Football players reflect season’s highlights at banquet


Kori Kestory

Celebrating the end of a long, strenuous season, football players gathered on Wednesday, Jan. 9, and looked back at the highlights of the season at the annual football banquet. Each player was given a certificate, and some even received their varsity letters and an award. Trying to collect themselves, families cheered as their children were presented their award for the year.

“Although we might not have had the greatest season, we did have a lot of team chemistry, and we bonded and made many memories,” senior Jacobe Brown said. “For example, Jalyx Hunt and I would rap, and we wouldn’t even say words, we would just say random things. The whole team was hype and having fun, and it just makes you want to go back, and experience it all over again.”
One of the awards given was the offensive utility award, given to senior Jacob Williams, which he was not expecting.
“I didn’t think I was going to get the offensive utility award because I wouldn’t have cared if I had gotten an award or not, just about how I did throughout the season,” Williams said. “I’m really going to miss how much we pushed each other, and the feeling of waking up knowing that today is going to be a good day with me and my brothers. I don’t call them friends, I call them my brothers because I felt like I have known them for years, and we always just had each other’s back.”
Another award given out the night was the offensive skills MVP. This award was given to senior Jalyx Hunt. When awarded this, he was elated to be chosen.
“There are many players on the team that could have won this award,” Hunt said. “It is a real honor that the coaches picked me for this award and thought that I deserved this award.”
The players reflected on this past season in an emotional way. With saying some of the memories they shared throughout the season, the boys remembered all the accomplishments they had with each other.
“It was fun hanging out with all of the guys this season, and making bonds that will last a life time,” sophomore Cole Leasure said. “I’m really going to miss the seniors because they were the ones that set the tone, and helped us throughout the season, whether it was answering our questions or just giving us advice on a play.”