MOWEAQUA (WCIA) — James Paradee is the WCIA 3 Athlete of the Week. The Central A&M senior do it all football player is leading the Raiders into their Class 1A quarterfinal matchup this weekend against Arcola. Paradee led Central A&M to a win over Camp Point Central in the second round on Saturday, rushing for 55 yards and two touchdowns, catching two passes for 53 yards, while also recording a game high 11 tackles and a TFL.
“We knew that we had to fight to get here cause we’re a nine seed and the underdogs so it’s a great feeling to win,” Paradee said. “We played Arcola two years ago in the quarterfinals so to get to come back and play them again it’s a great feeling and hopefully we can have the same result as last time.”
Paradee is now eligible for a $500 scholarship we’ll give away to one boy and one girl this summer. If you know a deserving high school student who should be our next weekly winner, fill out the nomination form here: https://www.wcia.com/athlete-of-the-week/#//