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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Feb. 24, 2012

Football celebrates 2011 season

MARYVILLE, Mo.-Northwest Missouri State coaches, fans and student-athletes celebrated the 2011 season in a ceremony last weekend on the Northwest campus.


The 2011 Bearcats finished 11-3 and returned to the NCAA Division II playoffs for the eighth consecutive season, the longest current streak in Division II. Northwest also finished the regular season averaging 50 points per game, the most in NCAA Division II and scored the second most points of any team regardless of affiliation only behind Division I Houston.


The ceremony concluded with the presentation of the 2011 football awards. A listing of those awards can be found below:


Kermie Schneider Freshman of the Year: Kyle Goodburn

Phil Voge Redshirt Freshman of the Year: Matt Longacre

Cory Stanton Walk-On of the Year: Preston Bostwick

Freshman Iron Bearcat Award: Tristan Patterson

Redshirt Freshman Iron Bearcat Award: Montay Simmons

Sophomore Iron Bearcat Award: CJ Keeney

Junior Iron Bearcat Award: Billy Creason

Senior Iron Bearcat Award: Taylor Pierce

Offensive Scout Team POTY: Brady Bolles

Defensive Scout Team POTY: Brandon Yost

MVP Special Teams: Jeff Howeth

MVP Offensive: James Franklin

MVP Defensive: Chad Kilgore

Spirit of the BEARCAT Award: Kyle Kilgore, Blake Christopher


The Bearcats begin spring practice March 12 and will conclude spring drills with the annual spring game April 14 at 5 p.m.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468