Bowen Gets Votes for MetroNews Top High School Football Player in State; Bluefield's Collier Wins Honor

By Connect-Bridgeport Staff on December 07, 2017 via

In this report from MetroNews, Bluefield running back Mookie Collier has been named the 2017 MetroNews High School Football Player of the Year after leading the Beavers to an 11th football state championship and perfect season.
“To win this award is such a blessing,” Collier said. “I was speechless and I just thank God. There was some amazing talent around the whole state with Jeremy Dillon, Tyson Bagent and Jadon Hayes.
“The team, school, community and my family really appreciate this,” Collier said. “Winning the state championship was our goal and this really tops it off for all of us.”
The senior speedster averaged an incredible 14 yards per carry on the year, rushing for 2,237 yards and 33 touchdowns on 162 carries. He also caught eight passes for 191 yards, finishing with 39 total scores on the season.
Bridgeport junior running back, one of the other players up for consideration, received votes for the honor.
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