St. Johnsbury Academy’s Jake Cady: The Record’s 2018 Football Player of the Year

St. Johnsbury Academy's Jacob Cady, The Record's 2018 Football Player of the Year. (Photo by Paul Hayes)

ST. JOHNSBURY — St. Johnsbury Recreation recently announced the start of a third- and fourth-grade flag football program, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Last year, St. Johnsbury Academy star quarterback Jake Cady received the Gatorade Player of the Year award. As part of his award, he received a $1,000 check to donate to the cause of his choice. He chose St. J Rec, specifically naming a desire to increase the options for local youth to get involved with football. In consultation with SJA coach Rich Alercio, he decided that a youth flag (no tackle) program would be a great entry point to the sport.


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