Football awards were presented on Sunday afternoon at Greene County High School. Coach Caden Duncan and his coaching staff spoke about the team and players following a season that saw injuries at the forefront of a 3-5 record and fifth place finish in Class 2A District 8. The Rams missed the playoffs for the first time since 2017.
Team awards voted on by the players include the Landon Martin Team MVP honors went to Cody Allen. Jack Hansen was Offensive MVP with Michael Rumley the Defensive MVP and recipient of the Tony Andrusyk Award. Nathan Behne received the Steven Silbaugh Special Teams MVP with Allen also being named Ben Carman Award winner for being named Hardest Working Senior. Noah Cornell and Kamden Kinne received the Scheuermann/McCabe Award as the top offensive linemen. Keegan Lawrience received the Allensworth Cup as the Most Improved Offensive Lineman, and Nick Stream was named Most Improved Player. Trevon Keely was named Scout Team Player of the Year.
Letter winners were seniors Allen, Logan Butler, Gabe Ebersole, Hansen, Trey Schilling, Behne, Cornell, Alex Rall, Rumley, Gavin Scheuermann, Gavin Trecker, and Jackson Turner. Juniors lettering are Marcus Ball, Crew Conner, Kamden Kinne, Patrick Graham, Bryce Habben, Nic Stream, Camden Strennen, Camden Jacobs, Kendall Freeman, and Braeden Turner. Lettering as sophomores are Aden Bardole, Adam Bills, Chris Daugherty, Joey Frantz, Phoenix Hartman, Keegan Lawrence, Rafe Michaelson, Broc Stream, and Drew Wolterman. Keely, Ethan Carstens, Degan Miller, and Bryce Stephenson lettered as freshmen, and Sadie Shannon and Rozella Helms lettered as managers. Allen, Cornell, Ebersole, and Hansen were team Captains.
The team received the Distinguished Academic Award from the Iowa High School Athletic Association for having a 3.25 cumulative grade point average on a 4.00 scale. All-District Academic honors for having a 3.50 or higher GPA for sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and those honors went to Allen, Behne, Cornell, Hansen, Graham, Habben, Jacobs, Kinne, Nick Stream, Bardole, Hartman, Lawruence, Wolterman, Sadie Shannon, and manager Lane Fields.
All-State honors have not been made public yet.