Tamaqua Area standout Jake Love will continue his athletic and academic careers at Wilkes University next fall.

A 6-0, 195-pound running back, Love had a banner season in leading Tamaqua to an undefeated 10-0 record. He rushed for 891 yards on 151 carries, scoring 12 touchdowns. He was also a receiving option out of the backfield, posting four receptions for 36 yards and one more score.

For his performances throughout the season, Love was named First Team Standard Speaker, First Team All-AFL North and First Team All-Pottsville Republican at running back.

While at Wilkes, Love plans to pursue a degree in Criminology.