The Little Caesars Player of the Week – Dylan Borja
9 months ago Andrew Luberda 0
County Line Preps is pleased to have a sponsorship agreement with specific Little Caesars locations in Queen Creek and Coolidge.
Little Caesars, home of the Hot-‘N-Ready pizza, will sponsor the Player of the Week and Player of the Month awards as part of our agreement.
Each week, CountyLinePreps.com will announce the Player of the Week, accompanied by a Q&A with that week’s winner.
The Player of the Week will receive a gift certificate, redeemable for a two-liter bottle of soda, a pepperoni or cheese pizza, and an order of Crazy Bread, that will be honored at one of the two aforementioned Little Caesars locations.
Additionally, the Player of the Week automatically qualifies for the Player of the Month Award, which will be determined by a poll that will be posted on our County Line Preps Twitter account during the final week each month.
The Player of the Month will receive a plaque and a $25 Little Caesars gift card.
Now that we’ve provided details of both awards, we are pleased to announce this week’s Little Caesars Player of Week:
Queen Creek – Junior
Borja rushed for 210 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in the Bulldogs’ 40 – 14 Homecoming victory against Mesquite last week.
The junior running back has rushed for 793 yards in seven games this season, which includes five games of more than 100 yards. He has nine rushing touchdowns – all of them coming during the last five weeks – and two more receiving touchdowns, including the game winner two weeks at Ironwood Ridge.
Borja’s performance, not only last week, but all season, was expected by some. It’s no surprised here that he was named The Little Caesars Player of the Week.
CLP: It seems like some around the state are just learning about your ability, but you’ve been the starting RB since spring practice. Did the lack of recognition, until now, bother you at all?
DB: No, it didn’t bother me at all. I wasn’t paying much attention to what others were saying. I just kept playing my game and knew the recognition would come later in the season.
CLP: Given the history of Queen Creek running backs, what does it mean to you to now be included in that group?
DB: There have been many really good backs in the history of Queen Creek, so it means a lot to be put up by those names.
CLP: Do you have any aspirations to play football in college after you graduate in 2019?
DB: Yes, I would love continue playing football after high school. It has been one of my goals since I first started playing youth football.
CLP: What is your greatest athletic memory at Queen Creek so far?
DB: My greatest athletic memory at QCHS so far would probably be when I flipped into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown on a screen pass versus Ironwood Ridge a couple weeks ago.
CLP: What is your favorite sports movie and why?
DB: My favorite sports movie is The Longest Yard because it is really funny, but it also shows how the team that no one expected to win can come on top if they work together and believe in each other.
CLP: Name one person you’d most like to meet and why?
DB: A person I’d really like to meet would be Le’Veon Bell because I’ve always been a really big Steelers’ fan and he’s always been my favorite running back.