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GREENE – The Greene Trojans will be without their longtime football standout – Luke Erickson – come the 2017 season, however, that hasn’t stopped Erickson from continuing to impress in all facets of life.
Performing on and off the field, Erickson prides himself on contributing in a positive way to whatever situation he is put in – that contribution has been heavily noted with his abilities on the football field and basketball court. Erickson currently holds the Greene Central High School record for rushing yards in a season at 1,318 yards, which was set in 2015 – and finished his high school career with 3,304 yards on the ground.
However, Erickson, now a senior and finished with his Trojan football career, is being honored for his contributions off the playing field.
Erickson has been named to the 2016 Scholar All-State Football team by the New York State High School Football Coaches Association – an elite group of players.
“Luke has been wonderful to coach for many reasons. His athletic ability is obvious to those watching the game, but it's his willingness to prepare that makes him special in the class and on the field, I'm proud that his classroom work has been recognized,” said Greene head football coach Dave Gorton.
A few weeks ago, Erickson arrived home where a letter awaited him, informing him that he had been selected to the 2016 Scholar All-State Football team.