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Bulldogs celebrate season with banquet at Salem Baptist

The Pike County Bulldogs football team gathered one last time at Salem Baptist Church in Brundidge for dinner and fellowship and a banquet Thursday night.

“It may not have been the season we wanted, but we learned a lot from this season,” PCHS head coach Brad Waggoner said. “Change is always hard and I was the one here for that change. But these kids have made this year a special year. These kids sitting in here tonight have made this a special team. They represent Pike County the right way.”

Waggoner said he would always remember the 2008 Bulldogs because they were his first team at Pike County.

And he said he is ready to hit the weight room and prepare for next season.

Pastor Bobby Hood spoke to the team about the importance of living life to the fullest and not taking life for granted.

He also let the Bulldogs know that even though they had a tough season, not everyone can win the state championship every year.

Following words from Waggoner and introduction of the players, awards were handed out.

Duvonte Taylor took home the Best Defensive Lineman Award.

Defensive Coordinator Fred Holland praised Eddie Carter as one of the best linebackers to play for Pike County, as Carter won the Best Linebacker Award.

Jarrod Wilson took home the Best Defensive Back Award. Spencer Bright grabbed the Coaches Award. C.C. Griffin nabbed the Special Teams Award.

Elijah Caple was named Best Offensive Lineman. Gerald Adams nabbed the Best Offensive Back Award.

Tevin Andrews was named Best Wide Receiver. Eddie Carter added the Headhunter Award to his trophy case.

And Omar Flowers, Melvin Lampley, Spencer Bright and Eddie Carter picked up the Offseason Award for not missing an offseason workout.