MCHS football program recognizes atheltes, coaches at annual banquet

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Marquis Benton (right) receives his senior plaque from MCHS Offensive Coordinator John Robbins. Photos by J. Walker

Marquis Benton (right) receives his senior plaque from MCHS Offensive Coordinator John Robbins. Photos by J. Walker

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer

The Morgan County High School (MCHS) football program hosted their annual award banquet at the MCHS auditorium on Monday, Dec. 2. After the meal in the cafeteria, coaches, parents, and athletes made their way to the auditorium for the awards portion of the evening.

Rev. Tom Duff gave an opening prayer to begin the ceremony, and MCHS Head Football Coach Bill Malone gave a brief welcome. The individual grade levels participating on the football team were presented with certificates, and, as is customary, the seniors received plaques, commemmorating their final year at MCHS. Coach Malone presented the “Steve Cisson Assistant Coach of the Year” award to Offensive Coordinator John Robbins for the 2013 season.

This was Coach Robbins’ third time winning the award. Garrett Bone earned the Craft Family Weightroom Award, and individual weight room awards went to Ladarrius Andrews, freshman, Trey Chapman, sophomore, Alex Dickson, junior, and Tevin Waller, senior. Colin Efird was granted the Bill Cochran, Sr. Award for 2013, and Tevin Waller received the Bill Cochran, Jr. Award. The Buck Herron Spirit Award went to Markell Ingram. MCHS football players that had been named to the All-Region 8-AAA team were recognized.

Melvin Davis, Trent Hawk, Zack Jenkins, Jacob Bobo, Tez Mathis, and Marquis Benton were all highlighted as having earned this achievement. Tevin Waller, Region 8AAA Co-Defensive Player of the Year, was also congratulated during the banquet. To wrap up the evening, a slideshow of the 2013 season Congratulations to the MCHS Bulldogs and thank you again for the great 2013 season.

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