We’re not going to shy away from it, this is cool.
Sage Smeltz, a junior kicker from Williams Valley is the Week 4 4th Down Magazine Colonial-Schuylkill League Player of the Week. She is the first female athlete to win the honor.
And Smeltz certainly deserved it. She drilled the overtime, game-winning field goal in the Vikings’ 31-28 victory over Minersville. It was a 21-yarder and her first of the season. Talk about ice in the veins. She also went 4 for 4 on extra points and is 13 of 16 this season on PATs.
A total of 3,708 votes were cast, with Smeltz beating her Vikings teammate, running back Alex Achenbach, who had 736 votes for the nod. Williams Valley (3-1, 1-0) visits Loyalsock Township on Friday at 7 p.m.