Middletown junior Chris Godwin receives All-State honors, and he's only a junior!
It great news for the Middletown football program, but bad news for opponents, all-state wide receiver Chris Godwin is only a junior. Godwin was one of the catalysts on what is perhaps the most prolific offense in Delaware high school football history. His team average more than 50 points per game for the entire season, and only didn't reach the half-century mark in three games, twice against Salesianum and one against Caesar Rodney. He's been on the varsity for three years, and has started every game.
"I would like to go to college after my senior year, then I would like to try out for the pro's but if not, I would like to get involved in football," he said.
In addition to his pass catching and running ability, he was also a shut-down linebacker on defense, preventing many wide-receivers from making receptions, let alone trying to get into the end-zone.
Godwin said his favorite game was the championship game against Salesianum and his favorite play was his punt return against Sallies in the first period during the regular season that set the tempo for the Cavaliers 35-0 victory over their former coach Bill DiNardo.
Another favorite play was his 60-yard TD run against Smyrna in his freshman year. The play came at the end of the first half.
Coach Mark DelPercio referred to Godwin as a "class act, and a great athlete who worked hard all season long and throughout his career at Middletown."
Godwin said his favorite professional team is the Miami Heat, and added he would like to thank all of the coaches, his teammates and the fans for this season, which he said he would always cherish.