ROTARY PRESENTS EIGHTH 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 eighth 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 2 at 12:40 pm. The meeting takes place at the Terrace at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.
Winner: Jaylen Guy
Coach: Fritz Hessenthaler
School: Southeast Guilford High School
Jersey Number: #4
Position: Free Safety
A baseball star making his mark in his first year of football (as a senior)
An uncanny performance with three interceptions with the opportunity to have had a fourth and a fifth if not for the great play of the WR to break it up.
In the words of his coach, “Great kid! Great student! He never played football before this year, as he has multiple D1 scholarship offers in baseball. He is a sponge when it comes to learning the game of football. He is always asking questions, and he is a leader on defense.”
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