This week's Robinson Auto Group Athlete of the Week is Shadyside's Eric Howell.
The junior running back was a workhorse in last Saturday's regional semifinal win over Caldwell.
Howell carried the ball a career-high 33 times, rushed for 157 yards, and scored three touchdowns against the Skins.
Head coach Mark Holenka says Howell has improved tremendously since the season started, and is rounding into a complete back.
Howell credits his backfield mates and the big guys up front.
Howell is a one of three Shadyside backs with more than 1,000 yards rushing, along with quarterback Austin Dorris and fullback Chris Littel. They're believed to be the first "trio" in OVAC history with a thousand yards each on the ground in the same season.
The Tigers meet Trimble, Saturday for the regional championship.