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Gillans Athlete of the Week | Charles Farris

By on September 19, 2012 at 11:31 am

Charles Farris finished with 177 yards rushing on only 13 carries Friday at Wesclin. He also scored five rushing touchdowns. Farris is this week’s Republic-Times Athlete of the Week. (Mark Hodapp photo)

Columbia running back Charles Farris is this week’s Republic-Times Athlete of the Week sponsored by Gillans.

On Friday, Farris rushed for 177 yards on 13 carries in Columbia’s 49-6 win over Wesclin. He also scored five touchdowns.

Farris has now rushed for 470 yards, rushing on only 46 carries this season. He has also scored nine touchdowns.

The Columbia senior has also rushed for 100 or more yards in every game this season.

He will look to extend that streak to five games on Friday, when Columbia hosts Carlyle.

Farris rushed for 121 yards on nine carries in Columbia’s 49-13 win over Wood River.

He rushed for 124 yards on 13 carries in Columbia’s 21-14 loss to Waterloo.

Two weeks ago, he rushed for 115 yards on only 12 carries in Columbia’s 42-6 win over Dupo.

Congratulations Charles, keep up the good work!

Teryn Schaefer

Teryn was born and raised in Waterloo, growing up watching local sports and Mon-Clair baseball. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School and loves cheering on her Tigers any chance she gets.