Shane Hersh went airborne to tackle Fillmore quarterback Carlos Briceno in Nordhoff’s 28-0 victory over the Flashes earlier this fall. Hersh, a four-year varsity starter, was recently named the Tri-Valley League’s Defensive Player of the Year for his play this season. (Ojai Valley News photo by Ken Brown)
Mike Miller, Ojai Valley New sports editor
Nordhoff’s Shane Hersh concluded a stellar four-year career on the gridiron by earning the Tri-Valley League’s Defensive Player of the Year award. Hersh missed nearly half the season due to a shoulder injury, but he came back in time to help the Rangers claim the Tri-Valley League title this season.