By LARRY VAUGHT
Trinity receiver Rondale Moore has won the 2017 Paul Hornung Award given to the state’s top high school football player by the Louisville Quarterback Club.
He’ll receive his award Dec. 14th at Big Spring Country Club in Louisville.
“When you are the best player on a two-time, undefeated state championship team that is ranked No. 10 in USA Today’s Top 25 poll, the spotlight is always on you and Rondale Moore delivered,” said Gordon Crawford, Louisville Quarterback Club president.
“Rondale put up Heisman (Trophy) numbers both last season and this season.”
He certainly made his presence felt in the Class 6A state title game when Trinity beat St. Xavier 38-21. He had 238 total yards and three touchdowns. Moore ran for 174 yards on 19 carries and caught five passes for 114 yards. He had a 93-yard scoring run and a 62-yard touchdown catch.
He finished the second with a school record 104 catches for 1,461 yards and 16 touchdowns.
The 5-8, 174-pound Moore has been timed in 4.3 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
He is verbally committed to the University of Texas and will participate in the U.S. Army All-American Games next month.
He joins former Trinity players Brian Brohm, Sam Robey and James Quick as Hornung winners.
Last year’s winner was Lafayette quarterback Walker Wood.