ROTARY PRESENTS SEVENTH BOB SAWYER AWARD FOR 2016 SEASON GUILFORD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Greensboro, NC –The Rotary Club of Greensboro has selected the seventh 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, October 19 at 12:40 pm. The meeting takes place at the Terrace at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.
Winner: Awstyn Williams
Coach: Steven Davis
School: Dudley High School
Jersey Number: #24
Position: Defensive End
Game of defensive domination vs. Smith leading Dudley to a 7-0 start
In a monster defensive performance, Awstyn had 5 sacks and 7 tackles.
In the words of his coach, “Awstyn has been a tremendous player for us since his arrival as a freshman. He lets his actions do all of the talking. He is very well-rounded, as his academics are just as high a priority as his athletics. His leadership has been a key component in Dudley’s football success. He also has demonstrated great sportsmanship during his four years at Dudley.”
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.
D.J. O’Brien III