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Each week, sports director Gordon Voit, Mark Pearson and Orlando Toatley put the spotlight on a local high school athlete who is excelling as a student and community member as well!
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Week 13: Tyler Estes (Glenwood football)
It's been a thrilling year for Glenwood football, with the Titans one game away from the state championship at a perfect 12-0.
When coach David Hay's team takes the field on Saturday afternoon against No. 1 East St. Louis it'll do so with the help of its brainy senior safety, Tyler Estes.
Estes' play is part of the reason the Titans allowed a stingy 9.4 points per game during the regular season, but it's what he does off the field that is most impressive.
He boasts a 5.2 GPA -- but boasts is probably the wrong word for a young man who likes talking about himself about as much as Coach Hay likes revealing secret wrinkles in the Titans' gameplan. Estes also volunteers with youth sports in the area.