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Athlete of the Week - Marey Roby

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Marey Roby of Lena-Winslow

LENA (WREX) — He's totaled 2,305 yards and 30 touchdowns over the course of his career thus far. After Marey Roby missed most of his junior season with a broken leg, he rebounded quickly to have a senior year to remember.

"Beginning of the year it was awkward for me, I didn't play football for like a year or so maybe even more, so with the rod being in my leg moving around was extremely uncomfortable," said Roby. "But once I got into the flow of things, once playoffs started I was ready to roll and everything got rolling, offense starting clicking, I started clicking again and we kept on moving."

Marey has a unique way about him, as he brings positive energy everywhere he goes.

"He's a charismatic kind of kid, you've met him, you've interviewed him, he's got that smile, it's a million-dollar smile, just a great attitude about everything," said Head Coach Ric Arand. "Straight 'A' student in the classroom, three-sport athlete, I don't know what more you'd want in a kid, you know. I don't care if it's your own kid, a kid you're going to coach, or a kid you're going to have in your classroom, he's got it all."

The Panther community is always loud and proud at a Lena-Winslow game, an atmosphere that Roby and his team look forward to seeing on Friday in DeKalb.

"The whole town will probably be there," said Roby. "We're not that big of a town but our community loves football and loves watching us compete so I'm expecting the whole town of Lena to be there."

Not many athletes can say they ended their high school career with a state championship and Roby is going to do everything he can to make that happen.

"That'd be the best way to cap it off, favorite sport, playing it the best time of the year, best game of the year," said Roby. "You know it would mean the world to me and the world to our guys to end that way."

Marey Roby looking to end his high school football career as a State champion, and cementing his legacy at Lena-Winslow.

The Panthers take on Carrollton in the 1A State title on Friday morning at 10.

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Sports Reporter

Sam Knox joined the 13 Sports Authority team in Spring of 2020 after graduating from Emerson College. Sam majored in Broadcast Journalism and minored in Sports Communication.

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