West quarterback wins MVP Challenge Award

Michelle Revels By Michelle Revels

Oct. 21, 2017 at 8:57 p.m.
Updated Oct. 22, 2017 at 6 a.m.

Victoria West's Keon Boyd runs the ball downfield with Lockhart defenders in pursuit during the football game at Memorial Stadium.

Victoria West's Keon Boyd runs the ball downfield with Lockhart defenders in pursuit during the football game at Memorial Stadium.   Nicolas Galindo for The Victoria Advocate

Victoria West senior quarterback Keon Boyd received the MVP Challenge Award for his performance on Friday against Victoria East.

Boyd passed for 66 yards and rushed for 29 yards in the Warriors' 64-28 District 27-5A win over the Titans Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

"We did excellent," Boyd said. "We put up big numbers against a very good defense. Our defense played well, and we got the boot."

As a program, the Warriors received $1,000.

The award is sponsored by Mrs. and Dr. Sanjeev Bhatia of the Crossroads Health Center. The award was created to promote a friendly rivalry between the community schools.

Boyd attributes a lot of his success to the coaches, who he feels are the best part of the Warriors' football program.

"Our coaches are always there for us," Boyd said. "We listen to what they have to say, and we get the job done."

Although the win factored into him receiving the award, it is for more than his performance on the field. The MVP Challenge Award honors the player who exemplifies the qualities of magnanimity, valiance, and perseverance.

"It means a lot to me," Boyd said. "It's my senior year, and I wanted to go out with a bang,"

West head coach Courtney Boyce spoke highly of his senior quarterback.

"Keon is a leader on the field," Boyce said. "He does a great job also in the locker room, and the guys really respond to him."

Boyce also said that Boyd's character off the field shines just as bright as his playing abilities.

"He comes to work every day," Boyce said. "He's a great listener and this makes him a good role model for everyone else around him."

After winning the award and taking down East, Boyd is excited for the rest of the season and hopes the win help them reach the playoffs.

"This just give us one more shot," he said. "This gives us another chance to make it into playoffs."


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