2013 Mass Prep Stars Prep / Private Football Player of the Year: Drew Jacobs ‘14 RB Milton Academy
Milton Academy's Drew Jacobs ’14 saved his best for last as the ISL Most Valuable Player helped lead his squad to an 8-1 record and a Tom Flaherty Bowl Championship.
It was not a coincidence that Milton's only loss came with Jacobs sidelined with a late season injury.
The senior rushed for nearly 200 yards and four touchdowns, all in the second half, as Milton Academy defeated Dexter School, 62-18, in the Flaherty Bowl.
The two-way (RB-LB) workhorse had a monster season as he rushed for 1,300 yards and 20 touchdowns to go over 3,000 yards for his career with 50 TDs.
"It was definitely a special season for the team," Jacobs told Mass Prep Stars. "We had high expectations and goals as a team and worked very hard to make these goals a reality. I was fortunate to run behind a great line and have numerous skilled players around me to ensure that I, and my teammates, had a great year."
Jacobs and fellow senior stars like Matt Morin, Peter Graves, Nelson Thomas, Anthony Scurto, Luke MacDonald meshed with a talented underclassmen group to have a magical 2013 season. One of the highlights being a 35-14 win over Governor's Academy, breaking a 23-game winning streak for Gov's.
Jacobs was named the Mass Prep Stars Player of the Week for his efforts in the win.
"As a team, our goal was to win the ISL and New England Championships," Jacobs said. "We worked hard all winter, spring, and summer to give ourselves the best chance to have a great season. Everyone was real determined to have a special season and it was truly a great group guys."
Now that Jacobs' high school career has come to an end he can now focus on the college recruiting process. Jacobs has received significant interest from Ivy League, Patriot League and NESCAC Schools.
"I will play college football next year and I am looking at top academic schools primarily," Jacobs added.
As the humble Jacobs reflected back on his time on the gridiron for Milton Academy, he stressed that good old-fashioned, hard-work made the ultimate difference.
"My high school career overall was great, football wise," Jacobs said. "I was able to start as a sophomore and help turn a struggling program into a New England Championship program. The whole team made weightlifting a top priority all year round and it showed in our play as we were often stronger, tougher, and more explosive than our opponents."
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