AHS student athletes honored at banquet

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 14, 2014

The Andalusia High School fall sports banquet was held last night to honor the football and volleyball teams, and the cheer squad.


Athletes and their parents were honored for their time and dedication with a meal, and awards were given out to deserving members of the volleyball and football teams.


AHS principal Dr. Daniel Shakespeare started the evening off by welcoming everyone to the banquet. Senior quarterback Brayden Burkhardt led the invocation before the meal.


Cheer sponsor Tameka Burns recognized her cheer squad, calling them up by classes to receive their certificates.


Volleyball coach Angie Grimes recognized her team, and handed out individual awards to three players. Alexis Lawrence was awarded Offensive Player of the Year honors. Stephanie Watts more than earned her award for Defensive Player of the Year. Emily Theus received the Academic Award, for her excellence in the classroom.


Former head coach Brian Seymore also recognized his team, and thanked everyone for his time at Andalusia High School. Seymore resigned last week as coach of the Bulldogs. Austin Blue and Brayden Burkhardt were named Permanent Team Captains for the 2014 Bulldogs. Burkhardt was honored with the Academic Award for his diligence in the classroom. Chase Hopkins earned honors as the Special Team Player of the Year. B.J. Anderson earned the Most Improved Offensive Player Award. Jaylon Washington earned the Most Improved Defensive Player Award.


Seymore also noted that the Andalusia Bulldogs’ football team was awarded the Small Schools Sportsmanship Award for the 2014 season.