Each week, The Baltimore Sun will recognize one high school boy and girl for their athletic achievements.
Boy Athlete of the Week: Bisi Owens, Glenelg, football
The senior quarterback and safety dominated on both sides of the ball in Glenelg’s 20-8 win over previously unbeaten Oakland Mills in Howard County play on Friday night.
On offense, he ran 22 times for 94 yards and two scores, and also threw for 65 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown strike to Zach Dubois to open the scoring in the second quarter. After Owens’ 13-yard touchdown run gave the Gladiators a 14-8 lead, his biggest play at safety came in the fourth quarter when he broke up a pass on fourth-and-7 with the Scorpions in the red zone. He capped the scoring with a 2-yard score to seal the win.
With the Gladiators now 4-1 on the season, Owens had completed 30 of 54 passes 428 yards and five touchdowns, while rushing 81 times for 594 yards and 13 touchdowns. Defensively, he has 23 tackles, one sack and an interception return for a score.
Girl Athlete of the Week: Izzy Rothwell, Bryn Mawr, field hockey
In their 9-0 start, the Mawrtians have been flawless on defense — yet to allow a goal while scoring 39 on offense — and Rothwell has been the catalyst at her defensive midfield position.
A four-year starter and captain, Rothwell controlled the middle of the field in shutout wins over Severn, Roland Park and Perry Hall last week, also contributing two goals and one assist in the wins. The Delaware commit brings fine defensive instincts to disrupt opponents and has fine stick skills to transition the Mawrtians from defense to offense. Rothwell’s drive and leadership have been instrumental in the program’s emergence with Bryn Mawr making the jump to the IAAM A Conference from the B Conference in 2020.
On the season, Rothwell has four goals, five assists and three defensive saves.
Sept. 20-25: Jordy Eckman, Loyola Blakefield, soccer (boy); Elizabeth Pickett, Bel Air, cross country (girl)
Sept. 13-18: Devin Roche, Dunbar, football (boy); Maya Everett, Broadneck, field hockey (girl)
Sept. 6-11: Noah Brannock, Calvert Hall, football (boy); Mackenzie Calhoun, Glenelg, volleyball (girl)
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To nominate candidates, please email Glenn Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org by 6 p.m. Sunday with details about the student-athlete’s performance from the past week.