Friday, November 13, 2015

Pincher Creek Mustangs hold 2015 Awards Ceremony

Mustangs past and present assemble behind Pincher Creek Football's leading lady Faith Zachar
Josh Davis

On Sunday November 8 the Pincher Creek Mustangs held their annual season end wrap-up party at the Foothills Community Church. There was a potluck banquet for those in attendance. Senior Mustangs Offensive Coach Dan Crawford was master of ceremonies, and Bantam Mustangs Head Coach Chris Ney organized the use of the building. Following the meal, the Mustangs coaches bestowed awards to Mustang players at each level. Over 100 people were in attendance.

(l-r): Coaches Wayne Alexander, Travis Liscombe, and Chris Ney, Senior Mustang Bruce Kirby, Coaches Alex Oliver and Dan Crawford

Peewee Awards

Justin Nelson
Offensive Lineman Award - #66 Justin Nelson

Defensive Lineman Award - #67 Lorin Many Guns

Nick Levesque
Most Improved Player - 1 year #30 Nick Levesque

Hayden Many Grey Horses
Running Back/Receiver Award - #44 Hayden Many Grey Horses

Curtis Giesbrecht
Defensive Back/Line Backer Award - #52 Curtis Giesbrecht

Colton Kirkman
Defensive Star Award - #34 Colton Kirkman

Brody Walter
Offensive Star Award - #22 Brody Walter

Tanner Wallis
Most Valuable Player - #27 Tanner Wallis

Dan Young
Rookie of the Year - #15 Dan Young

Team Spirit Award - #22 Brody Walter

Evan Mahli
Heart Award - #14 Evan Mahli

Bantam Awards

Defensive Lineman of the year - #65 Ty Anderson (absent from event)

Gus Halibert
Offensive Lineman of the year - #54 Gus Halibert

Hunter Austring (left) and Devon Clarke (right)
Rookies of the Year - #12 Hunter Austring and #4 Devon Clarke

Offensive player of the Year - Team Captain #16 Conner Ney

Receiver/Running Back of they year - #12 Hunter Austring

Defensive Back of the year - #18 Cassious Hungry Wolf

Most Valuable Player on Defense - #4 Devon Clarke

Trent Metcalfe
Most Improved Player - #75 Trent Metcalfe

Elias Smith
Heart Award - #28 Elias Smith

Connor Ney
Team Spirit Award - #16 Connor Ney

Most Valuable Player - #16 Connor Ney

Senior Awards

Austin Bruder
Lineman Award - #65 Austin Bruder

Cooper Hagley
Most Dedicated Player - #56 Cooper Hagley

Liam Van Ee
Special Teams Award - #88 Liam Van Ee

Merrick Stauffer and Jeremiah Peacemaker
Coaches Award - #17 Merrick Stauffer and #80 Jeremiah Peacemaker

Beau Walter and Tyran Holloway
Rookies of the Year - Beau Walter and #85 Tyran Holloway

Shay Robertson
Bruce Kirby
Most Improved Players - #10 Shay Robertson and #22 Bruce Kirby

Ben Riviere
Defensive MVP - #35 Ben Riviere

Tyler Riviere
Team Spirit Award - #20 Tyler Riviere

Kyle Knowlton
Top Offensive Player - #12 Kyle Knowlton

Logan Kaack
Most Valuable Player #18 Logan Kaack

This wrap up party represented 20 years of Mustangs football in Pincher Creek. Following the player awards Faith Zachar was presented with roses while MC Dan Crawford gave an impassioned speech about how she has made a difference to our community, while also imploring those in attendance to follow her example and also make a difference.  Mustangs memorabilia from Zachar's personal collection was also on display at the event.

League Awards

The following day five members of the Seniors Mustangs were bestowed League Awards in Lethbridge: Running Back #18 Logan Kaack, Defensive Back #22 Bruce Kirby, Linebacker #35 Ben Riviere, Offensive Lineman #65 Austin Bruder, and Defensive Lineman #81 Matthew Duncan.

Okanagan Sun Defensive Back Cord Delinte
photo: Greystoke Photography

Former Mustang Cord Delinte named a Defensive All-Canadian

Okanagan Sun Defensive Back and former Mustang Cord Delinte was given his first All-Canadian award after a season that included 34 tackles, 3 assists, 5 knockdowns, and 1 interception. He also had two interceptions in the Sun's semi-final game against the Broncos.

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