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Tuesday, June 23rd
Local player sets franchise mark

He may not be on the television highlights and he may not score the touchdowns, but there?s one spot now where you can easily find Mark Weivoda?s name: Atop the all-time sack list for the Boise Burn. And, like a lot of the things that the Treasure Valley native does, he reached the top of the mountain without much fanfare or hype. Weivoda was credited with 1.5 sacks on May 30 against Amarillo, moving him past Travis Tofi into first place on the franchise?s all-time sacks list. He added another sack on June 13 to bring his career total to 17. Most impressively, according to his head coach, is that he?s accomplished it while playing defensive tackle almost exclusively. ?I don?t think people really understand how difficult that is,? Boise head man Brent Winter said of Weivoda?s sack total from the interior of the defensive line. ?He sees a lot of double-teams in there.? Yet despite frequently being blocked by two men, Weivoda has continued to provide pressure up the middle on opposing quarterbacks. ?Mark is a consummate professional,? Winter said. ?He plays the most key, yet most unnoticed position for a winning football team.? Weivoda is a graduate of Caldwell High School as well as Idaho State University, where he earned first-team All-Big Sky honors for the Bengals in 2002. Boise (10-2) travels to Fresno this weekend to face Central Valley (3-9). Kickoff is scheduled for 8 PM. The game can be listened to live in the Treasure Valley on KGEM (1140 AM) or watched live on the internet via NiFTy-TV at boiseburn.com.

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