Fairbanks football player named 2019 Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska. (KTVF) History was made in Alaska as Jace Henry has been named the 2019 Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year for football after his phenomenal season for Lathrop High School. Henry is the second Lathrop player to earn the honor after former NFL player Reggie Tongue did for the 1990-1991 school year.

Jace Henry after Lathrop High School beat North Pole in the 2019 Mayor's Bowl.

The stats and measurements jump off the page for the senior quarterback, who dominated the air and ground throughout his last season for Lathrop. His rushing attack was potent, going 1,573 yards and 23 touchdowns in route to helping the Malemutes to their first state championship appearance since 1985.

His passing attack was equally strong going for 1,296 yards and 14 touchdowns. The 6-foot-4, 230 quarterback bullied defenders in and out of the pocket as the big man rumbled his way to providing Lathrop the spark to win the Railbelt Conference. He even averaged 36.8 yards per punt to add another wrinkle to his game.

Alaska’s version of “The Human Highlight Reel” put on a show for everyone to see from 80-yard touchdown runs to hurdling over defenders. You got your money’s worth with Henry on the field.

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