AC and Whitney King Named Riggs High Athletes of the Week

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PIERRE, S.D. – The Pierre Athletic Coaches Association has named their Riggs High School Athletes of the Week for the week ending September 14th.  Austin Christopherson of the Governor football team and Whitney King of the Lady Gov volleyball team have earned the honor.  AC, as Christopherson is known as,  was the first football player in Pierre history to return both a Kickoff and a Punt for a TD.  His 96 yard kickoff return tied a school record and 41 yard punt return put the Governors ahead 14-0 before the offense even took a snap.  Austin also added two receptions in the win vs. Mitchell.  King had a strong outing this week in the Lady Govs 2-1 week.  Whitney has taken over the setting position with greatness and had 111 assists in the past 3 matches as well as 5 aces and 24 digs.  Christopherson was nominated by his head coach Jayson Poppinga and King was nominated by her head coach Kacy Kienholz.

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