Elkins’ Triplett up for honor

The Inter-Mountain file photo by Tony Baisi
Elkins High School senior kicker George Triplett  is currently in second place for this week’s online voting to elect the Kohl’s Kicking National Player of the Week.

The Inter-Mountain file photo by Tony Baisi Elkins High School senior kicker George Triplett is currently in second place for this week’s online voting to elect the Kohl’s Kicking National Player of the Week.

ELKINS — Elkins High School senior George Triplett, who has already committed to playing for the Naval Academy, is currently in second place for this week’s online voting to elect the Kohl’s Kicking National Player of the Week in a nationwide race among seven finalists from across the country.

Triplett has been holding steady in second place behind Stephen Oscar out of Maryland.

On Wednesday, the Tigers’ award-winning and record-holding kicker began climbing closer, and with voting ending tonight, it’s looking like a barn burner down to the wire between Triplett and Oscar for the honor.

Online votes can be placed by going to https://t.co/7LxHuawUpW. The link can also be found by scrolling down on the Elkins High School Football History Facebook page for easy access to the opportunity to help vault this local talent to a deserved honor.

Through the years, while continuously improving his game, Triplett has won several NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competitions, and garnered West Virginia prep All-State accolades, along earning All Big 10 Conference status locally.

Last week, he tied two EHS school records with a 34-yard go-ahead field goal at Wimer Field.

Currently, he is tied with Tigers alum Cory Broughton for most career field goals at 18, and for making 6 field goals in one season.

With four games left on the slate for Elkins, Triplett likely has several more opportunities in which making one more field goal will set new EHS records in both categories.

“He probably holds every single record we have, kicking wise,” Elkins coach Evan Hott said right after the RCB game. “It just goes back to him and his craft. He works tirelessly to be the best and up until this point in Elkins High School history, he is.”

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