New Brockton High School’s football, cheerleading, volleyball and cross country teams came together on Sunday, Jan. 26, to celebrate the close of their respective 2019 seasons at the annual Fall Sports Banquet.
Along with honoring team captains and seniors, each team also gave out individual awards.
The Lady Gamecocks volleyball team presented the Most Improved Award to Anna Clark, the Student of the Game Award to Jordan Boland, Coaches Award went to Shelby Hobbs and the Captain Awards to Paula McKenna and Mary Beth Smith.
New Brockton cheerleading coach Bethany Bryant presented the Rookie of the Year Award to Teralyn Dunn, Gracie Harrison earned the Spirit Leader Award, Academic Excellence Award was presented to Destiny Hataway, Gamecock Pride Award to Jayle Teele and the Dedication and Determination Award went to Maddison Bragg.
New Brockton cross country’s Alex Garrison, who was the team’s first ever runner to make it to the state meet, was also honored.
New Brockton football coach Zack Holmes presented a slew of awards, which included a number of awards from The Sun.
The Sun’s Gamecock Offensive Player of the Year was presented to both Kyan Horne and Kaden Cupp, while Brandon McCoy was presented with the Gamecock Defensive Player of the Year along with the Elite 11 Defensive Player of the Year. Jake Holloway received the Blue Collar Gamecock Award. Also, Cupp, McCoy, Horne and Russell Weeks were recognized for earning Elite 11 honors.
Josh Cardwell received the newly christened Donnie Gilbert Gamecock Pride Award as the team’s highest honor. Cardwell also received recognition with the senior class’ Academic Achievement Award. Avery Weed was the junior class’ Academic Achievement Award recipient, while Tre Boland won the sophomore class’ and Bradley Adkison won the freshman class’.
Weeks, Holloway, McCoy and Cardwell were also named permanent team captains.