CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Gladiators announced today that junior wide receiver Jake Rogers of Highland High School has been named the Week 5 High School Impact Player of the Week for his standout performance in the Hornets’ 42-14 win over Revere High School on Friday night.

Rogers rushed the ball ten times for 140 yards and a touchdown, caught two passes for 81 yards and a score, and completed his only pass attempt for 30 yards for his third touchdown of the night. The slot receiver finished with 251 all-purpose yards and additionally intercepted a pass on defense to help improve the Hornets to 5-0 on the season.

“Jacob is a special talent on the football field,” said Highland Head Coach Mike Gibbons. “People get to see his talents on full display every Friday night. However, I believe that his drive and willingness to push himself on a daily basis is what separates him from others.  It's a great feeling when one of your best players is also one of your hardest workers.  He truly inspires his teammates to be the best they can be.  Jacob's performances have been consistent all year long and last week was no different.”

As the Gladiators’ High School Impact Player of the Week for Week 5 of the 2017 season, Rogers will receive an award recognizing his accomplishment, an in-game appearance at a 2018 Cleveland Gladiators home game, a visit at practice by Gladiators Offensive Line Coach Chad Schofield, and a $500 grant towards the Highland High School football program.

To learn more about the Gladiators’ High School Impact Player of the Week, click HERE.

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