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CHHS honors its fall teams

The Charles Henderson Fall sports banquet was held Thursday night at the Charles Henderson Elementary School.

While honoring the volleyball team, the cheerleading, the cross country team, freshmen football and varsity football – it also was a night to celebrate each team’s senior and was the culminating point for each of the team’s season.

Athletic director and head football coach Hugh Fountain play the role of host for the event.

Each of the team’s coaches came up to the podium and talked about each of their team’s respective seasons.

“I really enjoyed this season,” volleyball head coach Jennifer Sikes said.

“There really hasn’t been a lot to say about the past couple of seasons here, but this year was different. And I am really going to hate to see these two seniors go [Nick Jones and Taylor Smartt],” Sikes said. “They were two exceptional players.”

The team finished with an overall record of 10-7.

Steve Haug and the cross country team were up next and like the volleyball team, the CHHS runners had a good season, as describe by its head coach.

“The entire boys’ team has qualified for the state tournament for the past two seasons, and that is big for our program,” he said.

There were 15 Trojan runners this year competing at state and 40 runners overall, which is the most Haug has ever had at CHHS.

“This was an unbelievable season,” he added.

Freshmen football and coach Chad Lapp followed cross country.

We had a difficult year but there was never a point in the season where my team didn’t fight until the end,” the coach said. “They gave it all they had all season long.”

After the coach Lapp finished with his team, it was time for varsity cheerleading.

“I think we looked pretty good where ever we went,” head coach Michelle Armstrong said.

“These girls worked hard and still work hard to get everything ready for each game – and I am very proud of them all.”

Last but not least was the varsity football squad.

“I just want to thank the administration we have here [at CHHS],” he said.

“There are so many people that do so much for us and we are thankful for everyone.”

The coach continued by thanking all of his players.

“All the coaches really appreciate the kids for giving their time and playing hard all season long.

“We respect you guys so much – this program is built around kids from around the community and that makes it special,” he added.

The Trojans finished with an overall record of 5-5.

After acknowledging each of the players, each of the assistant coaches paid tribute to their respective seniors.

In all, 19 different seniors received their jerseys and a trophy.

At the very end, Fountain awarded quarterback K.D. Edenfield and Justin Blair with the Team Captain awards.