April 28, 2019. Indianapolis, Indiana. - As Nino Barbosa's career begins to wind down, his pile of accomplishments keeps growing. Nino was selected by the Indiana Football Digest and the Regional Radio Sports Network (RRSN) as All State in classes 1-3A and was invited to receive his award at the annual "Griddy's" at the Indianapolis Colts Practice Facility. This is Whiting's 6th Griddy and first since 2016 when it amassed 5 during the 2015 state finals run.
The Griddy's have been recognizing outstanding teams, coaches, players and media throughout Indiana High School Football since 2007. Each year over 400 attendees gather at the Indianapolis Colts Practice Facility for a banquet and awards ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of football's elite.
In 2016, Whiting took home 5 Griddy's including the following:
- 2015 State Finalist
- 2015 Coach of the Year: Jeff Cain
- 2015 Breyfogle Spirt of Sport Award
- 2015 Small School All State Martin Petruf
- 2016 Primetime 25 Stuart Glascow
Whiting Football would like to congratulate Nino on this award and all of his accomplishments.
You can catch Nino in action one more time as he plays in the North South All Star game July 12 in Indianapolis. More details to follow.