|NEW YORK STATE FOOTBALL: HALLETT LEADS THREE WOLVERINES RECEIVING ALL-STATE RECOGNITION (2019-01-08)
Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY — Sophomore David Hallett earned third-team honors, and two of his teammates received honorable mention kudos on the New York State Sportswriters Association all-state Class C football team released today.
Junior Scott Woodring and senior Nate Bowers received honorable mention recognition for the Wolverines.
David Hallett, sophomore, RB: Hallett rushed for 782 yards and six TDs on 130 carries (6.0 yards per carry).
“David is a tough down-hill runner and rarely goes down on first contact,” said Waverly coach Jason Miller. “He continues to develop as a player and has committed himself to weight room.
“His receiving abilities (hand-eye coordination) improved a lot last season, and he is now a major threat out of the backfield catching the ball,” noted Miller.
“David has good speed, loves the physical contact, has a tough competitive spirit and plays hard, and his football knowledge is growing,” he added.
Scott Woodring, junior, TE: Woodring also hauled in 16 receptions for 225 yards and four TDs.
“”Scott was a very improved player in regards to blocking skills and receiving skills at tight end,” said Miller. “He is a huge target and his route running was also greatly improved.
“He made some very tough receptions in traffic, and was an inside vertical threat to complement running game,” noted Miller. “He made his biggest receptions in biggest games and loves to compete.
“Scotty is a great leader, a great student, and an absolute blessing to coach and have part of football program,” added Miller. “He represents all that is good about a high school athlete.”
Nate Bowers, senior, PK: Bowers, who consistently aided the Wolverines in the field-position battle with deep kickoffs, made 24 of 28 extra-point attempts this season, and made six of eight field-goal attempts, including a long of 38 yards.
“Nate is a very skilled kicker, capable of 45-plus yarders in field goals,” said Miller. “He is.capable of playing at the next level.
“He is a converted soccer player who also started two years at safety,” noted Miller.
“i believe Nate is the fifth place kicker to be named all-state at Waverly,” he added.
IN PHOTO: Waverly’s David Hallett.
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