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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INc. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 4 THE FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, JANUARY J : i~?i ~ ? 1975 FHS FOOTBALL AWARD WINNERS -- from left, Prin- cipal Charles Stevenson; Head Hunter Aaron Shaw, presented by Frances Chance, seated; Most Improved Player Craig Hutch- eson, presented by Paul Wallace, seated; Most Outstanding Lineman Victor Weeks, presented by James Denney, seated; Charlie Hustle Award Winner Jeffery Owens, presented by Coach George Lancaster, seated; Most Valuable Player David Maddox, presented by Coach Paul Terry, seated; Most Out- standing Back, presented by Jim Sullivan, seated; Sportsmen- ship Award Winners Eddie Thrash and Ricky sented by Oscar Wooten, seated, and QB Club Harrison. NAMED TO ALL CONFERENCE TEAM - h'om left, Eddie Tlgnek. John AMIzom~, Victor Weeks, Coach Terry, Craig Hut- JUNIOR VARSITY STANDOUTS - from let, Coach Johnny Tlyior;'Ciave Reene, Most Valnebte Defens/ve Piaver: Jeff ) / OUTSTAMD~G RETURNING LETTERMEN - from left, John AJJOSy, Matt Bradley, Coach Paul Wallace, Herman Owens, ,˘ PRINCIPAL CHARLES STEVENSON AND COUNTY SUPER- :i INTENDENT MURRAY KING pose with Varsity Cheerleaders. ~: Pictured from left are, Stevenson, Karen Caraway, Lisa Hit- :hell, Beverly Caraway, and Superintendent King. Not pictured ~ara Taylor. chenon and Galus Grandam. Stone, Most Valuable Offensive Player, and Coach Eu- gene Birt, e. Joey Evans, and not pictured, Craig Matthews. COACH PAUL TERRY congratulates David having received Most Valuable Player Award.' Maddox upon The highly touted 1975 Flo- rala Wildcats climaxed a highly successful football season Sa- turday night, January 10, with the annual Football Awards Ban- quet. A large crowd, including play- ers, their dates, parents, cheer- leaders, teachers, school offi- cials and invited guests, were on hand to honor the Wildcats who ended the season as SAC Champs and Region 2 and Area 3 Champs. They sported a 11- 1 record for the year. Coach Paul Terry, his assis- tants, and Principal Charles Stevenson expressed sincere appreciation to everyone for their splendid support of the team during the year. A spe- cial thanks went out to former Coach Dale Odom for his foot- ball articles appearing in The Florala News, to the News for exceptional coverage and to Jim Sullivan and The Florala News photographer for their fine photos of the game. Following the invocation by William C. Revell and welcome by Hubbary Byrd, Toastmaster and President of the Florala Quarterback Club, Danny Har- rison invited all enjoy the din- ner of roast beef, fruit hlad, creamed potatoes, string beans, :rolls, cake, coffee or tea, pre- pared by members of the Qu- arterback Club. Coach Paul Terry had theho- nor of presenting the highest in- dividual honor of the night, the Most Valuable Player, chimed by David Maddox, who played both ways for the Wildcats this Season. The MVP is voted on by the team members and is the Joseph L. Byrd, Sr., Memorial Award• Other individual honors went to Eddie Thrash and Ricky An- derson, who tied for the Sports- manship Award, sponsored by The Bank of Florala and pre- sented by Mr. Oscar Wooten: Most Outstanding' Back, John Anthony, sponsored by Sullivan Furniture Company and pre- sented by Jim Sullivan; Most Improved Player, Craig Hutch- eson, presented by Coach Paul Wallace and sponsored by Zorn Brothers; Chartie Hustle Award, Jeffery Owens, pre- sented by Mayor Joe Evans and sponsored by Liberty Na- tional Insurance; Outstanding Returning Letterman, Herman Owens, John Anthony, Matt Bradley, Joey Evans and Craig Matthews, presented by Coach James Wallace and sponsoredby the Florala Quarterback Club; Most Outstanding Lineman, Vic- tor Weeks, sponsored and pre- sented by Dr. James Denney; Clifford N. Matthews, Jr., Me- morial Scholastic Award went to David Maddox with a 95.4 average, presented by Coach George Lancaster; Head Hunter Award went to AaronShaw, pre- sented by Mable Kilpatrick and presented by Mable and Frances Chance• Junior Varsity players re- ceiving special recocnition in- cluded Most Valuable Defensive Player, Cleve Reese, presented by Coach Johnny Taylor and Most Valuable Offensive Player Jeff Stone, presented by Coach Eugene Birge. These awards were sponsored by the Florala Quarterback Club. The Club also gave plaques to all mem- bers of the varsity team, pre- sented by Coach Terry~ The junior and and varsity cheerleaders were recognized by Principal Charles Stevenson and the senior group received plaques in appreciation for their many, many tasks perfor- med during the year. The cheerleaders, themselves, paid tribute to their sponsor, Mrs. Lamar Mitchell. Team captains, David Maddox and Jeffery Owens, presented Coach Terry with an impres- sive looking plaque - a gift from the whole team, purchased with a collection they got up among themselves. The Floraia Wildcats think they had the best high school coach in Alabama and they are not far from it, that is for sure. At the conclusion of the pro- gram, Quarterback Club Pre- TEAM CAPTAINS DAVID MADDOX AND JEFFERY OWENS present Coach Paul a special plaque - a momento from the 'Cats of '75. QB PRESIDENT DANNY HARRISON turns it all over to l~coming President Robert : Standing with them, at left Principal Charles Stevenson and right, newly elected dent Rupert Green. sident Dan.,y Harrison asked Joe Evans to present the new slate of officers for the 1976- 77. Robert Moseley will serve as President; Rupert Greene, vice president; Julia Harrison, secretary, and Max Willis, trea- surer. 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