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Coaches, players and families celebrate 2020 football season at Dawson County awards banquet
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Each player awarded for player of the game during the 2020 football season by Dawson County coaches at the football awards banquet on Saturday, Jan. 31. - photo by Jacob Smith

Varsity Awards

Offensive Team Impact Player: Tyler Lane 

Defensive Team Impact Player: Kevin Haymond

Special Teams Impact Player: Tate Westerlund 

Most Improved Offense: Trey Cohen

Most Improved Defense: Joey Glover

Most Improved Lineman: Riley McCord

Running Back of the Year: Isaiah Grindle 

Wide Receiver of the Year: Dakohta Sonnichsen
Offensive Lineman of the Year: Brayden Kinney

Defensive Lineman of the Year: Logan Berry

Linebacker of the Year: Kinkade Weaver

Defensive Back of the Year: Brandon Lantz 

Dawson County football coaches hosted the 2020 Tigers football team and their families at an annual awards banquet held at the Dawson County High School Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Jan. 31. 

Russell Davis, Dawson County character coach, emceed the afternoon and announced every player's name as they received their varsity letter. 

Jaden Gibson won Most Valuable Player. Gibson, a sophomore, was awarded a spot on the All-Region 7-3A team after playing both wide receiver, defensive back and a little bit of quarterback this season. Gibson threw, caught and ran for a touchdown, and was just 70 receiving yards away from 1,000 yards this season. 

Quarterback Zach Holtclaw won Offensive Player of the Year and defensive lineman Kade Moledor won Defensive Player of the Year. Holtzclaw threw for 2,834 yards in 12 games this season and Moledor recorded 90 tackles, 46 assists and two sacks.

Tigers head coach Sid Maxwell presented Alex LeBlanc with the Iron Will Award, recognizing LeBlanc for refusing to give up on his team despite his circumstances. LeBlanc recovered from a season-long injury his junior year, only to injure his leg two weeks before this seasons’ start, benching him for the entire season. 

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Alex LeBlanc won the Iron Will Award, award a player who refuses to quit despite his circumstances. LeBlanc recovered from a season-long injury his junior year, only to injure his leg two weeks before this seasons’ start, benching him for the entire season. - photo by Jacob Smith

Junior Varsity Awards

Offensive MVP: Christian Webb

Defensive MVP: Cruz Matheson

Most Improved Offense: Carson Peels

Most Improved Defense: Ian Costley


Freshman Awards

Offensive MVP: Sawyer Bearden

Defensive MVP: Bradon Crane 

Most Improved Offense: Briggs Weaver

Most Improved Defense: Chase Adams 

Dawson County alumni Lance and Levi Walls honored their father’s memory by presenting the Sandy Walls award to Kinkade Weaver. Sandy Walls was a Dawson County alumni and coached football as an assistant for multiple years before his passing. The Sandy Walls Award is given to the player who best displays sportsmanship throughout the season. 

Placekicker Caleb Bonesteel won the Golden Helmet Award, which is given to a senior who played extremely well on the field and performed well in the classroom throughout their career. Bonesteel was a four-year varsity starter for the Tigers and had the highest GPA on the team this season. 

Lineman of the Year was given to Cade Adams. Adams played on both the offensive and defensive line for the Tigers.

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