GWG varsity special teams MVP Darius Kelly (left with ball) in action against the Abbotsford Panthers.

GWG varsity special teams MVP Darius Kelly (left with ball) in action against the Abbotsford Panthers.

GW Graham Grizzly greatness recognized at football banquet

The GWG football program awarded standouts from its varsity, junior varsity and Grade 8 teams.

The GW Graham Grizzlies handed out football award at a banquet Jan. 20, recognizing the stars of the 2017 season.

Thirty eight players were recognized for excellence on and off the field.

VARSITY

MVP – Von Richardson/Jake Troyan

Offensive MVP – Von Richardson

Defensive MVP – Daniel Santos

Special Teams MVP – Darius Kelly

Best offensive lineman – Jake Troyan

Best defensive lineman – Colin Campbell

Best rookie – Cooper Middleton

Most improved player – Andrew Locke

Most inspirational player – Ryan Brady/Shane Claridge

Coach’s Choice – Bentley Thomas

Most heart – Justin Hopwood/Jesse Hough

Grade 11 academic – Grayson Hardie

Grade 12 academic – Ryan Brady

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JUNIOR VARSITY

MVP – Jaiden Claassen

Offensive MVP – Colby Bessette

Defensive MVP – Vincent Ibardolaza

Special Teams MVP – Ethan Holmes

Best offensive lineman – Austin Forgues

Best defensive lineman – Cody Goertzen

Best rookie – Vincent Ibardolaza

Most improved player – Jeffery Peters

Most inspirational player – Jett Thomas

Coach’s Choice – Colton Holt

Most heart – Jaiden Claassen

Grade 10 academic – Colton Holt/Ethan Bussinger/Noah Malanchuk

Grade 9 academic – Vincent Ibardolaza

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GRADE 8

MVP – Samuel Mannes

Offensive MVP – Nick Beck

Defensive MVP – Spencer Muxlow

Special Teams MVP – Zaeden Pleasants

Best offensive lineman – Cadence Nelson

Best defensive lineman – Andrew Goodwill

Best rookie – Mileke Elhaimer

Most improved player – Jacob Davis

Most inspirational player – Ashton Laplante

Coach’s Choice – Tye Wein

Most heart – Jessica Bennett

Grade 8 academic – Fazil Ferman

Grade 7 academic – Nick Beck/Khauner Fast

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