Football: Elks’ Bardashevskiy gets WCCO’s athlete-of-the-week nod

Dennis Bardashevskiy, Elk River tailback, was named as WCCO Radio’s Old Dutch High School Athlete of the Week on Tuesday.

Denis Bardashevskiy

The 5-foot-10, 160-pound “had a phenomenal game against Rogers in the Class 5A Section 6 semifinals, carrying 25 times for a school-record 370 yards and five touchdowns,” stated the  press release issued by The Morning News with Dave Lee.

“His effort helped the underdog Elks, who were 3-5 during the regular season, defeat seventh-ranked Rogers 53-42 and advance to Friday’s section championship game against St. Michael-Albertville.”

Bardashevskiy’s TD’s came on runs of 81, 22, 25, 69 and 90 yards. In the game he broke the 39-year old team records of 340 yards in a game and 1,650 yards in a season held by Jeff Hawkins. Bardashevskiy’s rushing total is 1,695 yards.