With their top defensive player of the year getting five forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries on the year, and their top offensive player of the year getting 249 yards rushing in their playoff game, it was an interesting choice the Estevan Comprehensive School (ECS) Elecs would have to see who would be named the team’s most valuable player.
On defence, defensive back/linebacker Jonah Bachorcik was solid in coverage and caused the opposing teams a lot of problems with his ability to strip the ball. On offense, receicver/running back Jonah Bachorcik caught or ran for the most touchdowns all year.
After what had to have been a lengthy and conflicted discussion, the coaches chose Jonah Bachorcik, a Grade 11 player for the Elecs who was one of several players honoured at the team’s banquet Monday night, as the team’s most valuable player.
Other award winners included a split of the rookie of the year award between Brennen Stubel and Kaleb Bechtold, Colten Kolakowski winning special teams player of the year, Kolby Janssen winning lineman of the year, the Bryan Illerbrun award and the player’s choice award, and Brayden Weber won the Who Are We? award. Kade Bachorcik won the team’s ironman award.
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