Huntingdon Middle School recently held its annual All Sports Banquet. Due to COVID regulations and social distancing, the banquet was held during the school day with attendees limited to players and coaches.
Mallard’s Restaurant provided a delicious, catered lunch, which was enjoyed by all.
The cheerleaders and players from softball, football, and basketball were given certificates as each coach mentioned how different this season was due to quarantines and new regulations relating to this year’s pandemic.
The coaches expressed extreme gratitude to the players for how well they handled and overcame these difficult challenges. Baseball players were recognized, as well, as their season is getting underway.
Special honors were also awarded for each sport. These award winners and others recognized included:
•Football: Easton Byars- Count On Me Award; Brady Warbritton- Mustang Award; Alec Jordan- Count On Me Award; Chase Mayfield- Count On Me Award; Gray Eubanks- Special Teams Player of the Year, Team Captain, Team MVP; Wyatt Forbess- Most Improved Player; Dante’ Pearson- Lineman Award, Team Captain
•Girls’ Basketball: Tatianna Whiteside- Spark Award; Delaney Byars- Best Defensive Player; Claire Cary- Hustle Award; Josey Stokes- MVP; Sara Beth Smith- Rebound Award; Anna Beth Crews- Hustle Award; Reese Bradley- Coach’s Award; Quinn Kelley- Sportsman Award; Mary Kendall Stevens- Most Improve Player
•Boys’ Basketball: Gray Eubanks- Prime Time Player; Easton Byars- Do Your Job Award; D.J. Jenkins- Team MVP; Jordon Willis- Team MVP; E.J. Lewis- Sixth Man Award; Caleb Ezell Best 3-point Shooter.
•Softball: Kylee Tippitt, Aubrey Castleman, Rowan Dunbar (mgr), Addison Lee (mgr), Celeste Perez, Chloe Fuller, Alayla Johnson, Karter Moore, Zachiryah Connelly-Webb, Katherine Meggs, Madisyn Barton, Taylor Canovan, Chelsea Baker, Sunny Carter, Mileigh Hilliard, Katelyn Brewer, Delaney Byars, Reese Bradley, Josey Stokes, Anna Beth Crews, Raylene Stamm, and Lillian Sanders (mgr).
•Cheerleaders: Emily Sykes, Kiley Stephenson, Mandie Hodge, Korra Beth Doyle, Aubrie Harris, Claudia Cooper, Anna Conroy, Emily Tippitt, Grace Smothers, Chloe Irwin, and Lainey Bales.
•HMS Baseball: Shawn Simpson, Sawyer Raines, Owen King, Broox Bennett, Silas Sharp, Owen Kreuziger, Caiden Biggart, Caleb Ezell, Gage Foster, Gabe Smothers, Tripp Johnson, Austin Mays, Braylin Dearmon, Braylon Rich, Gray Eubanks, Brady Warbritton, Easton Byars, Wes Williams, and E.J. Lewis.