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St.Edward RB Joey Formani the 2019 Matt Medley “NEOSI High School Football Player of the Year”

For the second straight season an Eagles running back has taken home the annual Matt Medley “NEOSI High School Football Player of the Year Award.”

Following up last season when Jordan Castleberry won the award, this year was our biggest voting turnout ever, as over 26,000 votes were cast with Joey Formani taking home the award for his outstanding season.

The Eagles season ended on Friday night in the third round of the playoffs to Massillon, but all season long Formani was the go to offensive star for the Eagles, putting up over over 1,500 all-purpose yards.

Formani put on a show in an Eagles win over Cincinnati Winton Woods back on September 28th, scoring six touchdowns, including a 98-yard kickoff return late in the first half of the victory, again showing his versatility not only in the run game put on special teams.

The Ed’s running back took home 46 percent of the votes, with over 12,000 fans voting for the senior back.

Perry quarterback Drew Schiano took home over 10,000 votes, 38 percent, to finish second.

Garret Clark, running back from Strongsville was third with 12 percent of the votes, while Mentor running back Brian Trobel finished in fourth with three percent of the votes.

We thank you all who took the time throughout the season each week to vote for our player of the week, and get ready for our weekly ‘Winter Sports Player of the Week’ award which will start soon here on NEO Sports Insiders.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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