High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: William Floyd

Eye on POY: New York football

November, 21, 2011
11/21/11
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The window on the Gatorade State Football Player of the Year race is closing, and time is running out for student-athletes to state their POY case. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program's selection process.

Stacey Bedell
Senior Running Back, William Floyd High (Mastic Beach, NY)

2011 Team record: 9-2
2011 Team standing: Plays East Meadow in Long Island championship game, 11/26

2011 Carries-YDs (AVG.)-TDs: 192-2,120 (11.0)-32

Academics: B average
Collegiate destination: Undecided

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: All-State and All-Long Island in 2010; 258 yards in Suffolk County title game.

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