Orlando, FL (Vocus) January 12, 2010
FieldTurf and Howie Long announced the winners of the 2009 FieldTurf High School Football Awards for the 2009 season today during the American Football Coaches Convention in Orlando. Winners were announced in 8 different regions of the U.S. These awards are based on tabulated votes from Howie Long and FieldTurf executives, which includes a group of former NFL stars.
This yearÂs winners are:
Southwest HS Team of the Year Â Gilmer High School (TX)
Northwest High School Team of the Year Â Bellevue High School (WA)
Midwest High School Team of the Year - Shanley High School (ND)
Northeast High School Team of the Year - Xaverian Brothers High School (MA)
Southeast High School Team of the Year Â Dwyer High School (FL)
Great Lakes Region High School Team of the Year Â Maine South High School (IL)
Metro High School Team of the Year - Don Bosco Prep High School (NJ)
Mid-Atlantic High School Team of the Year - HD Woodson High School (DC)
GILMER HIGH SCHOOL (Southwest HS Team of the Year) Â A powerhouse in Division 3A every year, the Buckeyes did not disappoint in 2009, going undefeated at 15-0 and claiming the Class 3A Division 1 State Championship.
BELLEVUE HIGH SCHOOL (Northwest High School Team of the Year) Â The Bellevue Wolverines finished the season at 12-2, winning their last 11 games in a row. Within the 2A/3A KingCo league, the Wolverines finished the season undefeated and took home their seventh state championship in the last nine years.
SHANLEY HIGH SCHOOL (Midwest High School Team of the Year) Â The 2009 State Class AA Champions, the Shanley Deacons had an impressive first season in the AA Class winning the championship game 31-30 in overtime. The first overtime finish of a state championship game in "Dakota Bowl" history.
XAVERIAN BROTHERS HIGH SCHOOL (Northeast High School Team of the Year) Â With a 13-0 record in the E-1 Division, the Hawks were the class of the state. They won the MIAA Division I East Final at Gillette Stadium by a score of 29-0 and continued their long-standing winning tradition.
DWYER HIGH SCHOOL (Southeast High School Team of the Year) Â The Dwyer Panthers went 14-0 in 4A Florida football in 2009, posting a big 42-14 victory at the Citrus Bowl vs. Niceville, to lock up the state championship.
MAINE SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL (Great Lakes Region High School Team of the Year) Â The Maine South Hawks won the Central Suburban South League and Division 8A state championship in 2009 with a 14-0 record, defeating Marist 41-17 at U of Illinois on November 28.
DON BOSCO PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL (Metro High School Team of the Year) - The Don Bosco Ironmen won it all this year under the guidance of famed high school coach Greg Toal. Don Bosco finished at 12-0 and won most of their games by very significant margins. The Ironmen were crowned national championship in 2009 and continue their dominance of high school football in the state and throughout the U.S.
HD WOODSON HIGH SCHOOL (Mid-Atlantic High School Team of the Year) Â After losing their first three games of the season in the DCIAA, the Warriors won 9 out of their last 10 games including a thrilling 30-26 win against Ballou in late November.
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