College linebacker) Colton Ball.

“Colton was a very productive player for this team. He was a leader on this team and he was someone who we could look to in times of need,” Richardson said. “And that’s what I’ve been really trying to do, is being a player you can rely one.”

And on the team season, Richardson has been reliable.

Last week’s game against Colfax for example: on 19 carries, he had 185 rushing yards, three touchdowns and eight tackles.

But he won’t take all the credit.

“It’s really a payoff moment for me,” Richardson said. “Me and my team have really been putting in a lot of hard work. It’s really a testament to what our teamwork can do. It was just awesome to see our team really click like that this point in the season. Especially in a big game like that.”

This Friday, the Panthers will take on Liberty.

A team that’s beaten Asotin two years in a row in the 2B state title semi-final game.

But the Panther won’t need a reminder.

“We haven’t beaten them once in the past years that we’ve played them,” He said. “So, it’s sort of a title game for us in a way.”

He went on to say that, although the Panthers have a better record than Liberty (Panthers are 5-2, Liberty is 3-4) that they have a “chip on their shoulder.”

He also wants to play college football.

He has preferred walk-on offers and has scheduled visits to Idaho and Portland State.

If you would like to nominate an athlete, email dwoodson@klewtv.com.

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