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Brookhaven Academy honors football, cheer teams

Photo submitted/Sitting, from left: Anna Grace Covington, Harley Smith and Sophie Wilson; middle row, from left: Alli Williams, Bailey Stewart, Shelby Flumm, Sissy Byrd, Julianna Mills, Anna Morgan Smith, Cassie Williams, McKinley Evans, Missy Clanton and Anna Williams; standing, from left: Anna-Michael Smith, manager, Kyle Cupit, Grant James, Fisher Warren, Christian Huffman, Colton Watson, statistician, Connor Griffin, Patton Bane, Madison Smith and Connor Clyde Smith.

Photo submitted/Sitting, from left: Anna Grace Covington, Harley Smith and Sophie Wilson; middle row, from left: Alli Williams, Bailey Stewart, Shelby Flumm, Sissy Byrd, Julianna Mills, Anna Morgan Smith, Cassie Williams, McKinley Evans, Missy Clanton and Anna Williams; standing, from left: Anna-Michael Smith, manager, Kyle Cupit, Grant James, Fisher Warren, Christian Huffman, Colton Watson, statistician, Connor Griffin, Patton Bane, Madison Smith and Connor Clyde Smith.

Through a confluence of circumstances the Brookhaven Academy Cougars 2016 football season ended abruptly with two games to play in the regular season.

The senior players and cheerleaders on Friday were given an opportunity to have a senior night recognition they missed out on during a tailgate fellowship at Red Stuard Field.

This event was planned by dozens of volunteers and featured a pep rally by the varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders along with performances by the elementary jazz production program as well as the pee wee cheerleaders. The eight senior football players and 13 senior cheerleaders were recognized on the field along with their parents.

Fans were spread throughout the stadium in the chairback seats and bleachers. Many sat on the grass berm area in lawn chairs and blankets as they watched a video presentation before ending the night at a large potluck tailgating event.