ROTARY PRESENTS SECOND GREENSBORO ROTARY / BOB SAWYER AWARD FOR 2017 SEASON GUILFORD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Greensboro, NC –The Rotary Club of Greensboro has selected the second winner of the 2017 Greensboro Rotary / Sawyer Guilford County Football Player of the Week. The award will be presented at the Rotary Meeting on Wednesday, September 13th at 12:40 pm. The meeting takes place at the Terrace at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.
Winner: BJ Turner
Coach: Jared Rolfes
School: Page High School
Jersey Number: 20
Position: Inside Linebacker
Page against Eastern Guilford (19-16)
In a battle of football powers, BJ had 8 tackles (4 solo tackles), 2 sacks, and 3.5 tackles for loss.
In the words of his coach, “BJ is an excellent student, young man of character, and great player on the field. The coaching staff and players unanimously selected him as captain for his senior season. He plays the game with great passion, is a student of the game, and is one of the hardest workers on the team. He is the leader of our defense and has developed into one of the strongest leaders on our team. BJ is an excellent student and will go onto college to play football and do very well as he pursues his degree. Players like BJ are very rare and very exciting when you get to coach them.”
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…..