Washington’s Godley earns Conference Player of the Year

Published 3:29 pm Monday, December 23, 2019

A remarkable senior season capped off a great career for Washington’s quarterback, Antwone Godley. After breaking multiple records and leading the Pam Pack to its best finish since 2014, Godley was named the Conference Player of the Year in the 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference for the 2019 campaign.

Godley stepped onto the football field his sophomore season and won the jayvee quarterbacking job, according to Washington’s interim head coach and offensive coordinator, Perry Owens.

A year later, Godley was starting varsity for the Pam Pack. In his tenure, he led two offenses to the Top 10 in school history, with the No. 2 offense in 2019.

Godley led the conference in rushing yards with 1,353 and scored 16 rushing touchdowns. He also passed for 771 yards on 48-of-75 completions (64%) with seven touchdown passes. Godley’s completion percentage was the highest in school history for a full season. He broke a school record for completions per game with 3.7. Godley was a huge part of the most effective rushing attack in school history, compiling 4,551 total rushing yards on the season, and rushing yards per game (350.1). Godley also holds the record for longest pass play in school history, with a 76-yard touchdown pitch and catch to Walt Gerard in the second-round of the NCHSAA playoffs against Salisbury.

Godley had a season-high 143 yards rushing with two touchdowns against Nash Central in the first round of the NCHSAA 2-A playoffs. He had eight games this season rushing for more than 100 yards in a game, and scored in nine contests. He scored three times each in games against South Lenoir and D.H. Conley.

“It feels great. I honestly never thought about being POY, but it’s all been a blessing to me,” Godley said. “I have too many moments from the season to pick just one, but just winning with the boys and coaches meant everything to me.”

Godley is looking to attend college and continue his playing career, but has not decided where at this point.

ROLL OUT: Washington quarterback Antwone Godley rolls out of the pocket and throws towards one of his receivers at a scrimmage against Southwest Edgecombe prior to the 2019 season. (Mitchell Thomas / Daily News)

Owens had a lot of good things to say about Godley’s time as a member of the Pam Pack.
“The biggest thing Antwone did was improved himself in every phase of the game after his sophomore year. He met all the expectations in the classroom and the community pretty quickly,” Owens said. “He has the intangibles. His ability to lead his teammates is probably his No. 1 quality. The players understand his expectations. No. 2 is his football IQ. We ran 21 different versions of triple option this past year, and Antwone understood every single one of them. The third thing is his hard work in the weight room. He’s got several Division II (colleges) interested in him; he dropped his 40-time to a 4.65, gained weight, and he has that ‘it’ gene. When things don’t go the way things should go on paper, he had the ability to take over the game. He’s a special kid. I can’t say enough good things about Antwone.”

Though his high school football career has come to a close, Godley will still be competing in basketball and track this winter and spring.