In the heat of battle, it’s easy to forget that our star athletes often have much more going on than just the sport they play.
For example, Delaware Valley’s Dylan Kelly, who was one of the heroes of Friday’s 28-24 win over Valley View.
The 17-year-old senior is a member of the National Honor Society, and is involved in more than just the football, basketball and track teams.
Do you have a favorite subject in school? Probably math. I took pre-calculus last year and really enjoyed it.
What other activities are you involved with? Day of Caring, roadside cleanup, Special Olympics, Future Business Leaders of America.
Favorite sports teams? New York Jets, Penn StateYour coach is a Penn State football alumnus. Is it required that all players are PSU fans? Are you demoted to second team if you mention, say, Notre Dame? It’s not required, but everybody knows…Talk about Friday’s win. What does that mean to you? We didn’t play very well. I think we had like six or seven turnovers. But we still came out with a win and that means a lot.
What does rallying the way you did on your final drive tell you about yourselves? It’s a character builder, to be down and then come back in the last drive, it’s just a great experience.
Best game you’ve ever been a part of it? It’s up there.
Then what would be the best game you’ve been a part of? Probably the (first) game last season against Williamsport, the one at our field.
Talk about the first TD catch. Basically it was a little hitch route. I got to the outside and then I got a good block from James Secor. The second was a little middle screen. My linemen blocked really well on that one to open a clear lane for me.
What do you take out of this win that helps you the rest of the way? Our first two games we’ve had good competition, so we’re ready for the rest of the season. It’s definitely a good building block for us, being in a close-game situation.
Any jet lag after the trip to Florida for Week 1? Not jet lag, but I did have a sinus infection coming back from Florida.
Any pregame rituals or superstitions? Thursday night our team does have a pasta night at someone’s house. This past week was at my house. I think it was like 235 people, basically all the starters and a few people who rotate in. My mom really enjoyed it. She loves that stuff.
What do you plan to do after high school? Hopefully play football in college. I don’t know what I want to major in yet. I’m hoping for a good season. I’ve been talking to a few schools but nothing serious yet.