Adcock, Durbin, and Patterson receive top Greene County athletic awards

May 16, 2018 6:16 am

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Greene County High School Senior Night was held in Jefferson last night. Thousands of dollars of scholarship dollars, and other awards were announced. The night ended with three athletics based awards.

The Bernie Saggau Award was presented to Jordan Patterson. The award is named after the former longtime Executive Secretary of the Iowa High School Athletic Association. It goes to a senior who is not necessarily the most valuable athlete, but is a great teammate, hard working, and dedicated, with strong moral and religious values. along with the attributes of honesty and integrity. The recipient is someone who believes that life, like athletics, should be played by the rules. Patterson is a rare five sport athlete as a senior with participation in football, basketball, track & field, soccer, and baseball.

The award for Female Ram of the Year went to Megan Durbin. She’s one of the top female high jumpers in the state and is an Iowa State University recruit in that event. Durbin has to credit a pair of Drake Relays titles, a Class 3A State title, and runner-up finishes at both Drake and State. She’ll try for a second State crown, this time in Class 2A, on Friday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. Also, a sprint standout, she qualified in the maximum four events at State this year. Durbin is also an all-conference volleyball player and softball player, in the Heart of Iowa Activities Conference.

The Male Ram of the Year award was presented to Wade Adcock. The three sport athlete plans on playing basketball at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. Adcock was first team all-conference in the HOIAC as a senior, and was also a football offensive and defensive end. He plays first base for the Rams in baseball.

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