Pat Duchien Jr. of Florence voted Athlete of the Week by Republic Services

Florence’s Pat Duchien Jr. was voted Republic Services-sponsored High School Athlete of the Week.

Patrick Duchien Jr.


Of the dog had five touchdowns as he led the Falcons to a repeat Class B state championship with a 48-7 home win over Loyola Sacred Heart on Saturday. He also ran for a touchdown.

Duchien announced Tuesday that he has verbally committed to playing football for Montana State.

Each week when high school sports are held, the Missoulian Athletic Department nominates three boys and three girls for “Athletes of the Week” honors. This week, only the boys’ nominees were announced as women’s sports ended on November 12.

Readers voted for a boy in a poll that appeared at 9 a.m. Sunday at Voting was open until 3 p.m. Monday, and Duchien Jr. won a close race.

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The winner will appear in a special ad, sponsored by Republic Services, on Sunday. The athletes of the week will be back in December after the start of winter sports.

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