Prep Athlete Of The Week: Charlie Ward

      PLEASANT HILL, Ore. -- This week's Knecht's prep athlete of the week is a senior running back and linebacker at Pleasant Hill High School. In just the first half against Jefferson two weeks ago Charlie Ward tallied seven touchdowns and close to 300 yards rushing.

      He's also a 4.0 student and says he plans on attending Oregon State University and majoring in mechanical engineering. He hopes to open up his own shop one day and accredits his mother, Donna, for his determination to succeed.

      You can catch the prep athlete of the week every Thursday on the 6:30 KMTR broadcast.

      Make sure to nominate a prep athlete who excels on the field of play and off of it by letting us know on our KMTR facebook page, tweeting at us @KMTR or by sending us an email.