The 2017 Greene County High School Cheerleading and Football Awards Ceremony was held Sunday in the high school theater. Letters and other awards were presented with head football coach Mitch Moore emceeing the event.
Senior Jake Berns was named football MVP. He was also recognized by the Tony Andrusyk Award recipient for being the MVP on defense. Berns was a team captain, one of 18 Ram players to get a Heart of Iowa Activities Conference All-Academic award, and he was unanimously selected as a first team linebacker in Class 3A District 2.
Other awards voted by the football team were Colby Kafer as offensive MVP, Leo Marques as the Steven Silbaugh special teams award recipient, Cayden Gerdes the Ben Carman Hardest Worker award, Charlie Minnehan as the Scheuermann/McCabe offensive lineman of the year, Cole Betts receiving the Allensworth Cup for the most improved offensive lineman, Carter Morton the most improved player, and Joel Ward the scout team player of the year. Other first team all-district players are Xavier Hayes and Trey Hinote, and honorable mention all-district players are Clint Dennhardt and Tyler Miller.
Cheerleading Coach Shannon Black presented letters and other awards to members of the Cheer squad. Lauren Carlson received the Outstanding Spirit Award, with Sidney Schiltz receiving the Outstanding Leadership Award, and Gwen Black being presented the Sportsmanship Award. Andrea Salvin was presented the Rookie of the Year Award.
The Rams were 1-8 overall and 1-6 in Class 3A District 2 under the direction of first year head coach Mitch Moore.