The 2010 Union Knight football team had the fourth annual Reward and Recognition Event on Sunday, November 15 at UHS auditorium.The following awards were announced in addition to official announcement of the frosh and soph teams, varsity team and all district teams (1st, 2nd and all academic).Captains Signed Helmets:Zach Bathen, Brad Siebel, Blake Clark, TJ Gray. MVP Award:voted by teammates and coaches, the playerwho contributes the most value to our football team leading by example on and off the field, playing defense, and/or offense and/or special teams- Wes Burnside. Defensive Player(s) of the Year: nominated by coaches, MVP excluded -Dylan McLaughlin, Matt Schmitz. Offensive Player(s) of the Year: nominated by coaches, MVP excluded -TJ Gray, Trev Hadachek, and Josh Clark. Special Teams Player(s) of Year: nominated by coaches, MVP excluded- Brad Siebel, Reid Monroe. Newcomer of the Year: nominated by coaches, can be any first year player -Jay Scheel and John Ringelstetter. Most Improved Player: nominated by coaches, based on performance based improvement on the field under game conditions - Cole Hinders and Cordt Holub. TEAMme Award:nominated by coaches, player who exemplifies putting the team priority beyond personal recognition or playing time -KJ Bader and Cody Krall. Drew Hemesath Unsung Hero Award: (1) nominated by coaches, individual who displays highly respected characteristics on the practice field or game field and may not receive additional recognition- Blake Clark presented by Drew Hemesath. Garrett Gingrich Leadership Award: (1) nominated by coaches, individual who leads by example, both on and off the field. Displays influence in a positive manner and exemplifies a true champion in the game of life- Brad Siebel presented by Angie Gingrich. Tony De Sousa Staff Appreciation Award: (1-4) nominated by coaches in appreciation for contribution to our program above and beyond the call of duty, can be a parent(s), school personnel, or community members: Kendall Kriz. Dale Wambold, Desi McLaughlin and Union School Board (Bart Frush - President).