Hudson Hawks' football player Mason Rubin, 11, the son of Holly and Brady Rubin, received the Scott Malson Award Nov. 14.

The award is based on the player's character and work ethic. According to his coaches, "In four years of participating in the Hawks program, this young man never carried the football one time and to our recollection, he never asked to. He played all of the unglamorous positions.

"Undersized for those positions, he was never daunted by the challenge. If he lost a battle on one play, he would jump back up, adjust his equipment and work harder to win the next one.

"He made his teammates better because they knew every time they went against him, they had to be at their best."