Northwest Guilford’s Tré Turner Selected as Greensboro Rotary / Sawyer Guilford County Football Player of the Week

Posted by Andy Durham on October 27, 2016 at 11:10 am under High School | Comments are off for this article


Greensboro, NC – The Rotary Club of Greensboro has selected the ninth winner of the 2016 Greensboro Rotary / Sawyer Guilford County Football Player of the Week. The award will be presented at the Rotary Meeting on Wednesday, November 2nd, at 12:40 pm. The meeting takes place at the Terrace at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

Winner: Tré Turner
Coach: Jared Rolfes
School: Northwest Guilford High School
Jersey Number: #3
Position: WR/DB

In a dominant performance (even in defeat), Turner had 4 touchdowns (3 receiving and one on an interception).

In the words of his coach, “He had one of the most dominant performances that I have ever seen. He is a two-sport star, and his teammates selected him as a captain for this year (as a Junior). He is a great teammate and leader, and he supports everything about our school. He is a great player and student, but more importantly he is a great representative of the qualities and attributes of the Greensboro Rotary / Bob Sawyer Award.”

Info on Award: The Greensboro Rotary / Bob Sawyer Award began in the fall of 2013 for Guilford County High School football players. This award is in honor of long-time coach, athletic director and Greensboro Rotarian, Bob Sawyer, who remains a legend in North Carolina high school athletics. Leading Grimsley High School’s swimming teams to 16 consecutive championships and an unprecedented 15 straight NCHSAA state titles, Sawyer was inducted into the East Carolina University Hall of Fame in 1974, and was enshrined in the NC High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 1995.

The Rotary Club of Greensboro is one of the earliest Rotary clubs, founded in January 1917, twelve years after the founding of the first Rotary club. From the first 42 members, our club has grown to its present size of approximately 275 members. Our membership includes a broad cross-section of our community and spans a range of ages, backgrounds, interests, and occupations.

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