Milligan, Luma are player and coach of the year

November 23, 2010 —

The Hudson Tiger football program received some great news late last week when the Associated Press Division 7-8 all-state team was announced. Two Tigers were honored in a huge way as senior superstar halfback Drew Milligan not only was a first team all-state selection but he was named the Player of the Year. This honor was announced by Tiger head coach Chris Luma on Saturday just minutes after the semifinal game as fans and parents were congratulating the Tigers on the big 52-6 win over Warren Michigan Collegiate.

Also, it was acknowledged that Tiger head coach Luma was named the Division 7-8 Coach of the Year by the Associated Press. This is an unprecedented honor for a Tiger play and Milligan with 2200 yards rushing was an obvious choice for this prestigious honor. Last year when Hudson played Traverse City St. Francis their star linebacker Max Bullough had just received this same honor. Now, in 2010 Hudson will have the Player of the Year on its team at Ford Field.

As for Luma it was quite a week as last Thursday night at the Hudson American Legion for the annual county coaches awards ceremony he was honored as the winner again as the County Coach of the Year. He also won that honor last year and in 2003.

Congratulations to both Drew and Coach Luma and the complete A.P. Division 7-8 honor list will be announced early this week in the Daily Telegram just a day or two before Thanksgiving. It is possible another Tiger or two could have earned a spot on the A.P. list, which includes special mention and honorable mention to go along with first team honors. To the victor (Hudson 13-0) goes the spoils!