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Ravens Roost No. 7 gives out scholarship to Jarvis

April 06, 2008|By Mark Keller

Rewards were hard to come by for Jesse Jarvis on the football field in 2007.

The Clear Spring High School senior suffered through an 0-10 season in which the Blazers scored just 20 points and were left still searching for their first MVAL victory.

Opposing coaches noticed Jarvis, however. In fact, it was difficult not to notice him.

Despite being targeted by defenses as the Blazers' top offensive threat, Jarvis rushed for 643 yards. He stood out even more on defense, where he racked up 141 tackles on the season, third-best in the Tri-State area.

Jarvis got some reward on Saturday evening when Ravens Roost No. 7 presented him with the $2,500 Gus Baker Memorial Scholarship at the 45th annual Extra Effort Award Banquet at Elks Lodge No. 378 in Hagerstown.

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Jarvis is the first Clear Spring player to win the scholarship since the club began presenting the award in 1990.

Also honored Saturday night was Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Ben Grubbs, who was given the club's Extra Effort award after an outstanding first professional season which netted him NFL All-Rookie honors.

"It's definitely a privilege. I don't look at it as something special," Grubbs said. "Hard work is something I've always been doing ever since I was small, and coming from a great college like Auburn University, that's just something they instilled in me and it just carried over when I got to the NFL.

"I'm very thankful I'm receiving this award, and I'm just going to keep on doing what I've been doing."

Past winners of the Extra Effort award, which dates back to 1963 when the club was Colts Corral No. 7, include Tom Matte, Rick Volk, Bruce Laird, Michael McCreary and Kyle Boller.

The club also honored the 2007 All-Washington County football team and coaches of the year Buddy Orndorff of Smithsburg and Clayton Anders of Boonsboro.

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