Woodgrove Football Players Commit to Colleges


Woodgrove football players signing to colleges

Written by Matthew Gusmerotti and Casey Abashian

After ending the regular season with a perfect record, it’s no surprise that ten members of the varsity football team signed letters of intent to play at the college level.

Varsity Head Coach Mike Skinner led the ceremony held on February 17, by listing impressive statistics and discussing each player’s personal attributes.

According to Skinner, Quarterback Mickey Kovich was responsible for 46 touchdowns and just under 3,000 yards this season, both rushing and passing.  Chima Kpaduwa rushed for 18 touchdowns off of 1,456 yards, and A.J. Organ threw three touchdowns off of 157 yards.  Mason Gryniuk broke 1,000 yards on the season and connected with either Kovich or Organ 11 times.

The defensive side, represented by Thomas Ellis, Aaron Fitzwater, Timmy Vacca, Zach Stanley, and Kevin Burke, also logged impressive stats.  In total, they were responsible for seven interceptions, fifteen fumble returns with a touchdown, and they assisted with twenty-nine kickoff returns.

Cameron Kilgour, Mason Gryniuk, Timmy Vacca, and Aaron Fitzwater all made the 4A West All-Team Rosters, along with Mikie Kovich, Zach Stanley, and Mason Gryniuk named as Honorable Mentions.

Cameron Kilgour and Mason Gryniuk were named to second team All-State.

Congratulations to the following ten players who signed with college teams:     

Thomas Ellis: Grove City College

A.J. Organ: Bridgewater College

Aaron Fitzwater: West Virginia State University

Mikie Kovich: Randolph-Macon College

Timmy Vacca: Bridgewater College

Cameron Kilgour: James Madison University

Mason Gryniuk: James Madison University

Chima Kpaduwa: Virginia Military Institute

Zach Stanley: Elon University

Kevin Burke: Marist College