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Wesson honors athletes at fall banquet

Daily Leader / Tracy Fischer / The Wesson football team was honored during a fall banquet. Players receiving awards were (seated from left) Justin Hynum - Senior, Coaches Award; Cornelius Barlow - Senior, First Team All Region 7-3A, Best Offensive Player, Most Valuable Player; Davion Frye - Senior, Most Improved Player, Team Captain Award; Jamarcus Patterson - Senior, First Team All Region 7-3A, Iron Cobra Award, Best Offensive Back; Daniel Lyle - Senior, Coaches Award; Kendrick Brown - Senior, Iron Cobra Award, Best Defensive Player, Team Captain Award; (Back row) Matthew Craft - Best Offensive Lineman; Demarcus Smith - Senior, Most Versatile Player, Best Offensive Lineman; Bobby Pritchard - First Team All Region 7-3A, Best Defensive Player; Jeremiah Stapleton - Senior, Best Defensive Back; Marty Jones - Senior; Tyler Granger - Senior, Jim Lowery Award.

Daily Leader / Tracy Fischer / The Wesson football team was honored during a fall banquet. Players receiving awards were (seated from left) Justin Hynum – Senior, Coaches Award; Cornelius Barlow – Senior, First Team All Region 7-3A, Best Offensive Player, Most Valuable Player; Davion Frye – Senior, Most Improved Player, Team Captain Award; Jamarcus Patterson – Senior, First Team All Region 7-3A, Iron Cobra Award, Best Offensive Back; Daniel Lyle – Senior, Coaches Award; Kendrick Brown – Senior, Iron Cobra Award, Best Defensive Player, Team Captain Award; (Back row) Matthew Craft – Best Offensive Lineman; Demarcus Smith – Senior, Most Versatile Player, Best Offensive Lineman; Bobby Pritchard – First Team All Region 7-3A, Best Defensive Player; Jeremiah Stapleton – Senior, Best Defensive Back; Marty Jones – Senior; Tyler Granger – Senior, Jim Lowery Award.

WESSON – Wesson honored its football, softball and cheerleading squads at a fall banquet Saturday night.

In football, senior Cornelius Barlow received the Most Valuable Player and Best Offensive Player awards. Jamarcus Patterson earned the Best Offensive Back honors. Matthew Craft claimed the Best Offensive Lineman award.

On defense, Jeremiah Stapleton earned the Best Defensive Back and Demarcus Smith received the Best Defensive Lineman award. Kendrick Brown and Bobby Pritchard earned the Best Defensive Player honors.

In slowpitch softball, Kaitlyn Smith was selected as the Most Valuable Player and earned the Best Offensive Player award. Brooke Jones received the Best Defensive Player honors.

In cheer, Brittany Moore was recognized as the Cheerleader of the Year.

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

Wesson head football coach Ronald Greer welcomed the large crowd to the banquet that was held at the Thames Center.

Football Awards

Most Improved: Davion Frye

Most Versatile: Demarcus Smith

Iron Cobra Award: Jamarcus Patterson, Kendrick Brown

Coaches Award: Daniel Lyle, Justin Hynum

Best Defensive Lineman: Demarcus Smith

Best Defensive Back: Jeremiah Stapleton

Best Defensive Player: Kendrick Brown, Bobby Pritchard

Best Offensive Lineman: Matthew Craft

Best Offensive Back: Jamarcus Patterson

Best Offensive Player: Cornelius Barlow

Team Captains: Kendrick Brown, Davion Frye

Jim Lowery Attitude Award: Tyler Granger.

