Owen Garrard named Gatorade Maine Player of the Year

December 11, 2017


CHICAGO (December 11, 2017) — In its 33rd year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, today announced Owen Garrard of Scarborough High School as its 2017-18 Gatorade Maine Football Player of the Year. Garrard is the first Gatorade Maine Football Player of the Year to be chosen from Scarborough High School.

The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Garrard as Maine’s best high school football player. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Football Player of the Year award to be announced in December, Garrard joins an elite alumni association of state award-winners in 12 sports, including Mitchell Trubisky (2012-13, Mentor High School, Ohio), Greg Olsen (2002-03, Wayne Hills High School, N.J.), Matthew Stafford (2005-06 Highland Park High School, Texas), Harrison Smith (2006-07 Knoxville Catholic High School, Tenn.), Latavius Murray (2007-08, Onondaga High School, N.Y.), Brock Osweiler (2008-09, Flathead High School, Mont.) and Leonard Fournette (2014-15 & 2012-13, St. Augustine High School, La.).

The 6-foot, 230-pound senior running back and linebacker led the Red Storm to a 10-1 record and the Class A state championship this past season. Garrard rushed for 1,204 yards and 24 touchdowns and also caught two TD passes. On defense, he recorded 76 tackles, 10 for loss, two sacks and one interception. A First Team All-State running back as a junior, Garrard concluded his prep football career with 2,677 rushing yards and 48 touchdowns.

For more details, go to http://playeroftheyear.gatorade.com/poy/assets/writable/43838/2018_FB_OGarrard.pdf