Vincent Pinto, Park Ridge football (Photo: Charlie McGill/NorthJersey.com)
Accomplishment: Pinto, a quarterback, helped Park Ridge capture the North Group 1 championship with a 28-21 win over Boonton at MetLife Stadium to cap an 11-1 season. He carried 29 times for 222 yards and three touchdowns, and completed 10 of 16 passes for 144 yards, including the game-winning scoring pass with 1:28 remaining.
“He’s just a class kid all the way. Not only is he a great kid on the field, but a great kid off the field. He’s kind of an extension of a coach on the field. This has been one of the best classes we’ve had, and led by him, we have gotten to be able to go to places that we’ve only dreamed of. He understands the right way to do it.” — Coach Tom Curry