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Golden Hawks name award winners

Football team cancels banquet that was to celebrate 2020 season

Mid-Prairie players take a knee at their 2020 preseason scrimmage. (File)
Mid-Prairie players take a knee at their 2020 preseason scrimmage. (File)
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WELLMAN — Mid-Prairie High School had planned on a football banquet Tuesday, but with the governor’s announcement about indoor gatherings, it was canceled. The banquet would have celebrated the four win, four loss season with a second-place finish in Class 2A District 7 and a playoff win.

On Twitter, the Golden Hawks named awards that the football team would have handed out Tuesday.

The 2020 team members that had 3.25 cumulative grade-point average are Jackson Pennington, Justice Jones, Jarrett Hoffman, Will Cavanagh, Jack Zahradnek, Collin Miller, Braden Hartley, Grady Gingerich, Kayden Reinier, Nathan Quinby, Ben Meader, Clarke Latchem, and Luke Boyse.

Specific awards were:

Offensive Most Valuable Player — Kayden Reinier

Defensive CO-MVP — Josh Wallington, Justice Jones

Special Teams MVP — Jake Swartzentruber

Attitude and Effort — Joe Allred, Michael Kelly, Nathan Quinby

Lineman of the Year — Gannon Callahan

12th Man of the Year — Tyler Helmuth, Ben Meader

Practice Player of the Year — Zane Fisher, Stone Peck

Addison Powell Student-Athlete Award — Clarke Latchem

Nick Peck Weightlifter of the Year — Joe Allred

2020 Captains — Vinnie Bowlin, Reinier, Wallington

Head coach Pete Cavanagh thanked the players for their “hard work and sacrifice.”

The players’ parents were mentioned “for washing clothes, meals after home games, cheering at games and fundraising.”