Goshen’s Grace Kercher wins TGN Athlete of the Week (Aug. 23-29, 2021)

Congratulations to Goshen High School sophomore Grace Kercher on winning this week’s Goshen News Athlete of the Week award! Kercher made history on Friday, Aug. 27 when she became the first female in GHS history to play in a varsity football game. She kicked off once in the fourth quarter of the RedHawks’ 61-0 victory over South Bend Clay, putting her name in the record books in the process. Along with playing on the JV football team at Goshen, Kercher is a starter on the JV girls soccer team. Pictured, from left, is Goshen head football coach Kyle Park, junior varsity girls soccer coach Kelsey Hulbert, varsity girls soccer coach Myron Bontreger, Kercher, Goshen News sports editor Austin Hough and Goshen News sports reporter Evan Lepak. The Goshen News Athlete of the Week award is presented by Play It Again Sports. Along with receiving a certificate for the honor, Kercher also receives a $20 gift card to Play It Again Sports.