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December 9, 1976     The Florala News
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December 9, 1976

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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SI~L~?C~TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. The Florala News - Thursday, December 9, I OutStanding Back Award. In making the presentation, Noblin said that the recipients didn't receive these awards by being mediQcre players or just by filling upspace in the line, but had, indeed, achieved excellence in their positions, He said that it gave him great pleasure to be a part of the awards presentation to our hometown celebrities. The Most Improved Player Award went to AI McNeill who came through with an outstanding performance at quarterback the past season when everybody was worried about where Coach Terry was going to get someone to fill that spot. Don Bradley made the presentation on behalf of Zorn Brothers. Rusty Boles captured the Chortle Hustle Award spon- sored by Liberty National Life Insurance, presented by Dan- ny Harrison. It couldn't have gone to a more deseving young man. Rusty put 100% effort into the game and could be depended on a weekly basis. Andy Townsend was named the Most Valuable Junior Varsity Defensive Player. In making the presentation on behalf of the FIorala Quarter- back Club, Johnny Taylor said that Andy was very deserving of the honor, having gone out for fall practice in the 9th grade when it wasn't expected of him. The Florala Golf Associa- tion, something many of those present didn't know Florala had, presented trophies to outstanding returning let- termen. Rupert Greene gave awards to Kenneth Ingrain, John Rodwell, George Parker, Sonny Bedsole, Joey Evans and Chuck Linton. E. P. Rodwell, Jr., who on behalf of The Bank of Florala has been presenting the Sportsmanship Award since about the year 1951, said he wanted to put in 9 plug for the Florala Quarterback Club. He said it was organized about the year 1946-47 When Lavon Hanks was coach~ 'The reason being that the football team didn't have any uniforms. He said the athletic association wasn't able to buy uniforms every year, so several interested~n~.~ il?