On March 7, the H.J. Cody Lakers football team gathered at the NexSource Centre to remember the year and to hand out awards to eight players.
Before the major awards were handed out, each player on the team had something nice said about them and received a Lakers Football lanyard.
The coaching staff also received a small gift from the team’s managers.
The small group and Grade 12 players all received a ring to commemorate their years, and were put on the spot to say something nice about Head Coach Jeremy Braitenback.
The time has nine “major” awards that are handed out each year, this year the awards were given out to eight players, with one player receiving two awards.
“I feel like you are all winners,” Braitenback said to the gathered team, “but it is our tradition that we have nine awards that we give out for dedication, ability, and being an awesome Laker.”
The following are the major award winners from the 2018 football season:
Rookie of the Year: Zane Johnson
Special Teams Aware: Tyson Attwood
Most Improved: Dax Bylsma
Lineman of the Year: Arden Kasha
Lakers Football Team Leadership Award: Tristan Loewen
Defensive Player of the Year: Rees Degenhardt
Jeff Halvorson Memorial Award: Tristan Loewen
Offensive Player of the Year: Reuben Braitenback
Most Valuable Player: Warren Stewart-Brown