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2022 Delaware Mini Max award winners

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PHILADELPHIA, PA РMaxwell Football Club President, Mark Dianno, announced the 2022 Mini Max High School Award winners for the state of Delaware. The forty-four players selected are from schools across the state of Delaware. Players were nominated by their coaches throughout the 2022 season and were evaluated based on criteria that includes: football performance, academics, and community service. 

The Maxwell Football Club also released the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Mini Max Award winners today. Players from those states were eligible for selection as part of the program.

The Maxwell Football Club will select one player from Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey as the Player of the Year for each state. These will be announced at the annual Mini-Maxwell Awards on February 5, 2023, at the Drexelbrook Catering and Event Center in Drexel Hill, PA.

The winner of the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware Player of the Year awards will be the candidates for the Club’s 37th Jim Henry Award as the Outstanding Player in the region. The winner of the Jim Henry Award will also be announced at the Mini-Max Awards on February 5, 2023.

Recent winners of the Jim Henry Award include Nicholas Singleton (Governor Mifflin H.S. ‚Äď Penn State), Kyle McCord (St. Joseph‚Äôs Prep – Ohio State), Will Howard (Downingtown West H.S. ‚Äď Kansas State), Keith Maguire (Malvern Prep – Clemson), ¬† Shayne Simon (St. Peters Prep – Notre Dame), Jonathan Taylor (Salem H.S. – Wisconsin), Brandon McIlwain (Council Rock North H.S – South Carolina/Cal), Kyle Shurmur (LaSalle College H.S. – Vanderbilt), Mark Pyles (Lebanon H.S – Bucknell Univ.) Fran Walsh (Archbishop Wood H.S – Villanova Univ.), Brendan Nosovitch (Allentown Central Catholic – University of South Carolina), Bill Kim (Upper Dublin H.S – Johns Hopkins), Brad Herzlich (Conestoga H.S – Brown University), Daniel Persa (Bethlehem Liberty H.S – Northwestern.), Brent Caprio (Mainland Regional H.S. – William & Mary), Steven Rizzo (Audubon H.S. – Colgate), Pat Devlin (Downingtown East H.S. – Delaware), Ryan Greiser (Pennridge H.S. – Liberty Univ.), Dan Connor (Strath Haven H.S. – Penn State) and Austin Scott (Parkland H.S – Penn State).

On this year‚Äôs honorees, Maxwell Football Club President, Mark Dianno, said ‚ÄúThis is another exceptional class of student athletes who will represent the Mini Max Award very well. During their high school careers, they had to contend with circumstances of the pandemic impacting their families, communities, schools, teachers, academics, practices, coaches, and games; yet they consistently rose to meet those challenges and performed extraordinary feats on the fields, in their classrooms and in their respective communities. On behalf of the entire Board of Directors and all the members of the Maxwell Football Club, we congratulate and salute this exceptional group of student-athletes on being 2022 Mini-Max Award winners and wish them much success in their future endeavors.‚ÄĚ

The forty-four 2022 Delaware Mini Max Winners are listed alphabetically by school:


Elijah  Husser  Appoquinimink High School
Chris Albero Archmere Academy
Lorenzo  Gales, Jr. Brandywine High School
Kevin  Takizala Caesar Rodney High School
Thomas Messick Cape Henlopen High School
Mekhi Carmon Caravel Academy
Tenye  Martin Charter School of Wilmington
N’yzair Love Christiana High School
Jeffrey McNulty Concord High School
Lenniek Preston Conrad Schools of Science
Dha-Feir Watts Delaware Military Academy
Marvin Atkins Delcastle Technical High School
Derek Fooks Delmar Middle & Senior High School
Tysean Milligan Dover High School
Nasir Jones Early College School
Jayden  Manigault First State Military Academy 
Train  Johnson Glasgow High School
Christian Pope Howard High School of Technology
Ashton  Stephens Indian River High School
Kai Rivera Lake Forest High School
Kaden Shockley Laurel High School
Dru Beckford Middletown High School
Desmond Aladuge Milford Senior High School
Dahmir Byrd Mount Pleasant High School 
Jayden Smith Newark High School
London Bright Paul M. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School
Me’Lik Purnell POLYTECH High School
Kyle Manley Red Lion Christian Academy 
Luke DeKay Saint Mark’s High School
Nate Ray Salesianum School
Zach Holmes Seaford High School
Yamir Knight Smyrna High School
Will Dulaney St. Andrew’s School
Quasim Benson St. Elizabeth High School
Donovan  Brooks St. Georges Technical High School
Patrick Henry Sussex Central High School
Jeremyah  Handy  Sussex Technical High School 
Jacob Tyler The John Dickinson School
Jeff Homer The Tatnall School
Makeevis  Rogers Thomas McKean High School
Dominick Pietlock Tower Hill School
Tristian Wingo William Penn High School
Robby  Tattersall Wilmington Friends School
Johnathon Shockley Woodbridge High School

ABOUT THE MAXWELL FOOTBALL CLUB ‚Äď The Maxwell Football Club was founded in 1935 and is the oldest football organization of its kind in America. The Club recognizes excellence in performance at the high school, collegiate and professional levels of the game. The Maxwell Club is also deeply involved and fully vested in the community through programs to promote academic excellence, community volunteerism, and leadership. High school student-athletes around the country have an opportunity to participate in MFC Showcase events, free of charge, through the generosity of our corporate partners, Montage Mountain Resort, Ivy Rehab, The Buccini Pollin Group, the Edward T. Coombs Foundation and the Run Around Inc. To learn more about our story visit

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