Boys Athlete of the Week: Romie Cheese, Westminster, football

In the biggest upset of the local football season, the senior quarterback threw for 422 yards and five touchdowns Friday night to lead the Owls to a 32-31 victory over Linganore, the No. 9 team in the state. He also had a 53-yard punt from the Owls' end zone with five minutes to go, which helped secure their first win over the Lancers since 2005. Cheese, 6-feet-2, 210 pounds, completed 21 of 39 passes and ran the ball 20 times for 43 yards. This season, he's 37-for-71 passing for 618 yards and nine touchdowns while rushing 33 times for 129 yards and a touchdown. An All-Carroll County wide receiver last fall, Cheese is in his first season as the starting quarterback for the Owls (2-1).

Others considered: Deniko Carter, Catonsville, football; Lavon Chaney, South River, football; Da'Quan Davis, Calvert Hall, football; Andrew Harris, Gilman, soccer; Brian McMahon, Atholton, football; Ian Thomas, Franklin, football; Michael Wegner, Loyola, cross country.

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