UncategorizedWest Central Area football team hands out awards

October 28, 2013by admin0

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The Knights named linebacker Sam Richards the Most Valuable Defensive Player for the season. Cole Amundson was given the same recognition on the offensive side of the ball at running back. Bryce Olson was named the Most Valuable Back, while Brian Oachs took home the Most Valuable Lineman Award.

West Central Area handed out six other team awards. Jake Long was named the Special Teams Player of the Year, Brandon Quick the Most Improved Player, Jake Boeddeker the Rookie of the Year and Aaron Ray the Scout Team Player of the Year. Bryan Barrera took home the Hardest Worker Award, while Oachs and Long shared the Cutting Edge Knightbacker Award.

Richards, Amundson and Colton Blascyk all took home conference honors, as well. All three were named All Heart O’ Lakes Conference players. Long, Oachs, Barrera, Olson and Boeddeker were all selected as honorable mention players. Long was also named the Most Valuable Defensive Back in the HOL. Richards and Amundson were named to the All Section 6AA team, as well.

The players were not the only ones to be recognized. The Knights honored Orvin Erickson with the “Fan of the Year” Award. Orvin was presented with his own football jersey with his name on it for all the dedicated years following the Knights.

Offensive coordinator Kraig Hunter was also at the banquet. Hunter is stepping down after 17 years of coaching football. He started coaching at Kittson County North from 1988 90 before taking over the head coaching duties in Bowbells, North Dakota from 1991 92.

Hunter has been the offensive coordinator at WCA from 1993 2009. In those years, the Knights have played in four section championships, one state championship game and have won five conference titles.

The awards banquet concluded with the annual passing of the jerseys from last year’s captains to the 2010 captains. Jake Long was named the Special Teams Player of the Year, Brandon Quick the Most Improved Player, Jake Boeddeker the Rookie of the Year and Aaron Ray the Scout Team Player of the Year. Bryan Barrera took home the Hardest Worker Award, while Oachs and Long shared the Cutting Edge Knightbacker Award.

Richards, Amundson and Colton Blascyk all took home conference honors, as well. All three were named All Heart O’ Lakes Conference players. Long, Oachs, Barrera, Olson and Boeddeker were all selected as honorable mention players. Long was also named the Most Valuable Defensive Back in the HOL. Richards and Amundson were named to the All Section 6AA team, as well.

The players were not the only ones to be recognized. The Knights honored Orvin Erickson with the “Fan of the Year” Award. Orvin was presented with his own football jersey with his name on it for all the dedicated years following the Knights.

Offensive coordinator Kraig Hunter was also at the banquet. Hunter is stepping down after 17 years of coaching football. He started coaching at Kittson County North from 1988 90 before taking over the head coaching duties in Bowbells, North Dakota from 1991 92.

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