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Pirates honored for gridiron achievements

The 2009 Pike County Pirates football team was honored last Thursday night at Christ Chapel Community Church. The first award presented was for the Highest GPA and Junior Bowen Flowers took the award with a 4.0 average. Most Valuable Player for offense was awarded to Jasvion Wilson. Wilson was involved in many game-winning touchdown receptions. The Defensive MVP award went to Clint Moser. Moser led the defense in many categories throughout the season. Tim Fenner was awarded the In the Trenches award. The Most Improved award went to Forrest Ryan. Six Year awards were for players who played football for two years of middle school and four years of high school. They were Adam Adkins, Bret Carder, Tim Fenner, Forrest Ryan and Marcus Wilkens. The Coaches award was grabbed by Bryan Shannon. All-region first team honorees were Moser and Andrew Chau. All-Region second team honorees were Marcus Wilkins, Jasvion Wilson, Kody Adams, Ike Holmes, Raymond Tice and Tim Fenner who was All-Region for offense and defense. Freshman Donald Brown was honored for being the All-Region Freshman team member. Team managers for the 2009 season were Thomas Callaway, Ethan Little, Michael Fennell, and Zac Wilson. The Lions Club presented the Pirates with a check for $5,000 from ad and program sales during the season. This money will help kick off the 2010 season. ”We had a 3-7 season, but we played and practiced every day like a championship team,” said coach John McMillan. “We’re losing some great seniors but we’ll be ready for the 2010 season with our rising seniors.”

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