FOOTBALL: Turner, Brenden among postseason honorees for Glacier

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Glacier running back Drew Turner makes a cut as Flathead defensive back Trae Vasquez dives to make a tackle at Legends Stadium on Friday. (Aaric Bryan/Daily Inter Lake)

Just as they did all year on the field, Drew Turner and Jared Brenden led the way when Glacier football doled out its postseason awards this week.

Turner and Brenden were voted offensive and defensive MVPs, respectively, by their teammates and took home two additional awards each.

A 6-foot, 207-pound senior running back, Turner set a school record with 1,666 rushing yards in just nine games. The Montana commit fell just short of averaging eight yards per carry and scored 23 touchdowns on the ground.

Brenden, a senior linebacker, finished third on the team with 88 total tackles, including five tackles for loss. He also notched four pass breakups, four quarterback hurries, a sack and an interception.

Jackson Pepe was voted special teams MVP after returning eight kickoffs for an average of 25.6 yards and three punts for an average of 14.7 yards.

In addition to offensive MVP, Turner took home the “Alpha-Dog” award and was the team’s High Point Letter Winner. Brenden was also named weight room MVP and received the “Wolf” award.

Quarterback Evan Todd, who took over the starting job midseason and threw for 1,284 yards and 14 touchdowns, shared most-improved honors on the offensive side of the ball with lineman Garrett Lally. Garrett Frost was the most-inproved defender, as voted on by the coaches, finishing the year with 57 total tackles, three interceptions and five pass breakups.

Glacier Football Awards

Player-voted awards

Offensive MVP ­— Drew Turner

Defensive MVP — Jared Brenden

Special Teams MVP — Jackson Pepe

“Wolf” Award — Jared Brenden

Coaches-voted awards

Offensive Coaches Award — Cody Hartsoch, Mark Estes

Defensive Coaches Award — Cole Crosby, Ethan Baines

Most Improved Offensive Player — Garrett Lally, Evan Todd

Most Improved Defensive Player — Garrett Frost

Weight Room MVP — Jared Brenden

Team Captains — Jared Brenden, Cody Hartsoch, Drew Turner

Player- and coaches-voted awards

“Alpha-Dog” Award — Drew Turner

Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year — Preston Blain

Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year — Jake Smith

Commitment awards

High Point Letter Winner — Drew Turner

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