Featured photo by Kevin O’Brien – Forsyth County News
West Forsyth’s Peyton Streko had himself a game last week against Cambridge. Going against a top 10-rated team in 5A, Streko was certainly up for the test and then some. The senior went for 362 all-purpose yards and 5 touchdowns helping his team to the 42-35 victory where he accounted for most of his team’s offense.
Streko talked about being our Big Stat Dude of the week.
“Thank you so much, I give it all to my O-Line and fullback after coming off a tough loss last week they had a great week of practice and executed everything they needed to. I did what I do best at – making a cut and hitting the hole,” Streko said.
Our Preseason All-State RB selection in 7A is off to an excellent start to the year with 600 rushing yards, 100 receiving, and 7 touchdowns. The class of ’23 prospect is looking to be one of the top rushers in 7A this year, which would in part mirror last season where he was one of the state’s top rushers before a season-ending injury midway through.
“Being back from the broken ankle is amazing. It feels great to be able to practice every day with my team and fly around the field. Being away from the game is an awful feeling so it feels so good to be back!”
Streko was heavily pursued by all of the military academies throughout the offseason but ultimately committed to Air Force. He did say that he would be 100% open to talking to any team that is interested in his talents though. Streko plans on taking an official visit to Air Force in the month of November.
West Forsyth has a tough schedule up ahead after their game against Cherokee this Friday. They’ll have a BYE the following week, but they really hit the meat of their schedule with region play and will be fighting tooth and nail for a playoff spot.
Certainly, one will expect the main catalyst for their accent into the playoffs will be the legs of Streko (that was most evident in their win last Friday against Cambridge), so be sure to follow @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to hear the latest on standout West Forsyth back and more players across the state of Georgia.