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Irish Commit Paul Moala Wins IndyStar Mr. Football Defensive Back

With the conclusion of the 2017 high school season coming to an end in Indiana over the Thanksgiving weekend, awards honoring the best in the state are rolling out.

Mishawaka (Ind.) Penn safety Paul Moala helped Penn reach the Class 6A championship game and landed a big award this afternoon: IndyStar Mr. Football defensive back.

The award is selected by the Indiana Football Coaches Association ratings board per the Indianapolis Star article releasing the awards winners this afternoon.

“The 6-1, 200-pound free safety made 79 tackles as a senior to help Penn make a Class 6A finals appearance,” the article, by Kyle Neddenriep, stated. “Moala, a Notre Dame recruit, was also a returner and scored seven touchdowns. He recovered two fumbles and had one interception.”

Moala committed to Notre Dame on Oct. 22 following an official visit during the weekend of the USC game. The local product also holds offers from Iowa, Nebraska and Vanderbilt.

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