by Andy Hilton, recruit757
This week, we had a double dip for the Buffalo Wild Wings Player of the Week award. Thanksgiving got in the way of our usual Thursday POTW presentation last week. We had Salem players win the award two weeks in a row, so why not do a double presentation?
Brittany from Buffalo Wild Wings at Landstown Commons joined us for the presentation at Salem’s practice on Thursday afternoon. Defensive back/wide receiver D.J. Davis and running back Malik Butts gladly accepted the awards along with their SunDevil teammates.
D.J. Davis scored two touchdowns, including a 50-yard punt return for a TD in Salem’s 30-13 win over Beach rival Green Run. Last week, Malik Butts led the SunDevil offense with 160 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries in a 25-22 win over Norview.
On Saturday, the Salem SunDevils face L.C. Bird in the 5A South Final at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex. The two teams met in the same game last year where Salem fell 7-3 due to a late touchdown by Bird. The SunDevils have been playing great football lately and they’ll look to avenge last year’s loss. A win here puts the team in the 5A State Championship next Saturday at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, home of the UVA Cavaliers.
Thanks to Buffalo Wild Wings for their support of High School Football in The 757! We recognize the Player of the Week every week all the way through the state championship games. Your opportunity to vote comes every weekend after the games for the week have been played, and you’ll have until Monday night to share your favorite and make your pick.
– Andy Hilton