LAKEVILLE, IN. – The LaVille Junior High football team recently held its annual awards recognition program.
Congratulations to the following Seventh Grade award recipients:
Coaches Award: Hudson Doyle
Mental Attitude: Erik Bedock
Most Improved: Jonah Skiles
Most Valuable: Lucas Plummer
The seventh grade finished the season with an 8-1 overall record and Hoosier North Athletic Conference runner-up.
“We Started out slow and we gained momentum as we went,” said 10th-year seventh grade coach Frank Borton. “Most of the kids grew and learned what we taught them. Can’t wait to see how much they grow by next year.”
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Congratulations to the following Eighth Grade award recipients:
Coaches Award: Alex Summers
Mental Attitude: Noah Richhart
Most Improved: Collin Allen
Most Valuable: Paul DeWitt and Ross Wagoner
Most Valuable Lineman: AJ Bedock
Most Valuable Defense: Levi Stafford
Hit of the Year: Noah Richhart
Iron Man: Mason Stepp
Block of the Year: Garrett Wagoner
The eighth grade finished the season with a 9-0 overall record, and Hoosier North Athletic Conference Champions. This is the third time the eighth grade has finished unbeaten since 1995.
The eighth grade also outscored the opposition 303-28. The 303 points scored is a new school record.
The Lancers also finished with eight shutouts, also a school record. LaVille outscored HNAC opponent’s 229-0.
“It was a tremendous group of kids,” said eighth grade coach John Mumm, in his 23rd season. “It was a group of kids that sometimes the best thing we could do was get out of their way and let them play. This group had everything you wanted – size, speed, we could strike quickly or grind it out. We were also pretty stout on the defensive side of the ball.”