Rogers football team wins sportsmanship award
12/28/2015 9:43 PM

The Rogers High School varsity football team is the 2015 recipient of the Inland Empire Football Officials Association Sportsmanship Award.

Rogers is the first repeat winner of the award that was inaugurated in 2005, said Tom Reser, chairman of the IEFOA sportsmanship committee. The Pirates won their first award in 2006.

Nominees are judged on a “display of exemplary and widespread sportsmanship qualities” by its players and coaches on the field and voted on by IEFOA members. Teams at all levels officiated by the association, including SYSA and Pop Warner, are eligible.

Ben Cochran is head coach of the Pirates. After finishing in second place in the 3A classification of the Greater Spokane League, Rogers made its first postseason appearance since 1973. The school was presented with a traveling trophy at its recent football awards banquet.


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