Last Friday (Dec 7th) your 11-1 Linfield Wildcats capped off their fantastic 2012 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. After dinner, the night 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 2012 senior class. This was a great football team that battled losses of keys players during the season but navigated a tough opening host of games and went on to dominate a group of improved teams in the Northwest Conference. There is much to be proud of and we'll talk more about that at a later date.
2012 Linfield Football Team Awards
Co-Best Offensive Scout Player: Eddie Fennimore, Offensive Tackle, Senior, Salem, Or.
Co-Best Offensive Scout Player: Chase Russell, Frosh, Running Back, Phoenix, Ariz.
Rookie of the Year: Marq Randall, Defensive Tackle, Freshman, Roseburg, Or.
Most Improved: Jacob Hanke, Offensive Tackle, Sophomore, Salem, Or.
Co-Best Special Teams Player: Josh Kay, Kicker, Senior, Salem, Or.
Co-Best Special Teams Player: Josh Repp, Punter, Senior, Alta Loma, Calif.
Best Offensive Lineman: Drew Wert, Offensive Guard, Senior, Grants Pass, Or.
Best Defensive Lineman: Brynnan Hyland, Def End, Junior, Eugene, Or.
Co-Best Offensive Player: Mickey Inns, QB, Senior, Gresham, Or.
Co-Best Offensive Player: Deidre Wiersma, WR, Senior, Grants Pass, Or.
Best Defensive Player: Dom Forrest, Linebacker, Junior, Portland, Or.
Offensive Captain: Mickey Inns, QB, Senior, Gresham, Or.
Defensive Captain: Dom Forrest, Linebacker, Junior, Portland, Or.
Most Inspirational: Tim Edmonds, Linebacker, Junior, Portland, Or.
John LaRosa Commitment to Excellence Award:
Maika Kunioka, Kicker, Senior, Mililani, Hawaii
Willis Baker Team Most Valuable Player:
Mickey Inns, QB, Senior, Gresham, Or.