FORT WASHINGTON -- Going into their game against Peddie School on Oct. 1, Seamus Knox '24 knew that Germantown Academy would have an emphasis on running the ball. As the game wore on and the weather took a turn, Knox continued to get carries. He ended the day with 100 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Patriots to a 37-27 win. However, what Knox did not know was that he would win Courier/Intell Football Player of the Week for his performance, taking home 41 percent of the votes.
"It feels great," Knox said. "I really wasn't expecting it, seeing as we're a smaller school, but everyone coming together to vote for me was really cool. I knew the game was going to be different because of the rain. I put my head down and kept grinding."
Knox added that while he got more carries, fellow running backs Tripp Capers '24 and Anthony Lara '24 were also making the most out of their touches. Each player has had moments of greatness this season for the Patriots, who sit at 5-0 ahead of a contest with Inter-Ac League opponent Episcopal Academy on Oct. 15. Even though GA has been rolling, the team is looking to pick it up a notch.
"We're looking forward to adding some different things to our game," Knox said. "We've been very consistent with our run game, but we're trying to add some changes that will add more big plays against EA."