The Hobart Statesmen Football Guide for the 2006 season recently received the fourth-place award in the CoSIDA Football Guides Contest.
This is the third time the football guide, written largely by Ken DeBolt, director of athletic communications, was so honored. The guides for 2000 and 2002 placed fourth; the one for 2004, fifth.
The top six guides received awards; more than 40 books were entered in the annual competition.
DeBolt, who joined the staff in 1999, holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton.