Football players awarded after incredible season

By Henley Johnson

The annual football season ending football banquet took place on November 29th. The night started off with all of the football players and cheerleaders walking in the Fortenberry Theatre to the fight song and an introduction from Prep’s athletic director Will Crosby.

Then, everyone listened to Dr. Nealey give his annual opening speech after the highlight film. All of the senior players then took the stage and began their own speeches.

Senior players gave speeches showing their apprection for everything these groups did over the season. Those groups include: the football mom and dads, the band and senior pacers and the athtletcic training staff.

This year’s team captains, Maddox Henry, Cooper Carroll, Chance Lovertich, and Reed Peets, then recognized the cheerleaders as well as their trainers and managers by welcoming them onto the stage and by giving the cheerleaders gifts for all that they did this season.

The football dads followed as they gave out awards to the MAIS All-Distrcit players.

The event continued with the announcement of the players that were selected for this year’s MAIS All-Star Team, which took place at Prep on December 1st. These outstanding players were Forrest Smith, Cooper Carroll, and Chance Lovertich.

Then, the senior players gave heartwarming and comical tributes to each and every coach.

After a long reflection on this past season, Coach Black ended the banquet by presenting each senior with their red jersey and by giving an individual speech for each player. Although the event lasted a little over three hours, the time was well spent, especially for the senior football players.


Reed  Peets-Back

Forest Smith-Lineman

Jake Maloney-Receiver

OVERALL OFFENSE – Chance Lovertich


Maddox Henry-Back

Wilson Mink-Back

William Cotton-Line

Adam Norsworthy-Line

Hayden Hill-Linebacker

OVERALL DEFENSE – Cooper Carroll

SPECIAL TEAMS – Russell Roberts

LaCOSTE AWARD – Christopher Russell

MVP OVERALL – Jerrion Ealy