Athlete of the Week: Gus Ritchey

Gus Ritchey, junior, plays for the Northwood football team.


Northwood tight end Gus Ritchey earns athlete of the week honors for the week of Oct. 16.  

In Northwood’s 55-6 win over Chatham Central, Ritchey, a junior, played lights out on both sides of the ball. He caught five passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns while recording six tackles, including two tackles for loss.  

Ritchey, a N.C. State commit, leads the Mid-Carolina 1A/2A conference in receiving yards (765), and he is tied with his teammate Isaiah Blair for the most receiving touchdowns in the conference (9).