P2P NCS Football Honors
Clayton Valley senior Miles Harrison is "hands down the best player we faced" according to an opposing coach. (Christy Murphy/Special to Prep2Prep)

NCS Senior of the Year

The high praise came from an opposing coach at a rival school, commenting that Harrison was “hands down, the best player we faced all year.”

The numbers for the Prep2Prep NCS Senior of the Year support that assertion, as Harrison ran for 2,709 yards and 32 touchdowns, averaging nearly 11 yards per carry. He broke the 100-yard barrier in 12 games this season, limited only by time missed due to injury.

Playing in a run-heavy scheme certainly would help any running back, but it was Harrison’s ability to use his blockers and make plays one-on-one with defenders that set him apart throughout the course of the season.

“He just has great balance and vision, breaks tackles well, and does a tremendous job setting up his blockers,” said Eagles head coach Tim Murphy. “He also does a great job getting vertical, and knows when to use the cutback lane.”

Harrison went over 200 yards on eight occasions this season, and twice topped the 300-yard barrier. Each occasion was in one of the Eagles’ biggest games of the season, as he ran for 336 yards and five touchdowns in the DVAL league title game against Concord, and then amassed 329 yards and three scores in the Division II state bowl game against Redlands East Valley.

NOTE: We would like to thank our readers for all of the nominations you sent in for the season-ending NCS football awards. It is a daunting task to narrow down our selections to just the top few as we recognize there are lots of great players who make contributions on the football field that are not necessarily well-documented but mean a great deal to the success of their teams. We salute all of the players that have made this a wonderful season of NCS football.