Southwest Guilford’s Jaren Rainey selected as fourth winner of the 2017 Greensboro Rotary / Sawyer Guilford County Football Player of the Week


Greensboro, NC – The Rotary Club of Greensboro has selected the fourth 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 27, at 12:40 pm. The meeting takes place at the Terrace at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

Winner: Jaren Rainey
Coach: Eric Rainey
School: Southwest Guilford High School
Jersey Number: 11
Position: QB, DB, WR

Southwest Guilford against Northwest Guilford (30-23)

Jaren Rainey impacted the 30-23 win over Northwest Guilford in a few different roles. The ECU- commit led all rushers with 104 yards on 12 carries and 2 Touchdowns. He passed for 47 yards on 8 of 18 attempts. Jaren had a key 40-yard reception late in the game that led to the Cowboys’ final score of the night, however Jaren’s biggest impact on the game came on the other side of the ball where he shadowed the explosive Tre Turner limiting Tre’s output to only one score and just a handful of completions.

In the words of his coach (who is also his father): “I have the best job in the world by having a front row seat coaching my son who just happens to be a very special student athlete. Jaren continues to lead by example and make being a great teammate a priority. Each game this year will be bittersweet knowing that the player/coach relationship that has been a big part of our lives will soon be ending, but we are both excited about what his future holds.”

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