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Lopez wins Degler football award; other honors handed out at MAHS banquet

Posted 11/26/19

Press & Journal sports writer Larry Etter presented the Raider Club's annual David H. Degler Memorial Award to senior Jose Lopez at the football banquet that was held Sunday evening at the high …

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Lopez wins Degler football award; other honors handed out at MAHS banquet

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Press & Journal sports writer Larry Etter presented the Raider Club's annual David H. Degler Memorial Award to senior Jose Lopez at the football banquet that was held Sunday evening at the high school (left). 

The award was created to honor the memory of Degler, who died from a heart attack at age 17 at football practice with the Blue Raiders in 1978.

It is presented annually to a senior player who best represents Middletown football in leadership, character, desire and heart.

Jarrod Pugh won the Mel Fager Sr. Memorial Award, selected by the coaches. It goes to a senior who has shown leadership, dedication, commitment to hard work and Blue Raider pride. Fager was a student, athlete and coach in the Middletown Area School District. The award has been given out since 2011.

Kevin Welsh, father of junior offensive lineman Brock Welsh, won the annual Raider Club Award selected by the booster club.

The honor goes to the person that the organization feels “has given their time and talents unselfishly for the Middletown football program.”