PACA Names Their 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 21st.  Garrett Pochop of the Governor football team is joined by the Pierre Lady Governor Tennis number 1 doubles team of Eileen Leong and Jolee Smith.  Pochop had two forced fumbles in the fourth quarter and kicked a 48 yard field goal that became the difference in the game for the Governor Football team’s first win over O Gorman in 50 years. Garrett also added two catches for 49 yards in the win.  Leong and Smith teamed up at #1 doubles to win four of five matches over the week including a win over Aberdeen Central’s number 1 doubles team and the Rapid City Stevens number 1 doubles team last Saturday.   Pochop was nominated for his award by his head football coach Jayson Poppinga by Leong and Smith were nominated by their head coach Wade Kippley.


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