RELEASED: Dec. 11, 2000
Danville, KY-The Centre College football team was honored with a banquet at the Cowan Dining Commons this past weekend. The Centre team finished the season with a 5-5 record including a 25-21 win over Trinity University, then ranked number two in the nation.
Senior defensive lineman Toby Hlad (Highlands) captured the Excellence Award for his leadership qualities and all-around play at defensive tackle. He was chosen honorable mention in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Joe Klausing (Trinity) received the Most Valuable Defensive Player Award. Klausing, a senior defensive tackle, was a first-team all-conference selection and led the Colonels with 8 sacks and 16 tackles for a loss.
Joe Guthrie (Henry County) was named the Most Valuable Offensive Player for his play at wide receiver. Guthrie caught 41 passes for 547 yards including 3 touchdowns and was named to the second team of the SCAC.
Brian Britt (Warren East) won the Most Valuable Special Teams Award. He was also named the Special Teams Player of the Year in the conference.
The Most Improved Player Award went to Ely Santos (Central Hardin). Santos, a sophomore wideout, caught 15 passes with two going for touchdowns.
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