LCHS football banquet honors athletes
Published 12:00 pm Friday, January 15, 2016
MONTICELLO – Lawrence County faculty, coaches and family members honored football players and cheerleaders at an athletic banquet Thursday night in Lawrence County’s cafeteria.
Head football coach Jaymie Palmer thanked his assistant coaches, coaches’ wives and several others for their hard work and contributions to the team to this season.
“Everyone did a great job and played a huge part in our team success on and off the field this season. I just want to say thank you and I appreciate everything that everyone has done to help this season be a success,” he said.
Lawrence County finished 13-2 on the season, with a 5-0 record in the Region 7-4A race. The Cougars won the division championship and finished runners-up in the Class 4A South State championship.
Palmer and his assistant coaches handed out special awards that were voted on by the players. Each player received a participation certificate.
Several players were also recognized for their achievements in the classroom. John Rutland was the overall winner of the Scholar award.
Quitten Brown was recognized as the Most Valuable Offensive Player. Marcus Atterberry earned the Best Receiver award. Brandon Armstrong captured the Best Offensive Lineman award. Charl’Tez Nunnery received the Best Offensive Back award.
T-Tez Cole was voted the Most Valuable Defensive Player. Azar Myles earned the Best Linebacker award. Marcus Kees captured the Best Defensive Lineman award. Rykendrick Harness took home the Best Defensive Back award. Josh Stephens received the Special Team Player award.
Kejuan Brown was honored with the Cougar award. Blake Williams won the Kenric Grandberry “Heart of a Champion” award. Kemarcus Brown earned the Most Improved award. Oliver Moreman captured the Rookie of the Year award. John Rutland and T-Tez Cole were recognized as the teams’ Permanent Captains.
Athletic Director Corey Keyes opened the ceremony welcoming the crowd to the event that honored the athletes. Keyes gave the invocation. During the meal, everyone enjoyed a highlight film of the Cougars’ football season.
After the meal, LCHS Cheerleader coach Roshanda Alexander began the award ceremony and recognized her cheerleading squad. Even though Alexander did not hand out any special awards, she praised her girls for their efforts in having a great season. Several members of the cheerleading squad received medallions for a job well done in their summer cheer camp.
LCHS Principle Darrell Turner closed the ceremony thanking the athletes, coaches and families.
Lawrence County Football Awards
Scholastic Award: John Rutland
Best Receiver: Marcus Atterberry
Cougar Award: Kejuan Brown
Best Defensive Back: Rykendrick Harness
Most Improved: Kemarcus Brown
Best Offensive Back: Charl’Tez Nunnery
Rookie of the Year: Oliver Moreman
Best Linebacker: Azar Myles
Best Special Teams Player: Josh Stephens
Best Offensive Lineman: Brandon Armstrong
Best Defensive Lineman: Marcus Kees
Kenric Grandberry “Heart of a Champion” Award: Blake Williams
Most Valuable Offensive Player: Quitten Brown
Most Valuable Defensive Player: T-Tez Cole
Team Captains: John Rutland, T-Tez Cole
All-Region 6-4A Selections
Offensive Player of the Year: Quitten Brown
Defensive Player of the Year: T-Tez Cole
All-Region First Team: Brandon Armstrong, Kemarcus Brown, Rykendrick Harness, Azar Myles, Charl’Tez Nunnery, John Rutland, Blake Williams.
All-Region Second Team: Marcus Atterberry, Kejuan Brown, Corbin Lewis, A.J. McLaurin, Oliver Moreman, Mark Rhodes, Josh Stephens, Will Thurman.
All-State Athlete of the Year: Quitten Brown
All-State Linebacker of the Year: T-Tez Cole