Athlete of the Week: Lorenzo Wojcik, Fowlerville Football

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Lorenzo Wojcik evoked memories of his early football days with his Sept. 16 performance at St. Johns.

“It was really fun,” said the Fowlerville eldest. “I haven’t felt like this since little league. I liked having that feeling.

Wojcik, a state-qualifying sprinter at the track, rushed eight times for 181 yards and two touchdowns in a 33-14 victory over the Redwings. He averaged 22.6 yards per carry after entering the game with just five yards on seven carries.

“We found ways to give him the ball,” Fowlerville coach Jon Fletcher said. “A lot of it is down to his vision and also the blocking up front. Everyone has their part in that.”

Lorenzo Wojcik

Wojcik, a catcher, shopped on sweep plays. Once he reached the edge, he was hard to catch. His touchdowns were on runs for 52 and 36 yards. He also has a 91-yard punt return for a touchdown this season.

“I feel like once I’m open, I can work and break free,” Wojcik said. “You can’t block everyone, but I feel like I can make a guy miss.”

These are the types of plays Wojcik could make with little resistance in his early days playing football, but are harder to come by at the high school college level.

“It’s much more difficult,” he said. “They are much more focused. You can’t just run a random game and expect it to work. It’s much harder. You have to play as a team, not just as a player.

Wojcik was an All-Livingston County first-team selection during the Athletics season. He ran the 100 meters in 11.36 seconds and the 200 in 22.96. He was part of a state-qualified 400 relay team.

He is looking into pursuing his track career after high school.

“I’ve been thinking about it for a while,” Wojcik said. “Right now track is definitely something I would love to do in college. Football I still think about. If I get an offer, I get an offer. If I don’t, I don’t. No. Track is something I’m really working towards.

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