BOARDMAN, Ohio (WYTV) – For the second straight year, Hubbard’s L.J. Scott was named the Big 22 Ohio Player of the Year. The ninth annual Big 22 Banuet was held at Antone’s Banquet Center in Boardman.
Scott is the first Ohio player in the history of the Big 22 event to win the award in back-to-back years.
This past season, the Michigan State commit rushed for 2819 yards, averaging 9.6 yards per carry. He racked up a total of 38 touchdowns on the year, and also caught eight passes for 110 yards.
Defensively, Scott tallied five interceptions, with one fumble-recovery.
“The Big 22 is very special,” Scott said. “You get a chance to compete with a lot of other good athletes from around the area. But a chance to win it back to back is a big deal. It’s not just about me. It’s about my teammates. There’s no I in team. So, like I said, I gave all my credit to the lineman and everything. I just wanted to have this opportunity to do great things.”
Hubbard Head Coach Brian Hoffman was thrilled with the honor for his standout player.
“Ya know, it’s a tremendous honor to be recognized with just a great group of kids. The class of the best in the area. He’s a deserving kid. Not only on the field, but off of it as well. He’s done a great job for us….just being a great teammate,” Hoffman said.
Scott was also named Division III Co-Offensive Player of the Year, helping lead the Eagles to a record of 12-1, and an appearance in the Division III Regional Finals.