Greensboro, NC – The Rotary Club of Greensboro has selected the tenth 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 9th at 12:40 pm. The meeting takes place at the Terrace at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.
Winner: Will Jones
Coach: Kevin Gillespie
School: Page High School
In a winning effort in an epic high school football game against powerhouse Dudley, Jones had 2 touchdowns on 14 out of 32 with 159 yards.
In the words of his coach, “Will is very deserving of this award, and he has had an outstanding year.”
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.
Courtesy of D.J. O’Brien III