Trey Streets Named Most Valuable Player
WHEELING – It was clear that the sizzling heat did not effect Valley’s Trey Streets and his fellow West Virginia teammates, as he was named the 71st Annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, after leading the Mountaineers to a 26-6 victory on Saturday night at Wheeling Island Stadium.
Streets dazzled, as he did all season, throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for another. His second passing score was a 66-yard dime to Brooke’s Justin Loughrie who took it in for six.
He also scampered into score from five yards out and found South High’s Cole Day for a 16-yard touchdown to help earn him MVP honors.
Streets combined for a total of 177 yards with 25 coming on the ground on six rushes and 152 coming through the air as he connected on seven of eight passes.
The Valley quarterback set school passing and rushing records during the 2015 campaign, while leading the Lumberjacks to the state playoffs for the first time since the 2004 season.
“I broke a few school records this past year,” Streets said. “However, winning this MVP (Saturday) probably ranks above any other accomplishments in my high school career. I will never forget it.”
Streets was the only representative of Valley High in the game but it is safe to say that he made his classmates, teammates and coaches proud with a true all-star performance.
“My mindset tonight was to just have fun and play my game,” Streets said. “I felt calm and collected out there on the field but I think the key was playing with a lot of confidence.”
Streets displayed outstanding athleticism on the field but showed great character after being named the game’s MVP, by praising the gameplan put forth by the coaching staff and the play and preparation of his West Virginia teammates.
“The coaches drew it up perfectly,” Streets said. “They knew exactly what to expect in this game. They are just coming off of a state championship so I knew that they would be great coaches.
“It was also a great experience to share the field with these all-stars,” he continued. “I wouldn’t want to spend a week with anyone else. They are all great and we instantly became bestfriends.”
That is what is so memorable about the OVAC All-Star Game, is getting the opportunity to spend quality time with superb coaches and the most talented athletes in the area, which leads to friendships that last a lifetime.
“My family, my girlfriend and her family are in attendance,” Streets noted. “I’m glad that they were able to be here to share this moment with me.”
Streets can now take this experience and use it going forward as he plans to walk-on the football team at Glenville State College and following his performance on Saturday, it would be no surprise if he turned some heads in the process.