The #6 story of the year takes us to the Perry Phillips Broadcasting Reeds Spring Football Player of the Year…. Kelly Newton had the most explosive offensive season in Wolves Football history.
Newton made the move from halfback to fullback in the offseason and took full advantage of it. He set the tone early and never looked back. He crushed the single season rushing record by nearly 500 yards and also got into the endzone more than any Wolf in history.
The senior, speedster had big game after big game, rarely playing much past the half and averaging nearly 11 yards per carry on the season. And, in true selfless fashion always have credit for his success to his teammates, most notably the offensive line.
When all was said in done he had rushed for 1940 yards and 21 touchdowns, earning him all-state honors. He led his team to the district championship game, falling to Mount Vernon, in the most competitive game the Mountaineers had on their road to the state title game.