Courtney Peterson — A.L. Johnson High School — The Demopolis Times Athlete of the Year nominee

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 17, 2008

Class: Senior

Sports: Football and basketball

Athlete on Athlete: &8220;He&8217;s a great guy to play around. He&8217;s a great motivator. He gives me the energy to go another play. He&8217;s a great friend. He knows how to motivate people. He has great leadership skills. I trust him. If the guys behind him follow in his footsteps, they should be very trustworthy.&8221; &8212; A.L. Johnson football player Byron Clark Bennett

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Coach Speak: &8220;He&8217;s going to do what he&8217;s supposed to do and be where he&8217;s supposed to be. He&8217;s a great leader, one of the better quarterbacks I&8217;ve had here. He works hard on and off the field. He&8217;s the kind of person that you really want to be around. He has the ability to really play on the next level. He worked real hard at both positions. He&8217;s not going to make any mistakes. He&8217;s just a winner.&8221; &8212; A.L. Johnson football coach Mose Jones

The Skinny: The athletic senior proved versatile while helping two A.L. Johnson athletic teams soar to new heights during his tenure as an Eagle. With his outstanding athletic prowess and strong character, Peterson has cemented his place in the annals of A.L. Johnson football, earning his position as one of Marengo County&8217;s finest.