This year, those moments included a chance to grab a touchdown pass in West’s 27-6 win over Edison in the school’s homecoming game Oct. 26. It was the Wolf Pack’s only win of their 1-9 season, but it stood alone as a win that mattered.
“I love playing football,” said Romo, a 6-foot-3, 150-pound tight end. “Even though we won only one game, that one game felt like the Super Bowl.”
Another big moment came Nov. 15, when West had its team awards banquet and Romo was named the recipient of this year’s John C. Kimball Award. It’s the 19th year that West has handed out the award, named for West’s longtime team doctor, and it goes to a team most valuable player who also exhibits outstanding leadership and citizenship qualities.
“A lot of my teammates voted for me. I felt amazing when I got it,” Romo said, adding that it was his first MVP award.
Romo played football all four of his years at West, including two seasons on varsity, and played quarterback, wide receiver and tight end on offense and linebacker on defense.
He is also on the wrestling team and said he will go out for the track and field team in the spring, probably as a hurdler. He plans to attend Sacramento City College next and study sports management.
Other players recognized at the team banquet included junior lineman Bob Lopez, the team’s scholar athlete. He carries a 4.2 GPA. Senior lineman Josh Stiborek won the Home Field Advantage booster club award for being the player with the best character. Junior quarterback Garrett Morris got the award for most improved, and senior running back and defensive back DeAndre Thomas received the coaches award.
Tracy High will announce its top awards, including the Peter B. Kyne Award, during a luncheon Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Tracy Community Center, 950 East St.
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