SCHS Football Holds Banquet

AM 630 WNEG/American Pest Control Player of Year Chaz Thornton with AM 630 WNEG’s Ken Brady

The Stephens County High School Indian football team looks back at the 2012 season at its annual banquet.

The banquet took place Thursday night at Stephens County High School.

Stephens County High School Indian Travis Noland said it was a fun night.

“I thought tonight went well,” said Noland. “We had a good turnout. Having to postpone from last week maybe hurt us a little bit with attendance. It’s just all about honoring those kids, having a little fun, and watching the highlight video. It was a good night.”

Coach Noland recognized all varsity players, while all junior varsity players were recognized by Coach Greg McCall.

The all-region team was announced and running back Chaz Thornton was recognized for receiving all-state honors, while wide receiver T’omas Colbert was recognized for participating in the North-South All-Star Game.

Thornton received the AM 630 WNEG/Toccoa American Pest Control Player of the Year Award, while Thad Teasley won the “Trigger Thomason Strive and Drive” award.

All seniors also received plaques.

“I will remember a lot about this group,” said Noland. “They made me lose a lot of hair over four years. It has been a pleasure to coach them. I feel like what I will remember most is that maybe we did not reach our full potential as far as what we wanted to do as a group of seniors and came up a little short. But I hope as they go through life and look back on some of the things we did experience, they will be able to draw from and be proud of where they came from and be proud to be a Stephens County Indian.”

This year’s senior class went 28-16 during its time at Stephens County High School, including finishing this year 8-3 and making the state playoffs, losing to Carrollton in the first round.