Leary, Simon earn national honors

Shayne Simon named finalist for US Army’s Doc Blanchard Award

Saint Peter’s Prep linebacker and Notre Dame commit Shayne Simon has been named as one of four finalists for the Doc Blanchard Award, given to a US Army All-American who exemplifies the characteristics of former Heisman Trophy Winner Felix “Doc” Blanchard, an Army running back who teamed with Glenn Davis to score 97 touchdowns and earn the duo a spot in college football’s Hall of Fame.  Simon will play in the US Army All-American game on January 5 in San Antonio, Texas.

2018 Felix “Doc” Blanchard Award Finalists:

NAME POSITION SCHOOL CITY STATE
Dax Hollifield LB Shelby High School Shelby NC
Philip Jurkovec QB Pine-Richland High School Gibsonia PA
Shayne Simon LB St. Peter’s Prep Jersey City NJ
Channing Tindall LB Spring Valley High School Columbia SC

Simon was one of six finalists for Jersey Sports Zone’s Zoneman Trophy, given to the best player in New Jersey:

Jersey Sports Zone chief operating officer and managing editor Rich Chrampanis profiled Doc Blanchard, the man who inspired the award that Simon is a finalist, during his time as sports director at WPDE-TV in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in one of his last on-camera interviews:

 

Leary named NJ Gatorade Player of the Year

Timber Creek quarterback Devin Leary has been named New Jersey’s Gatorade Player of the Year.  Leary set the state record for passing yards (9,672) and TD passes (105).  Leary was the runner-up for JSZ’s Zoneman Trophy, voted on by statewide media and coaches:

Click here to see Gatorade’s NJ Player of the Year page on Devin Leary