FALL SPORTS BANQUET - Angel Santana, a freshman at Gridley High School was given the Most Valuable Player Award for JV Football last Thursday at the Gridley Community Center. Coach Bert Onyett made the presentation. (Photo by Portraits Ricki Donnahoe)
The Gridley High Varsity and JV football teams held their 2012 awards banquet on Thursday at the Community Center.
Senior Mat Scott and sophomore Jonathan Villapania received all-league honors for the Bulldogs.
Scott was a utility player for the Bulldogs that often played both sides of the ball. Early in the season, he was Emery Haddy’s primary target at the wide-out position but also saw a handful of carries. Mid-season when Haddy was injured, Scott stepped up to fill the quarterback position.
The senior was also named the team’s Most Valuable Player on Thursday.
Villapania was one of the BVL’s most dominant running backs in 2012 as a sophomore.
Leo Espinoza, a senior wide receiver, was awarded Offensive MVP, while Michael Stohlman took the award for the defensive side of the ball. The Most Valuable Offensive Lineman award went to Oscar “Kiwi” Ramos and the Most Valuable Defensive Lineman award was given to Miguel Corona.
Andrew McCracken was named the team’s Most Improved Player. The Coach’s Award went to four players that called themselves “The Four Horsemen”—Miguel Corona, Oscar Ramos, David Cardenas, and Angel Ramos.
The patented Mr. Bulldog Award was presented to Richard Benish.
For the JV team, Angel Santana was awarded the team’s Most Valuable Player. On the offensive side of the ball, Grayson Wedin was nominated MVP while Guiyermo Ramos and Vincent Sanchez were co-MVPs for the Defense. The coaches named David Gomez as the most improved player, and they named Jarren Campos as the recipient of the Coaches Award.