• 59°

Banquet closes 2006 season

DEMOPOLIS &045; Last night’s Demopolis High School 2006 Football Awards Banquet marked the official ending of the 2006 football season for the Tigers. It was a season that posted an 8-3 record and reached the first round of the state playoffs.

Approximately 250 people were in attendance to honor the 2006 football season as well as the team.

There were 11 individual awards given at the event. All of the individual awards were voted on by the players. Another award given was the Iron Bunch, which honors the players who attended every practice this season in which 35 players received.

The cheerleaders and water girls were also recognized during the ceremony.

Senior Brad Braxton received the Pince Holliman Defensive Player of the Year. He was also awarded Best Offensive Back, Best Receiver, which was shared with junior Scott Cannon, Best Defensive Back, and was named one of the official captains of the team. The other captain named was senior Greg Irvin, who was also honored as the Best Linebacker.

Sophomore Shantrell Braxton, the &8216;West Alabama 5A Player of the Year,’ led the team in scoring, total offense, receiving, and rushing (1,216-yds and 20 touchdowns), was voted Offensive Player of the Year and Best Offensive Back.

The Best Offensive Lineman award went to junior Quentez Wallace and junior Kenneth Raby received the best defensive Lineman honors.

The Best Special Teams Player chosen was Justin Davis, who made 90 percent of his point after touchdown attempts, which was the best by a Demopolis kicker in eight years. He also made a 45-yard field goal in the season.

The Rusty Yeager Practice Player of the Year went to Marlow Smith. Barry and Tremaine Sanders shared the King of the Board honors.

The Tigers assistant coaches for the 2006 season were, Freddy Lawrence, defensive coordinator and linebacker coach; Matt Geohagan, defensive line; Tony Pittman, defensive backs; Joey Browder, running backs; James Moody, receivers; Thomas Watters, special teams; and Dusty Davis, offensive line.

The cheerleading coach was Amy Attaway and the coordinator for the water girls was Donna Goodwin.