BCHS Football Awards 2017
The Butler County High School Football Awards banquet was held Monday, November 20 at BCHS Commons Area. Friends and family gathered to recognize and say farewell to the 2017 varsity football squad. Head football coach Ryan Emmick was master of ceremonies, thanking players, parents, school administration, and boosters for a job well done.
Each player was recognized, and commended for finishing the task and completing the season. The Bears' squad this year were decimated with injuries, and faced adversity week after week but continued to come to practice each day, and put in the work week after week, and finish the season.
After the meal, the awards presentations by Coach Emmick went as follows:
Offensive Lineman of the Year went to Senior Noah Beasley.
Running Back of the Year went to Junior Ethan Lawrence.
Wide Receiver, Linebacker, and Defensive MVP of the Year went to Senior Colten Embry.
Special Teams Player of Year went to Senior Cole Maxfield.
Defensive Lineman of Year went to Senior Andrew Henry.
Captains Awards of the Year voted by the players went to Seniors Tanner Herrera, Noah Beasley, and Daltyn Havens.
The Troy Tuck Award, the final award of the night, was an award first given in 1983, and named after the late Troy “Sally” Tuck, a long time football booster and avid football fan of BCHS. The Troy Tuck award went to Senior Daltyn Havens. Offensive MVP and Defensive Back of the Year also went to Senior Daltyn Havens.
The BCHS Bears 2017 football squad: Seniors, Houston Hampton, Christian McKee, Brenden Shanklin, Cole Maxfield, Noah Beasley, Tanner Herrera, Andrew Henry, Colten Embry, and Daltyn Havens.
Juniors, Alex Rich, Weston Merritt, Hayden Durbin, Tyler Yates, Logan Inglis, Logan Binion, Kain Neighbors, Tristen Phelps, Dawson Carroll, Keaton Diaz, Cooper Maxfield, Mikey Elmore.
Sophomore Ethan Lawrence.
Freshman Jacob Cox, Bryar Beasley, Trenton Embry, Dakota Powell, Carson Carroll, Josh Morris, Dylan Roberts, Keagan Ford, Jordan Todd, Zack White, Lance Lassiter, and Blake Newsome.
BCHS Head Coach Ryan Emmick also announced his resignation at head football coach after several successful years at the helm of the program. Stay connected to Beech Tree News for a follow-up story on Coach Emmick in the coming days.
Photos by Tab Havens, Beech Tree News