Congratulations goes out to Josh Rekers, who coaches for the Grundy Center Spartan's. This week the Spartans were the 2022-23 recipient of the National Football Foundation's Hatchell Cup, and were recognized as the top academic-performing team in the U.S.
This award is given for excellence in the classroom, on the field, and in the community.
Along with the trophy, the team also received $10,000 for the football program. Grundy Center had a perfect record this past football season, including a Class A championship. Of the 43 players on the team, 40 made Honor Roll, and 14 had a perfect 4.0 GPA in the first trimester of the year.
Check out a few photos from the season -