Crompton honored as scholar athlete



Hood River Valley High School senior Patrick Crompton has been selected as one of 16 Oregon high school football players to be honored next month as a top scholar athlete at the 54th annual Portland Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame awards banquet.

Crompton will receive a $1,000 scholarship and will be honored at a March 8 ceremony along with 15 other players who were selected from 79 high schools in the greater Portland region.

To be considered for the award players must be seniors, must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and must have made first-or second-team All-League during their senior football season.

“The thing that is special about this award is it combines all of the attributes that make Patrick great,” said head HRV football coach Caleb Sperry. “He is a great football player for us, but he is an outstanding student and person. Combining those three areas makes Patrick very deserving for this distinction.”

As of nomination deadline for the award, Crompton had a 3.93 GPA and had advanced placement history, government, calculus and physics on his resume. Athletically, Crompton was a two-year captain for the varsity football team and earned all-league honors for his senior and junior seasons. As a senior he scored 16 touchdowns and was the team’s leading rusher (444 yards). Crompton is a three-sport athlete and was a varsity letterman his sophomore and junior years for the ski team in winter and the track team in spring.

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