Most Valuable Player Award: Cornelius Barlow

First Team All-Region 7-3A: Cornelius Barlow, Jamarcus Patterson, Bobby Pritchard

Second Team All-Region 7-3A: Jeremiah Stapleton, Kendrick Brown, Matthew Craft

Senior Awards: Marty Jones, Jamarcus Patterson, Cornelius Barlow, Demarcus Smith, Jeremiah Stapleton, Kendrick Brown, Davion Frye, Daniel Lyle, Justin Hynum, Tyler Granger

Daily Leader / Tracy Fischer / The Wesson slowpitch softball team was honored during the Cobras' fall athletic banquet. Players receiving awards were (seated, from left) Riley Smith - First Team All District 7-3A; Brooke Jones - Best Defensive Player, First Team All District 7-3A; Cheyenne Gladden- Senior, Most Versatile Player, First Team All District 7-3A; Kaitlyn Smith  - Senior, Best Offensive Player, Most Valuable Player, First Team All District 7-3A; (Back) Katie Westbrook - Hustle Award, First Team All District 7-3A; Nikki Guess - Most Improved; Harmoni Ashley - Golden Glove Award, First Team All District 7-3A. (Not pictured - Aurianna Vaughn - First Team All District 7-3A).

Daily Leader / Tracy Fischer / The Wesson slowpitch softball team was honored during the Cobras’ fall athletic banquet. Players receiving awards were (seated, from left) Riley Smith – First Team All District 7-3A; Brooke Jones – Best Defensive Player, First Team All District 7-3A; Cheyenne Gladden- Senior, Most Versatile Player, First Team All District 7-3A; Kaitlyn Smith – Senior, Best Offensive Player, Most Valuable Player, First Team All District 7-3A; (Back) Katie Westbrook – Hustle Award, First Team All District 7-3A; Nikki Guess – Most Improved; Harmoni Ashley – Golden Glove Award, First Team All District 7-3A. (Not pictured – Aurianna Vaughn – First Team All District 7-3A).

Softball Awards

Most Valuable Player: Kaitlyn Smith

Most Improved Player: Nikki Guess

Best Defensive Player: Brooke Jones

Hustle Award: Katie Westbrook

Best Offensive Player: Kaitlyn Smith

Most Versatile Player: Cheyenne Gladden

Golden Glove Award: Harmoni Ashley

First Team All-Region 7-3A: Kaitlyn Smith, Brooke Jones, Riley Smith, Harmoni Ashley, Katie Westbrook, Aurianna Vaughn, Cheyenne Gladden

Second Team All-Region 7-3A: Arie Douglas, Shelbi Maxwell, Catherine Wilson, Nikki Guess

Senior Awards: Kaitlyn Smith, Cheyenne Gladden

Daily Leader / Tracy Fischer / The Wesson cheerleading squad was honored during the Cobras' fall athletic banquet. Cheerleaders receiving awards were (seated, from left) Lindsey Alford - Senior; Jerrineisha Braxton - Senior; Brittany Moore - Senior, Cheerleader of the Year; Chelsea McManus- Senior, Rookie of the Year; (Back row) Lacie Tarver - Most Dependable; Jamiya Christmas - Most Improved; Madison Jones - Heart of A Champion; Ar'evica Cameron - 110% Award; (not pictured Aysha Thomas - Senior, Mascot Award).

Daily Leader / Tracy Fischer / The Wesson cheerleading squad was honored during the Cobras’ fall athletic banquet. Cheerleaders receiving awards were (seated, from left) Lindsey Alford – Senior; Jerrineisha Braxton – Senior; Brittany Moore – Senior, Cheerleader of the Year; Chelsea McManus- Senior, Rookie of the Year; (Back row) Lacie Tarver – Most Dependable; Jamiya Christmas – Most Improved; Madison Jones – Heart of A Champion; Ar’evica Cameron – 110% Award; (not pictured Aysha Thomas – Senior, Mascot Award).

Cheerleader Awards

Most Dependable: Lacie Tarver

Rookie of the Year Award: Chelsea McManus

Most Improved Award: Jamiya Christmas

110% Award: Ar’evica Cameron.

Cheerleader of the Year: Brittany Moore

Heart of a Champion Award: Madison Jones

Mascot of the Year Award: Aysha Thomas

Senior Awards: Brittany Moore, Lindsey Alford, Chelsea McManus, Jerrineisha Braxton, Aysha Thomas