Vellon named Offense Player of the Year and other AHS 2021 football honors

football running back runs with the ball while defenders chase him
Amsterdam’s quarterback Jhai Vellon with the ball against South Glens Falls during their high school football game at South Glens Falls High School on September 10, 2021. (Daily Gazette photo)

Section II Class A football has announced its 2021 Fall All-Stars. Jhai Vellon (Jr, Quarterback for the Amsterdam High School Rams) was named Offensive Player of the Year for all of Class A. Vellon was 94-139 with 1,344 yards passing, 15 touchdowns, and a completion percentage of 67.6%. He ended the season with a Quarterback Rating of 116.7. He also rushed for 727 yards and 9 touchdowns.

Other Amsterdam Varsity Players receiving Class A Capital Division All League honors are:

  • Alex Simon (Sr) – 1st Team Offensive Line
  • Xavier Acevedo (Sr) – 1st Team Wide Receiver
  • Garrett McHeard (Sr) – 1st Team Running Back
  • Nicholas Covey (Sr) – 1st Team Kicker
  • Christian Robinson (Sr) – 1st Team Defensive End
  • Tyrell Douglas (Sr) – 1st Team Defensive Back
  • Ceasar Thompson (Jr) – 1st Team All Purpose Player