2023 WVVA FOOTBALL AWARDS
Highlighting the best of the best from the 2022 High School football season
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - Sports Director, Josh Widman and Weekend Sports Anchor, Jon Surratt picked the winners and other nominees for the eight categories and compiled the top-10 plays from both the regular season and playoffs.
The nominees are listed in alphabetical order by last name.
QUARTERBACK OF THE YEAR: GRANT COCHRAN - PRINCETON
Other nominees: Trey Bowers (Independence), Carter Creasy (Tazewell), Layton Dowdy (James Monroe), Caleb Fuller (Bluefield)
RUNNING BACK OF THE YEAR: JUDAH PRICE - INDEPENDENCE
Other nominees: Dylan Brown (Richlands), Ty’Drez Clements (Graham), Ian Cline (Greenbrier East), Ty Nickell (Greenbrier West), Cooper Ridgeway (James Monroe)
PASS CATCHER OF THE YEAR: DOMINICK COLLINS - PRINCETON
Other nominees: Eli Allen (James Monroe), RJ Hairston (Bluefield), Cody Harrell (Midland Trail), Cassius Harris (Tazewell), Cyrus Goodson (Independence)
MOST IMPROVED TEAM: MONTCALM GENERALS
Other nominees: James Monroe Mavericks, Summers County Bobcats
COACH OF THE YEAR: JOHN LILLY - INDEPENDENCE AND TONY PALMER - GRAHAM
Other nominees: Toby Harris (Greenbrier West), Adam Havens (Montcalm), John Mustain (James Monroe)
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: JUDAH PRICE - INDEPENDENCE
Other nominees: Trey Bowers (Independence), Ty’Drez Clements (Graham), Grant Cochran (Princeton), Dominick Collins (Princeton), Caleb Fuller (Bluefield), Ty Nickell (Greenbrier West)
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: CONNOR ROBERTS - GRAHAM
Other nominees: Eli Allen (James Monroe), Cyrus Goodson (Independence), Cassius Harris (Tazewell), Jordan Harvey (Independence), Braden Watkins (Graham)
TEAM OF THE YEAR: GRAHAM G-MEN AND INDEPENDENCE PATRIOTS
Other nominees: Greenbrier West Cavaliers, James Monroe Mavericks, Princeton Tigers
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