The Hillsdale College Football team closed the books on the 2008 season with its annual banquet on Sunday.
Receiving team MVP honors for the second time in his career was Charger linebacker Tom Korte. Korte was #5 this season for total tackles in the GLIAC and second in tackles-for-loss. In his four year career, Korte led the team in stops 3 years with 395 tackles. He also had 9 interceptions. This is the 2nd time in 3 years that Korte has won the award.
Other awards handed out on Sunday:
Captains Awards: Korte, Jared Veldheer, Aaron Waldie
Offensive Freshman of the Year: OL Reid Meador
Defensive Freshman of the Year: DB Nick Hixson
One Play Warrior: PK Mark Petro
Joseph M. Vijuk Defensive Lineman: Eric Weber (3 time recipient)
Offensive Lineman of the Year: Jared Veldheer (2 time recipient)
Offensive Back of the Year: RB Vinnie Panizzi
Defensive Back of the Year: Alex Wojcik (6 interceptions led GLIAC)
Every Player Every Play Award: DL/Long Snapper Schuyler File
Howard “Champ” Messenger Award recognizing achievement on and off the field: OL Josiah Swartz
Leonard Urbonick Award, for Scholarship, Leadership and Ability: OL Phil Davignon
(photo courtesy of Paul and Patty Korte, posted at Chargerblue Space)