Brock Keeler receives the 2018 Maxwell Football Club Delaware Player of the Year Award

Brock Keeler (center) receives the 2018 Maxwell Football Club Delaware Player of the Year Award

Woodbridge's Brock Keeler plans to take his linebacker skills to the University of New Haven after being named Delaware's Player of the Year by the Maxwell Football Club.

Keeler's head coach Ed Manlove was also honored at the Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches' Association All-State Banquet, as he was named the Division 2 Coach of the Year after the Blue Raiders won their second state title in 3 years.

Head Coach John Wells of Sussex Central won his second Division 1 Coach of the Year nod, on the heels of the Golden Knights claiming their first football crown last month.

Hodgson's Franz Kappel earned the Assistant Coach of the Year honor.

Keeler wrapped up a fantastic career by recording a team-high 95 tackles, including 20 for loss, an interception, and a sack on defense as he also earned DIFCA's Defensive Player of the Year award.

Offensively, Keeler only made 5 catches, but 2 were for touchdowns, and his only carry of the campaign also was worth 6 points.

The Maxwell Football Club also looks at work in the classroom and in the community, and Keeler checks those boxes with a 4.0 GPA, and work with the Boys & Girls Club and Apple-Scrapple Festival among his other charitable endeavors.

Keeler will join winners from New Jersey and Pennsylvania, along with the NFL Player of the Year, College Player of the Year, and others at the Maxwell Football Club Award Banquet at the Tropicana in Atlantic City on March 8.

After graduating, he'll head to a University of New Haven program that is among the top NCAA Division II programs, including a win over local squad West Chester in the opening round of the 2018 Tournament.

Keeler, Wells, and Manlove were just three award winners on a busy night.

The First, Second, and Third All-State teams all received their awards, including Offensive Player of the Year QB Drew Fry of Middletown and Lineman of the Year Saleem Wormley of Smyrna.

The DIFCA Sportsmanship and Maxwell Mini-Max Awards, offered generally one to each school, also received a turn on stage in front of a sold-out crowd of over 500 players, coaches, family, and friends.