Brett Fairchild and Brett Russell were inducted into the Juneau-Douglas High School Football Hall of Fame during the Crimson Bears' annual awards ceremony at the Juneau Christian Center on Nov. 2.
Fairchild, who was named state's offensive player of the year, also won the Crimson Bears' offensive player award. Russell was named the best overall lineman and best offensive lineman for the Crimson Bears.
Other major awards included Willy Dodd, best defensive player; Lee Sullivan, best special teams player; Zac Campbell, best defensive lineman; Jonathan Moore, coaches' award; Jake Miller, most improved; Alan Floresca, academic award; and Sione Tupou, the "hostile-agile-mobile" award.
Team captains Eric Tollefson, Jake Dutton, Fairchild, Russel and Tupou gave brief presentations, with each honoring a member of the JDHS coaching staff. Chad Dubois and Brian Felix did the same for the junior varsity coaches.
Carla Alwine, who together with Cindi Fairchild coordinated the awards ceremony, presented head coach Reilly Richey with a plaque recognizing his selection as the state's Coach of the Year and the Crimson Bears' first-ever Cook Inlet Conference Championship.
In addition to the major award winners, varsity letters and letter jacket patches celebrating the conference championship were presented to: John Allen, Alika Bradley, Donnie Browning, Jason Cameron, Austen Clair, Colin Conerton, Corey Dayton, CJ Keys, Pat Lumba, TJ Mason, Kyle Miller, Ernest Monts, Wesley Oliva, Charlie Rason, Justin Rassmussen, Jake Ritter, Pat Shanley Jon Shilling, Mark Shilling, Jesse Vaugn, Brett West, Leo Winn, Michael Winters and Forrest Wolf.
Team managers Lacey Bartlett and Ashley Stuart also were awarded varsity letters and 20 JV players received certificates recognizing their contributions to the football program.
The evening ended with a 2001 season highlight video compile by Kathi Yanamura. The video, as well as the season, was dedicated to the memory of former JDHS player Brandon Pilot.
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