Cougar football team award winners for 2014 are, from left, Wayne Ross (Most Valuable Offensive Back), Mitch Kuhn (Most Valuable Defensive Back), Bailey Vickerman (Most Valuable Defensive Lineman), Alex Mengis (Most Improved Player), Donnie Lind (Most Valuable Player & Most Valuable Offensive Lineman), Nate Magnuson (Scout Team Player of the Year) and Weston Whalen (Prepared the Hardest Award).  HEATHER KLEIBOER/NEWS-RECORD
Cougar football team award winners for 2014 are, from left, Wayne Ross (Most Valuable Offensive Back), Mitch Kuhn (Most Valuable Defensive Back), Bailey Vickerman (Most Valuable Defensive Lineman), Alex Mengis (Most Improved Player), Donnie Lind (Most Valuable Player & Most Valuable Offensive Lineman), Nate Magnuson (Scout Team Player of the Year) and Weston Whalen (Prepared the Hardest Award). HEATHER KLEIBOER/NEWS-RECORD

Gridiron standout Donnie Lind has been named Most Valuable Player in team balloting for the Mabel-Canton football team. In his senior year, Lind played linebacker/offensive lineman. He also won the Most Valuable Offensive Lineman award, and even caught a team-high seven passes (out of 18 for the team) in 2014.

Lind had a team-high 2.5 sacks, scored two points via a safety, recovered three fumbles and even punted.

Sophomore Wayne Ross won the Most Valuable Offensive Back award. He led the team in rushing yardage, taking 196 hand-offs for 1,179 yards, 23 touchdowns, and 6 PAT conversions. Ross also intercepted two passes on defense.

The Most Valuable Defensive Lineman Award went to senior Bailey Vickerman, who played on both sides of the line.

Mitch Kuhn, a junior running back/defensive back, was named Most Valuable Defensive Back. He had five interceptions and rushed 41 times for 399 yards.

The Most Improved Player Award went to junior Alex Mengis, who checked in at lineman. He had two sacks.

The Player Who Prepared Hardest Award went to sophomore Weston Whalen, who rushed 120 times for 924 yards, recovered four fumbles, and intercepted two passes.

The Scout Player of the Year went to freshman Nathan Magnuson.