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Spotlight Athlete: Noah Edwards, Genoa

10/12/2017, 10:17pm EDT
By BLADE STAFF

Leads area in rushing yards, touchdowns


Genoa's Noah Edwards (16) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against Oak Harbor in 2016. Edwards has 23 touchdowns for the Comets this season. THE BLADE

Edwards, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound senior running back/‚Äčlinebacker, leads northwest Ohio in rushing with 1,327 yards on 134 carries, and in touchdowns (23) through seven games for the Comets, who are 6-1 overall, and 3-1 in the Northern Buckeye Conference football standings.

For his career, the versatile Edwards has rushed for 2,221 yards and has scored 38 TDs, including four on punt returns, one on an interception return, and two on pass receptions.

This season he has produced four 200-yard rushing games, with 277 against Perkins, 222 against Otsego, 204 against Woodmore, and 200 against Scott. He has five TDs versus Perkins and Scott.

“Noah is effective for us running the football because he has the ability to make defenders miss at the point of attack, and in the open field,” Genoa coach Paul Patterson said.

“Noah also has great vision to find the seam in the defense. He has been a huge part of

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