After a season of success, the Dawson County football program capped off the year with an awards ceremony that recognized contributions from the varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams.
Awards were given for a variety of accomplishments, including performances from individual games, positional contributions, career achievements and leadership.
The ceremony was started off by character coach Russell Davis, who described the team’s overarching identity before introducing two of the night’s unique awards.(Story continues below)
For all the recognition of physical achievements, two members of the varsity football team earned awards based on their character throughout their careers.
Senior defensive lineman Kevin Haymond received the Sandy Walls Award, which “is for a player who demonstrates being a team leader on and off the field, shows exceptional sportsmanship, and a productive member of the community.”
Senior wide receiver Doug Pagel won the George Moser Leadership Award, named after the late community coach who helped build character within the team for many years.
In addition to the awards given for team contributions, the members of the varsity team who earned All-Region recognition were given plaques.
The remainder of the awards are as follows.
Varsity Team Awards
Golden Helmet Award (Athletic Career) - Cade Adams
Team MVP - Kade Moledor
Offensive Player of the Year - Simeon Welch
Defensive Player of the Year - Cade Adams
Athlete of the Year - Christian Webb
Lineman of the Year - Kevin Haymond
Impact Player of the Year - Kenny Nelson
Varsity Top Performers - Offense
Most Important Player - Hunter Casserleigh
Linemen - Briggs Weaver
Backs - Elijah Smith
Wide Receivers - Dom LeBlanc
Varsity Top Performers - Defense
Most Important Player - Tucker Caine
Outside Linebackers - Will Kurtz
Inside Linebackers - Alex Stewart
Secondary - Matt Bennett
Linemen - Colton Schuette
JV MVP - Preston Bannister
Offensive Tiger Award - Zach Cruz
Defensive Tiger Award - Luke Smith
Most Improved Offensive Player - Jacson Rickett
Most Improved Defensive Player - Elijah Odom
Freshman MVP - Owen Wooten
Offensive Tiger Award - Jacob Felkai
Defensive Tiger Awards - Hunter Stroup
Most Improved Offensive Player - Nathan Martin
Most Improved Defensive Player - Brody Burks
Varsity Player of the Week
Vs. Jackson County - Alex Stewart
@ Lambert - Will Kurtz
@ North Hall - Matt Bennett
Vs. Stephens County - Matt Bennett
Vs. West Hall - Cade Adams
@ White County - Kade Moledor
Vs. Pickens County - Kade Moledor
@ Wesleyan - Kevin Haymond
Vs. Gilmer County - Kenny Nelson
@ Lumpkin County - Elijah Smith
Vs. Monroe Area - Elijah Smith