Archive for Thursday, November 30, 2006

Postseason awards come in for BHS football team

November 30, 2006

Although the Bulldogs' season ended one month ago, individual accolades have been released for the Frontier League football teams.

Baldwin High School received one first-team player and five second-teamers for the 2006 season.

Senior Brandon Reed was selected to the first-team defensive line. He finished the season with 52 tackles, five tackles for loss, two sacks and one fumble recovery.

"He has a great work ethic and he is very coachable," Berg said of Reed. "He was a full timer and that's what we are looking for are kids that go to everything we have, like our offseason conditioning and camps. He did it all, so it was very well deserved."

Berg also said he was surprised to even have one player named to the first team this season.

"I was really happy," Berg said. "I didn't know that we would even have any first team players, when we had a record of 4-5. You get your individual accomplishments when your team is successful. We didn't have the most successful season. I was happy to have one player on the first team, when we have the teams that we do in our league."

The second team defensive players were junior Jared Dykes (linebacker), junior Luke Weaver (linebacker) and senior Blake Wieden (defensive back).

Weaver led the Bulldogs with 75 tackles, four of which were for a loss. Dykes tallied 72 tackles, five for loss, one sack and one fumble recovery. Wieden intercepted three passes, totaled 31 tackles, recovered two fumbles and tipped two passes.

"We didn't end up the season where we wanted to, but these kids are still deserving of receiving honors," Berg said. "They played hard every week and I am happy for them."

Wieden and junior Jesse Green were chosen for the second team offense. Wieden was selected as a quarterback. He completed 79 of 130 passes for 61 percent. He threw for 960 yards and five touchdowns.

Green played tight end for the Bulldogs. He caught 16 passes for 219 yards. He scored one touchdown and caught a pair of two-point conversions.

"I thought these were the kids that were the most consistent this year," Berg said. "They were the ones that played every game for us. They were there every week. I think it's well deserved."

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