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Nevada Union Miners football honored at State Capitol

State Senator Sam Aanestad, R-Grass Valley, paid tribute to his hometown high school football team on the Senate Floor Monday, honoring the 2009 Nevada Union Miners High School Football Team during a special Senate Ceremony.

Players and coaches from the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Champions and Delta Valley Conference Champions also received Certificates of Recognition and posed for photos with Senator Aanestad on the Senate Floor.

“My hat’s off to the Nevada Union High School team and all of the supporters and parents who came to the State Capitol today,” Aanestad said during the floor tribute. “This is a special program that helps instill the hard work ethic and leadership needed for success at a young age.”

This represented the second trip to the State Capitol for Nevada Union Coach Dave Humphers, who appreciated the statewide recognition.

“My thanks to not only Senator Aanestad but the entire Nevada Union community for the overwhelming support we received this season,” said Humphers following today’s ceremony. “Our players worked very hard to represent Nevada Union High School and the Nevada County community.”

Miners quarterback Broughan Jantz, who led NU to 12 straight wins during his senior season said Monday’s ceremony was a special moment.

“This is an honor that not many teams receive,” said Jantz. “I’m grateful for the opportunity that I received and could not have accomplished this without my teammates.”

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