SCHS holds annual Football Awards Ceremony

Stephens County High School held its annual Football Awards Ceremony Monday night.  Each player on the varsity and J-V teams was recognized. Seniors and players named All-Region received plaques.

Special recognition was also given to those who were named All-State by the A-J-C or Recruit Georgia.

They are:  Cam Lacy, Corey Richie, and Aidan Butts who made both teams.  Recruit Georgia also named Ben Stowe, Javin Gordon, Jayden Gragg, Ritt Tankersley, Raven Wilson, and Nathan Walker.

WNEG presented our Player of the Year Award to senior Cam Lacy, who led the team in receiving, kickoff returns, punt returns, and also played defensive back.

Senior defensive lineman Nathan Walker, won the Trigger Thomason “Strive and Drive” Award.

A new award named in memory of Keaton Thompson was presented to Aaron Maxwell for his “effort, attitude, and toughness.”

Stephens County Head Football Coach Wesley Tankersley said the evening was a time to honor last year’s team and to challenge the players coming back for this year’s team.

The Indians finished the season with a record of 9-3 losing in the second round of the state playoffs to the eventual champ Sandy Creek.

They were Region 8-AAA champs, the 15th region championship in school history, and hosted a 2nd round state playoff game for the first time since 2007.