BLOOMFIELD, NJ – After ending his senior season with 27 touchdowns at the annual Investors Bank Cup Wednesday night, Bloomfield running back Jeremy Witherspoon was honored with the Investors Bank Annual $500 Scholarship.
Each year, the holiday rivalry game is played between Bloomfield and Montclair and the MVP from each team is presented with the scholarship as well as a commemorative football by Investors Bank’s Bloomfield and Montclair branches.
“It felt so good to receive it,” Witherspoon said in an interview with TAPinto Bloomfield. “I’m so thankful.”
After dropping the second round of the playoffs to Union City last week, Witherspoon’s team ended their season 6-5 with a 49-13 loss to the Montclair Mounties the night before Thanksgiving.
“There’s wins and there’s losses,” Witherspoon said. “I’m taking it for what it is and moving forward.”
The running back scored his 162 points this season on 215 carries for a total of 1,350 rushing yards.
“This was my first full year of varsity football, so I didn’t know what to expect,” Witherspoon said. “Coming into it, I just told myself that I was going to go as hard as I can and that’s what I did.
Witherspoon is not sure where he will be attending college yet, but is 100 percent sure that collegiate football will be a part of his future.
“I don’t know where I’m going yet, but when I get there I’m definitely going to play,” the running back told TAPinto Bloomfield. “I’m just going to keep working harder and harder and getting better and better. Next year, I’ll be bringing it to a whole new level.”
With the victory over Bloomfield, Montclair improved to 11-0. The undefeated team has advanced to the NJSIAA Championship, where they will take on the 8-3 Union City Soaring Eagles on December 1.