Hard work in class pays off for two Elkhart athletes
Posted: 12/11/2012 at 1:15 am
By: Truth Staff
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Matt Eppers (8) Central football 8/16/2012 (Truth Photo By Bill Beck)
Elkhart Memorial High School Varsity Football Team From Left to Right Nicholas Hibshman(56) (Truth Photo By Evey Wilson)
The Elkhart athletes were among 24 players recognized before the start of Sunday's Tennessee Titans-Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Colts, working directly with the IHSAA and the Indiana Football Coaches Association, have honored top student-athletes for the past 14 seasons. Awards are named position-by-position.
Hibshman was a linebacker for the Crimson Chargers while Eppers was a record-setting placekicker for the Blue Blazers.
Eppers was 39 of 43 in extra point kicks and he connected on 13 of 16 field goals, including a school-record 50-yarder against Goshen.