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Congratulations to junior running back Gus Morrison for being selected as the Mid-Ohio Valley Player of the Year. He was selected as the most valuable player, competing against AA and AAA schools, and was also chosen as the special teams player of the year. What an outstanding honor! 

I taught Gus in elementary and middle school as a student.  He is a fine young man blessed with a wealth of talent.  He also has a great work ethic to go with his ability. 

Gus is a friend to all. He and kicker Andrew Dobbins spend lots of time together on and off the field. 

He also qualified for the National Hershey Track and Field event when he was in middle school. 

We all knew Gus was talented and it is such a blessing to see him accomplish great things. He is also an avid hunter. 

Fellow teammate Austin Bartlett was selected as a people’s choice award winner. 

Thankfully, the Rebels were able to play 12 games this past football season.  

The WVSSAC recently released the upcoming Winter and Spring sports seasons. I have not had the opportunity to see that schedule yet. Until this COVID-19 virus dies down, I do not feel that anyone in West Virginia will be playing sports. 

I received my COVID-19 vaccine last week. I will receive another in a month. I struggled with whether nor not to get the vaccine because of the newness of it and the uncertainty that comes with that. I put my faith in the doctors and scientists who developed this vaccine and that it was the right decision. The next few weeks will be crucial as we continue to deal with this virus. 

The Steelers played terrible in their Sunday night playoff game against the Cleveland Browns.  Wow, what a surprise that game was. But, considering their play the last three games of the season, I should not have been so disappointed. I am not sure what happened to the 11-0 undefeated team to lose their last four games. 

Oscar Tshiebwe, who left West Virginia University’s men's basketball team, ended up joining the Kentucky Wildcats roster. Wow, what another suprise!  It does not appear that he was happy in Morgantown. I am sure he was promised the sun in Kentucky. 

I admire WVU Coach Bob Huggins for keeping his program clean. Those players who stick with his program are there because they genuinely care for Huggins and the Mountaineer program.