Whittell football players earn awards for strong seasons
Whittell Warriors football star Corey Huber broke the career rushing yardage mark in Nevada earlier this year and after the season was over he collected a share of the top award in the 1A Northern West 8-man League.
Warriors junior quarterback Isaiah Womack also received a top award.
Huber and Womack were two of 10 players from Whittell honored for the Warriors’ outstanding season.
Huber earned Co-Player of the Year along with Virginia City’s Jordan Sequeira. The Warriors senior started on both sides of the ball and was also the punt and kickoff returner. He scored touchdowns from every position during the Warriors run to the state semifinals and second place finish in league.
Womack was the Warriors leading rusher. The speedster gained about 1,400 yards and scored 19 touchdowns. He also threw for about 800 yards and 10 more scores.
Making the Northern West league first team were Connor Huber, Dalton Warswick, Gunnar Barnwell, Genaro Mena and Bastion Elkins.
Connor Huber anchored the offensive line and helped pave the way for the video game numbers the Whittell offense produced. Connor Huber was also named to the second team on defense at linebacker.
Warswick was given top honors as a linebacker, but could have easily been first team as a running back. The junior gained the tough, inside yards for the Warriors. He rushed for about 1,000 yards, averaged about 10 yards per carry and scored 16 TDs. On defense he helped make over 50 tackles and also picked off two passes. He was given honorable mention on offense.
Barnwell was second on the team in tackles (105), just one behind Connor Huber. The defensive end/linebacker led the Warriors with 10 sacks.
Mena intercepted two passes this season and the coaches couldn’t praise him enough in the Warriors’ playoff victory over Eureka in the first round.
Elkins anchored the defensive line for the Warriors defense that gave up just 38 points in their first six games, including three shutouts.
Whittell defensive lineman Alex Byer was placed on the second team.
Warriors Alexis Gonzales was given honorable mention on offense.
Whittell finished the season 9-2 overall and 6-1 in league.