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Athlete of the Week: Bartram Trail's Romello Bentley

8:02 PM, Nov. 26, 2013 EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Bartram Trail football team has rattled off seven straight wins heading into the third round of playoffs.

The Bears' stand out wide receiver and running back Romello Bentley is a big part of the team's success.

The senior says he started playing football because he wanted to be like his older brother.

Bentley says he wants to continue his football career after high school.

He makes sure to watch one of his favorite NFL players St. Louis Rams' Tavon Austin every Sunday.

Bentley's coaches say he is the true example of a team player, he always looks to block down field for his teammates and in turn they help him make the big plays on Friday nights.

Bentley and the Bears will play this Friday night at home to get one step closer to Orlando.

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In the comments section of the nomination form, please give us as much information as possible to give us an idea of what makes the young man or young woman that you are nominating so special. 

We are particularly interested in stories about people that have overcome some type of adversity such as a mental or physical handicap, the death of a loved one, or recovery from a serious injury.  Please let us know if the nominee has any recent special achievements in athletics, academics, or community service.




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