By Matt Smith
Scott Belveal has had a major impact on Radnor’s 2020 season.
If the Central League presented an award for most valuable player, Belveal certainly would be under consideration.
A three-year varsity starter, it’s difficult to imagine where Radnor would be without the senior co-captain, who has flourished at running back and linebacker.
Belveal has had several tackles, a key fumble recovery, and shared credit for a blocked field goal with lineman Daetrel Jerome that sealed Radnor’s 13-10 win at Springfield last week. The victory improved the Raiders’ record to 2-1 with two weeks left in the league’s regular season.
“You have to be a ballhawk out there on defense,” Belveal said after the game. “It’s see the ball, get the ball at that point. You just got to not care about your body at that point, you have to get the ball and get possession. That’s on my mind when I’m on defense.”
Belveal is another in a long list of gritty, unselfish, hard-nosed players who have excelled during Tom Ryan’s long tenure as head coach at Radnor.