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<center>2003 Golden Jag Award</center>

Posted by Dave Rea at Nov 23, 2007 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
Tommy Vraja was the receiptient of the 2003 Golden Jag Award. He has been a running back, safety, and punt returner the last 2 seasons on Varsity, after 3 years with the Jag JV Squad. He won the JV Jags 'Coach's Award' at the end of the 2000 season.

He has been a team leader with the Varsity and approaches each practice and game with plenty of heart, pride, and discipline during his seasons with the Jags JV and Varsity.

Update: Tommy graduated from Buckeye in 2009 and is currently attending Ohio Northern University pursuing a degree in pharmacy.

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<center>2007 Golden Jag Award</center>

Posted by Dave Rea at Nov 22, 2007 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
The Golden Jag Award for 2007 went to Anthony Kisiday. Anthony has been with the Jags for the last 3 seasons. He started with the Jags JV in 2005, where he won the Coach's Award, and has been on the Varsity for the 2006 & 2007 Seasons. He represented Heart, Pride and Discipline that are the cornerstone of Jaguar Football.

He stepped it up this seaon for new Coach Dave Kargle and became a team leader and a player that could be depended upon in both practices and games. Congratulations Anthony! The Jags are proud of you!

Update: Anthony was a Senior lineman with the Bucks in the 2012 season and he was named to the All Patriot Athletic Conference 1st Team as a Linebacker. He was chosen Co-MVP with former Jets Rick Monroe. To top it off he was awarded the "Golden Buck" Award which is given each year to a senior who best exemplifies the outstanding qualities and characteristics of a Buckeye Football player. The award consists of a mounted Buckeye Football Helmet and the player's name engraved on the Golden Buck Plaque. He is currently attending Ohio University in Athens.

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<center>2007 Iron Jag Award</center>

Posted by Dave Rea at Nov 22, 2007 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
This is the 3rd time the Iron Jag has been handed out (technically the 4th since there were 2 Golden Jags in 2005). The first time was in 2004 when it was originally award by then Head Coach Lee Mercer. It, like the Golden Jag, was patterned after the Iron Antler Award handed out each season by the Bucks Varsity squad at the high school. This award is similar to the Golden Jag but puts the emphasis on Heart, Toughness, Intensity, and Desire.

This year's recipient is Alex Stanley. Alex is a second year Varsity play who personifies all those qualities that the award recognizes. His play on the field both during practices and games has contributed to the Jaguars continuing their efforts to turn their fortunes around and to making a return to the playoffs this season. Congratulations Alex we are proud of you!

Update: Alex had a good Senior Season with the Bucks in 2012. He caught 16 passes for 258 yards and scored 2 Touchdowns. He graduated in the spring of 2013 and is attending the University of Akron. 

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<center>2002 Golden Jag Award</center>

Posted by Dave Rea at Nov 16, 2007 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
Jacob Mason was the recipient of the 2002 Golden Jag Award. He played guard and center during the 2001 and 2002 seasons.

He was a quiet team leader as he went about his business without much talking or complaining. He approached each practice and game with plenty of heart, pride, and discipline during his seasons with the Jags JV and Varsity.

Update: Jake transferred to Padua High School in Parma where he was a Linebacker graduating in 2009. He was a three year letter winner in football and 2 year letter winner in wrestling. Jake is currently a junior at Ashland University and playing football there as a member of the 2012 Eagles. 

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<center>2004 Iron Jag Award</center>

Posted by Dave Rea at Oct 25, 2007 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
This year was the first season for the Iron Jag Award which is patterned after the Iron Antler Award handed out each season by the Bucks Varsity squad at the high school. This award is similar to the Golden Jag but puts the emphasis on Heart, Toughness, Intensity, and Desire.

The first recipient of this award is Joey Arena. Joe had embodied all those qualities that the award recognizes. He is not huge in stature but his heart and toughness more than make up for that. He is only the second Jaguar to receive 2 of the coveted skull and crossbones awards, the other being Joe Hon, handed out for what Coach Mercer calls a "slobberknocker" tackle. Those awards are displayed on the front of the helmet so they can be seen easily.

Joe has been with the Jags six seasons beginning in 1999 when he played on the Panthers Flag Squad, the 2000-02 seasons were with the JV, and the last 2 with the Varsity squad.

Congratulations Joe you have contributed much to the Jaguars during your playing time, and we are proud of you!

Update: Joe played for the Bucks from 2006-2008. He did not play his senior season in 2009 due to a knee injury. Joe is presently attending Cleveland State University and does body building on the side and was on hand at the 2013 Banquet to hand out the Iron Jag to Keegan Varney on the 10th Anniversary of the Award. 

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