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Somerville Football Players Earn Elite Mini Max Awards

Somerville High School quarterback Ryan Kovacs (No. 12) threw 12 TDs and passed for 1,163 yards during the Pioneers' 2017 championship season. Credits: Tapinto File Photo

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Two high school football players from Somerville High School and Immaculata High School have been named winners of the 2017 Mini Max award from the Maxwell Football Club.

Matt Lynch, an outstanding defensive player for the Immaculata Spartans, and quarterback Ryan Kovacs of the state champion Somerville High School Pioneers, are two of 65 players statewide selected for the award, according to Maxwell Football Club president Mark Dianno.

Players were nominated by their coaches throughout the 2017 season and were evaluated based on a criteria that includes; football performance, academics, and community service.

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The Mini Max Award recipients will be honored at a dinner to be held on Sunday Jan, 28, 2018 at St. David the King located in Princeton Junction. The awards dinner is open to the public and tickets are available on the Club’s website www.maxwellfootballclub.org.

The Maxwell Football Club will select one player from the group of Mini Max winners as the winner of the New Jersey High School Player of the Year. The New Jersey High School Player of the Year will be announced at the Jan. 28 dinner.

The Maxwell Football Club will also host a Pennsylvania Mini Max Awards Dinner which will be held on Thursday Jan.11 at the Drexelbrook Catering Ballroom in Drexel Hill, PA. Players from Districts 1,3,11 and 12 in the eastern part of the state will be eligible for selection as part of this program. The Pennsylvania Mini Max Award Winners and the Pennsylvania High School Player of the Year will be announced at this event.

The MFC will also honor players from the state of Delaware with Mini Max Awards as part of the Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association dinner in late January. The winner of the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware Player of the Year awards will be the candidates for the Club’s 32nd Jim Henry Award as the Outstanding Player in the region.

The winner of the Jim Henry Award will be announced as part of the Maxwell Football Club’s National Awards Gala which will be held March 19, 2018 at the Tropicana Casino Resort in Atlantic City. The MFC will also present its collegiate and professional awards at this event.

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