Varsity football players honored at Monday’s football and cheerleading banquet included: Front row, from left, Anthony Carson, Bryce Martin. Second row, Jamal Tanner, Tyrone Miller, Debois Miller, Reece Schlabach, Jordan Smith, Chase McMurray. Back row, D.J. Twitty.

Polk County’s football family gathered Monday night in the school cafeteria to mark one of the most successful seasons in the program’s history, honoring players and cheerleaders at the annual end-of-season banquet.

Head coach Bruce Ollis, head junior varsity coach Pat McCool and cheerleading coach Jane Ollis each took time to reflect upon the past season as well as recognize each team member.

With parents and family members looking on, each coach also handed out a number of individual awards. Among those was varsity football most valuable player, as voted on by team members, which was awarded to senior quarterback Reece Schlabach in a unanimous vote.

The complete list of honors:

Junior Varsity Cheerleading
Most Valuable: Jasmine Edwards
Most Spirited: Erica Sullivan

Varsity Cheerleading
Most Valuable (tie): Maddy Howell, Mary Smith, Lindsay Doolittle
Most Spirited: Zira Summey

Junior Varsity Football
Most Valuable Offense: Noah Howell
Most Valuable Defense: Fred Salerno
Most Improved: Zane Johnson

Varsity Football
Most Valuable Offensive Lineman: Zane Capozzi
Most Valuable Defensive Lineman: Chase McMurray
Most Valuable Defensive Back: Tyrone Miller
Most Valuable Receiver: Anthony Carson
Most Valuable Offensive Back: Jordan Smith
Most Valuable Linebacker: Debois Miller
Captains Awards: Chase McMurray, Anthony Carson, Debois Miller, Reece Schlabach
Most Improved: Bryce Martin
All Conference: Chase McMurray, Anthony Carson, Debois Miller, Reece Schlabach, Tyrone Miller, Jordan Smith, Zane Capozzi, Jamal Tanner, D.J. Twitty
Mr. Wolverine: Debois Miller
Most Valuable Player: Reece Schlabach

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