FORT WASHINGTON, PA—Maxwell Football Club President Mark Dianno P '17 announced the 2020 Mini Max High School Award winners for the state of Pennsylvania. Germantown Academy senior Jeff Decker '21 was one of 68 area players to be selected by The Maxwell Football Club to receive a Mini Max High School Award.
"Jeff is one of the best two-way lineman that we’ve had here at Germantown Academy," said GA Varsity Football Head Coach Matt Dence. "He’s a pure leader and has anchored both the offensive and defensive lines at GA for the last two years. He combines great skill with great physical play and he has helped lead us to back to back seasons in the Top 20 in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are very proud of him."
The sixty-eight players selected are from schools from Districts 1, 3, 11 and 12 in the eastern part of the state. Players were nominated by their coaches throughout the 2020 season and were evaluated based on criteria that includes: football performance, academics, and community service.
The Maxwell Football Club will select one player from the group of Mini Max winners as the winner of the Pennsylvania Player of the Year. The Pennsylvania High School Player of the Year will be announced through a press release on January 25, 2021.
The Maxwell Football Club also released the Delaware and New Jersey Mini Max Award winners today. Delaware and New Jersey players from throughout the state were eligible for selection as part of the program.
The winner of the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware Player of the Year awards will be the candidates for the Club's 35th Jim Henry Award as the Outstanding Player in the region. The winner of the Jim Henry Award will be announced on February 1, 2021.
On this year’s honorees, Maxwell Football Club President, Mark Dianno, said “This year’s group of Mini-Max winners were challenged by more than just their on-field opponents. 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 2020 Mini-Max Award winners and wish them much success in their future endeavors.”