Antoine Corbin of P.R.E.P.S. and Coach Chris Scott of Oscar Smith (Photo: Antowyne Shaw/recruit757)
High level production on the field and off the field earns Ethan Vasko the selection
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Monday night, we held the annual Buffalo Wild Wings Player of the Year banquet, and it was again a gathering of players, parents and coaches from around the region.
Maury head coach Dyrri McCain was on hand to accept Eric “E.J.” Gibson’s Player of the Week award for his performance in the VHSL Class 5 State Championship game. Jeff Foster was also awarded a Player of the Week selection for his performance in the VHSL Class 4 State Championship game. That plaque was given to Jeff at last week’s pep rally for the Titans’ championship win.
The Player of the Year award drew from all of the Player of the Week winners. There was a lot of competition for the award, especially when you consider that we had three teams go all the way to the state championship this year with two of the programs in the 757 winning it all.
The board of the non-profit group P.R.E.P.S. made the determination of who would win the Player of the Year award. Board member Antoine Corbin took the time to outline the selection process, which includes the current semester’s academic progress as well as on the field success.
This year’s winner is sophomore quarterback Ethan Vasko of Oscar Smith High School. Vasko is killing it in the classroom at Oscar Smith, and his performance of 50 touchdowns (43 passing and 7 rushing) made him a crucial part of the Tigers’ return to the State Championship game this year.
Due to prior commitments, Vasko was unavailable to attend the celebration.
– Andy Hilton