Last Friday (Dec 9th) your 10-1 Linfield Wildcats capped off their fantastic 2011 season by getting together at McMinnville's Covenant Church off of 2nd street to toast the accomplishments of another exciting year in the 'Catdome. During the night the 'Cats Coach Smith reflected on the season, thanked the players, support staff, and each member of this great coaching staff and their families for everything they put into the program. Then, the 'Cats enjoyed a robust meal while enjoying the debut of the 2011 Linfield Football Highlight DVD. From there, the programed moved into the team awards (both "awards" handed out by the Seniors and the actual team awards) and the night wrapped up with the staff recognizing the 2011 senior class. The banquet is always a great time and 2011 was no different. A great way to wrap a season that will be remember for the 'Catdome faithful for a long time.
2011 Linfield Football Team Awards
Co-Best Defensive Scout Player: Jeremy Girod, Def End, Soph, Vancouver, Wa.
Co-Best Defensive Scout Player: Erik Knapp, Safety, Junior, Eugene, Or.
Best Offensive Scout Player: Bobby Nix, Soph, Center, Bonny Lake, Wa.
Rookie of the Year: Lucas Jepson, Receiver, Junior, Aloha, Or.
Most Improved: Mickey Inns, Quarterback, Junior, Gresham, Or.
Co-Best Special Teams Player: Josh Kay, Kicker, Junior, Salem, Or.
Co-Best Special Teams Player: Kyle Wright, Monster, Soph, Springfield, Or.
Best Offensive Lineman: Jordan Barnes, Guard, Senior, Lake Oswego, Or.
Best Defensive Lineman: Tyler Steele, Tackle, Junior, Salem, Or.
Best Offensive Player: Josh Hill, Running Back, Junior, Portland, Or.
Best Defensive Player: Drew Fisher, Safety, Senior, Gresham, Or.
Offensive Captain: Hayden Mace, Center, Senior, Bend, Or.
Co-Defensive Captain: Kole Krieger, Rover, Senior, Sherwood, Or.
Co-Defensive Captain: Drew Fisher, Safety, Senior, Gresham, Or.
Most Inspirational: Eric Biege, Rover, Senior, Sammamish, Wa.
John LaRosa Commitment to Excellence Award:
Taylor Skore, Corner, Senior, Enumclaw, Wa.
Willis Baker Team Most Valuable Player:
Drew Fisher, Safety, Senior, Gresham, Or.