October 11th, 2010

Leicht Voted Season's First Half MVP

Chris Jung

Senior Writer

Leicht Voted Season's First Half MVP
photo from DeSales High School

Colts dynamic RB wins poll going away

DeSales High School running back Garrit Leicht has been running away from defenders all season, similar to his runaway win in last week's LouisvilleCatholicSports.com viewer poll, in which the fans voted Leicht as the local high school football season's first half MVP.

Leicht, who received 1,019 of the 2,268 votes cast (44 percent), has been a strong leader for the defending Class 2A state runner-up Colts this season and has certainly raised his recruiting stock and gained the attention of Division-I coaches and scouts.

Despite a recent three-game slide that was halted by DeSales' 45-13 win Friday over Owen County, Leicht has contributed heavily on both sides of the ball for Head Coach Mark Sander. In fact, if this was college, Leicht would be a top candidate for the Louisville Sports Commission Paul Hornung Award, which will recognize the nation's most versatile player in college football.

On offense, Leicht has carried the ball 102 times for 644 yards and 11 touchdowns. He averages over six yards every time he takes a handoff, has racked up 40 yards receiving and a touchdown in the air, and has accounted for 72 of the Colts' 159 points in 2010. Defensively, Leicht has 43 total tackles (25 solo; 18 assists) and seven sacks.

DeSales has three "home" games remaining at DuPont Manual Stadium (the field they share with Manual High School) against Christian Academy, Carroll County, and Southern, and Leicht figures to be integral in each of them.


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