Usually at this time we name our MVS Player of the Year. Since that wasn’t possible we posted last year’s POY for our “One Year Ago” series. It wasn’t a hard decision last season as Davon Booth won in a landslide for our 2019 Player of the Year.
Like our selection for Coach of the Year we had to really rack our brains to come up with our Player of the Year. It took us all of about…two seconds.
Davon Booth rushed for 2,939 yards and 36 touchdowns in 16 games. Yes that’s 61 yards short of 3000. Booth averaged over 12 yards per carry and over 195 yards per game. He also caught 22 passes for 627 yards and another 10 touchdowns.
Booth also returned punts and kickoffs and by the time we put our calculators away Booth had amassed 3,632 total yards and 48 touchdowns. Unless you’re playing a video game you don’t see numbers like that. That’s a great prep career for most players.
Yes, Booth played defense as well and racked up 58 total tackles and 6 interceptions from his defensive back position. El Monte went 16-0 and won the State title with Booth as the Ring Leader the entire way.
The choice came down to Davon Booth and Davon Booth. Davon Booth is our 2019 Mid Valley Player of the Year.