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Wesson recognizes athletes

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / The Wesson football team was honored during a fall banquet. Players receiving awards were (seated from left) Dillon Blaylock - Iron Cobra; Kendrick Brown - Iron Cobra, Best Defensive Player; Dartavious Dixon - Most Versatile; Tyler Christmas - Best Offensive Player, Most Valuable Player; Otis Smith - Best Offensive Back/Receiver, Best Defensive Lineman, Team Captain, Senior; Mitchell Hughes - Best Offensive Lineman, Senior; Timothy Craft- Best Defensive Back; Dustin "Melvin" Jackson - Jim Lowery Attitude Award, Senior; (Standing from left) Chace Twiner - senior; Luis Mellado - senior; Nick Lewis - Team Captain, senior; CJ Viramontez - Most Improved, senior; Javoris Smith- Best Defensive Back, Senior; Tayo Oyebola - senior; Adam Hamilton - senior; Blake Burns - Coaches Award.  (Not Pictured - Josh Francois - senior)

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / The Wesson football team was honored during a fall banquet. Players receiving awards were (seated from left) Dillon Blaylock – Iron Cobra; Kendrick Brown – Iron Cobra, Best Defensive Player; Dartavious Dixon – Most Versatile; Tyler Christmas – Best Offensive Player, Most Valuable Player; Otis Smith – Best Offensive Back/Receiver, Best Defensive Lineman, Team Captain, Senior; Mitchell Hughes – Best Offensive Lineman, Senior; Timothy Craft- Best Defensive Back; Dustin “Melvin” Jackson – Jim Lowery Attitude Award, Senior; (Standing from left) Chace Twiner – senior; Luis Mellado – senior; Nick Lewis – Team Captain, senior; CJ Viramontez – Most Improved, senior; Javoris Smith- Best Defensive Back, Senior; Tayo Oyebola – senior; Adam Hamilton – senior; Blake Burns – Coaches Award. (Not Pictured – Josh Francois – senior)

WESSON – The Wesson Cobras honored their varsity athletes with a fall banquet Thursday night to commemorate the football, softball and cheerleading squads.

Wesson head football coach Ronald Greer welcomed the large crowd to the banquet held at the Wesson Attendance Center cafeteria .

Quarterback Tyler Christmas received the Most Valuable Player Award in the football. Bailey Middleton were selected Most Valuable Players in softball. Elise Whittington received the Cheerleader of the Year Award for cheerleading.

Seniors in each sport was recognized with awards for their effort. All team members received certificates for their participation.

Football Awards

Best Offensive Back/Receiver: Otis Smith. Best Offensive Lineman: Mitchell Hughes. Best Offensive Player: Tyler Christmas. Best Defensive Back: Javoris Smith and Timothy Craft. Best Defensive Lineman: Otis Smith. Best Defensive Player: Kendrick Brown. Team Captains: Otis Smith and Nick Lewis. Most Improved: C.J. Viramontez. Most Versatile: Dartavious Dixon. Iron Cobra Award: Kendrick Brown and Dillon Blaylock. Jim Lowery Attitude Award: Dustin “Melvin” Jackson. Coaches Award: Blake Burns. Most Valuable Player Award: Tyler Christmas. Senior Awards: Nick Lewis, Akintayo Oyebola, C.J. Viramontez, Dustin Jackson, Otis Smith, Javoris Smith, Mitchell Hughes, Josh Francois, Luis Mellado, Adam Hamilton and Chace Twiner.

Softball Awards 

Best Offensive Player: Bailey Middleton and Kaitlyn Smith. Best Defensive Player: Sarah Robinson. Hustle Award: Kayla Britt. Most Versatile Player: Kayla Britt. Most Improved Award: Harmoni Ashley. Most Valuable Player: Bailey Middleton. MAC Slowpitch All-Star Player: Sarah Robinson. 7-3A All-District: Bailey Middleton, Kayla Britt, Harmoni Ashley, Hailey Chassion, Kaitlyn Smith and Sarah Robinson. Senior Awards: Bailey Middleton and Sarah Robinson.

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / The Wesson slowpitch softball team was honored during the Cobras fall athletic banquet. Players receiving awards were (seated, from left) Kaitlyn Smith - Best Offensive Player, Region 7 3A 1st Team All District; Sarah Robinson- Best Defensive Player, Region 7 3A 1st Team All District, MAC Slowpitch Allstar Game, Senior; Bailey Middleton - Best Offensive Player, MOST VALUABLE PLAYER, Region 7 3A 1st Team All District, Senior. (standing, from left) Hailey Chassion - Region 7 3A 1st Team All District; Kayla Britt - Hustle Award, Most Versatile Award, Region 7 3A 1st Team All District; Harmoni Ashley - Most Improved Player, Region 7 3A 1st Team All District.

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / The Wesson slowpitch softball team was honored during the Cobras fall athletic banquet. Players receiving awards were (seated, from left) Kaitlyn Smith – Best Offensive Player, Region 7 3A 1st Team All District; Sarah Robinson- Best Defensive Player, Region 7 3A 1st Team All District, MAC Slowpitch Allstar Game, Senior; Bailey Middleton – Best Offensive Player, MOST VALUABLE PLAYER, Region 7 3A 1st Team All District, Senior. (standing, from left) Hailey Chassion – Region 7 3A 1st Team All District; Kayla Britt – Hustle Award, Most Versatile Award, Region 7 3A 1st Team All District; Harmoni Ashley – Most Improved Player, Region 7 3A 1st Team All District.

Cheerleader Awards 

Rookie of the Year Award: Maya Granger. Most Improved Award: Sylvia Grantham. Heart of a Champion Award: Anna Speights. 110 Percent Award: Brittany Moore. Most Dependable: Macey Granger and Morgan Boone. Cheerleader of the Year: Elise Whittington. Senior Awards: Elise Whittington, Sarah Robinson, Calah Channell, Olivia Barlow, Sylvia Grantham, Macey Granger and Gabrielle Thomas.

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / The Wesson cheerleading squad was honored during the Cobras fall athletic banquet. Players receiving awards were (seated, from left) Olivia Barlow - senior; Sarah Robinson - Cheerleader of the Year, senior; Elise Whittington - Cheerleader of the Year, senior; Macey Granger - Most Dependable, Senior; Calah Channell - senior, (standing, from left) Gabrielle Thomas - senior; Maya Granger - Rookie of the Year; Anna Speights - Heart of a Champion; Morgan Boone - Most Dependable; Brittany Moore - 110 Percent Award, Sylvia Grantham - Most Improved, senior.

DAILY LEADER / TRACY FISCHER / The Wesson cheerleading squad was honored during the Cobras fall athletic banquet. Players receiving awards were (seated, from left) Olivia Barlow – senior; Sarah Robinson – Cheerleader of the Year, senior; Elise Whittington – Cheerleader of the Year, senior; Macey Granger – Most Dependable, Senior; Calah Channell – senior, (standing, from left) Gabrielle Thomas – senior; Maya Granger – Rookie of the Year; Anna Speights – Heart of a Champion; Morgan Boone – Most Dependable; Brittany Moore – 110 Percent Award, Sylvia Grantham – Most Improved, senior.