It's that time of year again, the time when area football season's come to an end, and those who thrived in between the lines are recognized for their efforts and achievements.

That's right, the Otto Graham Award will once again be handed out to the area's premier football player on Wednesday, Dec, 12.

Fairhaven High School has nominated senior fullback/linebacker Zachary Guillotte for the award. A three year starter on both sides of the ball, Guillotte was praised by head coach Rudy Bulgar for his contributions.

"From the moment an opponent starts to scout us the first thing he will notice is Zach crushing blocks on linebackers and defensive ends," said Bulgar in a letter to the press.

On offense, Guillotte rushed for more than 1500 yards and scored 20 touchdowns in his three years at Fairhaven. On defense, Guillotte began his career on the defensive line before shifting to middle linebacker this year.

"Upon entering his senior year we were in need of a middle linebacker so Zach stepped up for the team," said Bulgar in the letter. "It was an adjustment, but more or less he excelled."

Guillotte finishes his defensive career with over 100 tackles, 23 sacks and seven forced fumbles.

His on-field accomplishments include two Super Team selections and three South Coast Conference All-Star selections. Guillotte has used his playing experience to help others learn, offering his time to local Pop Warner programs as a volunteer.

In addition to his football prowess, Guillotte also plays lacrosse and competes in track and field.

According to Bulgar, Guillotte is as successful in the classroom as he is the football field, and plans to continue his education and playing career in college, where he plans to study mental health.

But before he moves on to college football, Guillotte hopes to add one more award to his trophy case.