For the second consecutive season, Middletown’s Chris Godwin earned first-team honors at three different positions on the All-State football team, which was selected by a vote of Delaware’s high school football coaches.
Godwin, who has committed to continue his football career at Penn State, made the team at wide receiver, kick returner and defensive back. The 6-foot-4, 202-pound senior also was voted the state’s Offensive Player of the Year.
Linebacker Troy Reeder of Division I state champion Salesianum was named Defensive Player of the Year, and Xavier Trotter of Division II state champion Hodgson was named Lineman of the Year. The players of the year were determined by a vote of media and the Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association board.
There were three two-way selections, with Reeder making the first team at linebacker and running back, Trotter making the first team at offensive guard and defensive tackle, and Archmere’s Conor Furey earning first-team honors at offensive tackle and linebacker.
Middletown, Salesianum, Dover, Hodgson and St. Mark’s each had three players selected to the first team. Quarterback Darius Wade and defensive tackle Jacob Bricker joined Godwin on the first team from Middletown.
The Sals placed Reeder, center Dan Turk and defensive tackle Brian O’Neill on the first team. Dover offensive tackle Michael Hurd, wide receiver Tavarus Sample and linebacker Deon Wright are on the first team. Hodgson has Trotter, tight end Bilal Nichols and defensive back Ruben Saunders on the first team. St. Mark’s placed kicker Jeff Richards, defensive end Mike Adams and linebacker Brendan Fogarty on the first team.
Division II state finalist St. Georges has two players on the first team – guard Tyler Odrick and defensive end Jiare Hicks. Other first-team members are William Penn running back Reggie Carroll, Caesar Rodney fullback Dominique Dorsey, McKean defensive back Darius Jones and Tatnall punter Tyler Taschner.