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2021 Athletic Awards

     Since 1946 the Waterloo Rotary Club has enjoyed the honor each year to celebrate outstanding performance by high school athletes in the city of Waterloo and surrounding areas. Football coaching staffs at each school in the city nominate a senior MVP from their team. In a secret ballot, area sportswriters make the citywide selection. The winner receives the Glen "Doc" Miller traveling trophy as top player in his sport. The winner is entitled to display the trophy at his school for the next twelve months.


Glen "Doc" Miller Most Valuable Football Player

Carter Gallagher, Columbus High School



The regulation-size gold football, mounted on a base, is a travelling trophy given each year by the Downtown Waterloo Rotary to the outstanding player in football in the Waterloo Schools. It is given in memory of an outstanding Rotarian, Glen "Doc" Miller, a great athlete and president of the Waterloo Rotary Club in 1954. "Doc" was captain of the University of Iowa football team in 1923, and a player on the great Iowa teams of 1921-22 which beat Yale.

     Awards are presented at a luncheon attended by Rotarians, the senior players from each of the area teams, their coaches, parents, and honored guests. Scroll down to see pictures of the MVP picks from each school.

75th Annual Waterloo Rotary Club Football Recognition Luncheon

Presented November 15th, 2021

Honored Guests

Dr. Jane Lindaman, Superintendent of Schools

Dan Huff, District Athletic Director

Columbus Catholic High School - Tom Novotney, Chief Administrator - Nick Petaros, Activity Coordinator
East High School - Joseph Parker, Principal - Tim Moses, Athletic Director
West High School - Andy Miehe, Principal - Dr. Anthony Pappas, Athletic Director

2021 MVP Football Selections


Columbus High School - Carter Gallagher
East High School - Kjuan Owens
West High School - Tyree Gardner

2021 Keynote Speaker - Lance Dunn Sr.


Columbus High School

Jake Bradley, Gavin Gallagher, Alex Purdy,
            Blake Buckley, Caden Hartz, Ben Trost,
            Zade Collins, Josh Heine, Dallas Westhoff, Carter Gallagher
Head Coach: Brad Schmit
Ass’t Coaches: Dan Knipp, Mitch Rahm, Dan Westhoff, Jeff Westhoff, Scott Lockard

East High School

Emmanuel Alexander, Ian Lucas, Collin Richardson,
Derrick Kobe Allen, Clyde Mohorne, Kem’mell Simpson,
Japrece Burris, Myles Moore, Joe Spates,
Jaimar Coleman, Ahseem Muhammed, Lawrence Taylor,
Lorenzo Forristall, Kaden Olsson, Marcus Walker,
Javez Galloway, Kjuan Owens, Craig Willingham,
Harlem Hill, KayneParker, Treyvon Wright, Pharell Jackson
Head Coach: Regis Baskerville                  
Assistant Coaches: Johnathan Beckman, Terrance Freeney, Luke Gillett,
Dan Mast, Mike Sailor, Tyler Sorenson, Bill Tate, Derrick Turner,
Joshua Vogt, Wilmot Wellington

West High School

Nathan Anderson, Joseph Hartley, Jaylund Roby,
            Mark Bell, Jaxson Hoppes, Levi Russell,
            William Black, Aidon Lemley, Isaac Taylor,
            Christian Chapman, Trevion Mabry, Jackson Westemeier,
            Kornell Epps, Naquevion Murphy, Elijah Winkel,
            Jeremiah Feahn, Ben Neo, Blaine Zikuda, Tyree Gardner
Head Coach: Lonnie Moore
Assistant Coaches: Joe Davis, John Dunford, Matt Grimm, Eric Harbaugh,
Witt Harberts, Jerred Johnston, Nick Lamphler, DeAngelo Newman,
Nick Pelffer, Nick Roe, Jackson Scott-Brown, Ben Thoma, Nate Persons


Special thanks to the 2021 Rotary Football Committee: Wade Itzen, Rick Morris, and Kevin Sonnenberg.  

Thanks Mason Fromm for webpage and videography.