Elkin’s Josh Strickland

Last updated: December 10. 2013 6:24PM - 577 Views
Matthew Gorry Sports Writer



Elkin quarterback Josh Strickland has been named The Tribune Offensive Player of the Year after racking up 2,347 yards of total offense and 31 touchdowns.
Elkin quarterback Josh Strickland has been named The Tribune Offensive Player of the Year after racking up 2,347 yards of total offense and 31 touchdowns.
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ELKIN — Elkin quarterback Josh Strickland has been named The Tribune Offensive Player of the Year.


Strickland guided the Buckin’ Elks to a 6-6 mark and a berth into the 1A state playoffs, while racking up 2,347 yards of total offense and 31 touchdowns.


The third-year starter threw for 2,076 yards through the air with 21 touchdowns, finishing only behind newly-crowned Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year L.J. Hendren (North Wilkes) in both categories. Strickland completed nearly 49 percent of his passes (148-for-305) with only 11 interceptions.


The dual-threat quarterback also rushed for 271 yards on 63 carries (a 4.30 average) with 10 more scores on the ground to power the Elks.


Honorable Mentions: Starmount’s Will Simpson (1,174 total yards, 20 TDs), Elkin’s Kody King (42 rec, 850 yards, 14 TDs) and East Wilkes’ Jathan Sales.


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