Travis Richley took home the senior varsity MVP trophy as the Sardis Falcons football program held its awards banquet Wednesday night (Dec. 8).
Richley was a slam dunk choice after winning the Pacific Conference MVP award in early November.
“This is a significant honour,” said Falcons coach Sukh Parmar at the time. “Very rarely does a linemen receive this recognition when competing against skill players.”
Parmar added more Thursday morning (Dec. 9).
“We knew how good he was, but it did not take long for the remainder of B.C. high school football to realize he was one of the best in the province,” Parmar noted. “I have been coaching a long time and I’ve been very fortunate to coach some excellent players. Travis ranks near the top and his future is very bright.”
On the senior side, other award winners were Aidan Saunders (Best Offensive Player) and Sawyer Tether (Best Defensive Player), Jamie Dekker (Best Lineman) and Billy Hunter (Coach’s Achievement Award).
Hunter’s award recognizes a player who is coachable, shows improvement through the year and demonstrates selfless play as a team player.
Zach Wolter won the Rick Klassen Leadership Award.
“We place significant importance on academics/grades, leadership on and off the field, play on the field, coachability and modeling/adhering to team principles and values,” Parmar explained. “Zach won that award for demonstrating these qualities.”
On the junior side, award winners were Kaein Jenner (MVP), Jace Chappell (Best Offensive Player), Talon Fisher (Best Defensive Player), Logan Duff (Best Lineman) and Riley Zygarliski (Coach’s Achievement Award).
Ben Wilnechenko won the Rick Klassen Leadership Award.