This year’s first offensive MVP had many fans at the edge of their seats when the ball was in the air. Anticipation, waiting for the next great diving catch and along touchdown reception. His work ethic in the off-season weightroom and at speed camp has made him into one of the best receivers if not the best receiver to ever come out of Jim Thorpe.
Unfortunately, the school records are not updated but I would like to believe that 60 catches in one season is probably a school record. In addition, he had 1,006 yards receiving on the season and 11 touchdowns.
One of this year’s MVPs – Josh Hontz.
This year’s other co-MVP is a young man who has been entertaining fans with his legs for four yearsÂ - three as a starter and one as a complimentary back. This young man has show extreme dedication to personal perfection as he spent seven years in Speed Camp and countless more hours in the weightroom.
His strength and his speed were his two greatest attributes. This young man finished this year with 1,275 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns. A lot was made about another RB in our league from Schuylkill Haven but if I had my choice I would take Redline any day – after all he can run on a muddy field!
This year’s co-offensive MVP is Phil Redline.