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Daily Journal
     December 19, 2019      #72-353 KDJ
 

FOOTBALL: Manteno graduate Zimbelman up for

By Mason Schweizer
mschweizer@daily-journal.com


Under the tutelage of head coach R.J. Haines, Manteno’s football program has spent the past decade and change producing rock-solid quarterbacks. One former quarterback, 2017 graduate Gavin Zimbelman, has continued to ascend to one of the biggest stages in college football.

Zimbelman, now a junior at Aurora University, is a finalist for the 2019 Gagliardi Trophy, awarded to the top football player in NCAA Division III after a breakout season quarterbacking the Spartans.

“It’s really humbling to know that I was picked as a finalist ...

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Gavin Zimbelman, left, a 2017 Manteno graduate and current quarterback at Aurora University, is a finalist for the 2019 Gagliardi Trophy, presented to the best player in NCAA Division III football. The winner will be announced Friday.

Nicholas Holstein
Mason Schweizer