Krisan Pfeiffer of Perry Hall and Brad Hoppenstein of Pikesville were the winning athletes at last night's 55th annual McCormick Unsung Heroes Awards Banquet.
Hoppenstein, 18, who is headed for Frostburg to major in biology, and Pfeiffer, who will attend Towson State and major in elementary education, will receive McCormick scholarships valued at $3,500 per year.
The banquet, which salutes football and female basketball players, featured 102 players nominated from the 67 Baltimore City and county schools.
Hoppenstein, a 3.0 student, is successfully battling a drug addiction that led to missing a year of school. He has been clean for a year and a half, and played "everywhere as a lineman" on Pikesville's 2-8 squad.
Pfeiffer, 18, a four-year starter, was the inspirational leader on a squad that had a winning season after being below .500.
Originally established in 1940 by the late Charles P. McCormick, the program recognizes unselfish team play and honors those who contribute substantially to the success of their teams without receiving acclaim.