Butler County Times Gazette
  • Orioles honored at football banquet

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  • For coach Roger Robben, the senior group was the first group of freshmen when he took over the program.
    Now, Robben and the football program got to honor them one last time at the Orioles’ season-ending banquet Thursday night. The Orioles handed out team awards as voted on by the coaches.
    Tristan Finch was named the team’s Most Valuable Player for a second straight season. He was the MVP of the backs (running back, quarterback) and MVP of the linebackers, a new position for him this season.
    Connor Hurst was named the MVP of the defensive backs—a position he tremendously has improved—and receivers, where he was one of the Orioles’ biggest and most conistent playmakers.
    Chaydon Carter earned Special Teams MVP for his exciting return skills. He also was in the running for receiver and defensive back MVP honors.
    Raef Hilt was named the Freshman Playmaker of the Year. He undoubtedly was the biggest contributor for the Orioles’ on offense.
    Senior Caleb Laubhan was named MVP of the offensive line. Laubhan, who also earned the “100 Percenters” award, only missed one day of weights, drills, camps and practices throughout his four -year high school career.
    Trevar Bevan earned MVP at defensive line and was said to have the most heart of any Oriole.
    Kalaeb Bratton was named the Practice Player of the Year. He did a lot of unseen work during the week, especially on scout team, to prepare the team for that week’s opponent.
    Brandon Smith earned the Oriole Award as he persevered through returning to football after missing a season due to injury.
    Other Orioles who earned the “100 Percenters Award” were Shane Bosley, Bradley Griffin, Tyler Hammond, Scott Hooglugt, Patrick Wilhite and Smith.
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