Awards presented at Panther banquet

Posted November 14, 2012 at 11:48 am

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FOOTBALL

By Pete Temple, Express Sports Editor

The Monticello High School football team handed out awards during its annual banquet Monday, Nov. 5 at the Community Building.

Shane Blake, who resigned as head coach of the team near the end of the season, served as moderator.

“I was given a wonderful gift,” Blake said of his 10-year tenure as head coach.

Guest speaker, Douglas DiBell of New Life Community Church of the Nazarene served as guest speaker, offering a speech about positive attitudes and handling life’s disappointments and challenges.

Those in attendance enjoyed steaks to go along with potluck items.

The Panthers finished the season with a record of 2-4 in Class 2A, District 4; and were 3-6 overall.

Awards that were presented are listed below.

TEAM AWARDS

Most Valuable Offense - Tanner Felton.

Most Valuable Defense - Logan McQuillen.

Most Valuable Lineman – Daniel Pike.

Special Teams Award – Tanner Felton.

Will to Win Award – Michael Reuter.

Most Valuable JV - Marcus Norton.

ALL-DISTRICT AWARDS

First team - Jacob Black, Tanner Felton, Logan McQuillen, Daniel Pike.

Second team - T.J. Decker, Trae Fuhrmeister, Michael Reuter.

Honorable mention – Jayson Blunt, Isaac Holtz.

Golden Award – Chris Tjaden.

ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT

First team - Jacob Black, Jayson Blunt, T.J. Decker, Isaac Holtz, Logan McQuillen, Peyton Paddock, Daniel Pike, Michael Reuter, Craig Welter.

Second team - Matt Freese, Sawyer Herman, Cody Jamison.

CAPTAINS’ AWARDS

Jacob Black, Logan McQuillen, Daniel Pike, Michael Reuter.

PHOTO: First team all-district players from Monticello include (from left) Logan McQuillen, Jacob Black, Daniel Pike and Tanner Felton. (Photo by Pete Temple)

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