Football: Douglas players honored at banquet
December 5, 2012
Aside from the all-region and all-league awards, a number of Douglas High football players garnered team awards at the recent football program banquet.
Wide receiver/defensive back Dusty Fisher and quarterback/defensive back Michael Nolting both won Kevin Lehr Senior Awards. The award is traditionally given to the senior or seniors who had the best year and the greatest improvement from their junior to senior years.
Cole Melhus and EJ Rose were both given Iron Man awards.
Kicker/punter Conner Greth won the Tim Coleman Special Teams Award for being the player with the greatest impact on the special teams.
Running back/linbacker Conner Peterson won the Steve Wilcox Commitment to Excellence Award, given to the player with the greatest impact and commitment to program standards both on and off the field throughout his varsity career.
Defensive end/fullback Cody Hayes won the Joey Manoukian Team Me Award, given for a team-first, unselfish and flexible mentality.
Tackle Justin Harmon won the Cory Jackson Award for overall positive attitude and an overreaching desire to improve and overcome adversity, and Michael Hoyt was named Scholar Athlete, awarded annually to the team’s best student-athlete.
Defensive end/offensive tackle Sean Jones was named Most Inspirational, an award voted on by the team.
Assistant coach Rick McGuire and Bob Rudnick, who handles game film for the team, were given Top Tiger awards, which are given to volunteers in the program noted for their unselfishness and ability to exceed expectations.
Jones, Peterson, Nolting, Hayes and Fisher were also honored for their service as team captains.