Macon County High School held an award ceremony on January 26th to honor the students and coaches who participated in 2013 in varsity and junior varsity football. Football managers and cheerleaders were among those honored with a handshake, uplifting words and a certificate of participation. MCHS Vice Principal and Head Football Coach Nathan Wilson was the master of ceremony. He officiated with humor and inspiration, sharing with the audience his vision and passion for Macon County’s football program.
The ceremony began with presentation of individual awards of participation to each member of the Macon County Jr. High School Cheerleading Squad: Abby Oyster, Bailey Powell, Jordan Beasley, Taylor Woodard, Bryn Hesson, Destiney Summers, Courtney Wright, Sydni Bowman and Jaden Haehl were named. Not all were present for the ceremony. Those in attendance were Taylor Woodard, Bailey Powell, Abby Oyster and Bryn Hesson.
Following presentation of the cheerleading awards, individual awards of participation were given to each member of the Divisional Runner-up 2013 Macon County Jr. High School Football Team: Devon Dillehay, A. J. Alcorta, Carson Brawner, Landon Hackert, Noel Martinez, Ryan Carver, Cole Carnahan, Jacob Stoops, Seth Carlisle, Chris Oliver, Brian Swindle, Gavin Lamb, Lucas Dyer, Caleb Simpson, Tanner Wilmore, Stephen Lancaster, Taylor Carman, Landon Wix, Trent Boles, Daniel Blankenship, Chase Whittemore, Isiah Scott, Cody Blackwell, Brandon Keller, Kaleb Forber, Austin Smith, Mitchell McGlothlin, Nick Campbell, Logan Malotta, Cameron Doyle and Aaron Russell, and their student managers. Six members of the team also received All Conference 2013 coaches awards: defensive end Brian Swindle, offensive line Cameron Doyle, linebacker Trent Boles, offensive line Chase Whittemore, quarterback Seth Carlisle and running back Devon Dillehay.
He then presented awards of participation to the members of the 2013-2014 Macon County High School football team. Freshman: Adrian Alcorta, Jordan Amos, Marshall Avera, Micah Barber, Dawson Brawner, Dylan Butler, Conner Cannon, Tanner Cleary, Braxton Crawford, Brayden Davis, Trenton Dean, Dalton Dishmon, Chandler Hudson, Markus Jones, Jason Sewell, Tyler Swindle and Owen Watson.
Sophomores: Tyler Carlisle, Ramsey Al-Barkawi, Logan Grace, Tanner Lowhorn, Hunter Dyer, Kameron Dyer, Derrick Harris, Hunter H. Sullivan, Dillon Haliburton, Hunter L. Sullivan, Trace McPherson, Drew Wilmore, Jedediah Coley, Moises Rodriguez and A.J. Simpson.
Juniors: Brandon Graves, Brandon Noles, Aaron Kendall, Gage Carr and Chris Gunter.
Seniors: Carson Cook, Austin Crawford, Mayson Doss, Dalton Driver, Zach Hafeli, Brandon Harris, Josh Holland, K.J. Kitchens, Ramid Medina, Josh Partin, Kevin Raney, Shawn Reagan, Stephen Reagan, Jackson Sircy, Tyler Wilson and Austin Winter.
Brandon Harris and K. J. Kitchens received the 1000 lb. award for weight-lifting. Coach Wilson described them as “unbelievably strong.”
The awards ceremony culminated with the presentation of two awards: the Jimmy Glover award, from WLCT 102 Mark Darnell to Dalton Driver and the Tony Woosley Award, presented by Tim Case to K. J. Kitchens. A recipient of the Jimmy Glover award in his day, Coach Wilson said, “I’ve always felt like these awards were a huge part of what the Macon County Football program is all about.” The Jimmy Glover award is presented to the player who best represents guts, heart and a winning attitude. The Tony Woosley award is presented to the player who displays high moral character, Christian ethics, dedication, perseverance and leadership on and off the field.