Steinert’s James and Hamilton’s Laezza the season’s final 12th Man TD Club honorees

Steinert’s Josh James has room to run after making the catch against Hamilton West. Photo by Michael A. Sabo.

By Rich Fisher

Dec. 3: The final 12th Man TD Club awards have been decided, and Hamilton West and Steinert were each honored by the Mercer County football organization.

Steinert junior end Josh James was named the Defensive Lineman of the Week. James made eight tackles, including two for loss, in the Spartans 24-0 loss to West on Thanksgiving. Josh also had three catches from his tight end position.

Joey Laezza makes the tackle against Steinert. Photo by Michael A. Sabo.

The Defensive Back of the Week was Hamilton sophomore linebacker Joey Laezza, who made 12 tackles, including three for a loss, in the victory.

The two will be honored Wednesday night, 6 p.m., at the year’s final dinner at Massimo’s Restaurant in Robbinsville. Also being honored that night is Hamilton junior record-setting running back Kevin “The Boz” Boswell, who is the Non-Prep Player of the Year.

About The Author

Rich Fisher has been around the Hamilton Township sports scene for so long that he actually got Rich Giallella’s autograph when Giallella was still a player! Proud product of Hamilton YMCA and Lou Gehrig baseball leagues and former teammate of Jim Maher on a very average Barton & Cooney rec basketball team, Fish graduated from Nottingham Junior High and Steinert High school and has covered township sports since 1980. His goal in life is to convince Maria Prato that Jersey tomatoes are at least 100 times better than California tomatoes.