Football Program Announces 2020 Team Awards

The West Branch High School Football Program has announced the selections for the 2020 Team Awards. As voted on by players and coaches, the team awards highlight the accomplishments and contributions of players on the 2020 varsity football squad.

This season, two awards were newly named after prominent members of the West Branch Football family. The Most Valuable Offense Lineman is now named in honor of Larry Rummells, who was a player and long-time coach for the Bears. The Mr. Versatility Award is now named in honor of Warren Pierce, a player back in the 1960s who is considered one of the best players in team history.

Check out the full list of awards below. In addition to the awards, the 2021 Team Captains were announced again.

Team MVP (The Chad Gates Memorial Award): Gavin Hierseman
Most Valuable Offensive Back (Wayne Rummells Memorial Award): Andy Henson
Most Valuable Receiver: Simon Palmer
Most Valuable Offensive Lineman (Larry Rummells Award): Drake Berry
Mr. Versatility (Warren Pierce Award): Kaleb Sexton
Most Valuable Defensive Lineman: Jeff Bowie
Most Valuable Linebacker: Cael Fiderlein
Most Valuable Secondary: Carver Boelk
Best Team Player (The Norman Pedersen Award): Gavin Hierseman and Kelby Burger
Most Valuable Special Teams Player: Cael Fiderlein
Most Valuable Scout Player: Jack Buol and Matt Westcott
Coaches Appreciation Award: Dominic Culver and Kelby Burger
Bear Award: Dylan Butler, Trey Schutte, and Morgan Hartz
Most Valuable Weight Room Lifter: Cael Fiderlein, Andy Henson, and Drake Berry
Most Improved Player (The Brian Hoffman Memorial Award): Andy Henson and Jack Buol