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Washington Football Celebrates 2014 Season

Posted: Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 7:00 am
Author: KCII Sports-Nate Gonner

Another football season is in the books, and the Washington High School team celebrated their 2014 season Sunday evening. Head coach Garrison Carter and the Demon football coaching staff recognized every member of the football team, and also handed out several team awards during the banquet.

Senior quarterback and linebacker Daryn Sebelius was awarded the team’s most valuable player. Sebelius was named as the first team all-district quarterback earlier this month. Offensively, Sebelius ended the season with 3348 yards of total offense and scoring 33 total touchdowns. On defense, Sebelius collected 33.5 total tackles, and was second on the team with five forced turnovers.

Senior Jacob Hennigan was named as the team’s offensive most valuable player. Hennigan led the Demons with 1,572 rushing yards and tied  the team with 17 touchdowns. Hennigan was named as a first team all district running back earlier this month.

Senior Thomas Bump was named as the team’s defensive most valuable player. Bump led the Demons with 71 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss, and five fumble recoveries.

Senior Tommy Peterson was named as the team’s lineman of the year. Peterson was named as a first team all-district offensive lineman earlier this month.

Senior Jacob Baughman was named as the team’s special teams most valuable player. Baughman finished the year 52-55 on extra point attempts and 8-10 on field goal attempts, setting the record for most field goals made in a season.

Junior Jack Giardino and senior Teddy Leeper received the team’s coaches award. This award was given to players who listened to coaches the best during the past season. Junior Josh Miranda and sophomore Bryce Craff received the team’s juice award. The juice award is given to the players who showed the most effort in practice this season.

Junior Jose Tapia was named as the team’s iron man award winner. The award recognizes the player who has impressed the coaches the most in the weight room.

Finally, senior Jeff Knupp was named as the team’s hero award. Knupp, who tore his ACL in June, returned to the field during the Demons’ win against Mount Pleasant. He collected 40.5 total tackles, four tackles for loss, two sacks, and a fumble recovery in just five games of action this season.

Washington ended the 2014 season with an 8-4 record including an appearance in the Class 3A quarterfinal game.