Bainbridge football celebrates season at awards banquet

Published 4:01 pm Friday, January 24, 2020

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The Bainbridge football team celebrated its 7-4 season on Thursday at the Bainbridge Cafeteria, where players were recognized for their performances and achievements throughout 2019.

The academic award, given to the highest cumulative GPA in each class, was handed to freshman Jebson Logue, sophomore Pierce Taunton, junior Jaylon Randall and senior Garrett Sigman.

The Hard Hat Award, given to players who performed at a high level during practice or games with a great attitude and work ethic, was given to Tevin McCray, Amari Peterson, Michael Ryan, Braxton Johnson, Lawson Chandler, Tahari Tate, Quayde Hawkins, Jackson Wheeler and Rashad Broadnax.

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The “Most Improved” Breakout Award, given to first-year starters who performed at a high level, was awarded to Conner Priest, Garrett Sigman, Ridge Baggett, Simpson Bowles, Caleb Lewis, Jackson McCullough, Jaylon Randall, Monteric Robertson and Latrevian Bouie.

The Iron Man Award is given to players who contributed to all three phases of the game—offense, defense and special teams. Monteric Robertson and Caleb Lewis were this year’s recipients of the award.

Simpson Bowles was this year’s recipient of the Tommy Smith Hustle Award, an award given to a player who demonstrates the same qualities of character, leadership, academic achievement and hustle of Thomas Livingston Smith, Jr.

The Bearcat Award is given to players who exemplify the core values of the Bearcats: pride, toughness, effort, excellence and trustworthiness. This year’s recipients of the Bearcat Award were Jackson Wheeler, Michael Ryan, Amari Peterson, Garrett Sigman and Conner Priest.

The seniors were also recognized for having a 30-19 4-year record. They were Trey Harris, Jaheim Jenkins, Arkeavious Marshall, Tevin McCray, Amari Peterson, Conner Priest, Michael Ryan, Damien Scott, Garrett Sigman, Jackson Wheeler and Vick Wimberly.