Pell receives special honor

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Posted 11/7/18

With a strong attention to detail both on and off the field, Polk County senior football player Alex Pell recently became a winner in the Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship competition.Providing …

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Pell receives special honor

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With a strong attention to detail both on and off the field, Polk County senior football player Alex Pell recently became a winner in the Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship competition.

Providing a paving force on both sides of the ball, Pell was a key to the Wildcats' first winning season since 2013.

The starting center helped a talented backfield led by Hunter Morgan rush for 243 yards per game, with the Polk offense even eclipsing the 400-yard mark at times. 

On defense, Pell finished second on the team this season with 85 tackles as the starting linebacker filled the lanes.

With a powerful drive he also rumbled for a touchdown of his own  on the ground against Copper Basin.

Over the past two seasons he was a part of 11 wins for the Wildcats in which he racked up 145 tackles, two takeaways and 10 tackles for loss.

Standing out more than just under the bright Friday night lights, Pell was a deserving recipient of the award as he holds a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society, Club 21, FBLA and Junior Achievement. 

He is a four-year varsity letterman in both football and basketball.

The Wendy's High School Heisman, founded in 1994 by Wendy's owner Dave Thomas, selected 7,500 school winners this year from a large pool.

Some of our nation's most esteemed high school seniors share the values of Wendy's of giving back to their communities, treating people with respect, seeking continuing education and excelling on the athletic field.

Voters said athletic and academic excellence and integrity leave Pell as a deserving recipient to represent Polk County and the state.

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