Bryce Criscuola is this year’s recipient of the Huntington Fire Department’s Ex-Chief Jimmy Martin, Sr. Award for Football. The Huntington High School Class of 2019 member received a $500 scholarship.
The new Huntington alum is headed to Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. He intends to play on the NCAA football squad there. Named to the Suffolk All-Division II team this past fall, Mr. Criscuola also captured All-Academic recognition for his efforts in the classroom. He played defensive end and offensive guard for the Blue Devils, but is expected to play fullback at Wilkes.
At this year’s Blue Devil football awards dinner, Mr. Criscuola garnered several honors, including the Bob Brush Courage Award and the Asher Ezra King Memorial Football Scholarship. The pair of awards are presented in honor of two fallen members of the Huntington gridiron family.
Mr. Martin passed away on January 14, 2014. A member of the Huntington Fire Department for over 40 years, he worked for the Town of Huntington for three decades.
An animated football fan, Mr. Martin could be found in the Blue Devil Stadium bleachers at every Huntington varsity football game. He always shouted plenty of advice to players and coaches and referees, too.
Mr. Criscuola is interested in pursuing a career in mechanical engineering.