2006-12-13 / Sports

BHS holds 2006 Football Awards banquet

By SCOTT BAUGHMAN Ledger Staff Writer scottb@gaffneyledger.com

The 2006 inductees into the BHS Hall of Fame were Dr. L.L. Dubose (accepted by Mrs. Dubose); Dr. Bill Childers, Mike Hawkins and Bernard Steadman. The 2006 inductees into the BHS Hall of Fame were Dr. L.L. Dubose (accepted by Mrs. Dubose); Dr. Bill Childers, Mike Hawkins and Bernard Steadman. Blacksburg High School football coach Robbie Blanton was proud of his 2006 Wildcats team, and it showed at last night’s BHS football awards ceremony and banquet.

“We made big strides in our program this year,” the coach said. “We had a big year in effort and determination. I could see the ingredients of a quality team. We finished 5 and 5 and ordinarily that wouldn’t be what you wanted from a team, but as this was our first year in the AA division, and we had to add another team, I think we can be very proud of what we accomplished.”

The ceremony began with honoring four new inductees into the BHS Hall of Fame. Dr. Bill Childers, Mike Hawkins and Bernard Steadman were all honored for their contributions to BHS teams of the past. And longtime team physician Dr. L. L. Dubose was also inducted for his work with the various high school athletic teams over the years. Dubose is also the namesake of the venue where the presentation took place, the L.L. Dubose auditorium.

Following junior varsity and cheerleading awards, the 2006 BHS Football Awards were distributed.

The captain’s awards were given to Gary Gaut, Cameron Duffie and Tim Boyd. Best Offensive Lineman was a tie between Chewy Sexton Malcolm Ford. Dewitt Ford was awarded Best Defensive Lineman, and Antonio Bolin won Best Defensive Back. On the other side of the ball, Manny Ford was named Best Offensive Back and Tim Boyd won Best Receiver.

Maurice Brown received the Best Linebacker award. Mitchell Lanier took home two plaques for Most Improved and the Scholastic Award, given to the player with the highest grade point average. Brian Manning received the Hustle Award for his efforts on the field. Gary Gaut and Cameron Duffie earned Best Offensive Player and Best Defensive Player honors, respectively, while Gary Dean Moore and Dylon Johnson took home Best Special Teams Player awards.

Tim Boyd, Cameron Duffie, Gary Gaut and Manny Ford were recognized as BHS All-Region players,

and Gary Gaut won the Wildcat award.

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