Maxwell Football Club President, Ron Jaworski, announced the 2011 Mini Max High School Award winners for the state of Pennsylvania. The sixty players selected are from schools located in Districts 1,3,11 and 12 in the eastern half of the state. Players were nominated by their coaches throughout the 2011 season and were evaluated based on a criteria that includes; academics, football performance and community service.
Representing Columbia High School is Michael Burke IV.
The Mini Max Award recipients will be honored at a dinner to be held on Thursday January 19, 2012 at the Drexelbrook Catering Ballroom in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. 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 Pennsylvania High School Player of the Year. The Pennsylvania High School Player of the Year will be announced on January 19, 2012 at the Awards Dinner.
For the first time the Maxwell Football Club will also host a New Jersey Mini Max Awards Dinner which will be held on Sunday January 15
th at the Heldrich Ballroom in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Players from the entire state of New Jersey will be eligible for selection as part of this program. The New Jersey Mini Max Award Winners and the New Jersey High School Player of the Year will be announced at this event.
The winner of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Players of the Year will be the candidates for the Club’s 27th
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 on Friday March 2, 2012 at Harrah’s Atlantic City Resort. The MFC will also present it’s collegiate and professional awards at this event. Tickets for the 75th Maxwell Football Club National Awards Gala are on sale on the Club’s website www.maxwellfootballclub.org or by calling 215-643-3833.
Recent winners of the Jim Henry Award include Bill Kim (Upper Dublin H.S), Brad Herzlich (Conestoga H.S), Daniel Persa (Bethlehem Liberty H.S.), Brent Caprio (Mainland Regional H.S.), Steven Rizzo (Audubon H.S.), Pat Devlin (Downingtown East H.S.), Ryan Greiser (Pennridge H.S.), Dan Connor (StrathHavenH.S.)andAustinScott(ParklandH.S).