ROTARY PRESENTS FOURTH 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 ninth 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, November 8 at 12:40 pm. The meeting takes place at the Terrace at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.
Winner: Anthony Badgett, Jr.
Coach: Kennedy Tinsley
School: Southeast Guilford High School
Position: RB, DB, KR
Southeast Guilford against Burlington Williams (42-14)
In an exciting win, Anthony had a kickoff return touchdown for 83 yards, 1 tackle, and a 68-yard carry for a touchdown…
In the words of his coach: “Anthony Badgett is a terrific athlete and an even better person. In person, Anthony is quiet and shy, but on the field he is LOUD and flies around the field making big plays for our team. Anthony is unselfish, and his teammates voted him to be on Southeast Guilford’s Leadership Team.
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